Let’s take a two minute pause to stop and consider kindness.
If you Google “kindness” , you’ll get responses like
“the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.”
If you Google “friendly“, you’ll get all sorts of synonyms like communicative, approachable, easygoing, unreserved, benevolent. While those are words we can understand in relation to other people, they are not always things we think to extend to ourselves. Are we being a friend to ourselves before we try to be a friend to someone else? Are we showing kindness to ourselves in the same way we know other’s hope to receive?
Everyone says they want a happier, healthier, more loving relationship with their spouse, and who could blame them? That idea of happily ever after sounds pretty good-right? Here’s the thing however – too often it’s not always our partner that creates the rifts that allow us to drift apart. Many times? We’re the ones getting in the way. Here are seven things to quit right now if you want to create and sustain a healthy, happy marriage. Continue reading →
What do we do with it all? How do we navigate it all? An even bigger question- where do we look for wisdom when it comes to answering the big questions of life?
“Inspired by the idea that one of the greatest gifts one generation can give to another is the wisdom gained from experience, filmmaker and photographer Andrew Zuckerman traveled the globe to interview more than fifty of the world’s most prominent writers, artists, designers, actors, politicians, and religious and business leaders – all over the age of sixty-five. WISDOM captures their voices, physical presences, words and ideas, to provide a legacy for the generations that follow and a timeless portrait of the universalities that connect us all.”
Why putting yourself first is the best choice for everyone.
We all experience moments when we feel torn between doing what we desire, and doing what we think is in the best interest of another. Sometimes we forget that those that love us also want what is best for us, and the best thing we can do is set the tone by making self-care a priority. Here’s what I mean…
I found myself in an interesting position this morning. I planned on taking a yoga class this morning, which I love and feel is an important component of my self-care on all levels. But last night my boyfriend and I got into an intense discussion, which left me feeling worried for him, wanting to care for him and make it all better. When I woke-up I found myself torn between my desire to go to class, and a thought that I should stay in bed and make sure he felt cared for.
It’s not as though an extra-long cuddle was in any way unappealing to me, yet I projected my mind a couple hours ahead, and could feel a nagging sense of disappointment that I didn’t stick to my plan to go to class. And not because I wanted to adhere to the plan, but because I could feel how badly my body wanted a led yoga session. Yet I still felt torn…and guilty.Continue reading →
The idea of staring into the eyes of anyone, much less a stranger, is all but foreign to our Western society. We have learned to be wary of strangers, to avoid what is unfamiliar because the unknown can honestly be dangerous.
But is there something we’re losing as a result of our disconnect?
Do we feel like we know anyone and do we feel known? Continue reading →
Does dating freak you out? If so, I’ve got 3 tips to turn your fear around! In this Dear Gabby video I offer soulful guidance on how to be a great date. If you’re already in a relationship or married use these tips to reignite the spontaneity, authenticity and romantic spark! Post questions and comments below and I’ll be sure to reply! Continue reading →
Slamming doors. Cursing. Screaming. Stony silences. Constant criticizing. Throw in threats of suicide. This out of control 13 year old behavior, is unfortunately the behavior of many parents.
And if this is you, you need to know your kids are taking it all in. They feel the tension when the two of you are smoldering. They cringe when their parents argue about them. They become clingy when one parent threatens to leave. They retreat emotionally as the tension rises. Teachers notice something’s wrong even thought parents don’t. A seven-year study published in Child Development in 2012 showed that Kindergarteners whose parents fought with each other frequently and harshly were more likely to grow into emotionally insecure older children who struggled with depression, anxiety and behavior issues by 7th grade.Continue reading →
A mature female salmon’s purpose is to make it to her natal river to lay her eggs and get them fertilized by a male before she dies. Kind of macabre, but having a clear purpose and goal is what’s important here. The female salmon’s journey starts in the salt-water ocean.
When she is ready to spawn, she swims thousands of miles to fresh water rivers and streams.On her journey she is met with poachers, sport fishermen who catch and release, fishermen who catch for profit, bears, birds of prey, wolves, and other voraciously hungry mammals.
Part of her journey also includes jumping upstream through a strong waterfall to get up to her natal river or stream.Against all odds, many females make it to their natal river to spawn.Continue reading →
In April we were excited to launch the brand new Intent.com app!
After building a family online, we were excited to take that family out into the world and allow you to share your intents as they happen. It has been wonderful to see the marriage of words and images, your feelings paired with that what you are seeing.