Relationships

Feelings are between you and you

What you’re feeling is between you and you

(I facilitate a wonderful group called the Life Alignment Program. An excellent question came up from one of the members and I decided to share my response here.)  The question: “Isn’t the point to express feelings, whenever and wherever, in order to be transparent and authentic?” Communicating about your emotional world to those around you

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The scourge of blame

A plane is shot down with hundreds of lives lost, thousands more forever changed. Boys playing on the beach are bombed into unrecognizability. The finger-pointing begins, warships are on alert. Tremendous energy is used up in an age-old human practice: Blame. Blame’s favorite sibling is, of course, being right. As in: I am so sure

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A note about control to those in intimate relationships…

If you’ve read my previous posts about control (parts One, Two, Three, and Four), you’ll notice my bottom line on the subject: There really isn’t much we have control over. The list is short: Where we place our attention; the behaviors (including the words) that we choose; our intentions. I used to spend a lot

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Third key to conscious communication: Speaking the truth

People have reasons for not telling the truth. Good ones, even. Reasons like: It’s not that big of a deal. It’s not a good time. It’s inconvenient. White lies keep relationships oiled and running smoothly. You won’t like it. It will hurt your feelings. It’s good to keep some things to yourself; it helps the

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