Mindful Life

Discover articles about mindfulness, relationships, communication, self-care and stress management by counsellor and author Jo Joustra. 

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Rekindling Intimacy

Rekindling Intimacy

Are you concerned that you relationships has fallen into a coma of dullness, with the spark of intimacy going dormant? Taking the first step to resolve this can feel daunting, especially when...

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Arguing Over Nothing

Arguing Over Nothing

Are you and your partner arguing about nothing?  Reflecting on arguments they’ve had, many couples will say, “I don’t even remember why it started,” or, “It was over nothing.” Arguments and conflict may begin to...

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Relationship Red Flags

Relationship Red Flags

Your relationship should contribute to your sense of fulfilment, happiness, and connection. If you tend to feel more anxious, distressed, or unhappy around your partner, this is likely a red flag that your...

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The Secret to Repair

The Secret to Repair

It’s an odd feeling to miss someone living in the same house as you. It’s even stranger to sleep in the same bed and feel lonely. Disconnection arouses feelings of sadness, anger and confusion. Yet, trying to find your...

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What is Relationship Anxiety?

What is Relationship Anxiety?

Relationship anxiety refers to feelings of worry, insecurity, and doubt that can pop up in a relationship, even if everything is going relatively well. You might find yourself constantly questioning yourself, your...

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Learning to Listen

Learning to Listen

 Disagreements are an inevitable component of all relationships. No two people are identical in thought and belief patterns, regardless of how similar they might be. Even in the strongest relationships, conflicting...

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What’s Your Conflict Style

What’s Your Conflict Style

When you argue with your partner, you may find yourself making critical statements like: “You never listen to me” or “You always get your way.” Or, when you’re really upset, you resort to name-calling and mocking....

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Turning Towards Not Against

Turning Towards Not Against

Imagine you and your partner are hanging around the house on the weekend. You’re busy working on your computer, and your partner comments on how they would love to go to the park with you. You ignore your partner,...

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