In the spirit of ending Valentine’s Week, I wanted to share my stance on love, and particularly, self-love. I’ve written a lot about love over the years, and I’ve talked extensively about self-love, too. Like any relationship, my own practice of self-love has evolved over time, it’s ebbed and flowed, and I’ve learned so much about what it really, truly means to love yourself.
At the risk of starting to sound like a broken record, I write to you all on the heels of another very difficult week. I yet again had other plans for what I was going to say to you guys, but yet again felt called to scrap it based on the events playing out in front of us.
We all have or have had people in our lives who try to control us. We can not control anything in life but ourselves. Likewise, we never have to be at the mercy of someone else trying to control us. Here are four techniques that I have been using for decades to free myself from controlling people:
We all have relationships that can be difficult. It is especially hard to heal from unhealthy relationships with people who are very close to us such as family members. Here are four things to remember that will help you detoxify from dysfunctional relationships:
If you were to ask me what I think one of life’s biggest lessons is, I would without hesitation say, relationships. If you stop and think about it, relationships infiltrate every single part of our lives. How we relate to our partners, our spouses, friends, family, colleagues, strangers, the environment, animals, and ourselves affects our lives in some way shape or form. Basically, relationships are everything, and if we want to live the very best life we can, it’s important to know the ins and outs of cultivating healthy, meaningful relationships.
Last week’s blog discussed a very personal and emotional topic: tragedy and grief. Though it’s never easy to talk about difficult moments, I learned so much from opening up in this way. In the moments since I shared something so personal, I’ve learned the great value and power of vulnerability. To be honest, I have a history of vulnerability avoidance, which might sound a little strange to you.
I recently received a few requests to talk about heartache, heartbreak, and maneuvering through break-ups. I sat on these requests for a while, and probably have avoided delving too much into romantic relationship content, mostly because I feel like this is an area in my life that I’m still working through and figuring out. But that is life, isn’t it!
Whenever I begin to write my blogs, I silently ask myself what would be the most useful and helpful for the people who will read it. I then think about my life: the main themes, challenges, and lessons that have been popping up. Of course, current events also undoubtedly influences our lives day in and day out. With that being said, this week I got the hit that we could all use a self-love boost.
We all want to know ways that we can improve our romantic relationships, no matter if you’re happily married or single. Romantic love can bring up so many fearful and sabotaging emotions, so this week we are going to talk about how you can break through your own blocks to create a healthy, romantic love life. Oh la, la, exciting yes? Check out these tips below: