Rainbow after the Storm

Everyone has challenges.  It might be with a significant other, at work, health, money, etc.  It will help you to see these challenges as something positive.  I know, in the moment it is difficult to see.  However, afterwards life can seem so wonderful and sweeter if you have faced “the storm.”  You appreciate what youContinue reading “Rainbow after the Storm”

Online Dating and Staying Safe

Here are some strategies I have used when online dating.  Let your family or a friend know where you are going and who you are meeting.  Give them a time that you expect to be home and call them periodically to keep them updated.  Share the other person’s contact information as well. Keep the person’sContinue reading “Online Dating and Staying Safe”

Why learn about other cultures?

We live in a Global Village.  What does that mean?  We have the incredible opportunity to see what is going on in the world.  This includes both wonderful and heart breaking events.  In all aspects of our lives, we come into contact with people from different walks of life.  We are a diverse community.  ItContinue reading “Why learn about other cultures?”

How are relationships like a sailboat?

I love to watch sailboats.  They glide and bob across and over the water with such grace.  They rely on the elements to move and without a strong wind, they are helpless to propel forward.  To be a sailor takes ingenuity and practice.  Just like in a relationship.  Both require the ability to move backContinue reading “How are relationships like a sailboat?”

The Power of Eye Contact

Showing eye contact is a critical part of communicating with others.  It builds trust which is a key element in a strong foundation for relationships.  It shows them that you value them enough to pay attention to them when they are speaking.  If you don’t look at the person you are speaking with, they mayContinue reading “The Power of Eye Contact”