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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

Are your Emotions Controlling your Life?

Are your Emotions Controlling your Life?

“A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure. I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” ~ Oscar Wilde

Do you prefer to live in your mind and control your life through your thinking? If the answer is yes, you are in the majority of the western world.… Continue reading

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