I have counseled so many people that are normally outgoing, loving, supportive, wonderful souls, but sometimes these souls are so giving they give themselves away. They forget to protect themselves in the process. Have you ever had this presence of an emotional vampire in your life? This can happen in a love relationship or a friendship, or with a family member.
Is their needs all that count, but yours never ever do? Love is not love, and friendship is not friendship, if you put aside yourself on a daily basis. This is what we have to remind ourselves of on a continual basis. Sure, relationships are give and take, but when they seem to take and take, and there is no giving, something is off. Read the rest of this entry »
I have a friend that is going through the challenging process of watching her aging mom dwindle away. Her mother is losing her memory and the ability to take care of herself the way she used to. So, I try to help when I can. For most of us it’s an issue that we will all most likely face one day.
The spiritual connection to our parents is often a relationship with a history that is very complex. Not everyone has a wonderful, loving relationship with their parents, right? Those of us who do, should never take it for granted. We are truly blessed. Read the rest of this entry »
People in dead-end relationships are not only stuck in a rut, but they are actually resisting and blocking their own growth.
But, somehow we seem to perceive that having a ‘special connection’ with someone means they are ‘The One’.
We have all had that feeling of connection; however it goes much deeper than that. These special connections may well be spiritual links from past lives, which exist for karmic reasons only. But, these connections may also simply be a very strong physical or sexual attraction. Unfortunately, we seem to ignore the red flags all too often. Read the rest of this entry »