Let’s Get Touchy Feely With Our 5th Love Language – 023


In this episode 23, we continue with our challenge that is all about relationships. Jenny and I share what happened when we intentionally practiced the fourth love language of Quality Time.  We then challenge you this coming week to practice the love language of Physical Touch by offering warm greetings and farewells to those people that are important to you.  We answer the question: Can you think of a time when someone’s physical touch made a difference to you? I’m diggin’ an awesome coffee table that John made and Jenny is diggin’ salt dough!


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What You’ll Hear (and don’t want to miss!)


1:32: We share how our challenge around gift giving went last week and we introduce this week’s challenge which is related to spending quality time with loved ones. 

9:58: Who Are You Anyway, we ask the question: Can you think of a time when someone’s physical touch made a difference to you??

14:10: Listener Feedback where we share what listeners have to say about the podcast

15:23: What Are You Diggin’ Lately?  I’m diggin’ a coffee table that John made and Jenny is diggin’ salt dough!

21:08: You Win or You Learn: Jenny’s win this week is related to keeping up her habit of walking on the treadmill and my learn is that my guts appreciate good food.

27:35: We wrap it up for this week and for this month.  Next week, we will get started with our December Digital Detox.  It’s time to break up with your phone.


Resources + Links Mentioned in This Episode:


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Book: The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman


Quiz: Discover Your Love Language

Book: Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin


Picture of our Party Barn Coffee Table that John made


Salt Dough Recipe

One part salt, one part warm water, two parts flour.  Roll it out and use cookie cutters to make shapes.  Add a hole to hang your ornaments.

Salt Dough Pictures:


Key Quotes:


‘This language isn’t all about the bedroom. A person whose primary language is Physical Touch is, not surprisingly, very touchy. Hugs, pats on the back, holding hands, and thoughtful touches on the arm, shoulder, or face – they can all be ways to show excitement, concern, care, and love. Physical presence and accessibility are crucial, while neglect or abuse can be unforgivable and destructive. Physical touch fosters a sense of security and belonging in any relationship’. – The description of the love language Physical Touch in Gary Chapman’s book The 5 Love Languages


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The Improvement Project podcast is hosted by Dr. Peggy Malone and Jenny Couse.  Peggy is a health care provider who encourages her patients every day to create better habits associated with their health and wellness.  She is wife to John and mom to fur baby Calvin the fat orange cat.  Dr. Peggy is also a human being on a mission to create better habits for herself and by doing so, she hopes to inspire others to take up the challenge with her!  Jenny is a marketing professional in the international trade sector.  She and her husband Jeff are parents to hilarious 5 year old Ethan.  Her year of monthly habit resolutions in 2015 piqued her interests in how habits are created and best kept.

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Until next time,


Let’s get to work on improving your most important project.  That’s YOU!  Stay focused and get after it!

Thank you so much for listening.

Big Love,

Peggy and Jenny