Don’t fear those difficult conversations that you’ve been putting off or building up in your head. Communication is key to success in all relationships. From romantic relationships to professional relationships, it is important that individuals learn to and are able to effectively communicate with each other.
Communication is particularly important during times of conflict and stress. It will prevent or even eliminate misunderstandings which can lead to unnecessary arguments. These are the times when our personal feelings and beliefs come into play and what we say is often reflected in our feelings, insecurities and limiting beliefs.
It’s so easy to get caught up in all the things our partner does wrong, or that we don’t like about them. How about all the good things they do? What about all the light they add to our lives on a daily basis? Sometimes we just need a little reminder that our partner is a separate individual from ourselves.
Ida Lawrence, Contributor
I woke up this morning with such a feeling of gratitude that I am alive, in a perfectly wonderful body, able to watch an incredible unfolding of events, and participate in a change of worlds. I know there are people who feel like they don’t belong in 3D, where there is pain, and inhumanity. It feels so abusive, and they dream of going ‘home’.
Marriages aren’t healed with big things; they’re healed with small things done every day.
Around this time last year, in Chicago, we were in the middle of a polar vortex. The thermostat hovered around zero. The schools were frequently closed. It was painful to go outside.
And my wife went to New Orleans without me.
It was a business trip, and she went out of her way to make provisions for the kids and me—she even flew her mother in to help with childcare while I was at work.
There are a few moments in life where a breakup with a friend may be in order.
In my experience, I’ve learned that friendships can have a natural tendency to go through different stages. At one moment you’re both super close and telling each other everything, but then a few years later, you just chat and see each other once in a great while.
There are many reasons for these changes in the friendship dynamic…
“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” ~Alexander Graham Bell
It was around six years ago that I faced the moment of truth. I was sitting on my meditation pillow, having spent the last few moments in deep contemplation about my current state of affairs.