Are we awake yet?

Today marks the third year since my grandpa passed to the spirit world. How fast the time went by. So much has happened since then, in the world, and in my own life. There is no way I could have predicted I would be living these times. Neither did the world. A year ago when I was contemplating the effects of Covid on humanity, I anticipated a shift in our consciousness. Today, a year later, I wonder, are we awake yet? Continue reading

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7 Principles of Successful Relationships – Dr. John Gottmans

1. Enhance your love maps –

You know all of your partner’s relevant information, from life dreams to favourite movies, as a best friend would.

2. Nurture fondness and admiration

You have a positive view and deep appreciation of your partner, and express it.

3. Turn toward your partner instead of away during times of stress

“You want your partner to be that confidante” Gover says.

4. Let your partner influence you

You shouldn’t make important life decisions autonomously, as a single person would.

5. Solve your solvable problems

All couples have solvable and perpetual problems, but long-term couples solve those they can and understand there will always be perpetual problems.

6. Overcome gridlock

What often underlies perpetual problems are unfulfilled dreams. Talk about those dreams with the goal of making peace with the problem.

7. Create shared meaning

Develop the big and small rituals that help build the bond with your partner. Rituals range from hosting an annual party to having coffee together in the morning.

A lesson to learn – March

Corona 1 Year Anniversary

Photo by Edwin Hooper

It’s been one year since the life we once knew, is no longer, and the life we know today seems unrecognizable. To be honest, we still don’t know exactly what life is supposed to be like. The uncertainty is still dominant, the fears and the instability, the losses and grief, the disappointments and the frustrations; they are all still here. Continue reading

Creepy Message

It is mind boggling to me at times, when people message you out of no where, with the pretense that they are asking about your well-being. Meanwhile, you haven’t spoken in ages. Regardless of the reasons as to why the connections were severed and without putting any consideration to who stopped talking first, it still is creepy when you get a text message saying: “Hello beautiful, how are you doing? What have you been up to?” Ladies do you feel me? Continue reading