Category: Relationships

How to Listen with a Compassionate Heart

When I was a young mom, I thought I knew how to listen with a compassionate heart. I had become an expert at listening to what my little ones were trying to say. Watching clues like their body language, the context of an activity, and my intuition all helped me decipher their words. But as they grew older I slowly …

Why a Girls Weekend can Make you Feel SO Good

It’s time to grab your bags, gather your gal-pals, and get out of town. Prioritizing a girls weekend can do more for your mental health than you realize. What is it about a girls getaway that supercharges us in a way nothing else can? There is something powerful in connecting with friends who can truly empathize with what you’re feeling …

Love is Like a Magic Eraser

Love comes so naturally in some cases.  In others, it doesn’t happen automatically so it must be learned.  This is true because we’re all different, just as we’re supposed to be. And that’s all well and good until we have to learn to love a difficult person. For me, it was in this learning process where realized how love is …

How to Improve Your Most Important Relationship

What is your most important relationship? For many of us it might be our marriage; to others, it might be to our to a sibling, parent or close friend. Relationships are a crucial ingredient to our human experience, and learning how to improve those important relationships is essential in helping them grow and flourish. As humans, one of our greatest …

How to Love the Difficult Person in Your Life

Have you ever thought about what makes someone unloveable? Do you find it hard to love the difficult person in your life? Maybe they are unkind, controlling, annoying or don’t like other people. On the flip side, what makes a person loveable? Is it the things they do or say. Does it matter how friendly, sweet, or fun they are? …

My Marriage’s Most Meaningful Lessons

Have you ever wondered what makes a good marriage great? My marriage’s most meaningful lessons have taught me skills and given me insights I might not have learned any other way. I can still see him now. He is walking towards me. His eyes are smiling straight through to my heart, sending my stomach in a kind of butterfly somersault …

Wedding Planning 101: 11 Lessons Learned

It seems like pure madness to think about wedding planning at the first of the year, but about this time last year, our oldest daughter got engaged. I learned a few tidbits of wisdom that I wish I had known from the get go. So, for all you parents that have a daughter’s wedding on the horizon - this one …

Poisoned by Degrees

Are we sensitive enough to notice when one drop of poison might be destroying our attitude, fostering frustration, or giving way to ingratitude?It is being able to perceive the small changes and choosing how we will let it affect us.

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