Last spring, after being in back-to-back relationships for a decade, I found myself single. That break-up was a long time coming but I didn't have the courage to end it. I was scared to put myself first because I didn't know who I was without someone else to love and support me. It was terrifying… Continue reading Who are you when the relationship falls away?
Would you make this vow?
Have you ever shared vows with a partner? I'm fascinated that we're taught to do this in marriage ceremonies, yet not with ourselves.While I've never been married, I've spent more time working through challenges in relationships to uphold our commitment to each other than I have with myself.After all, many of us have been raised to believe everything… Continue reading Would you make this vow?
The pressure to be positive all the time
Do you ever feel frustrated and try to force yourself to see the positive in a situation? Does that ever completely backfire, making you feel worse? I want you to know that you don't have to always be positive. In fact it can be necessary to make room for the "negative." Some of my biggest breakthroughs came after admitting how… Continue reading The pressure to be positive all the time
#1 way to improve your relationships
Can you recall a friend of yours who was single, lonely, and miserable for awhile, until they met someone, and suddenly you've never seen them so happy before? Don't you just love seeing your friends like that? I do too, but I have to say, this strikes me as being so completely backwards! So many… Continue reading #1 way to improve your relationships
Are you trying to control the outcomes of your life?
I was so struck by this sentiment in a Deepak Chopra meditation this week that I had to share it with you. "I allow everyone and everything the freedom to be exactly as they are." WHEW does that give you tingles too? It opened my eyes to how much I'd been trying to control my relationships… Continue reading Are you trying to control the outcomes of your life?