When my husband and I first started living together, our emotional issues often seemed insurmountable. We are both people with considerable amounts of baggage from childhood, albeit stylish and even-distributed baggage that gets lighter every day. We would both say to one another, “I don’t feel like you respect me.” Sometimes this was our own
Dear Ella, I am a 30-year-old artist, living in an artist community, always growing, and always looking for answers to the big questions. How can I better myself, improve my relationships, understand my calling? There is one relationship in particular that has been mutating for the worse recently, and I need an objective point of
Seeking enlightenment is not all yoga, green tea and sitting cross-legged while trying to empty your mind. Personal transformation is, at times, a painful process. Through this pain, we grow. Our ego is destroyed to reveal the connection we have to everything, and then our personality re-emerges as a more loving, integrated and whole individual.
When a person starts to feel they have been giving too much of themselves, or as if they aren’t getting enough in return, they may be giving out of perceived obligation. There’s a big difference between giving because your heart yearns to and giving because you were asked, don’t know how to say no, or
each day we are presented with a new opportunity to express our love. to keep your spouse, partner, lover growing closer to you, it’s important to show them appreciation for their existence. it is true that you get back what you give, so give something positive, hopeful, and honor your bonds to those close to
“…convictions might be more dangerous enemies of the truth than lies.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche “Self-awareness or self-consciousness can lead to the enlarging of consciousness. It can lead to the expansion of control of one’s life. Self-awareness involves the capacity of not only looking back, but also looking ahead. Self-awareness is not only a gift, but