Relationships

-with self-

travel to Dali in your head

travel to Dali in your head

Today we travel to Dali! Sometimes I wake up and want to be in a different place to experience something new. This city is quite beautiful, especially with Lake Erhai in the backdrop. Watch this YouTube video on the city of Dali, in the Province of Yunnan in China!

find the light side in the everyday

find the light side in the everyday

The solar eclipse occurs today, and, in Colorado, we’ll see a partial solar eclipse between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm MST with a max partial eclipse around 12:30 pm. Cool stuff, and, in connection to this eclipse of solar energy, the post today focuses on finding light in...

self love, tangible action to increase it

self love, tangible action to increase it

Earlier this week I interviewed a legend. I've listened to his podcast for years, read some of his books, took a few of his creative courses, and saw him speak a few years ago... so when he extended the invitation recently, on his podcast, to reach out to him for an...

validate yourself

validate yourself

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, validation means the following: to recognize, establish, or illustrate the worthiness or legitimacy of With that in mind, the let's delve further into this topic of validation. We hear alot these days about how we need to...

flex the positive thinking muscle

flex the positive thinking muscle

It's not lost on me how there are more posts in the "relationship with self" category than any other on this blog. It's because I'm introspective and want to always move toward being happier with myself. If you're reading this, you probably want the same. I'm more...

becoming version 2.0 after a breakup

becoming version 2.0 after a breakup

Re-wiring our thought patterns after a breakup is challenging, YET imperative for creating a stronger, "better" version of ourselves. Sometimes we think things like, "I'll go for a walk when I feel better," or "I'll work out when I'm not sad," or "I'll go to the store...

-with others-

how to break free from breadcrumbing in a relationship

how to break free from breadcrumbing in a relationship

Let’s talk about how to break free from breadcrumbing in a relationship. First of all, what is breadcrumbing? Psychology Today says, “Breadcrumbing is a term for stringing someone along with small nuggets of communication—but never fully committing to a relationship.”

helping our young adults live in fullness

helping our young adults live in fullness

This morning another full moon filled our skies— at 1 am MST to be precise. Some of the full moons in 2024 are named Wolf Moon, Hunter's Moon, and Cold Moon... but this one is named Worm Moon... not exactly an inspiring name, if you ask me, but perfect for the topic...

the barbie nominations debate

the barbie nominations debate

It’s hard to miss the controversy surrounding the Oscar nominations this year in regard to the movie, Barbie. Or should I say lack of nominations for lead actress Margo Robbie and director Greta Gerwig. Like many others, I was pissed when I heard the news. How is it...

connect with your cause

connect with your cause

I'm a really private person. Yes, I like to talk with others, but it usually depends on the day, topic, relationship I have with the other person, etc. When I stop and think about it, I'm more reserved than I thought I'd be as an adult, considering I minored in...

black holes (much like toxic relationships) can die

black holes (much like toxic relationships) can die

I'm fascinated by space and, in particular, black holes. When I started working with a therapist, and I talked about my relationship with my ex-love, the visual that came to mind for my therapist was a black hole. I've mentioned this in another post but wanted to...

old habits die hard… or not at all

old habits die hard… or not at all

Hear ye, hear ye! One and all! This is epic what I'm about to tell you. 6 years ago, when my ex-lover and I first got together, we would have a situation where I would text him something sweet like, "have a good day," and sometimes it would take hours before receiving...

-with spirit-

re-ligamenting

re-ligamenting

Recently I re-listened to one of my favorite episodes from the Rob Bell podcast (The Robcast) entitled 900 Ligaments.  It was about how religion shows up for us in different ways. There's Capital Letter Religion: Christianity, Buddhism, etc., and then there's lower...

the kingdom of heaven

the kingdom of heaven

It's amazing, how many different ways there are to interpret what it means to live your best spiritual life. I'm not an expert on religion, other than Christianity, since it's what I was brought up in, but I've always thought it would be interesting to become an...

a sacred space

a sacred space

This image brings a sense of calm. Here at my house, I set up my office/private room to feel, as one of my best friends calls it, "like a warm hug." What a compliment. I just want the space to feel welcoming, safe and cozy... so I think I accomplished the mission....

you are not your thoughts

you are not your thoughts

There can be a lot of struggle with what goes on in our minds, and I'm sure there are many different ways people handle unwanted thoughts. I've always thought it important to be emotionally honest with ourselves and others, and still do, but something shifted in me...

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