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Mindful Impact with Justin Francisco

Helping put you on the path to a deeper connection with yourself and your family. 

Feb 24, 2020

In this episode, Justin and his wife Kathryn discuss:

  • [08.32] Their parenting strategies. Kathryn points out the benefits of creating behavior charts to provide clear boundaries and encourage good behavior. She reveals that she has recently started using a weekly chart to set her daughter simple tasks, teach her how to be kind and bring a sense of structure and routine to her life.
  • [18.39] Identifying their personality types. Justin and Kathryn discuss the results of the Enneagram tests to determine their dominant personality type. They are both Enneagram enthusiasts and believe studying their types has helped them to become more aware of certain aspects of their characters and made it easier for them to understand and relate to each other.
  • [28.44] The advantages of taking some space to step back from an argument. The couple share their individual approaches to resolving conflict. Justin likes to talk things through, even when emotions are running high, but Kathryn prefers to distance herself from the drama and let the tension diffuse.
  • [36.38] Mindful conversations. Justin encourages us to be more conscious of the words we use. He reminds us to think before we speak and consider if what we are about to say is kind, necessary and true.
  • [45.29] Learning their love languages. Justin reviews The Five Love Languages, a book for couples who want to strengthen their bond by finding out what their partner values most in their relationship and working out how to best fulfill their needs.

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