Communication/Relationships

People who know me would most likely describe me as "real", but I prefer to think of myself as transparent.
Man Acting in Secrecy
In a culture of cell phones, text messages, Facebook, tweets and instagrams, the definitions of privacy and secrecy are challenged and at times blurred.

You read my emails?
Two People Holding Hands in Shadows
“Sometimes things are so bad that I have to laugh so that I don't cry.” David Deida
 
As fas as I can figure, there is no miracle cure for fixing relationships.
Senior Couple Relaxing at Home
Here you are, proud and loving parents of a child leaving the nest. As you encourage your child towards an exciting future, naturally you may begin to wonder with trepidation what awaits you at home.
Upset Woman and Guilty Man
While almost everyone working with couples and every self-help book underscores communication as central to any good relationship, there are times when the last thing that brings a couple together is
Dad and Daughter at Car Show
I saw recently that Mitch Albom wrote one last column for his mother, who passed away just weeks ago at the age of 84.
Romantic Couple Talking in front of Fireplace
Our relationships are the most valuable things we have. They are the gold that helps make life worth living.
 
Godafoss River and Waterfall
Recently I had a wake-up call that took me completely by surprise and led me in even more astonishing directions.
man in bed worrying
If you are human, you know about worry. Worry is the state of negative thinking we engage in when we are faced with a real or anticipated threat.
woman consoling female friend
It's mind-boggling how much information you can hold within your mind over the course of your lifetime. It's even more titillating to consider just how much more wisdom you have yet to learn.

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