3 Easy Ways to Improve Any Relationship

So often in life we struggle with having harmony in our relationships.  More than once I have found myself arguing with people only to realize later how unnecessary the argument truly was. I found myself getting defensive, irritated, assuming the worst about other people’s intentions towards me. I was creating an enemy out people who probably were only trying to help me solve a common problem, or do the best they could under the circumstances. Unfortunately, I let my fear get the best of me and I didn’t take the time to see the bigger picture. These situations happen in every kind of environment, at work, with friends, loved ones, and even strangers.  So I began to ask myself how to avoid the stress of these types of relationship difficulties, because I found they were creating stress, tension, and unhappiness in my life. I came up with the following answers I would like to share with you. Also, as I am always looking for more ways to improve my relationships I would love to hear your ideas in the comments below. 1. Try to Understand Where the Other Person is Coming From This is one of the best ways to … Continue reading

5 Great Tips to Let Go of What’s Holding You Back

Letting go is one of the biggest lessons we are continually learning in our lives.  I have found myself working on this in a huge way recently.  In the last few years I have quit my profession as a theatre professor and director, moved back home to take care of my father who has Alzheimer’s, and am in the process of starting a new business.  Everyday is filled with unpredictability, change, and loss.  What I have come to witness is my intense need to hold on, to control, to find normalcy in a sea of uncertainty.  But as they say, “what we resist, persists”.  So I have begun to practice surrender.  Letting go is just that-surrender.  We forget how good surrender feels and how liberating it can be. Alzheimer’s I think is the greatest lesson.  It is a slow, monumental, and surprisingly abrupt decay.  What was true yesterday is no longer true tomorrow.  Patience is required on every level.  You can’t take life one day at a time, not even one hour at a time, but you must take it one moment, one second at a time. When you slow down and really face each moment something miraculous happens, your … Continue reading