Reflecting on these two simple, meaning uncomplicated, rules will help you move through the holidays more peacefully. I realize that they are not that "simple" especially with the expectations from family, friends, work, and children. Each area of our life has expectations. Prioritizing and honoring your heart does not mean that all will end in conflict.
When a relationship ends, whether with a coworker, friend or lover, it can be painful. When a relationship ends without both parties understanding why it’s ending, then it can be even more painful. As human beings, we want understanding, we want questions answered and we generally do not like surprises like being left, cheated on or somehow not belonging to our chosen group. Lack of information can lead to holding grudges and resentments that can cloud future interactions with others.
Did you know that being grateful is linked to the part of the brain that manages our emotions and impacts our ability to be social? Positive Psychology has discussed this idea for some time now and there is much Social Science research on its benefits and connection to resiliency, and now Neuroscientists have proven that gratitude is linked to life satisfaction and improved wellbeing. Here are some tips to using gratitude as a tool in your life...
Intimacy can be created (or recreated) across 4 main continuums: physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual. Intimacy is about creating a close, familiar and usually loving relationship with another person. The willingness to share our Self requires safety and trust, trust that our partner will have our back and keep our confidences private. Intimacy forms around all the little things and interactions that we have and share on a daily basis: our routine.
Our society has various myths associated with relationships that may be well intentioned yet tend to cause the opposite effect: Create relationships that are fragile and unsustainable.Let’s look at some of the more common myths...
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