Healthy Friends

Those we spend our time with have an enormous impact on us. Ideally, it’s best to seek companionship with people who add to our sense of well-being. Some people immediately lift us up while others bring our energy down. If we feel judged by someone or find...

Clear Communication

Clear communication enhances relationships, while careless expression can cause misunderstandings. It’s important with verbal communication and even more so with shorthand communication such as text and email. When we’re overly terse or vague, others read...

Reality Rules

What’s going on in our world right now is exactly as it should be. How do we know? Because it’s what’s happening. Reality rules. When we resist what is, we suffer. Accepting it expands rather than restricts our consciousness, and helps us understand...

Perspective Unknown

Since our upbringing and programming vary so widely, it’s almost impossible to accurately interpret others’ behavior. What we might perceive as a terse response could be nothing more than their attempt at efficient communication. Poor social grace or lack...

How We Respond Matters

We all have ups and downs, but it’s our interpretation and response to what happens that determines the way we experience it. The very same events can have drastically different impacts on different people, depending on their narrative. Because reality is a...

Judgments Are Mirrors

Characteristics we appreciate in others are usually ones we also have or aspire to. Our negative judgments generally reveal our unconsciously disowned shortcomings. If we go within and earnestly investigate to see how we exhibit the same behavior, we’ll find it....