Sometimes you go through something so big that you cave in. Normally socially outgoing and engaged, for now you pull your energies in and keep them close. Your external Social Media Manager morphs into an internal Hermit. Maybe you are going through a divorce. Your spouse has moved into nursing care. Or you are planning […]
Conflict develops when two people say, “Here’s how I need you to be.” Resolution emerges when one of those people says, “I allow you to be exactly as you are.” One of you. You don’t need both. You don’t need to agree. You don’t even need the other’s conscious awareness. Just your own.
I very recently had the opportunity to visit historic Philadelphia for the first time. I assumed my connection to the place would come from the true awesomeness of being able to stand in places and touch items that are deeply profound to our great nation’s creation. Yes, and… A full-body Holy Wow: Physically standing in […]
Have you ever been in a conversation with a loved one in which you both just weren’t connecting? And the harder you tried to communicate, the worse it all went? If you’re breathing, I’ll bet the answer is yes. (Because I’m breathing, too.) Here’s what is actually happening, and here’s what you can do when […]
I was having lunch with a friend, and in catching up on our lives the talk turned to personal awareness. She shared that she was taking the initiative with her home projects instead of waiting for others to get her hints to begin. I shared that I was learning to recognize my own feelings versus […]