Posts Tagged ‘respect’
Friends, as opposed to acquaintances or associates, are a rare find. We are typically a society of users and takers, where social networking has erroneously become synonymous with friendship. In fact, friendship and networking has very little in common.
As children of the Information Age, we have become acculturated to disconnection as a norm, merely using each other and calling it friendship when it is mutually beneficial, and calling it a variety of unsavory names when it is not mutually beneficial. Friendship for business and networking is quite different from true friendship. Read the rest of this entry »
It is okay to say no. As a matter of fact, it is imperative to learn to say no, and stick with it. We observe that many of you try to be all things to all people. You run yourselves ragged, physically and emotionally, trying to please other people.
You put others ahead of yourselves and then become frustrated and angry when you have no time left for your own personal lives. This is exhausting, stressful and becomes completely unrealistic over time.
The challenge in setting healthy personal boundaries often arises when it becomes difficult to prioritize your own needs and desires against the expectations of others. Since when do these people rule your roost? Since when are their expectations more valid or important than your own peace of mind, ideas or schedules? Why do you give them such power over your dreams, goals, ambitions and life? Read the rest of this entry »
The power of our thoughts are presented to us daily, and many miss the messages or responses to what they themselves are putting out. The incredible power of thought is an energy. Energy can calm or disrupt. Know that this power also belongs to you. Thought evokes emotion and emotion evokes thought. This is our cycle.
Do you hold that much power? Yes, you do. Collectively it is a force to be reckoned with. It brings to mind an expression my mentor would use in regards to people’s words and actions: “If they only used their power for good.” Says it all.
Have you ever walked into a room and felt the energy as ‘thick’ or ‘unwelcoming.’ I believe we all have. On the flip side, we have also entered a space that was warm, inviting and full of love. Is this ‘atmosphere’ created? Yes, it is… by the people that inhabit that space, or by the energy the people who had been there left behind. We are the creators of our energetic environment. This ties into love and relationships in a big way. Read the rest of this entry »
Fairies are magical beings believed to have abilities to cast minor spells. However, this is a Hollywood view that bears little relation to fairies from folklore. Folklore fairies have the ability to confuse even the most experienced researcher, because it’s hard to pin down exactly what they are.
According to Victorianhawk.com, Fairies and mankind have existed side-by-side for generations. Fairies look after the natural world, such as woodland, lakes, and mountains. In earlier times it seems that humanity had dealings with fairies on a daily basis, but because of man’s need for scientific explanations, the power and presence of the fairies has been diminishing. Read the rest of this entry »
Angels are here to support, guide and comfort us in our daily lives, not to live our lives for us, or make decisions on our behalf. We grow in strength, wisdom, character and self-esteem when we face and overcome challenges.
There are of course many stories of angels intervening in life-threatening situations, which is wonderful. This phenomenon has been well-documented.
Over the years, I have seen time and time again that some of the key primary purposes of the angels in our lives is to remind and reinforce for us that we:
- are not alone;
- we can and will overcome the challenge that is in front of us at the moment;
- we can link back into the best part of our hearts, which is where our true strength lies. It is that part of us which they hold sacred for us.
When we meet someone that we are attracted to, we don’t always listen to our ‘inner voice.’ Too often we go with our heart, instead of our head. When we don’t listen to our inner guidance and refuse to be patient, we tend to get hurt.
Women prefer men who say what they mean. Today’s women are independent and we want someone who brings out the best in us. We want a gentleman, a best friend. Yes, we want romance and respect, but most of all we want honesty and trust. For without it we have nothing. Some men never speak their minds or reveal the truth.
There are also the men who come on too strong, always calling, always texting, making you feel that he can’t live without you and everything seems so almost too good to be true. Then one day, he is gone, missing in action, retreated into his cave. I always tell women that when this happens to let it be. Don’t contact him! The reason he is in his cave is because he is trying to figure things out or find his own solutions. He needs some time and space for himself. Some will come back, and some will not, but in the meantime you must focus on yourself. Read the rest of this entry »
This past year has been exceptionally transitional for me. It started with my move to Florida from Western New York, at the end of February, after I had walked away from a marriage that no longer was working. After trying and trying all these years, I just could not go on. I also lost a pet whom I loved dearly, soon after moving to Florida.
Something I don’t talk about much, which has been painful to process, are some of the reasons why I wanted to start a new life. Right after my father passed away, I decided to move away from my mother and my step-sisters. Breaking away from my family is not something I can say was an easy decision. In fact, it was one of the most difficult decisions I ever had to make. Read the rest of this entry »
We come in to this existence, and later depart, according to our own timeline. My husband and I recently observed the one year anniversary of our daughter Kathy’s passing. As painful as her death continues to be for us, it is none the less something we have no choice but to deal with.
Kathy was a private and reclusive person and did not have a lot of really close friends. However, the ones she did have were especially precious to her and she nourished and valued those friendships. I had a phone call recently from one of her friends, who is still struggling with Kathy’s passing. She and Kathy were definitely kindred spirits and they turned to each other frequently when times got especially trying. Read the rest of this entry »