Psychology

When Talking to Yourself Can Bring Insight – and Better Loving

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. .

Imagery Can Illuminate Ways to Better Express How and Why We Love

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.

November 10th, 2017|Categories: Aspects of Loving, Life, Refracted, Psychology|

Create Meaningful Rituals to Express Love

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.

October 20th, 2017|Categories: Aspects of Loving, Life, Refracted, Well-Being|Tags: , , |

Honoring the Irreplaceable Moments

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.

September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Life, Refracted, Psychology, Transformation|

Differences Sometimes Demand Accommodation

Source: janeb13/Pixabay When differences resulting from limitations or preferences, wants or needs, or simply the extent of intimacy desired, present challenges to people who love each other, accommodation can be called for. Dealing with them with sensitivity and care can show love in a powerful way. To read my "Life, Refracted" post in PsychologyToday.com about this topic, click here.

September 15th, 2017|Categories: Aspects of Loving, Life, Refracted, Psychology|

Responding to Silences

Source: Pexibear/Pixabay As described last week, silences can have many meanings.  In this week's post for "Life, Refracted" on PsychologyToday.com, I explored loving ways to deal with each of them.  Read more about ways to respond to a loved one's silences by clicking here.

September 8th, 2017|Categories: Aspects of Loving, Life, Refracted, Psychology|

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|

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|

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: Recognizing the Relationship

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Recognizing the Relationship Understanding and honoring the "we" transcends meeting individual needs. Source: takazart/Pixabay On February 26th, the film La La Land, nominated in 14 categories, won six Academy Awards. Musicals have always been my favorite film genre, watching dance my favorite spectator entertainment. From Busby Berkeley through Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron to Gene Kelly and now Robert Fairchild, I feel the thrills of freedom and yearning in a dancer’s movements as I watch, [...]

March 29th, 2017|Categories: Aspects of Loving, Life, Refracted, Psychology|Tags: , |
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