In honor of Mother’s Day, one of the best gifts you can give your mother is the gift of your accurate perception of her. So often when it comes to our mothers, we tend to do one of two things . . . either put her up on a throne or pedestal or blame her for everything that’s wrong with our lives. She is either canonized or villainized, neither of which help us to have authentic relationships with our mothers.
The CHANGING Woman Maturation is the growth and development of each person on life’s journey. The process is different for each person, yet there are some universal commonalities. We grow, experience life,learn and change. Here we focus on two stages of “Everywoman’s” life as she grows into the more mature stages as we know them in our times. “With each stroke of the Brush, an original New Shade of Color is Invented”
It’s hard but it happens. And it hurts. You love someone who may have loved you once upon a time; or You love someone who acted like there was a possibility of love in return, but now there’s not; or You love someone who simply doesn’t feel the same way and isn’t going to feel the same way, ever; or
DEEPER INTIMACY Just before spring The rains have begun in earnest and the soaked earth is offering up succulent new green things daily. Today, it’s sorrel, rosemary, mint irises and daffodils. The fecund earth is like an age defying Dakini, generous, brimming with life force, and boundless creative energy. By contrast, I have withdrawn into a small, critical place where I am sustaining myself on a thin soup of self-doubt.
Not sure you can survive another wedding season single? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the number of embossed invitations celebrating another happy couple’s love? Oh good, you have to buy another unflattering satin bridesmaid dress... Ready to pull out your hair yet? Yeah, us too. If you’re feeling like you might not make it through another season of weddings full of love and toasts, we have a few suggestions for how to keep it fun and keep your sanity.
It’s straight out of Twilight or a show on HBO. Just like the sexy vampire of fiction, the narcissist is alluring, devastatingly attractive, and deadly. Cue scary music. You spot him across the crowded room. He’s hard to miss because he’s good looking and a bevy of beautiful women surround him, hanging on his every word. You work up the courage to approach him and you barely have to speak a word before he takes the lead in the conversation, letting you know of his many accomplishments and world experiences.
When things don't work out between you and the person you married, you suffer internally, agonizing over a new life without each other, reminiscing about the way he once made you feel. Then, it hits you: what about your children? What happens to them?
When you're trying to build- or rebuild- trust in your love relationship or marriage, how far should you have to go? Is there a way to be transparent enough so that your partner won't spy? If your partner is jealous no matter what you do, what steps can you take to improve the situation?