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5 Ways To Make More Time For Yourself

On February 25, 2022, Posted by , In Balancing Work And Family,Emotional Health,Personal Development,Self-acceptance,Stress, With Comments Off on 5 Ways To Make More Time For Yourself

How often do you take time for yourself? When was the last time you made time to enjoy a hobby, pursue a passion, or relax?  Unless you schedule time for yourself, you might be alive, but you’re not really living.  Depriving yourself of the time you need to stay healthy…

5 Ways To Appreciate Yourself More

On February 18, 2022, Posted by , In Emotional Health,Happy Marriage,Self-acceptance, With Comments Off on 5 Ways To Appreciate Yourself More

It’s easy to be hard on yourself, especially if you grew up in an environment where criticism was abundant and praise scarce, with caregivers more focused on your faults and failures than your talents and successes, which said more about them than you, by the way. (And there was more…

Self-Compassion Is A Fad, And Other Myths

On February 11, 2022, Posted by , In Emotional Health,Friendship,Personal Development,Self-acceptance, With Comments Off on Self-Compassion Is A Fad, And Other Myths

The idea of self-compassion is still a pretty foreign concept to many people. Ok, most people. Not too long ago, in our parents’ day, there was this mindset that life was hard, very hard, and so you just sucked it up and got on with it. Period. End of story….

Why Are People Less Compassionate?

On February 4, 2022, Posted by , In Happy Marriage,Personal Development, With Comments Off on Why Are People Less Compassionate?

Life is busy and only getting busier. Everywhere you go, you hear about being more, doing more, having more, or buying more. Everyone in the family is going to work, going to school, going to social events. Going. Going. Going! “Busy” is the new normal. And unless you’re careful, your…

How To Have A More Compassionate, Empathetic Relationship

On January 28, 2022, Posted by , In Emotional Intelligence,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on How To Have A More Compassionate, Empathetic Relationship

Over time, a romantic relationship that lacks compassion and empathy becomes a frigid environment as frost slowly encrusts the heart, replacing kindness and warmth with disinterest and cold indifference. For a romantic relationship to flourish and endure, compassion and empathy must be actively present. To withhold empathy and compassion is…

Is Optimism the Super Power Missing From Your Life & Marriage?

On January 21, 2022, Posted by , In Common Marriage Problems,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on Is Optimism the Super Power Missing From Your Life & Marriage?

Negativity and pessimism are death to a marriage. How do they enter a relationship? You either allow or bring them in. Many spouses make the mistake of forcing their partner to be more positive, but that’s not where you start. (You see where we’re going with this line of reasoning.) …

Is Your Intimate Partner Narcissistic Or Just High Self-Esteem?

On January 14, 2022, Posted by , In Narcissism,Self-acceptance, With Comments Off on Is Your Intimate Partner Narcissistic Or Just High Self-Esteem?

Self-esteem has been a buzzword for quite a while. But another word that’s getting a lot of traction these days is “narcissism.” And unfortunately, some people mistakenly consider that having a strong, positive judgment of yourself is somehow connected with narcissism.   Narcissists sometimes, but not always, have a very…

5 Habits That Hinder Success AND Drive Your Partner Bonkers!

On January 7, 2022, Posted by , In Happy Marriage,Personal Development,Self-acceptance, With Comments Off on 5 Habits That Hinder Success AND Drive Your Partner Bonkers!

Although several bad habits keep you from unlocking your best life and enjoying a fulfilling romantic relationship, these are the top five self-sabotaging habits that keep you stuck and drive your partner crazy! Resolve to get rid of them this year (the habits, not your partner). 1) Approval-seeking Behavior It’s…

Not Growing? Forget Having A Happy Life Or Marriage

On December 24, 2021, Posted by , In Happy Marriage,Personal Development, With Comments Off on Not Growing? Forget Having A Happy Life Or Marriage

The only person you can change and control is you. Yes, you’ve heard it a million times, I know. But it’s true. As much as you want to “fix” the person you’re with, it doesn’t work that way. Improving your relationship starts with improving yourself for the better. That’s why…

Give Yourself The Gift Of Finally Letting Regret Go This Christmas

On December 24, 2021, Posted by , In Emotional Health,Forgiveness,Happy Marriage, With Comments Off on Give Yourself The Gift Of Finally Letting Regret Go This Christmas

Are you tired of being a prisoner of your past? Sick of wallowing in maybes, or would’ve, could’ve, should’ve?  For the sake of your happiness and the well-being of your closest relationships, especially the one with your romantic partner, give yourself the gift of a fresh start this Christmas. Use…