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Woman wearing peace and quiet t-shirt - National Quiet Day - What Silence Can Teach You About Intimacy - Sandra Harewood Counselling

National Quiet Day - What Silence Can Teach You About Intimacy

Shh.  It's National Quiet Day. It's getting more and more difficult to create a space for solitude and silence.  The noise it seems is an inevitable part of our day. And I'm not even sure if, collectively as a society, we know how to experience peace and quiet anymore. London has the highest levels of noise in the UK.  Living in London, I guess I've got used to the noise.  Traffic, emergency vehicles, people chatting loudly on mobile phones, barking dogs and car alarms are familiar and all rate highly as annoying to adults in the UK. But the noise doesn't have to be loud.
Couple Throwing Colored Holi Powder at Each Other For Fun - 24 Ways To Be Playful With Your Partner - Sandra Harewood Counselling

24 Simple Ways To Be Playful With Your Partner - Part 2

Last time I wrote about How Playfulness Can Help Improve Your Relationship. If you missed part one of the series of click here to read that now. Two of the main reasons why couples in long-term relationships separate are boredom and lack of intimacy.  So it follows that play, enjoyment and fun are vital to keeping a sense of connection between you and your partner. Here are 24 simple things you can do to bring back playfulness in your relationship.
A Woman Blowing Bubbles - How Playfulness Can Help Improve Your Relationship - Sandra Harewood Counselling

How Playfulness Can Help Improve Your Relationship - Part 1

We've just had one of the hottest summer days here in the UK since 1979. It brought back memories of childhood. The chimes of the ice cream van, Fab ice lollies, getting soaking wet in the paddling pool at the local park and eating chicken on the beach with family. Glorious summer; it's a time for play!