How to Heal Yourself Without Waiting for That Apology You Always Longed For

How to Heal Yourself Without Waiting for That Apology You Always Longed For

You know that feeling of desperately wanting the other person to apologize. To admit what they did wrong and understand how they have hurt you. To see your side of things, change their opinion and agree with you. Because if they did, the pain and obsessive thinking would stop. The heartache/rage/regret would go. You would feel better and finally have some peace. Except, they don’t seem to get it. And you’re tired.  (more…)

How to Compromise in a Relationship – 7 Things to Consider

How to Compromise in a Relationship – 7 Things to Consider

I didn’t know how to compromise in a relationship and it led to divorce. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t the only thing that contributed to the demise of my first marriage. But, it was a big part of it. I have since learned how important true partnership is. In my current marriage, we prioritize collaboration so both of us feel loved and valued. Allow me to share an example … (more…)

5 Ways To Practice Mindfulness And Gratitude This Thanksgiving – Originally Published on Zeel

5 Ways To Practice Mindfulness And Gratitude This Thanksgiving – Originally Published on Zeel

We’ve all been there. You’ve adjusted your diet and exercise all week to allow for a second helping of turkey and sweet potato pie. You’ve tied up loose ends at work (and the rest can wait until Monday). The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has transitioned into your favorite football rivalry. You’re happy to be reunited with your family and you’re ready to dig in to the meal you’ve toiled over cooking the entire previous day. And suddenly it happens: “Surprised your job search is taking so long given the economy.” “How’s Bob/Susan/Steve (three years after you broke up)?” (more…)