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What IS the CVI, Anyway?

You may have noticed that in these posts, we often reference something called the CVI: the Core Values Index. The CVI is the first human assessment that measure the innate, unchanging nature in each of us. It has the highest testability of any ‘personality test’ there...

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You Will Love This Card Deck

You know that we are big fans of the Gottmans here at Core Values Counseling. Sabrina is a certified Gottman therapist, and she’s even a trainer, helping other counselors get that same certification. So we love keeping up on all the great tools the Gottmans come out...

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Finding Closeness In Unexpected Moments

What are some unique ways you love to spend time with your partner?  Eric and I love long road trips. Just getting in the car and driving to a far-off destination, with nothing but long, scenic highway stretches between us and a new adventure. Those long stretches...

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All Work & No Play

We think of play and playfulness as something only for children, but experts consistently agree: play is essential for adults' physical health, mental aptitude, relational closeness, and overall sense of well-being. Which means play is a powerful thing, an essential...

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Building Trust One Brick At A Time

Recently my team of counselors all went through the Gottman Level 3 training; for some of us, it was a revisiting of topics we’d covered before, and for some it was totally new. But even though I’d done this training before, something new stood out to me (it always...

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Recent Newsletter

Your Bed is Not A Workplace

When I was young, my mom would never let me eat in bed — she never wanted me to get crumbs in the sheets. If I did, I’d have to change my sheets, a chore I simply hated. These days, many of us have started using our beds for many more things than it was advertised for at the mattress store, especially work. In fact, you might be one of the many (like me!) who’s now relegated to working at home exclusively, thanks to the social distancing requirements. When creating an at-home workspace, it’s important to remember that the purpose of a bed is sleep & intimacy!