The sign outside the church worried me, “Don’t let worry kill you. Let the church help!” It made me think about the purpose of worry. When we worry about someone, is it for us or for the other person? Parents are notorious worry warts. Good friends can worry up a storm. Basically, anyone who cares ... Continue Reading »
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The world grows ever smaller, more connected, more crowded, and ironically, increasingly lonely for many of us. This is a problem with a whole host of unhappy consequences, not just for the individuals who experience it, but for society as a whole. It’s important to point out before I go any further that loneliness is ... Continue Reading »
A sexual frequency difference is a stubborn problem in couples pledged to monogamy. Fun and games are the opposite of the serious deadlock when you’ve been fighting over something so intimate with someone so unfeeling. But game theory can help solve the problem. Play this game: For years, my husband has run training groups for ... Continue Reading »
Many people are jaded about relationships because your trust has been betrayed and you have high walls of protection erected around your heart. All of us have limits to our trust, and different degrees of trust with different people. In our closest relationships we have an awesome opportunity to experience the deepest trust, possibly the ... Continue Reading »
“In most cases, especially in relationships, you will only get 80% of what you NEED and you will hardly get the other 20% that you WANT in your relationship. There is always another person (man or women) that you will meet and that will offer you the other 20% which is lacking in your relationship ... Continue Reading »
There’s a scene in the movie Anchorman, where Ron Burgundy tries to explain to Veronica how San Diego got its name. After she rubbishes his first crazy theory he tries to tell her that the real translation of San Diego was lost centuries ago. She says, “Doesn’t it mean Saint Diego?” To which he says, ... Continue Reading »
My quote of the week comes from personal growth and communication expert John Powell. The genius of communication is the ability to be both totally honest and totally kind at the same time. That really speaks to me. We all want to know and be known, love and be loved. We all want to be ... Continue Reading »
February 4th, 2013
1. I have a louder than most would agree necessary laugh 2. A wonky social filter that kicks in sporadically. 3. An eye for sorrow lurking in corners. 4. A stubborn unsubstantiated confidence that the best in life will always bob up to the top. 5. I don’t wake up well. If given time and ... Continue Reading »
Being authentic is one of, if not THE highest ideal in life. We all aspire to know and be the fullest and freest version of who we are. What do you do when your decision to live authentically clashes with others? Its like the old saying “My karma just ran over your dogma.” Does there ... Continue Reading »
It’s natural to protect yourself from the elements, but you don’t need an umbrella under blue skies. The same is true in life and love. When you’ve been hurt, you naturally protect yourself from intimacy. You don’t want to go through it again. There comes a point though, when you let your guard down enough ... Continue Reading »
December 1st, 2012
If I were to tell you that you cannot fully love another until you fully love yourself, I would not be telling you anything you have not already heard. In ... Continue Reading »
I saw this quote from Maya Angelou recently and it stayed with me. The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them. Its a hard lesson to learn. We want to be trusting and forgiving, but end up suffering when we see the signs but refuse to follow them. Most of us have ... Continue Reading »
The 1940’s American classic It’s a Wonderful Life tells the story of a man (George) about to commit suicide on Christmas Eve. An angel intervenes, showing George that his life is significant and the world would have been a completely different place without him. It’s a roller coaster of a story, which got me thinking ... Continue Reading »
Freeze frame simple moments of joy in your mind. Nothing is more important than sharing beautiful moments with people you love. Let love be your frame of reference. Let presence be your time frame. Let intimacy inspire you to climb the mountain of your dreams.
In our family we have a saying. It started when our kids were younger (before they realized how awesome their parents are). We had some friends in the neighborhood and our kids played there a few times and loved it. From then on, whenever they were upset with us they would pack their bags ... Continue Reading »