Relationships, no matter whether family, friends, or romantic, require our effort. Here are 5 skills to create and maintain healthy relationships. 1. Communicate Your Needs. It does no good to assume that the other person should know what we want. Use your words. Be clear. 2. Be Present. It’s easy to get distracted. We are … More 5 Relationship Skills
Humanize them: We are all individuals with our own hopes and dreams. No one can completely walk in your shoes. Recognize that other people may have different motivations driving their opinions, a different hierarchy of issues. If all else fails, see the hurt inner child they may have inside. Find something in common: Find something, … More Ways to Love Someone That You Don’t Particularly Like
From Elaina: All relationships, including friendships, go through phases. There is the first spark, where everything is fun and exciting. This is the phase where you can’t believe how much you agree on everything. You love being around “your person” all the time! Eventually, that initial spark wears down in almost every relationship. Things get … More Q&A How Do I Know if This is “True Love”?
From Lisa’s daughter, Hannah: Boundaries in our day to day lives are usually meant to keep things separate, for example, blocking oncoming traffic from crossing over the median. But boundaries are actually very useful tools we can use in our personal lives too. The function of a boundary in your life is the same as … More Boundaries
From Elaina: Have you ever been absolutely obsessed with a song or a movie and want to share it with someone close to you, only to have them dislike it? How can you possibly be friends with this person when they reject something that made your soul sing? It almost feels like they are rejecting … More We Can All Like Different Things
From Lisa I have so much to be grateful for lately. My youngest graduated from high school and many people came to celebrate this momentous occasion. For two weeks, we were visited by family and friends. People that have poured into my daughter for years and years. The village that helped me raise her. Words … More Gratitude
Nov. 21, 2018 From Lisa Here we are again at that time of year where we are supposed to focus on love and Thanksgiving… where we are supposed to put other’s first and find joy in one another. How is it, then, that this time of year also finds us stressed, frustrated and worn-out? Could … More Blog: New Traditions