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Why Couples Should Skip Valentine’s Day this Year

HeartBrad and I aren’t big celebrators of Valentine’s Day.  It’s a holiday that typically focuses on a lot of purchases and excessive consumption.  Our typical Valentine’s Day is nice, quiet dinner that we cook together at the house.  Other than that we don’t do anything particularly special on this day. But do we celebrate our love and show each other how much we care about each other?  Sure we do.  We are intentional to do that every day.  So when Valentine’s Day rolls around, we don’t feel the need to rush out and buy a bunch of things, make a big deal about it and stress out about because we’ve spent the prior year already showing our love for each other.  Here’s our top five ways how we love each other February 15-February 13: Continue reading Why Couples Should Skip Valentine’s Day this Year

A book review: Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age

Reclaiming Conversation
Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age by Sherry Turkle

Last year, I took a year-long online class called A Simple Year that focused each month on a different topic and how to simplify and declutter that area of your life. There was a different person each month that provided articles on the topic as well as a webinar with Q&A.  One month’s topic was relationships and the writer that month suggested a book called Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age by Sherry Turkle.  I myself was struggling with zoning out on Facebook, not being present in the moment when I was having conversations (Brad would say “Are you listening?”) and in general focusing more on what I’d say on Facebook to someone vs. what I was going to say to them in real life.  The book sounded intriguing.  Continue reading A book review: Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age