communication

How to have a jolly holiday

A friend asked me a couple of weeks ago ‘What’s your ideal holiday with the family?’ My response was to laugh because in my head, those two phrases ‘ideal holiday’ and ‘family’ don’t go that well together. When I think ‘holiday’ I think sun, pool, a gripping book and good food. When I think family […]

The rewards of courage

“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” Brene Brown That is what 34 couples did on a cold Saturday in January. They showed up, not sure what to expect, to a couple’s seminar at All Souls in London. Some had travelled a fair distance, setting off early to arrive for a 10 […]

Toucan is LIVE!

We are excited to launch Toucan – a fresh and unique online experience for couples, giving tools to build a happier, healthier relationship. Most of us want our relationships to bring love, joy and meaning to our lives. A great relationship doesn’t happen by accident. We invest time and effort in our careers, hobbies, health […]

Remember, Remember, the 1st of October….

Ok, so I swapped a few words around there, but there are certainly some couples who will remember the 1st of October! We had 33 couples come along to A Day Together in Selly Oak and for some it was very memorable indeed. One attendee commented ‘This is an eye opening, life changing event’, while […]

What do the men think?

If every woman who said to me “I would love to come to A Day Together, that sounds brilliant” turned into a couple attending, our events would be sold out all over the country. For some reason A Day Together seems to appeal more to women than it does to men. We set out to […]

What is your “Love Language”?

What makes you feel most loved? Words of Affirmation? Acts of Service? Receiving Gifts? Quality Time? Physical Touch? The way we express and receive love is unique to each person. In his book “The Five Love Languages®”, author Gary Chapman showcases this through the five emotional love languages mentioned above: Words, Acts, Gifts, Time, and […]

FamilyLife comes to the East End

This is not a typical scene from Eastenders. Far from the Mitchell brothers having a bust up and Angie and Den yelling behind the bar at the Queen Vic (ok, it’s been a while since I watched it!) Familylife were aiming for scenes of couples respecting each other and listening to their partner’s point of […]

“Like a fuel boost.”

“Like a fuel boost. A Day Together has been a great additive to our marriage. A day to talk a bit deeper and reflect on where we are going with communication and purpose.” This is what we love to hear! Twenty six couples attended our recent A Day Together (ADT) event in Rochester, one of […]

How to handle communication leap-froggers

Imagine you are in the middle of telling a story when suddenly the person you are talking to jumps in and starts telling their own story. Just like that. You didn’t even finish what you were going to say…   Communication leap-frogging is a form of interrupting. And it’s very annoying for the person who […]

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