Quality Time Leads to Quality Relationships


Quality Time Leads to Quality Relationships – 022


In this episode 22, we continue with our challenge that is all about relationships. Jenny and I share what happened when we intentionally practiced the third love language which is Giving Gifts.  We then challenge you this coming week to spend quality time with those people that are important to you.  We answer the question: What is your favourite way to spend quality time with loved ones? I’m diggin’ an episode of our online pretend best friend’s podcast and  Jenny is diggin’ Matt D’Avello, a minimalist film maker!


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


1:23: 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. 

7:48: Who Are You Anyway, we ask the question: What is your favourite way to spend quality time with loved ones?

11:16: A new segment this week called Listener Feedback where we share what listeners have to say about the podcast

15:54: What Are You Diggin’ Lately?  I’m diggin’ an episode of Gretchen Rubin’s podcast: Happier and Jenny is the You Tube channel of Matt D’Avella.

23:18: You Win or You Learn: My win this week is related to the 6 week exercise and meal plan challenge that John and I have been doing and Jenny’s learn is about spending more quality time with friends.

26:44: We wrap it up for this week.  Next week, we will wrap up our relationship challenge month by discussing the 5th love language that is Physical Touch.


Resources + Links Mentioned in This Episode:


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Book: The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman


Quiz: Discover Your Love Language

Podcast: Happier with Gretchen Rubin Episode #175

YouTube Channel:  Matt D’Avella, Minimalist Film Maker

Matt D’Avella YouTube Video: If you’ve ever Failed to Make a Habit Stick

Podcast: The Ground Up Show:  Matt D’Avella interviews James Clear

Movie: The Truman Show


Key Quotes:


In the vernacular of Quality Time, nothing says, “I love you,” like full, undivided attention. Being there for this type of person is critical, but really being there – with the TV off, fork and knife down, and all chores and tasks on standby – makes your significant other feel truly special and loved. Distractions, postponed dates, or the failure to listen can be especially hurtful. Quality Time also means sharing quality conversation and quality activities. – The description of the love language Quality Time in Gary Chapman’s book The 5 Love Languages


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What was your biggest take away from this episode? Let us know if you took on the challenge of giving gifts to your loved ones.  How did they react?  Was it what you expected? Also, let us know what is your favourite way to spend quality time with the important people in your life?

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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