We all want a great life. We strive to achieve our goals and create loving relationships in our personal lives. The degree to which we are successful depends largely upon how well we know ourselves and how true we are to our values and desires. Unfortunately, we can subconsciously sabotage that which we most desire in […]
Ever notice how effortlessly dogs elicit the strongest bonds of love and connection from humans–without ever uttering a word? Dog’s are masters at non-verbal communication and possess unique, endearing qualities that communicate their love and respect. These skills have developed over centuries of existence as pack animals with human interaction. While their innate skills help ensure the survival […]
Are you an expert at giving yourself a hard time? Or maybe you find yourself thinking critical thoughts of others? Do you ever wish you could just feel free of thoughts like, “I should have done this,” or “Why doesn’t he just do that,” or “It’s their fault! If they were different I would be fine!” or “I […]
Expectations! Those sometimes exciting, sometimes pesky, sometimes unrealistic beliefs, hopes or even demands that a certain event or action will take place at a certain time in the future. But anticipating the future is risky business and the trouble with expectations in a relationship is they are based upon a one-sided perspective or agenda. Some expectations may be normal and help […]
In our relationships, we often project an image of our “best self.” From an early age as we grow and mature in life, we continually develop a sense of our true self–who we are and what we believe and how we behave–the good, the bad and the ugly. As we begin to navigate relationships with others, we become […]
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.