Available for Interviews: Dr. Alice Fong
Alice Fong, ND, is an integrative naturopathic doctor specializing in stress, integrative medicine, diet & weight loss, and is a business growth consultant for holistic healthcare providers.
What Dr. Alice Fong can say in an interview
on Relationship Tips:
Many relationships tend to lose the spark and magic over time. It’s not uncommon to get into a rut after a few years with the same person. There is nothing wrong with that and for some people just having security and stability feels nice. But for others, it might feel dull and routine.
Regardless of the state of your relationship, here are some tips to give your relationship a boost!
- Create a sacred weekly date night. No matter how busy you are with work or the kids, block out a specific time and day out of the week completely dedicated to connecting with your partner. Put it on the calendar and treat it as important as a work deadline or meeting. It shows that you value your partner and spending time with this person and making it a priority.
- Understand that you are 2 people with different but valid perspectives based on your own lived experiences. You don’t necessarily have to agree with everything your partner says or does, but when you make them wrong for having a certain perspective or opinion, it only creates disconnection. No two people can have the same exact perspective, and listening to understand versus listening to react can dramatically change the outcome of challenging times in a relationship.
- Create a 2-person book club with your partner. You don’t necessarily have to read the book together at the same time. Maybe you or your partner, or maybe both of you are simply going through one audiobook chapter a week while you drive to work or walk the dogs. But when it’s time for you to connect with your partner, you can discuss your thoughts about what you got out of the book. Bonus points if you pick a book focused on improving your relationship such as Getting the Love You Want or Crucial Conversations, for example.
- Share all your fears with each other. No matter how ridiculous or irrational they might seem, sharing fears allows you both to get vulnerable and understand each other better, creating a deeper connection. However, it’s important to listen to your partner’s fears without judgment or taking them personally, so your partner can feel safe in sharing what might be bothering or upsetting them.
- Acknowledge each other daily. Acknowledging your partner regularly helps create a sense of love and appreciation. Even acknowledging small mundane things that have to get done such as taking out the trash or doing the laundry can build a deeper bond. As a bonus exercise and to take it even a step further, ASK your partner what they would like to be acknowledged for, and see what they say. You might discover things they do for you that you didn’t even realize they did!
Interview: Dr. Alice Fong
Known as the “Virtual Stress Doc,” Alice Fong, ND, helps busy professionals break free from their stress and anxiety so that they can focus on what matters to them using a 5-step holistic approach. She is the founder and CEO of Amour de Soi Wellness, which offers one-on-one wellness programs, corporate wellness workshops, e-learning, and resilience training courses.
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