Life, Refracted

Showing Love Through Stretching

Through stretching our bodies, minds and relationships, we nourish love.  We honor the old, accommodate to the new, and let go of the unnecessary as we make space for reaching towards each other  and out into the world.  For the Life, Refracted post "Showing Love Through Stretching", continuing the series of "52 Ways to Show I Love You", click here.

July 21st, 2017|Categories: Aspects of Loving, Life, Refracted, Transformation|Tags: , , |

Sometimes the Best Way to Show Love is to Just Pitch In

Source: AGuen/Pixabay Sometimes a person is dependent on others for whatever needs doing.  Whether a crisis, an ongoing commitment, or a one-shot opportunity, pitching in allows unique expressions of love that show, rather than tell, your love.  For more thoughts on this topic, read my Life, Refracted post on "52 Ways to Show I Love You:  Pitching In", just click here.

July 18th, 2017|Categories: Aspects of Loving, Life, Refracted, Psychology|

One of Our Earliest Ways of Feeling Loved Was When We Felt Protected

Source: paulbr75/Pixabay Knowing when and how to protect someone we love — from their inner dangers, from outer threats, from the seemingly random accidents than occur — is an intuitive way to show love.  So, too, is knowing when to step back and leave room for them to care for themselves.  To read about "52 Ways to Show I Love You - Protecting" in my Life, Refracted blog, click here.

July 14th, 2017|Categories: Aspects of Loving, Close Relationships, Life, Refracted|

Aging with Joy Shows Loving With Wisdom

source: Skullman/Pixabay As we grow older, our priorities change and our willingness to do things that we could not have imagined — and to not do things we formerly embraced — reflect our evolution. By embracing the inevitability of losses, we appreciate the importance of joy.  To read my Life, Refracted post "52 Ways to Show I Love you:  Aging With Joy", click here.  Love is real - and love is living.

When Miracles Occur, Look for the Love

Source: paulbr75/Pixabay When I saw the video that I included in the post below, I felt filled with awe.  Technology can indeed be an amazing tool - but it was the love shown by the parents and staff and then by the children themselves that allowed the actual miracles to take place.  Love is most definitely real.  To read and watch the post from Life, Refracted, click here.

The Day I Took the Earlier Train I Felt Giddy with Loving David

People feel loved in different ways but showing always beats telling. Running for that train, I knew I was running to show love.  Read my post in Life, Refracted  to see how gleefully we can express love through showing it, rather than talking about it.  For 52 Ways to Show I Love You: Take an Earlier Train, click here.

June 30th, 2017|Categories: Intimacy, Life, Refracted, Marriage|

It’s About Taking Care of Yourself in Order to be Able to Love Others

Murchison Falls By mindfully listening to information from inside you - your body, stream of consciousness, dreams, impulses, and what you are making of it all, you have tools to better care for yourself.  Only when you can address your own needs with reverence, respect and love can you adequately show that love to others in your life.  Read more in my post on Life, Refracted, by clicking here.

June 27th, 2017|Categories: Life, Refracted, Self-Love, Well-Being|

Showing Love Through Creating Together

Creating helps a person tap into the spirit within and that in the universe.   Doing it alongside someone you can trust and respect allows space for love to blossom and expand.  See my Life, Refacted post on showing love through creating together by clicking here.

June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Close Relationships, Inspiration, Life, Refracted|

Teaching Can Show Love

From earliest days, a person can learn love through the teachings of those who love him or her.  Take a moment to think about ways you have expressed love through teaching skills, information, perception, savvy - or ways in which you have felt love when you have been taught.   Click on the Life, Refracted post here.

June 20th, 2017|Categories: Aspects of Loving, Development, Life, Refracted|

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Accepting Responsibility

and Old, Familiar Ones.... Last week, in “Recognizing Mistakes”, I introduced some ways in which a close relationship can become derailed. Misunderstandings, poor or missing communication, failures to clearly express wants and needs and to consider ways to meet them can all offer occasions to show love. Taking these opportunities a bit further, we can Accept Responsibility for a challenge within the relationship. What needs accepting? Individual responsibility — I did it! People vary in how they experience their inevitable errors, especially those [...]

May 7th, 2017|Categories: Aspects of Loving, Close Relationships, Life, Refracted, Uncategorized|
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