Personal Growth

12 Keys to a Successful Relationship

1. Make friendship your number one priority. When you choose friendship with each other it’s easier to navigate through the tough times in your relationship. Get to know each other’s likes dislikes, wishes, dreams, hopes, values. Make a conscious decision to focus on the good qualities of your partner as this will grow your intimacy.

2. View challenges life brings from your wise self. Relationships like individuals go through different stages and challenges that two people must overcome to stay… Continue reading

Reaction vs. Response: How to train your brain to respond and not react

Reactivity is a basic primitive impulse set off by the lower automatic brain to activate the defending and attacking system. Its purpose is for self-preservation and self-protection set off by the Amygdala in responds to threat. The Amygdala is a kind of “alarm bell” that responds to negative stimuli.

When we are triggered, our physiological automatic reaction is set off even before our mind registers we are are reacting. At this point our pre-frontal cortex becomes disengaged. The pre-frontal cortex… Continue reading

Love Relationships: How Our Expectations Can Destroy Our Happiness

Love Relationships: How our expectations can destroy our happinessRelationships can be both painful and fulfilling. We all want to be loved, nurtured and cared for. The most rewarding feeling is the connection we make when we bond deeply with the love of our life. The longer we are in a relationship,

we discover¬† more differences surface and the connection we once experienced fluctuates.Without realizing, we set ourselves up for failure when we place expectations on ourselves, others and… Continue reading

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