Have you ever wondered how to raise boys or girls? Although some say that raising different genders may require a different kind of approach, experts in parenting believe that they are relatively the same. Children are children, and they all need to feel loved.
Do you consider yourself a parenting expert? Being a father or mother is a rewarding experience as it is. You won't be perfect like those in the movies or television programs, but you will always be the ideal parent for your children.
Whether you decide to take on a conventional role or the more modern approach in parenting, the choice is all yours. After all, no other parent can be better for your child than you.
Even in our progressive society, statistics show that mothers still usually on much of the work of parenting. Wives and mothers should be given credit not only for taking care of the kids but for raising them to be the best that they can be.
But how do the...
Do you have a friend or family member that is always negative? Are you frustrated with having to always bring the positivity back up into the room after this person enters? While we all have our bad days, perpetually negative people love to bring other people down. In fact, it may seem like it's the only thing that they enjoy.
What should you do when facing a negative coworker, colleague, friend, or even family member? How do you distance yourself from someone who doesn't have a positive bone in their body without being overtly rude or bringing down your positive attitude?
Before anything else, try to listen to their complaints with the utmost compassion. Perhaps they just need someone to talk to. After all, everyone experiences a bad day here and there. But if their negativity becomes habitual, you may need to deal with them.
For example, if you're dealing with toxic people at work, their negativity can sadly be contagious....
Active listening is perhaps the most essential skill you should have if you would like to develop a healthier relationship with others and with yourself.
The difference between active listening and merely just hearing is the difference between a deep, heartfelt connection and a superficial relationship. Active listening means that you are not just hearing the words that are being said, but rather you are attempting to comprehend the intention the manifests them truly. Understanding the purpose then gives you the actual ability to respond more authentically and meaningfully. Being an active listener is essential because it forms the basis of a meaningful relationship. Without active listening in communication, there are not significant responses, and people are merely talking to each other.
Active listening is also the foundational skill of utilizing the wisdom that comes through your higher self to you. You could even say that we PRACTICE this active listening with others, only...
While relationships are, in general, places for delight, love, and intimacy, there is another side that is rarely explored. For some, relationships become spaces where they are shut down emotionally, hardened towards love, and turned cold. There is a constant struggle for people to keep an open mind and an open heart.
Just like no person is perfect, no relationship is perfect. But everyone can try to be more open about how they feel. When you open up your heart to the many possibilities that could happen, that's the only time you learn how to love everything about your partner.
What would life be like if people learned how to be more open to each other instead of shutting down? What would happen if people worked on building a real connection with others instead of being in a relationship just because it is convenient to have someone around?
Open heart meditation is a great tool to use when you want to start connecting to others. It...
You are unboxing "foreplay" from the narrow-sighted, outcome-oriented perspective into one of consistently showing up - for yourself and your partner.
The masculine is many times represented by the straight line, getting from point A to Point B. Both men and women have this within them. It is the part of us that wants to accomplish and wants to achieve. Foreplay is not about doing something because you THINK your partner wants it so that you get something that you THINK that you wish to; it is more about romancing yourself.
It's like having someone ask you to have fun who is not having fun themselves. It just does not work.
Expressing the excitement for being in the moment with someone intimately, not just the leading-up-to energy.
It's about the journey, not the destination. This is the primary point. The entire concept can be answered here. If you are having a self-identified healthy amount of restorative sex, then the idea is how much deeper can that...
This is a question that many people are asking right now. As we shift our individual vibrations, we quickly find ourselves moving in and out of friendships. Some of this is totally natural, and some of this is based on judgment and scarcity. Here are four ideas to consider if you are wanting to build and keep strong relationships.
You will never find someone with the exact mix of views and perspectives that you have. That is impossible because it does not exist, nor is it desirable. We struggle to maintain relationships many times because we hold on to the ideals and judgments of others.
We intended to come here to experience much contrast, not much similarity, such that we will be able to be masters in seeing what, from one perspective, is very different, as ultimately the same thing through the view of love and compassion. i.e. this is the training ground for developing...
This article is intended for those in a relationship that is markedly balanced between masculine and feminine, and likely most useful for those in a monogamous relationship. The article speaks to the masculine in the relationship.
We are very comfortable pouring our creative energy into our work or art, but there is an opportunity for expansion in focusing that same energy into our relationship with the feminine.
We tend to see the date night as 1) a stand-alone event that is separated from the rest of the relationship and that 2) is something that derives its power from the experience, not the sustained feeling of it. This is a problem because it separates things in the bond between two people and attracts in the idea of playing inauthentic roles to each other. It also gives the power away to the experience and is not dynamic nor sustainable (if it is only about WHAT you do on a date night, things will get stale fast, and you will both be looking for...
It may be easy to think that morning meditation is only done by spiritual people. But parents can actually benefit from meditating. With so many things going on in our lives as parents, we end up feeling stressed and worn-out. How many times have we found ourselves at the point of breaking down? Being a parent is very challenging, that’s why it’s important to find a way to take care of our mental and emotional well-being.
Meditation and other mindfulness activities can help to clear your mind and focus on the present. If you’re always worried and anxious, you can try meditating for a few minutes each day. You’ll start to notice that you are able to think more clearly and that you have this sense of calm within you. It’s because meditation can teach you to be mindful of what you’re feeling and thinking of. There are many benefits to mediation, especially for parents.
But first, what is meditation, and how do you do it?