Long Lasting Love

Tweet The other day there was an article in the Daily Mail about a couple who’ve been together more than 80 years. In that time, they’ve barely spent a day apart and they say they wouldn’t have it any other way. That’s the kind of fairy tale, once upon a time to happily ever after […]

A Self-Sustaining Core

Tweet In order to survive the worst a relationships–or lack of relationship–can throw at you, you need one thing above all else: A self-sustaining core. By that I mean you have to know yourself well enough to understand that things will be okay, that they’ll get better, and that, despite what your negative self may […]

Groundhog Day!

Tweet Back in 1993, there was a little film called Groundhog Day. In it, Bill Murray plays Phil, a weatherman sent to good old Punxsutawney, PA, to cover the festivities. He’s none too happy about it and just wants to get it over with and go home… but finds himself living the same day over […]

The World on Your Shoulders

Tweet Looking at our interactions with ourselves and others we’re faced with two concepts again and again, the two Big Rs of relationships: Response and Responsibility. Both can be active or passive, positive or negative, and we have control over both. At least to some extent. Response When something happens, we inevitable respond. Sometimes those […]

5 Ways to Deal With Your Negative Self

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series The Negative Self

Tweet Once you’re aware how you’re being influenced by aspects of your negative self, especially the fear it uses to hold you back, you can begin to deal with it. There are a number of ways to deal with your negative self. Some will be more effective for you than others, and not all are […]

Some words to live by…

Tweet “After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul, and you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning and company doesn’t mean security, and you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises, and you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and […]

On Flirting

Tweet Once upon a time, I was an incurable flirt. It was after high school, not too terribly far into my college career. I’d finally gotten comfortable enough with myself that I could be comfortable with others. I also discovered that, hey, I’m not an unlikable troll–some women respond positively to interaction with me! (Yeah, […]

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