10 QUALITIES of EFFECTIVE RELATIONSHIPS: HOW TO IMPROVE YOURS

All relationships can be improved Here are 10 qualities of effective relationships.Choose a relationship you want to improveand then decide which of the following qualitiesthat particular relationship needs to make it better.Start with that quality and give it your best effort.1. Do for the other person what you would likethat person to do for you.This is the Golden Rule of Relationships. It works.It overcomes obstacles and conflicts and creates miracles.2. Let go of all expectations.Expectations kill relationships. Don’t keep reminding the other person what you “expect”them to do. Let love be what motivates them to act.3. Love unconditionally.Let the other … Continue reading 10 QUALITIES of EFFECTIVE RELATIONSHIPS: HOW TO IMPROVE YOURS

5 KEYS TO A HAPPY, FULFILLED LIFE

Everyone wants a happy, fulfilled life.But how do you achieve it?How do you make it happen?I have one answer to this question. It’s one answer based on my experience in working with people for many yearsas a former college professor and alicensed mental health counselor.It’s not the only answer, of course,but it’s the one answer I found that makes a positive difference in people’s lives.It not only works, it’s based on solid research.THE 5 KEYS TO A HAPPY, FULFILLED LIFE(Please note that Creative Expressionis the heart of each Key.)(1) PERSONAL GROWTHANYTHING you can do to keep LEARNINGand GROWING as a … Continue reading 5 KEYS TO A HAPPY, FULFILLED LIFE

THE LION KING SAYS A LOT ABOUT LIFE

The Lion Kinghas been on my bucket listfor a long, long time.Good news.Tomorrow we go to Sarasotato enjoy the stage production.At long last.What a thrill it will be.The Lion Kingsays so much about Family Relationships,about Social Class,about Moral Principlesabout Good Triumphing Over Evil.It’s one of the good ones out there.I still have many more itemson my bucket list,but what a joy it will beto cross this one offand live with the memories. Continue reading THE LION KING SAYS A LOT ABOUT LIFE

THREE KEY WORDS THAT DEFINE A FIRST-CLASS RELATIONSHIP

Blue-ribbon, first-class relationships don’t just happen. They require attention. Here are three words that are always a part of every effective relationship. People often give lip-service to these three words, but living them is a different story. If nothing else, they’re good reminders. LOVE Anyone can say, “I love you.” But saying it isn’t enough. ACTIVE LOVE is the foundation of a rock-solid relationship, showing the other person on a REGULAR BASIS that you love her/him. Love is never, ever taken for granted. You make a CONSISTENT EFFORT to SHOW your love by doing all the little things that DEMONSTRATE … Continue reading THREE KEY WORDS THAT DEFINE A FIRST-CLASS RELATIONSHIP

FEELING WORTHWHILE IS THE KEY TO LOVING OTHERS

Do you view yourself as worthwhile?Feeling worthwhile is often the crucial differencebetween success and failure.It’s often the difference between relationshipsthat connect well and those that don’t.Feeling lovable,feeling like you have worth,caring enough about yourselfto take good care of yourself,emotionally and physically,is the key ingredientin developing a strong, lovingrelationship with another person.To feel worthwhileis to believe you havepositive qualities and strengthsthat others need and want.To feel worthwhileis to believe you havesomething positive to give others.Love is energyand loving yourself is yourbasic energy source.The stronger this source,the more love-energy you haveto share with others.The deeper your love for self,the deeper your love … Continue reading FEELING WORTHWHILE IS THE KEY TO LOVING OTHERS

MAY YOU BE BLESSED WITH AN ANAM CARA – SOULMATE

ANAM CARAis a beautiful ancient Celtic phrasewhich loosely translates as”SOULMATE.”ANAM is the Irish Gaelic word forSOUL.CARA is the Irish Gaelic word forFRIEND.Thus, the literal meaning is”SOUL FRIEND.”This is a very special relationshipbetween two people, such aslover, friend, family member,teacher, or spiritual guide.ANAM CARA is a Celtic philosophyand Irish belief that two souls withthis unique relationship are strongertogether than they are apart.”Two are better than one.”An ANAM CARA is the SOULMATE withwhom you can share your deepest hopesand dreams and the intimacies of your life.When you are blessed with an ANAM CARA,you have arrived at a most sacred place,a sense of … Continue reading MAY YOU BE BLESSED WITH AN ANAM CARA – SOULMATE

EIGHT WAYS TO A HAPPY, HEALTHY LIFE IN 2019

BE P-O-S-I-T-I-V-E P = PRIORITIZE. Take the time to list the things you would like to do in 2019, things that are really important to you. Be realistic. Be practical. Then prioritize your list and put the items in the order of importance to you. Work on one or two at a time so you don’t become overwhelmed. It’s gratifying to accomplish things you want to get done. O = OFFER Make a consistent effort to offer your help to people or communinity/religious organizations that need your assistance. Enjoy the opportunity to give of your time and talents to others, … Continue reading EIGHT WAYS TO A HAPPY, HEALTHY LIFE IN 2019