Learning effective communication can feel like mastering a new language. A number of ingrained patterns can make the process especially challenging: • Low Self-Esteem — It is difficult to be in a healthy relationship with someone who has low self-esteem. The person may be so busy wondering what other people think of him/her or feeling […]
Value plays an enormously important role in emotional well being. We feel authentic when we are true to our deepest values, numb when we’re indifferent to them, guilt and shame when we violate them, and utter meaninglessness when we lose touch with them. The significance of value becomes clearer in behavioral language, used as a […]
There is no couple who would not argue, but everyone has a way of dealing with the conflict. It turns out that how we deal with such situations tells a lot about the future of the relationship. Dr. John Gottman, one of the best-known therapists in the US, based on his long-term observations on couples […]
~ Focus on what you can control, not what’s out of your control: be solution-focused, not problem-focused; ~ Use events as learning experiences, the Chinese symbol for crisis is made up of the two symbols for danger plus opportunity: be flexible and open-minded; ~ Alter your perceptions, don’t try to change others. As Epictetus said […]
Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. So, what choice you will make today?