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Deepen Your Bond with Rituals & Traditions
December 02, 2013

It's once again nearing the end of yet another year. I do hope 2013 was good to you all and you're finding yourselves looking forward to what you can create for 2014!

In this issue, see my article on how to "Deepen Your Bond Through Rituals and Traditions" as well as a book review on 30 Days to Love and announcements about my January 2014 couples classes!

Tools & Tips: Deepen Your Bond Through Rituals & Traditions

The holidays are an excellent time to deepen your bond through rituals and traditions. Couples and families who create regular traditions tend to be more deeply bonded and even stay together longer. It’s something adult children with strong family bonds will frequently comment on: “When I was a kid, we used to always do this on Christmas…” It gives couples a sense of “we-ness”and contributes to a family’s sense of identity. And, when holidays become stressful and demanding, those traditions can be something to look forward to! Whether you’ve been together one year or 20, it’s never too late to start a new holiday tradition.

10 Ways to Deepen Your Bond through Rituals & Traditions:

1. Volunteer (toy drives, homeless shelters, pet rescues, etc)
2. Donate to a charity
3. Attend church or spiritual event
4. Make a craft or art project that symbolizes something meaningful for your family
5. Play outdoors together to mark the season (like sledding!)
6. Pick out an ornament or other token to represent meaning for this particular year’s events
7. Prepare the same food dishes that everyone loves
8. Travel to a particular destination each year
9. Create special ways to give gifts (white elephant, stockings, secret Santas, etc)
10. Put on a play, musical or talent show

Couples Classes for 2014!

"Building Love for a Lifetime"

Want to deepen your connection, learn how to communicate more effectively and create the kind of relationship that lasts for a lifetime? Join me and other couples for these three week classes where you will learn how to:

*Take personal responsibility
*Shift your point of view about yourself and your partner
*Fight fairly and de-escalate destructive arguments
*Deepen your connection
*Understand each other’s emotional needs
*Bring back romance, passion and play!

Next Classes are:

Tuesdays, January 14, 21, 28, 2014

7:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.

$35/class per couple or

$89 for all three classes (prepaid)

Call (720) 432-4409 to register or click here for more information!

Book Recommendation: Thirty Days to Love

I love this book,Thirty Days to Love: The Ultimate Relationship Turnaround Guide . It's written by one of my mentor's, Dr. Diana Kirschner. It's a short, exercise driven guide to turn your relationship around...Now! She gives very practical, wise, powerful tips for taking a boring, disconnected relationship to close, loving and passionate. I use her tools and exercises all the time with my couples!

You can get this electronic version for your tablet, phone or computer on Amazon for only $3.99! I highly recommend it!

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Also, I'm offering free articles to those who request them. I have just released a brand new article called, "From Roommates to Playmates: How to Get Back Sexual Intimacy." Other articles available are: "Seven Habits of Good Communication" "Building & Keeping a close Relationship." and "Affair-Proofing Your Marriage." Click on the following link to get your free articles!


Request for Reviews on Yelp and Google+

I need your help! These days, business marketing efforts not only include having a presence with social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc), it also includes having your business listed with positive reviews on the major search engines and directories. I am requesting, if you feel so inclined, for you to take the time to write a brief, thoughtful review on either of the following sites:


If you have a Google+ account, you can look on your side bar, click on “More” and find “Local.” On the local page, you can search for Reinventing Relationships. From there you can rate me/my business and write a review. If you like, you can just give it a “star” rating and leave it at that. This will help with my ranking on google searches. Reinventing Relationships Google+ Page


I also have a listing on Yelp. To write a review, you have to create an account if you don’t’ have one already. It’s easy to create. On Yelp, it’s possible to write a review more anonymously. For your first name, if you like, you can just put initials or create a false name. To review, Reinventing Relationships on Yelp.

You can also “Like” my Facebook page, become a fan or just click “like” or “share” various articles on my website or blog.

Your time and thoughtfulness is much appreciated!!

Thank you for sharing this journey in life and love with me.


Karen Holland, LMFT 4155 E. Jewell Avenue, Ste 703 Denver, CO 80222 (720) 432-4409/office

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