Archive for the ‘Relationships’ Category


I Love Me First – I Love You Second

The title may sound very selfish to some, but selfish is good when you consider the fact that it is impossible to love another, if you don’t love yourself first!
Makes you think, doesn’t it?
I just had an interesting conversation with a friend about love, romance, companionship and relationships in general. Being in the self-discovery and [...]


A Smile – The Best Indicator of Self-Love

Last year, on Valentine’s Day, I wrote about the fact  that I didn’t like this “Special Day”. As a divorced single mom, I don’t think I have to go through the background information to explain why that was so. Valentine’s Day being a day for couples, I was simply not interested.
Since I had already started on [...]


When I grow up, I want to be Happy.

John Lennon: “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t [...]


More on the bucket. Keeping and adding to your energy levels.

What a simple concept -
There are 3 things that can happen to your energy levels:
They go up, they go down or they stay the same.
Good: Maintaining the energy levels constant.
Even better: Increasing the energy levels, refueling, filling the bucket.
Not so good: Decreasing levels of energy, draining the energy, emptying the bucket.
So which do you want [...]


Being who I really am.

Today, my family celebrated a special occasion. The baptism of the newest member of our family, my nephew.
It was a unique day for me as I became Godmother for the very first time. I take this role very seriously and I extend it to my niece as well, just as I value my responsibility as a [...]


That is your opinion…

and that is perfectly fine with me!

Take out your Journal Peeps!! If you have received judgement, criticism or just someone’s opinion you are not too comfortable with, this is the time to write and make peace.
What do you make peace with?
Whatever it is that you are not comfortable with!

Can it be that the person’s opinion [...]


Would you walk a mile in my shoes?

If I told you all about my life, including the good times and the bad times, the public info and the more intimate stories, about my routine, my work, my business aspirations, my struggles, my worries, what brings me happiness and what still frustrates or upsets me, and everything else that makes me who and what I [...]


Before you criticized, if you would just listen…

I am writing this article immediately following my Coaching class. In the past few classes, we have been discussing the importance of Listening and how it affects our relationships (coach/client, husband/wife, parent/child or friendships in general). Listening is often taken for granted… Let me guide you to a whole new way of understanding what Listening [...]


I Criticize, I want what’s best for you…

This is a thought-expression that comes to me from my mother.
I see myself “saying” the same thing to my daughter… and this makes me wonder if I am doing the right thing.
I often felt put down by my mother when she told me she was unhappy with me. It may have been something I had done or [...]


Turning the page for better opportunities ahead

No matter what has happened in the past, turning the page is getting a blank one ready to fill with new experiences ahead.

This time, I may have learned my lesson or not, I may be ready to tackle bigger challenges or not yet, I may have dealt with the emotions completely or may still have [...]