Good relationships require that we show up as our best self.

Being the best? Or giving your best self?

Good relationships require that we show up as our best self. Here is a story that tickles us. For a while Nasrudin worried about each little mistake he had made in his life. Sometimes he would fret out loud over some minor characteristic flaw he had noticed in himself. His wife tried to console him.[…]

No turn signs

Get Ready, Get Set, GO – STOP!

What unexpected times we’re living in! If you’re feeling pulled in two directions, that makes perfect sense. It’s in our DNA to connect. Yet we’re told to stay separate. How can we do both? Most of us are trying in every way we can. Zoom calls. More Zoom calls. Phone calls. Walks at a distance.[…]

Hens cooped up behind a fence, by Dave Sandoval Unsplash

Cooped up at home together

We have been hearing from people: couples, small and large families. And one of the repeating themes is “How can we make our relationships go better during this time?” These are challenging times – for some people very stressful – cooped up together with less privacy and more togetherness than we might be comfortable with.[…]

Image of a sunflower following the sun as metaphor for following a clear intention

What a sunflower can teach us in this time

We’ll begin with an analogy drawn from the wisdom of nature.  Think about the magic of the giant sunflowers. They are totally amazing and beautiful, full of sensitivity and flexibility. They live their lives relating to the sun. In the morning they open their wide-eyed faces to the east and as the day progresses, they[…]

Connect with your heart and with others in challenging times

One global heart

During these challenging times, as you practice distancing yourself, aren’t you actually feeling closer in some ways to others? Like one global heart, one global concern. As disruption turns your life inside out, maintaining strong relationships is what will help in every challenge. It is critical to pause and breathe. By slowing down everything goes[…]