As a universally misunderstood lot, artists tend to hate talking to people. Whether you're in the industry or a layperson, our best friend, family member, or colleague, we don't want to talk to you. It's not because of rampant introversion or elitism in creative people. It's because you're not good at talking to us.
I believe in order to find our lover we need a fairly clear picture of what they might be. Way beyond looks, the construction or destruction happens over the course of the initial weeks of "dating."
There are no "how-to steps" to a blissful marriage. Nature doesn't work that way and neither do we. There are, however, essential elements in Nature that have everything work in harmony and beauty.
Marriage is a wonderful institution that affords couples significant psychological, emotional and financial benefits, in addition to being a commitmen...
I believe that there are no coincidences and that every interaction in our life, in our days, is an important, meaningful one -- and oftentimes a gift.
Ever wondered what saying "Goodbye" in a healthy way might look like? Because it seems like none of us detach very well from relationships. That's why they make frozen yogurt and Netflix, right?
A spiritually aware relationship consists of two individuals on their own paths, who've decided to share roadways for a time. Both individuals help each other to learn and grow along those separate paths, while enjoying the experience of both paths meeting up -- sometimes alongside each other, sometimes branching out in different directions.
For those whose life horizons are drawing near, the book teaches about how to let go, not just of life but of the people who will survive you. It speaks to finding your voice to be able to live as you need to, not how others may need you to be. It speaks to how to say goodbye in ways that give needed closure to a life, for all involved.
In all kinds of relationships, people have conflict and disagreements and hurt one another's feelings. What determines the success of the relationship is the way people deal with conflict, the nature of their friendship and intimacy, and their shared meaning system.
Can something as simple as heart-centered communication really be the solution?
In order to become healthy adults, children need to be seen and acknowledged on that deeper level. We are all meant to be seen, to have our Being acknowledged, and that applies to adult relationships as well.
It is amazing what happens when we unite with our spirit and ride that wave. It feels like surfing with the wind at our back. And to sum it up, all it took, my friends, was my willingness to say, "The world is too much upon me and I can't get back to me. I need help." In 10 minutes, the latch of the gate lifted and I got back in.
Examining how these threads come together to create the balances and imbalances informing the relationship can provide insight into what's working and what may need some work.
We are so busy loving others the way we want to be loved -- and they are loving us the way they want to be loved -- and so no one feels loved the way they truly want and need!
Don't try to be the funny dad; the got-it-all-together mom; or the always-perky coworker. They are great as they are, no doubt. But, we are each happiest and serve the world best when we are truly ourselves.
We each have different things that are important to us, and engaging in those things we value the most will bring us more joy and happiness. When we choose to live a life we love, we will find ourselves in love with the life we're living.