Vulnerability: The Secret To Close Relationships


Once when I was feeling particularly stressed and overwhelmed, my sister said to me, “Just fall back and let the universe catch you.”

When she said that, a feeling of peace washed over me. How lovely it would be to simply let go and feel completely safe, knowing that everything would be OK. That I was OK. The thought gave me a few moments of respite from my worries. I was free from the pain and pretense of trying to control everything.

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How To Apologize Sincerely

How to apologize

Sincerely apologizing is an advanced emotional skill.

It requires doing something most of us find extremely difficult — getting past the ego self.

The thought process leading to an apology is complex and involves pushing past many internal barriers. We must honestly examine ourselves, our behavior or words, the motivation behind the behavior or words, and the feelings of those we’ve injured or offended.

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How To Rekindle Your Relationship And Fall In Love Again

relationship problems

Stop reading for a moment, and think back to the first few weeks after you met your spouse or love partner.

Actually, try to visualize an early date where you were cuckoo for CoCo Puffs about this amazing person. And they felt the same about you.

Remember how it felt falling in love, how happily distracted you were, how you couldn’t wait to see her — how everything he said was interesting and funny.

Remember how you felt the two of you were special? Meant for each other. Destined to be together.

And now . . . not so much.

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Relationship Self-Assessment And Action Plan

Your children are driving you crazy.

Your parents are too needy.

Your boss is a jerk.

Your spouse doesn’t understand you.

Your best friend never calls.

How often during the week do you find yourself irritated, frustrated, or in outright conflict with someone in your life? Do relationship issues seem to plague you and undermine your calm and happiness?

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Self-Awareness: What Is It And Why Do You Need To Seek It ?

“Awareness is the greatest agent for change.” ~Eckhart Tolle

Self-awareness is one of those terms you hear thrown around a lot in the personal development world.

It’s a phrase you sorta, kinda understand. But if someone asked you to define it or describe how YOU are self-aware, it might be hard to put into words. “I am self-aware because . . .” Can you fill in the blank?

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10 Ways You Might Be Driving People Away In Conversation

“Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood.” ~William Shakespeare

I sometimes wonder if conversation is a dying art.

It saddens me that people would rather converse by text or email rather than pick up the phone or talk in person.

Don’t get me wrong, I use text and email too. Plenty.

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