Be a Space for Your Partner to Open Up & Grow

Often when we’re in relationship, we’re in it for ourselves.  We see our partner as someone whose job it is to fulfill our every need.  And when things aren’t working out the way we would like them to, we expect the other person to change, to come more into alignment with what we imagine the … Continue reading Be a Space for Your Partner to Open Up & Grow

The School of Life

During times of difficulty people will often tell us that everything happens for a reason. And whether or not everything is purposefully imbued with reason, we can choose to see purpose within it. When we’re faced with challenges we have a choice to see those challenges as unfortunate dilemmas or as opportunities for personal growth. … Continue reading The School of Life

Dealing with Difficulties in Relationships

When it comes to romantic relationships one of the most common fantasies we have is that we’re going to find our perfect partner and live happily ever after.  We imagine a relationship in which everything runs smoothly, where there is no conflict, no agitation, no disappointment.  We imagine that every moment spent with our partner … Continue reading Dealing with Difficulties in Relationships

From Loneliness to Aloneness

If you ever feel lonely, know that you’re not alone.  Loneliness is so prevalent it would seem as if it’s an inescapable human condition.  But what exactly is loneliness?  Where does it arise from and how is it overcome?  Loneliness is a deep pervading, and often unshakable feeling, a sense of disconnectedness, a craving for affection and companionship.    Loneliness is an overwhelming … Continue reading From Loneliness to Aloneness