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How to Know When You Are in an Unhealthy Relationship

“Seasons change. Change is good.” Who seeks to be in an unhealthy relationship?  No one does!  An unhealthy relationship can hamper your personal growth, isolate you from friends and family, and just negatively affect your quality of life.  While in an unhealthy relationship, you likely will be making choices to do things that are not […]

Ways to Prevent an Unhealthy Relationship

  “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  —  Benjamin Franklin  You meet someone you describe as the love of your life.  Instantly there is chemistry.  Butterflies.  Time flies when you’re together.  You long for him when he’s away.  It is a beautiful beginning. And then little by little things begin to […]

Are You in an Unhealthy Relationship?

“Love is a many-splendored thing.” When starting a relationship,  the goal of the two involved is to experience happiness and bliss, right?  I don’t think any one goes into a relationship aiming for failure or charting a course towards disaster.  Falling in love and being in love makes you light as a feather. You have the […]

“Love you!”

From time to time when ending conversations I say, “Love you!”  And of course, this happens when I have a conversation with people I consider to be — loved ones.  This practice wasn’t something that I commonly did.  It was something that kind of grew on me. I recall speaking on the phone to a relative.  When the […]

Accepting Responsibility

Some time ago I had a talk with my daughter about “accepting responsibilty”. You see, she had engaged in some behaviors that simply were not becoming. I had to confront her about it. And as usual, she said to me, “But she did this, and he said that, and they made me do it”. Oh […]

Who’s In Your Circle?

My Brother very often says, “If you’re the smartest person in your circle, it’s time to make a shift.”  I enjoy having conversations with him because he shares information that provokes thought. I like that! The point that he makes with that comment speaks to how we can learn from others as well as how we can teach […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

My Mother used to say to me, “pray for wings and feathers will grow”. It was her way of telling me to be encouraged, to have faith, to believe. There were many times as a young girl that I just did not make the connection. I remember asking, “Why are you telling me this?” And […]