Category: Relationships

Trust Is Not Earned Or Given, It Is Let Go

Trust isn’t something other people earn from us. Like forgiveness, trust comes from within. Trust means letting go of the fear of being hurt. It means putting the ego aside and accepting people’s presence no matter what they’ve done in the past. Trust and forgiveness go hand-in-hand. They are mere words to describe the same unsettling …

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Will You Be Your Valentine?

Whether you’re a an avid fan or despise the upcoming holiday, Valentine’s Day is coming. And that means two things: chocolate and depression. Many people are excited that for one day in February it is totally excusable to overdose on candy and sugar (so long as it’s heart-shaped). Then there’s those who abhor the color red …

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Christmas Is Bigger Than Christ

Christmas is a very special religious holiday where Christians all around the world celebrate the birth of Christ. But I’m here to tell you, Christmas is so much bigger than that. I grew up Catholic, so I once devoted myself to Christ and fully experienced the mystery and magic of Advent. It was lovely to grow …

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What You Say About Others Says A Lot About You

Gossip is the least intelligent form of modern-day communication. One of my favorite quotes that summarizes this concept was spoken by Eleanor Roosevelt: “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” This couldn’t be more true. When we say negative things about someone, we display more of our true character than theirs. We expose …

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Do You Ask To Understand Or Argue?

There is a saying I learned awhile back that changed my communication strategy forever: “The one who asks the questions controls the conversation.” This means that in order to lead a conversation (or take control over a conversation), ask purposeful questions. The other person will answer, which will give you the information you need to guide the conversation …

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10 Ways To Show Someone You Care

It is important to show people that we care about them. Specifically, it is important to show our dearest friends and family that we love and appreciate them. As we settle in our life routine, we easily forget that relationships take work. In order to have the closeness and connection that we humans desire, we must be proactive …

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