One of the most common blocks to emotional healing that my clients experience is forgiveness, a lack thereof. Some believe that reconciliation and forgiveness are synonyms; others struggle to see the “fairness” in forgiveness without remorse from the offender.
Marriage is an investment, and like every worthwhile investment, it requires time, intention, and sacrifice. Committed relationships are "practice" for marriage (if you do them right) and premarital counseling, well, let's say it's the gateway. Think of premarital counseling as the "nurse" to your existing relationship and the "check-in appointment" to prepare for your future investment.
Around this time of year it’s 100% necessary that you clearly define and maintain your limits. In other words, you make it clear to yourself and those around you what you will and will not allow into your mental and physical space. Because if you don’t, your mind and body will tell you so. The season will feel pointless, balance will seem non existent, and anxiety will be at an all time high.
If this sounds like you or someone you know well, here’s an idea that may help...
Let’s face it… it’s inevitable. There is no escaping it. Conflict can show up nearly everywhere and without warning. Life is much easier and home feels more secure when you know how to resolve it in a way that doesn't end up in ongoing tension and leaves you both feeling stuck.
Some disagreements may seem trivial but too many of them resolved uneffectively can definitely have a BIG impact and disrupt your vibe.
Apply these 5 steps and make a conscious decision to handle conflict in your space with genuineness, skill and love.
“There are many types of __________, but there’s room for us all. “
Go ahead, you fill in the blank.
What is in your heart to do but you have not yet acted on it because of fear that you won't thrive because others are already taking up space and doing it?
This simple yet powerful affirmation above sheds light on the reality of being able to do your own thing with boldness and grace no matter who else is “already” doing it too. But in a world of never-ending chaos and competition, it can be easy to lose sight of this certainty and experience ongoing fear and doubt.
One day I was speaking to a beautiful, intelligent person (BIP) who happened to be an accountant. She shared her dream of opening the next minority owned accounting firm in the city. Her fear?
Hey! So, I’d like to briefly answer a question that I get quite often from dating and committed couples…
“Should we go to counseling even if we are not married?”
Well, I'm here to tell you that it definitely has its GAINS and a variety of BENEFITS! For some reason many of us programmed to believe that couples counseling is only beneficial for married, seasonedcouples and that’s definitely not true.