How do you look back on a year that ended up leaving you in a depression? How do you tell the story so it doesn’t become ‘that horrible year 2021?’
A walk through the forest leads me, step by step, to a form of radical gratitude that helps me be where I am.
Some topics are hard to talk about, even with our partner, or especially with our partner. Most couples have ‘relationship taboos’ that are never discussed. But discussing the undiscussable may just be the next right thing for you!
Children are the heart of a family, but what happens to that heart when the family is torn apart? How do they experience divorce and what do they want us to know?
What is the one response that works on an angry friend, a scared child and a grieving family member? It’s empathy. It’s one of the most valuable skills we can acquire and the impact on our personal and professional relationships is amazing. Why not give it a try?
What does a loyal friend do when you’re going on about your ex? Or about your horrible boss? And what does courage look like in friendships? Do we appreciate who our truest friends are?
If you look at movies or tv-shows these days, it seems that most first dates end between the sheets. If it’s true love, that is. But traditionally, building a relationships goes a lot slower, and there are good reasons why.
Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of a huge fight wondering ‘How did we get here? What is this even really about?’
They seem to come out of nowhere, but there are usually some tell-tale signs letting you know what’s coming. Here’s how to avoid these nuclear relationship-bombs and to deal with conflict more constructively.
We get taught an awful lot, implicitly and sometimes explicitly, about what we’re supposed to love and hate about ourselves. Until we decide we no longer buy it. Until we decide we can just love it all!
Over the decades, my views on marriage have shifted back and forth quite a lot, influenced by what went on in my life. I was 21 the first time I married. Will there ever be a second time?