Monthly Archives: January 2013

What is an Apology?

It is highly likely that in the course of relationships with associates, friends, family members and your significant other you will do or say something or not do or say something that will cause someone hurt.

Reacting to the words and actions of others is normal, natural and necessary when we are involved and invested in a relationship with another, regardless of the nature or structure of that relationship.

Your apology is an act of loving kindness and is an offering to repair the hurt.  It does not speak directly to the perceived offense.

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Invite Someone Into Your Life

When you plan a date, plan to participate in interests and activities that you enjoy.  Invite someone into your life.  Be willing to let the people you date experience you, in the places in which you are the most comfortable doing the things that you most love to do.

Dates are a time to create opportunities to do the things you most enjoy.  On dates, listen carefully to your inner voice(s) and to the person you are with.  Experience the other person and who he or she is in their heart and soul.

If you enjoy good food, explore interesting restaurants and out-of-the-way eateries that ignite your enjoyment and share them with new people.

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Are You Ready for a Relationship?

Your life will not be “better” if you are in a relationship.  We take ourselves with us wherever we go…especially into love relationships.

A successful, committed relationship depends upon being ready:

  • Physically
  • Emotionally
  • Financially
  • Legally
  • Spiritually

for the life and relationship that you want. Get your personal work done first!

Be sure you…

  • Spend enough time clarifying your personal Vision, Requirements, Needs and Wants.
  • Spend all the time it takes to answer the questions: Who am I?  What do I want?  How do I get what I want?
  • Focus on developing and practicing relationship skills.
  • Be as ready as you can be to meet your ideal mate and create the life and the love life that affirms and esteems your best self!

Remember, only YOU can make it happen!


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Invitation to Take Stock and Design Your Life

It’s hard to believe that 2012 is over and 2013 is here.

The beginning of the year is a good time to take stock; to examine where we’ve been; where we are now; and where we want to go this year.

I encourage you to spend some time reflecting on the various aspects of your life.


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