5 Keys to a Gratifying Life and Trouble-Free Relationships

Key 1: Awareness Most of us, most of the time, are asleep. That is, we live most of our life on autopilot. Automatically reacting to whatever comes our way. Little or no thought precedes our actions. Yet, if we are to appreciate life, grow, and discover our own greatness, we must awaken from our slumber. Spiritual teacher, Father Anthony De …

Your Male or Female Brain and Your Relationships

There is no dilemma: the brain, the mind and relationships are still mysterious terrain. Are we able to explain, predict, or control everything about them? I do not think so. By relationships, I mean any kind of relationship; married/unmarried couples, relationships between parents and children, or between friends or co-workers. Relationships should not be complicated, but sometimes they are, and …

Love and Marriage

One of our readers is a 29-year-old male, Muslim, born and raised in the Indian subcontinent, studied in Europe, moving to the Middle East after his studies to work in management, and later moved to another European capital where he now lives and where he obtained a graduate degree. In this article, I will call him Fani, which is an …

Disturbing Divorce Dilemma

Divorce may be common, but that doesn’t make it any less painful. Death is also common, but the greatest pain we will experience is the death of those we love the most. And the second greatest pain humans experience is the death of their marriage: divorce. Today’s article is prompted by a European reader, who I will call Anna. I …

Dream-setting: Bringing Our Subconscious into Alignment with Our Conscious Desires

Today’s article is an answer to a 28-year-old European lady’s question. I’ll call her Maria. My answer to her has practical applications to all readers. Here is Maria’s question: “I have a question about your most recent article involving Dreams and Goals. “I find that I am good at dreaming up and manifesting certain things in my life.  I love …

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Fundamentals of Communication

Most of the verbal communicating you do is from one individual to another. This is true whether you’re in a family, social, or a work setting. One-on-one verbal communication affords the greatest opportunity for precision, because immediate feedback can tell you whether you were understood accurately. But communicating effectively involves more than just accuracy. The purpose of most communication is …

Abstinence makes the heart grow fonder

Despite meaning well, we often deliver the wrong message to our teens. When we caution them to practice “safe sex,” we are actually encouraging them to have sex. They don’t need very much encouragement to follow that advice! And if they do so, they discover far too late that children and teens having sex is like living in the eye …

Relationships are for growing, not for growing apart

A reader writes, “I’m 26 and my boyfriend is 29.  We’ve been together for just under a year. “I was once a self confessed pessimist, but gradually turned myself into an optimist.  My boyfriend is a really hardcore pessimist. He believes he is a realist, and that I have my head in the clouds. “I want to try and help …

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Marriage is a three ring circus: engagement RING, wedding RING, suffeRING

Today’s subject is marital difficulties. I will begin by sharing the email I received requesting help. Then I will follow it with a second email that provided more information by answering my questions. After receiving the second email, I gave our reader “homework” to do for three days. You may find these exercises helpful for you as well, and they …

There Are No Jerks, Only People

What would everyone you know say if you were to ask them, Did you ever meet a jerk? Wouldn’t they all reply yes? If so, that must mean there are a lot of jerks! Where do they all come from, and why is this an important question? Lets begin by analyzing where jerks come from. 1. MISUNDERSTANDING. Where do jerks …