I believe that if we make the effort to listen, we can hear our hearts guiding us. And if we think we can ignore its wisdom, we will lose our way. Eventually we have to face up to our past choices. But doing so gives us an opportunity to bring our love and compassion into the world by listening to our wise hearts.
Cultivating resilience in the face of adversity is something a Jedi does quite well, and I am all about it.
A diagnosis will bring out the best and worst of you and your partner. It has the potential to tear your relationship apart or bring you closer together more intimately than you could have imagined. As the saying goes, it's not about what happens to you, it's about how you respond.
In this post I want to write about what we all need to STOP doing to be better with people; the habits, behaviors and actions we need to curtail if we want to build connection.
Whether we realize it or not we are constantly pitching. We are pitching our ideas to colleagues, projects to clients or elevator pitches to others at networking events. How do you speak so people will listen?
At the time, I was in my 30s and he was in his 50s. I was well aware that he had children who were my age. Likewise, he knew that while I was in high school, he was already married and established in his profession.
Last I checked, no one claimed any of you to be the owner of me and my body. Why is it that my weight is of such importance to people? Why is it that everyone feels that he (or she, also!) can add in two cents about what I put into my mouth?
Before you decide to date someone, ask yourself if you'd let me date them. Is he good enough for your sister? Fine, then, go ahead. If not, onto the next one. I mean, people fall in love with you in line at the grocery store. I think it's safe to say there will always be fish in the sea, little sister.
So you think I'm a monster. You took the things that you loved about me, and turned them into ugly, horrible traits. You turned them into reminders of why we couldn't work. You turned them into reminders of why you're supposed to hate me. You turned them into reasons life is better without me, and that it's supposed to be that way.
Through my journey of heartache and confusion, I learned what true love is. I'm not a matchmaker that had this perfect love life. I messed up in love multiple times but the difference is I didn't give up.
It's easy for a woman to lose confidence is this world of online dating if they're not careful. I suggest to my clients, to view it as a business. Do not invest your emotions too fast until you are sure this is the right position for you.
I knew the honeymoon had to end sometime. But I was still shocked the day I realized my wife had become a sort of business partner in the enterprise that was our family. Careers, kids and endless logistics had squeezed out our passion.
Abuse is sometimes extremely subtle. It is often insidious: You go from thinking you are falling in love to wondering why all of the "problems" in your new relationship seem to be your fault -- with no clear idea of how you got from point A to point B.
Every day is a new adventure, a new chance to practice, and another opportunity to deepen my connection with myself, which in turn, deepens my capacity for love even more.
It goes without saying that men and women are different in infinite ways. And it goes without saying that women can be a bit more verbal about how they are feeling.