What do ALL MEN have in common? Consider for a moment all the people who label themselves men. Tall short, beefy lean, playful serious, emotional stoic, flexible rigid, devoted wild, wise fool. Is there something that all men have at their core… that is an aspect you must deal with in any relationship or interaction […]
Do you feel like love is confusing? Both finding it and being with it? Do you sometimes feel like you have to be someone else to be lovable? Honestly, I’m a pretty smart woman, and I function really well in a lot of areas. And sometimes loving someone (or not finding romantic love) can be […]
Are you tired of watching other people connect and build relationships while you hold yourself back? I know I was. Time after time, I’d see people joke, laugh, and feel rejuvenated by the friendships and love they built. I felt so awkward. So out of place. I tried so hard, but I never seemed to […]
Encased in a shell, or locked inside the walls of an emotional castle, who gets to know who we really are? NO ONE! NOT EVEN OURSELVES! And that is terribly sad to me. I want to know who you really are… and to know who I really am… and to know who we are in relationship to one another.
Are you ready for Saturday? We can hardly wait! http://www.thrivingnow.com/mar-intensive It’s been fun seeing so many of you sign up! Some of you asked for details, and luckily, we have them for you (we were waiting until we had everyone confirmed before we announced the line up)! Money and Relationship Virtual Intensive: We’ll be starting […]
My father drank to cope. His way of coping cut me and my brothers and sister off from the best parts of him. He coped with life’s many challenges using alcohol and food and inappropriate sex and purchases and power over people. He never was unable to have an emotionally vulnerable conversation with any of us eight kids.
Guilt and shame producing phrases echo through many people’s childhood. Parents, teachers, grandparents, siblings, even complete strangers use those words, and others repeat them. Those phrases are used because they work… at least in the short run. They are great way to “cope” with and manage children. Here’s why…