Source: geralt/pixabay Life does indeed have negative experiences and too much negativity can challenge our relationships. The good news is that negative experiences can be transformed. Consider taking a new look at moments that have nothing to do with us, times we misunderstand one another, our underlying assumptions, and ways in which we may assign blame. To read about these examples and some ways to approach them, read my post on PsychologyToday.com's "Life, Refracted" by clicking here.
Javier-Rodriguez/Pixabay The therapeutic technique of "Interior Monologue" has been around for decades. It can be useful in many situations, and especially in helping manage a love relationship. To better appreciate what an interior monologue is and can be, how it might be useful in a relationship, and why it can be so effective, read my latest post from "Life, Refracted", in PsychologyToday.com by clicking here. .
comfreak/Pixabay When we allow our imagination to show us possibilities, we can better see the ways in which we are experiencing love and would like to express it. All sorts of information is available to us when we tap into the unconscious stream that brings us memories - or even new constructions - of sensory experiences. Read my latest post for PsychologyToday.cpm, "Life, Refracted", by clicking here.
Source: amarpreet25/Pixabay Conflict between two people is inevitable. When conflicts of time and place, demands, priorities, power, planning or how much closeness is optimal erupt, sensitive responses can build understanding and increase faith in the strength of the relationship. To read 52 Ways to Show I Love You: Address the Conflicts in "Life, Refracted" on PsychologyToday.com, click here.
Source: jill111/Pixabay Meaningful rituals are activities we engage in with intention. They can bring us reassurance, reflecting commitment, and can comfort us in times of trial. Read my latest post for "Life, Refracted" on PsychologyToday.com, 52 Ways to Show I Love You: Create the Right Rituals, by clicking here.
Source: StockSnap/Pixabay The times we live in and the roles that we play change how we share precious moments with those we love. Among those are the meals that we share. To find some thoughts about our own need to adapt and ways in which we can do it, click here to read my post from Psychology Today's "Life, Refracted" blog.
Source: Alexa/Pixabay We have many choices in how we feed the bodies, minds and souls of those we love. In this post from Psychology Today's "Life, Refracted", I explore the role that culture plays in making those choices and in assuring that they are meaningful, whether we are nourishing someone through food and drink, information, energy or inspiration. To read the post, click here.
Randell Dodge with her Mother's Spoon When Randell Dodge was faced with sudden deaths of those who were closest to her, she turned to baking for solace. Her story of finding comfort in creating beauty for the soul and nourishment for the body led her to change her life so that she could more easily share the love she had felt for her close ones with others. To read more about her story, see my post on [...]
Source: MichaelGaida/Pixabay Moments that change our perspective, our mood, our behavior, perhaps even our lives, can happen so quickly - yet their impact can be enduring. To read a reflection on what makes a moment so special, how it affects us, and how it can be an expression of love, read my post in "Life,Refracted" at PsychologyToday.com by clicking here.