Something interesting happens in the dissolution of a relationship. Conversations become stale, monotone and lack detail. Calls and messages become scarce and short. It’s as if you’ve become strangers and communication is limited to the niceties about the weather. Passive aggressiveness takes on a whole new meaning and eventually someone gets ghosted out. This is my life and I’m okay with it.
It takes courage to be in a relationship – of any kind. Whether it’s offering a seat to a stranger on the bus, or it’s offering your heart to a person you feel a deep, intimate connection with – relationships require vulnerability, openness and a spine of steel.
I’ve been running into things a lot lately. I mean… a lot. I ran into the refrigerator one day, the corner of the oven the next and experienced numerous encounters with almost every wall throughout my home. One might think that it’s an equilibrium problem or eyesight issue, but I believe it may be something more. Perhaps something deeper than a physical imbalance, but rather an emotional imbalance of sorts.
There is nothing inherently wrong with doing things on your own but this particular “can do” attitude can easily become a dangerous influence in our ability to be open, be vulnerable, and to ask and receive help when you need it the most. Having a community that supports you is crucial in creating a life that moves in flow and in the direction, you desire. When you have people in your life who you trust and can hold in confidence, not only do you feel more vibrant and less overwhelmed, but your children do as well.
Growing up in a family of strong, stoic women, I understood very little about asking for help. If you want something done right, you do it yourself – right? Well, what happens when you can’t seem to help yourself and people are not flocking at your door to assist you?
The idea of dating has always been a foreign concept to me. Even before marriage, and a handful of long-term relationships; I never truly subscribed to the whole dating thing. I was what you call a serial monogamist. An instant relationship type of girl. And it wasn’t until recently that I became curious (read: panicked) by the thought that I was now in a different world when it applied to meeting someone new and the rules around spending time with and getting to know said person; and that person getting to know me. All of me…. You know, the me that isn’t always super composed and articulate. Yeah, that me. You probably know someone just like her; and it’s probably you.
We are steadily moving through the Spring season; and even though the weather isn't always on board, we are nevertheless in a period of new beginnings and great opportunities. I find Spring to be the optimal time to re-evaluate, re-engage, and refresh everything in my life that feels a bit stagnant. This typically includes taking a good look at how I'm taking care of my mind and body, which will either be screaming "fix me!" or "I feel great!". Whichever dialog is happening in my body, it's an indication on what I can do to better my self-care regime.
It was a lovely late morning, turned afternoon…we had originally planned to go kayaking on the San Francisco Bay, but decided against it a few days earlier due to the forecasted rain showers. But on the day of the originally planned trip, I received a text which enthusiastically said, “The rain has stopped! Let’s go hiking and have coffee.”. I emphatically exclaimed, “Let’s do it!”, as I was secretly hoping to see him anyway.
The month of March is a special time of the year...This is the time where the seasons change and we take a moment to reevaluate our yearly, quarterly and lifetime goals. In addition, we celebrate National Nutrition Month, which allows us to look more closely at our current health condition and make plans for a more healthy and happier existence. If healthy eating, exercise and mindful living has not been a priority this year, or you are finding it difficult to incorporate it into your busy life; here a 5 tips to inspire you to live a more vibrantly energetic life during National Health Month.
We've all seen it: the company who's employees that are overworked, under-joyed and ready to go with one foot out the door. This of course is not an ideal situation for any company that strives to profit, grow and reach the masses. Even with a plethora of 'perks', companies seem to be losing the grasp on the morale in company culture.