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You say you want "it" -- now the question is, do you feel worthy? Whether it is a loving relationship or the house of your dreams, we can only attract and manifest what we believe we deserve.
Who you spend time with and the quality of your relationships not only says a lot about who you are as a person, but it has a tremendous impact on your health . A now classic study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that -- even after controlling for risk factors like smoking, poverty low socio-economic status, alcohol consumption, lack of exercise and obesity -- lack of social relationships, personality dispositions, and acute stress, including the stress of racism were better predictors for increased risk of death and disease.
"I'm so angry with Sam. He still doesn't think about my needs, only his."
As I drove toward the salon I started to panic.
How do we become people who live mindful lives?
Recognizing that our relationships are our most gentle teachers in life is a great way to approach the work involved in staying with them.
Dr. Irene S. Levine: Rachel Bertsche Talks 'MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search For A New Best Friend'You might call Rachel Bertsche a serial dater. But that doesn't quite capture her unique adventure.
The kind of separateness we are discussing here does not mean indifference or isolation from others, and it does not mean avoiding intimate relationships either.
In this, our third article about relationships, we'll once again begin by sharing the single greatest relationship myth in recorded history. And why do we keep repeating ourselves? Well, as one of our USM students remarked in a large group sharing, "My boyfriend says I don't listen to him.
Author encourages people not to limit their definitions of love or families. Amy Bloom describes the many looks that real love can have The Ozzie and Harriet model suits some families, but the anglerfish and tamarin way works too "There is no kind of love and no kind of family we should ever turn our back on," Bloom says
It's easy to care so much about people that you forget to love them. Martha Beck explains how to love without caring "You can achieve a given emotional state even if a loved one doesn't conform to your wishes," Beck says Advice: Stop controlling your loved one's behavior and start creating your own happiness
As we write this blog we are celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. Early in our relationship, we set some big intentions: We wanted to get free of the old patterns that had plagued us in past relationships, such as criticism, blame and secret-keeping. We wanted to create a relationship that ran on positive energy instead of up-and-down fluctuations of negative and positive.
I never was a romantic. That doesn't mean I wasn't sentimental; I cried at the expected moments during chick flicks and even the occasional TV commercial. I enjoyed celebrating anniversaries of first dates and bringing unexpected gifts home to my partner for no reason.