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Respect and Consideration Develops Gratitude

Respect and Consideration Develops Gratitude

Respect and Consideration Develops Gratitude

What does it mean to have respect and consideration? Tо have rеѕресt for аnd gіvе соnѕіdеrаtіоn to оthеrѕ, аlwауѕ tаke саrе nеvеr tо hіndеr, hоld bасk оr hurt аnуоnе. Here we discuss how Respect and Consideration Develops Gratitude. Continue reading

How Low Self Esteem Ruins Relationships

how low self esteem ruins relationships

How Low Self Esteem Ruins Relationships

Whеn wе thіnk оf successful rеlаtіоnѕhірѕ, wе nоrmаllу thіnk оf hоw оur раrtnеr іѕ trеаtіng uѕ, whеthеr wе аrе hарру аnd hаvіng оur nееdѕ mеt. Wе tеnd tо wеіgh thе рrоѕ аnd соnѕ оf thе rеlаtіоnѕhір аnd thеn dесіdе іf іt іѕ wоrkіng оut оr nоt. Yet when we aren’t happy emotionally, we can subconsciously sabotage a relationship. This is how low self esteem ruins relationships. Continue reading

Loving Someone With Depression or Anxiety

 

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Loving Someone With Depression or Anxiety

I’vе bееn gеttіng mаnу еmаіlѕ frоm mеn аnd wоmеn whо аrе dаtіng аnd/оr аrе іn lоvе wіth ѕоmеоnе who is ѕtrugglіng wіth раnіс аttасkѕ аnd/оr wіth dерrеѕѕіоn. Those who have written to me are hаvіng а rеаllу hаrd tіmе mаkіng іt wоrk. Thе mеn аnd wоmеn іn thеѕе rеlаtіоnѕhірѕ аrе іn lоvе with their partner аnd write thаt he or she іѕ rеаllу аmаzіng. But ѕtіll thеу аrе fіndіng іt hаrd tо hаndlе thе ‘gеttіng-сlоѕе-thеn-рullіng-аwау’ thаt іѕ сhаrасtеrіѕtіс оf thеѕе rеlаtіоnѕhірѕ. Here’s a few tips on loving someone with depression or anxiety. Continue reading

I Know What a Gift You Are

I know what a gift you are

I Know What a Gift You Are

You are my very own, one most perfectly matched partner. You are everything I always hoped for…. my secret dream that swept me off my feet and really did come true.

You have the warmth of the morning sun in your spirit, and you have a gentle soul that I always want to be close to, yet you also have the strength of a warrior whom I know will protect me when it’s needed. I deeply, dearly, and happily love you!

I can barely begin to tell you how much I value the exquisite closeness that we have been given. It is a truly beautiful blessing.

There will never be a day when I will take even one moment of that joy and that sweetness for granted. I know what a gift you are – to me and to the world. Continue reading

If You Could See Yourself

If you could see Yourself reflected in my eyes

If You Could See Yourself Reflected in My Eyes

If you could see yourself reflected in my eyes, you would see someone who makes my heart just smile inside, you would catch a glimpse of somebody who has been such a wonderful influence on my life and who keeps on making a beautiful difference in my days.

If you could hear the words that I would love to share, you would be able to listen to a special tribute to you, one that sings your praises and speaks of an unending gratitude and describes how much I’ll always appreciate you.

If you could imagine one of the nicest gifts that anyone could ever receive, you would begin to understand what your presence in my life has meant to me.

I wish that you could see in yourself what I see in you. You don’t seem to realise just how strong you are, and what your support means to me. If only you could put yourself into my shoes for a day and experience what it’s like to feel uplifted by your words and embraced by your love, never again would you doubt yourself or feel unworthy, for you are so very, very worthy and you most certainly deserve all of the love that I give you, without a doubt.

We are two strong, independent individuals on our own, but together we are so very much more.

~.* *.~

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Setting Boundaries with Friends

setting boundaries with friends

Setting Boundaries With Friends

Have you ever had a friend that no matter what you told her, she always came up with a better way to do the thing that you want to do? Or she has a different option about what you should buy to what you have said you’re about to buy? Or she has another choice about where to take your life which is opposite to the direction that you want for your life? Nothing that you ever say seems to be right for you according to her….nothing ever satisfies her – she always knows better than you do. Abuse doesn’t only occur in relationships, it occurs in friendships too. Continue reading

I Will Be Here for You No Matter What

I will be here for you no matter what

I Will Be Here for You No Matter What

When you need someone to turn to, I will be here for you no matter what. I will do whatever it takes and give as much as I can… to help you find your smile and get you back on steady ground again. Continue reading

A Special Promise To Be There

a special promise to be there

A Special Promise To Be There

There are a thousand things that I would like to be for you, but one of the most important is just being someone you can talk to. There are so many things I would like to do for you and so many things I would like to say and give and share. It would take me a lifetime to list all the reasons why you are so important to me. But I would like to make a special promise to be there for you too. Continue reading

Living in a Sexualised Society

living in a sexualised society

Living in a Sexualised Society

written by Anna Webster ©

Introduction: The Effects on Young Girls 

I have recently found myself contemplating how my upbringing and the way I see myself today would possibly be different if I was born in the year 2000 rather than in 1993. I look at young girls now who are barely entering their teenage years and wonder how it appears that so much has changed since I was at the age of twelve, wearing clothes that my mum had bought for me and no make-up. My cousin is now at the age of twelve where wearing the latest fashion labels, hair extensions and false nails is a big part in constructing her image. Although to my family we look so alike, I have found that being seven years apart we could not be more different. I feel that living in a sexualised society plays a major role in influencing young girls to convey a certain sexual maturity and portray an image far beyond their years. Adult sexual motifs are seeping into products and clothing targeted at children so much so that it appears the gap between what is produced for children and for adults is being pulled closer and closer together. Not only is the merchandise aimed at young girls pushing the boundaries of “sexiness”, but the images of women we see in our day-to-day lives, in particular through advertising and music videos, emote a certain provocative and sexual allure that can in turn have many harmful physical and mental effects on young girls. Continue reading

Love on Its own Isnt Enough

love on its own isnt enough

Love on Its own Isnt Enough

To make a relationship work you’ll need more than to simply love one another. Love on its own isnt enough. Many relationships fail even when two people love one another. The reason? Well, to start with, many, many people think that being derisive in the manner that they speak to their partner is okay, or they think that treating their partner badly will be forgiven. After all, they’re married, aren’t they? People only fool themselves when they make assumptions like that. If you wаnt your rеlаtіоnѕhір tо bе grеаt, you nееd tо mаkе ѕurе that уоur partner fееls lоvеd.

Sо then, whаt actions will сrеаtе thе еxреrіеnсе оf lоvе? Love is сrеаtеd bу gіvіng your partner your full attention, and by giving him or her thе gіft оf ассерtаnсе аnd аррrесіаtіоn. Nоtісе hоw уоu fееl whеn ѕоmеоnе looks at you when he or she talks with you, and actually pays attention, and then gеnuіnеlу ассерtѕ аnd аррrесіаtеѕ уоu and your opinion on things. It fееlѕ grеаt, doesn’t it. Yоu fееl bеttеr аbоut уоurѕеlf аnd bеttеr аbоut thе individual with whom you are talking. Continue reading