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Traits of Healthy Relationships

Traits of Healthy Relationships

Nothing can bring more joy to life than beautifully fulfilling relationships. The depth of meaning, understanding and appreciation that these kinds of relationships bring is almost unfathomable. And, of course, as many people find out, nothing can bring so much pain as a broken relationship with someone dear to you. Yes, relationships make the world […]

Ways to Make Your Relationships the Best They Can Be

Ways to Make Your Relationships the Best They Can Be

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” —Jim Rohn   We are much more influenced by the people we hang out with than we imagine. Others don’t just give us ideas and feedback about ourselves; they can affect our energy, too. Because of this, I take stock of […]

The Positive Side of Anger

The Positive Side of Anger

Anger is a very powerful force to be reckoned with, and people respond to it in different ways. Some respond with aggression and want to hit something or someone, scream, curse, break something, blame someone, throw a tantrum, or tell someone off. Others try to repress their anger. They tell themselves that they’re decent people […]

How to Deal With the Negative Influences in Your Life

How to Deal With the Negative Influences in Your Life

If you were to evaluate the major influences in your life that have shaped the kind of person you are, this has to be high on the list: the people and thoughts you choose to allow into your life. My mentor, Mr. Shoaff, gave me a very important warning in those early days that I’ll […]

The Key to a Great Relationship: Know Your Vowels

The Key to a Great Relationship: Know Your Vowels

People often say they want to work on their relationship, but most people don’t realize how much work and effort it actually takes to do that. The good news is there are many, many ways you can build and maintain a great relationship, and there really is no “right” or “wrong” way. While there are […]

The 5 Keys To Commitment In Relationships

The 5 Keys To Commitment In Relationships

Finding rhythm in a relationship is the biggest challenge for a couple. It’s easy to fall in love, once you’ve found someone (Prior to the relationship, the finding someone is indeed the hardest part!). It’s easy to say, “I love you,” once you’ve shared some special moments with a boyfriend or girlfriend. But what about […]

This Is The Truth: Only You Can Make Yourself Happy

This Is The Truth: Only You Can Make Yourself Happy

There are some things that, as adults, we can only rely on ourselves for. Nobody is going to put food into our mouths. Nobody is going to bathe us. And I’m pretty sure that next time I’m on the toilet, I can yell, “I’m finished! Wipe my butt!” until out of breath — but I’ll […]

Interesting Questions To Help You Truly Understand People Around You

Interesting Questions To Help You Truly Understand People Around You

Everyone is used to being around other people. We see people every day at school, at work, at the shop and on the streets, and we have friends and family who we spend time with. Yet, despite this, most people struggle to understand the people around them. Most people want to form bonds and have […]

Stepping Into Your Pain

Stepping Into Your Pain

There is nothing that requires more courage than an intimate relationship. This is the space where your deepest fears and insecurities rise to the surface, making it even more difficult to give yourself completely to another. Because to be truly vulnerable with another, you have to open up. That can be absolutely terrifying! So, rather […]

Don’t Focus on Happiness. Focus on Self Actualization

Don’t Focus on Happiness. Focus on Self Actualization

As a child, whenever anyone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always replied, “The happiest person in the world.” Adults probably saw me as either someone starting too early on a path to self-actualization or as just a really strange kid. Most of us are in pursuit of happiness, […]