11 Small Struggles Introverts Will Immediately Recognize. By Raven Fon via Uni Soul Theory Personalities can’t be held or seen, and yet they significantly affect how people feel and experience their lives.
Take introverts, for example. According to Psychology Today, introverts make up 16-50% of the population, but most people only think of one thing when it comes to their personality- they like to be alone. That’s a very narrow view of a much broader subject. 7 Secrets To An Amazing Love Life. Ahhhhh, sweet love.
Don’t we all just die for it? The fireworks. The giddiness. The butterflies in the stomach. Connection. The lure of romantic love is its magic. 1. We falsely assume relationships are meant to be pleasurable and easy, when they're actually our greatest tools for learning and growth. 5 Simple Ways to Respond to Negative People. Many of the most valuable lessons I have learned have come from people I most definitely do not want to be like.
You know the type. For example, I have a family member who is the embodiment of cynicism, doom and gloom. He rarely has anything positive to say and his dark jokes revolve around someone else’s misfortune. Five Ways to Change Someone Else's Mind. The One Secret To Changing The World That Nobody Talks About. You can’t change something by making it wrong.
You can only effect change if you can wake up the sleeping people, and in order for them to hear you, you must have compassion for how they got where they are. Think of all the truly effective change agents. They didn't come out with hate, guns blaring and voices screaming. They came out with love and spoke to the hearts of those who knew there was another way. That's my intention with medicine. Are You Expressing Your Feelings, Or Just Creating Drama? The Key To Lasting Happiness In Relationships Offering yourself love and acceptance, unconditionally, is the baseline for your own happiness and health — and for joyful relationships with others.
How To Change Someone. The first thing you should swallow with a glass of ice cold water is the fact that you can’t change anyone.
You can only change yourself. I’m sure you’ve heard this before. Changing someone should never be your intent unless you enjoy anxiety and resentment. But if you focus on changing yourself, in an honest way, the dynamic of any relationship that you're in will automatically change. And by changing the dynamic, you become a catalyst for someone else’s change. 5 Ways to Deal with Angry People. 55EmailShare “For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson Have you ever wondered why people tailgate?
Why they drive so close to you, sometimes beeping their horns, flashing their lights, making rude gestures and shouting expletives? How to Handle Negative People. I have a weekly radio show on Hay House radio every Wednesday.
The show before mine is hosted by one of my favorite authors, Dr. Christiane Northrup, so I often listen to the last fifteen minutes of her program. Even as a passive listener of Dr. Northrup’s show I always pick up some kind of incredible wisdom and advice. Why It's Important To Speak Your Truth With Grace. Around the yoga world, I hear a great deal about speaking our truth with grace.
My teacher, Ana Forrest, initially brought this concept to my attention. Forrest writes in Fierce Medicine, “How incredibly sweet it is to be able to talk about what’s really important, stepping out from behind our facades and the stupid little conversations that we’re taught are a necessary social lubricant. ” I view speaking truth as a pendulum that sways two ways.
On one side, we avoid it all costs: We'd rather lie than speak what is true and make others uncomfortable. “How are you?” On the other side, we hide behind this concept, using it as a blanket endorsement to verbally vomit on whomever crosses our path. And perhaps, as unfortunate as it seems, that is their truth. Do You Want To Be Right Or Happy? How To Resolve Conflict. I love the phrase, Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?
Maybe you have an uncle who constantly engages you in heated discussions about politics when you obviously have a different opinion. Or maybe you and a friend have a very different idea about what happened with a past issue. You've tried to convince her many times before and she's not seeing it your way. It's time to give up winning the argument and start taking charge of the situation by taking charge of yourself. When you feel the urge to defend yourself against the ridiculous point your relative has just made, you can use the Peace Survival Kit and take an Aikido approach instead. The Beauty of Love - Twin Cities Style - February 2013 - Minnesota. Tuesday, February 12, 2013 By Fatima Olive Here’s the thing about love: It's a magic potion. Even after 19 years, I still get that flutter in my stomach, the racing heartbeat, and flushed cheeks, when my husband picks me up at the airport. And even though I know there's a chemical explanation for what is happening, it's still a small miracle that it occurs!
So for Valentine's Day this year, instead of just buying your special someone a gift, consider the miraculous benefits of some good old-fashioned demonstrations of affection. 1. 7 Secrets To Creating Love That Lasts. We've all been in relationships at some level. Some started out as friendships, while others started out romantic. Some were intense and others boring. Some began as an immediate connection and others felt awkward. I can go on and on, but the point is that we tend to continue trying to find someone who will be our vision of what we want in a relationship, a long term loving, fulfilling relationship that will last.
After a "good divorce," meaning a divorce that ended up being respectful to both of us without game playing, I learned not only what I really wanted in relationship, but also what I didn’t want. Happy Marriage Secrets: 7 Mistakes Even Smart Couples Make. Sure, you could tune into TV talk shows for some tough love advice about the state of your relationship, or have a sit-down for coffee with your closest girlfriends to vent about your husband's domestic shortcomings. But have you ever considered the advice of Adam Smith or perhaps John Maynard Keynes? Steps To Handle Patronizing People. Ever bristle over the way a young salesclerk seems to talk to you like you’re...a toddler? Unfortunately, you’re probably not imagining her patronizing tone. According to recent research reported in the Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, young adults give directions differently to 65-year-olds than they do to 21-year-olds. In particular, they speak to older adults more slowly and in higher pitched voices—two speech patterns associated with being patronizing.
“When adults talk to you the way they do to a two-year-old, they’re presuming you’re not fully competent, and that’s demeaning,” says study co-author Jessica Hehman, PhD, assistant professor of psychology and director of the Psychology of Aging Lab at the University of Redlands. “Ageism is pervasive in our culture, and can be detrimental to a person’s wellbeing,” Hehman says. 3 Ways To Disengage From Conflict. From sports teams, to political parties, to gay marriage, to abortion, conflict and differing opinions are as abundant in our own communities as in the whole of the world. So, how does one disengage from the cortisol-fest of a disagreement? Here are a few simple steps: 1. Energy Vampires: Who They Are & How To Ditch Them. Best and Worst Things to Say When Someone Dies. Most of us would recognize classic depression, with its heavy veil of sadness and hopelessness.
But what if you just started getting stomachaches or were suddenly very snappy? How to Know When You've Found Your Soul Mate. Many of us have pondered the concept of soul mates before.