How To Say What You Need to Say

There are lots of reasons why some people don’t know how to say what they need to say. Sometimes it comes from fear of rejection. Sometimes it is about not knowing what to say. Sometimes it’s fear that the words will be misconstrued and things will be even worse. Staying silent almost always comes down […]

How To Forgive

It might be easy to agree that forgiveness is a good idea. We might even accept that it’s for our own benefit. That doesn’t necessarily make it easy to do. Especially when the wounds are fresh or deep. If you are struggling with how to forgive, here are some strategies that can get you there. […]

Should I Forgive?

Today is December 6. The view from my eyes says the holiday season has been in full swing for quite a while now. Holiday decorations have been up in stores for weeks. My house is decked out. There are more lights in the neighborhood each night. Radio stations have already begun their non-stop Christmas carols. […]

Seven Soul Mate Myths to Discard

One of the most damaging concepts to love is the idea of soul mates. The popular idea is that there is one person out there who is made just for you who will make your life complete. If you are wondering if you are going to meet your soul mate, let me put your mind […]

The 411 on Emotional Affairs

Humans are social creatures. We need other people for companionship, validation, sex, growth, and even survival. It’s just a way that we are programmed to be. Our romantic partner often fills all those roles. When we get too busy, are feeling emotionally distant, or just haven’t invested in keeping the connection with our romantic partner, […]

When in Doubt, Love It Out

Everyone has moments (days, years?) when they just don’t know what to do. When in doubt, love it out. Love is never wrong. The effect can sometimes be instantaneous, and what you send out comes back to you. If someone has done you wrong, love it out. It doesn’t matter that¬†they were wrong. It doesn’t […]

Accept Yourself, Not Your Dysfunction

*Twenty-five percent of Americans under the age of eighteen have at least one chronic disease. A Mayo clinic study found that 70% of the total population is on at least one prescription drug. That’s a lot of sick people. The odd reaction to that seems to be an acceptance that illness is normal because it’s […]

How to Stop Complaining and Criticizing

Have you ever been around someone who complains or criticizes constantly? It’s a downer, isn’t it?¬†Negative words vibrate with low energy. This brings you and everyone around you down. People don’t want to feel down, so they may move away from you to get away from the complaining. If you complain about them, it can […]