The Value of Listening

Often when a friend or loved one has a problem about something or has an issue to talk about, we feel as though we need to fix it and find a solution. It is a natural reaction I suppose – we are usually inclined to want to help make things better for those we care … Continue reading The Value of Listening

Managing Expectations In 2 Simple Steps

You expect something is going to happen a certain way and then it doesn't. You expect to hear some special words from someone and then you don't. A scenario or event plays out differently in real life than it did in your head. You are left disappointed. You may be angry. You may feel let … Continue reading Managing Expectations In 2 Simple Steps

Hurricane Melancholy

This weekend, my baby boy will attend his high school prom. What?????  "Say that again slowly."  I say to myself with a deep sigh. I say it again and sit dumbfounded.  Thoughts begin to swirl like a hurricane picking up force in my brain. Another visit from hurricane Melancholy. The storm of sadness that comes to visit me now and again. Two things make this … Continue reading Hurricane Melancholy

Shift Your Thoughts Shift Your Life

We have heard about the power of positive thinking everywhere. Do you believe it? I believe it! I have bought into this idea wholeheartedly. I have put it into practice and have reaped the benefits physically, mentally and spiritually. The idea is simple really. It takes a little practice for it to become your go-to … Continue reading Shift Your Thoughts Shift Your Life

Words To L.I.V By

After many years of people'ing', relationship analytics and personal experience, it is my opinion that our most significant relationships require the following 3 criteria to thrive, survive and run smoothly.  Your partner should make you: Feel Loved Feel Important Feel Validated Let me explain... LOVED We need love.  We all need to feel loved.  There is no rule … Continue reading Words To L.I.V By