Fulfilling Relationships

How To Deal With Feeling “Let Down”

February 8, 2012
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We have all felt let down by other people at some point in our lives.  I used to struggle with those feelings.  I don’t as much anymore. This is why. Unreasonable. Expectations.  I had them.  And still do.  But in the past, they existed as a by-product of my being alive.  I didn’t know why I had […]

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A World of Relationships

December 13, 2011
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“You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.” ~ Frederick Buechner Variety is the spice of life.  Our […]

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The Futility of Being Passive Aggressive

December 6, 2011
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I know all about being passive aggressive.  I have been guilty of it.  But I do it less often now than I used to.  And almost never intentionally.  Because being passive aggressive has costs, and no benefits.  And because I have a much better choice. Passive aggressiveness:  the what and why. According to the urban […]

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A Path to Forgiveness

November 8, 2011
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Forgiveness seems important.  People who have done it— Gandhi, Oprah, Maya Angelou, and Desmond Tutu—highly recommend it.  But how does one forgive?  What do you do so that a memory no longer ruffles your feathers?  How do you truly let go? For most of my life, I had no idea.  Now, I have one.  It […]

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We Decide How We Want to be Treated

November 1, 2011
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How others treat us is often related to how we treat ourselves.  I had heard this, and versions of it, all my life.  But I never really got it.  I think I do now. A sad approach. For years, I treated myself with subtle disrespect.  In many more ways than I imagined.  And oblivious that […]

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