Identify the three levels of gratitude to improve your life and relationships.
“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer
Most of us think of gratitude as being thankful or appreciative. But it’s deeper than that definition alone.
There are lessons in gratitude that help you build better relationships, improve your own mood, increase your happiness, and much more…
Learn 3 powerful ways to deal with difficult in-laws and keep your peace of mind.
“Knowing your own darkness can be the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.” – Carl Jung
Dealing with difficult in-laws puts a lot of strain on a relationship. And this isn’t just a topic of concern for married couples. This can be a breaking point for any type of relationship.
Think about it. You meet this amazing guy. He’s sexy and charming. You get along on a deep level. Everything about him is…
Learn a 5-step process to make communicating your needs easy and effective.
“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” – Maya Angelou
Have you ever been in a relationship and felt like your man didn’t understand what you were really saying?
You’re not alone. If you want to know how to tell him what you want without feeling like you’re nagging or being needy, I’ve got the solution for you.
How do you give constructive…
Best practices to keep healthy relationships in a digital world.
“We live in a digital world, but we’re fairly analog creatures.” – Omar Ahmed
We live in a digital world. There is no denying or changing that.
I see posts and news articles talking about the death knell of real communication and connection because everyone is attached to their phones. And I laugh. Because the people writing those posts are probably using their phones.
Here’s the thing, social media has changed the way we live and communicate. It’s true! But…
“Trust is not something that is proven or earned. It is inevitable when you look beyond your own fear and past your over-reactions, when you acknowledge the good in another and appreciate their strengths – those things they believe nobody else can see.” – Amy Larson
Loving, healthy relationships take effort and commitment. You deepen that bond through shared experiences, building a track record of honesty and care and all of the little things that add up to make you each value your partner and your commitment.
When you think about it, no relationship…
In resolving conflicts, you can actually improve your bond going forward
“Conflict is the beginning of consciousness.” – M. Esther Harding
Every relationship is going to have friction. It’s not a matter of whether you’ll have conflict. It’s how you communicate with each other through those issues that determines the quality of the relationship that you have.
Working through your conflicts in a healthy way will actually lead to a closer bond in the relationship. A conflict by itself isn’t a terrible thing. It’s the way you handle it that counts.…
The love you get is directly proportional to the love you give yourself
Today I want to talk about how to love yourself more. I think this is especially important because we’re not always kind to ourselves.
I know I can be harder on myself than I am on anyone else. And while it can be good to hold yourself to a high standard, that doesn’t mean making yourself feel bad.
Your high standards are meant to inspire you! Not drag you down.
If you’re looking to bring more love…
“Love isn’t something natural. Rather it requires discipline, concentration, patience, faith, and the overcoming of narcissism. It isn’t a feeling, it is a practice.” – Eric Fromm
Why do we love inspiring relationship quotes so much?
A thought becomes a quote because it speaks a universal language. It grabs at emotions that everyone has and talks about topics we all think about a lot.
The quotes I love all touch the heart. I bet it’s the same with you. The things that resonate for you have a message that feels personal…
Use the power of words to eliminate negative self-talk and call in the abundance of love
Have you ever wondered whether affirmations really work? The short answer is: they do! -Read on for the long answer :-).
Words of affirmation are far more than just repeating words over and over, as positive statements. The right affirmations, used the right way, are powerful tools that will literally rewire your brain. They contribute to changing your negative paradigms (the false beliefs that keep you from achieving your goals).
The 5 love languages can help you build a fulfilling relationship that lasts by helping you show and receive love in a way that matters.
What is your love language?
You’ve heard this question before, right? More and more people are talking about their love language all over social media and in casual conversations.
They even joke about it: My love language is dad jokes!
There are five love languages and they are a real thing. They were first introduced in an amazing book by Dr. Gary Chapman,…