Resentment

Resentment is a feeling we conjure, reinforce and suffer from all by ourselves. “She bore bitter feelings of resentment toward her ex-husband.” “He’s filled with resentment at his boss.” It’s clear that resentment is a toxic emotion...

Real Love

There’s one kind of love that makes all other types of love possible: Self-love. Until we love ourselves we can’t truly love others. In fact, most of our problems with others stem from issues we have with ourselves because we project our fears,...

Love Is In the Air

Valentine’s Day is an occasion for lovers to celebrate their partners with cards expressing their feelings, flowers, chocolates and special meals. But it’s also a marvelous opportunity to celebrate love more broadly. We can make it a special day to connect...

What We Know

“True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.” Socrates.  We’re aware of only a tiny slice of life. Within that fragment, we perceive mostly what fits into our belief system. We get irritated by what we believe is happening according to...

What Is Love?

Love is a concept that expresses a bundle of ideas. Many of the nuances relate to kindness, care and acceptance. When we truly love someone, our tolerance expands. Rather than wanting them to be what we want them to be, we want them to be authentically themselves. In...

Love

Real love is unconditional and is given without expectation of anything in return. If we want something in exchange for our love, it’s more like a trade. Of course, we want our beloved to show their love for us too, but it’s not a requirement when love is...