Ah, the sweet satisfaction of success! Be it personal or professional, we all desire to succeed and reap the rewards of success. We prepare ourselves for success in many ways. We go to school, we work hard, we dress for success, we buy books about others’ formulas for success, and we think about what success would mean […]
Poison is something we all know we need to avoid. Yet we may not realize that some of our beliefs, thoughts and behaviors are poisonous to our lives and relationships. When our habits are toxic, we become our own worst enemy. Unfortunately, many people are unaware or remain in denial of their toxic habits. Perhaps it will be comforting to know that […]
Most of us have experienced the end of a relationship. In some cases, it is a willful act that enables us to be true to ourselves and take a different direction in life in keeping with our authentic feelings and values. In other cases, it is neither our choice nor desire, and we feel pain and frustration. Perhaps […]
Everyone wants a great relationship. We may compromise along the way if we begin to believe we cannot find a “great relationship,” but we at least start out with the hope of finding a great relationship or hope we already have one. But what really makes a great relationship? How is a great relationship built? What does […]
A healthy, successful relationship requires both people to be authentic and vulnerable with each other. Unfortunately, vulnerability can trigger fears and insecurities from a deep subconscious level. When we give our heart to someone we feel at risk of losing something we value greatly. How we act on our impulses of fear an anxiety make all […]
Everyone desires respect and we all believe on some level that we give the necessary respect in our relationships. Unfortunately, we have probably all experienced what it feels like to be disrespected. But respect, like love, can be difficult to pin down and define.
In any healthy relationship, we compromise on many things to bring harmony and balance to a relationship. But healthy compromises do not injure our self-esteem, our health or our lives. If you find yourself in a relationship where you feel injured or hurting due to accepting unhealthy demands that cross your personal boundaries, take a […]