Small Gestures Have A Big Effect On Relationships

Maintaining a relationship isn’t a skill that comes naturally to anyone. It has to be learned through experience. Some people are just more willing to learn than others. The good thing is that those of us who are willing to work hard at improving ourselves and our understanding of our partners will be able to have happy and lasting relationships. It’s not about being an attractive person or having a great personality. It’s about the way in which you connect with another person. Two people can have great chemistry, but…

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Why Relationship Building In Business Is The Key To Success

I’ve heard a lot of excuses over the last five years about why something has never panned out; how what a business owner has envisioned has never came to pass. It’s because their employees were too slow, or that they didn’t have enough money to do x, y, and z, or that they didn’t have white privilege. I mean you can spin it in any way that you like but what’s not going to get you anywhere is if you think everyone is your enemy and that the world is…

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Everything I Do, I Do It For My Son

I remember the moment my little boy was born. I was there in the operating theatre sitting there beside my wife; the brilliant white lights angrily beating down on her bloodied body. He had been a difficult birth and now after the trauma was over she was slipping in and out of consciousness whilst I was there to take care of the rest. The nurse that sat beside me took my son to a cold table to clean him and wrap him up all snug and warm. He whimpered as…

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Why “Being Brave” And Sharing Your Story Is About Recognizing Your Own Toxicity Too

I once admired that I was one of the first. Well, not the first, but I was there at the beginning when a slew of new vocal and enthusiastic young writers were ready to share their stories. In fact there was once upon a time where I dedicated a portion of my site to helping people share their trauma. The initial idea was for it to create public awareness, for the writer to (hopefully) feel some catharsis from their work, and perhaps a prevention mechanism for the reader so that…

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Dating in the U.S: Do’s and Don’ts

While it is true that one must not depend his happiness on other people, it is also a fact that having someone to share our life with makes us happier and more complete. In America, at least a third of the population is single and may be looking for partners, so if you happen to be in the U.S as an immigrant, there’s no reason for you to worry that you’ll end up getting old alone. However, there are do’s and don’ts that you must know, especially if you are…

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When You Feel The Weight Of The World, Here’s What To Do.

The world is a mess right now. It feels like we’re one disaster away from meltdown. If you switch on the news it’s full of fighting. David versus Goliath. We can often feel like we’re taking on the might of the world, and fighting the good fight. The Internet is full of the same. Trump stories, Democrat stories, liberals, conservatives, all fighting each other, each person feeling like they are the winner in a never ending battle for the right to make the world peaceful again. And yet here we…

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Compassion Is Also About Extending Love To Those That Don’t Understand

I was a community organiser for several years. Part of that job was to thrust myself into communities and create some cohesion between the residents. I miss that job. I remember that to entice people over I would cook everyone that came in a bacon roll. I’d waft the smell out of my kitchen and stand outside eating my roll. Want a free bacon roll? Well, you had to come in and talk with me first — that was the hook. It was tough getting people in, you know. Downtrodden…

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Relationship Advice About Men – 6 Great Tips For Success

If you’re looking for relationship advice about men in general then look no further, I’m your guy. I’m here to give some good solid advice, whilst at the same time dispelling those commonly held myths that are cropping up more and more. I’ve been Married for nearly 11 years, in a relationship for 13, and have had more than my fair share of ups and downs in my lifetime with my partner, and have reflected enough to understand the ins and outs and the misfires that can happen in relationships…

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You Can Beat Depression, Or At Least Keep It At Bay. Here’s How

I’m one for continually saying that you can beat depression with a dedicated effort. But one thing I know is that it’s easier said than done. My journey with depression spanned over several long and arduous years and it wasn’t a case of just waking up and feeling better, no. It was a case of continually trying to rewire my thoughts in a different way. Which took a lot of painstakingly hard work, and I’ll admit, quite a lot of tears. Let’s be honest with you. I didn’t do it…

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In A World That Encourages You To Share Your Thoughts

Have you ever had the distinct feeling that no-one is really listening to you? Are you endlessly sharing your thoughts and your deep feels and all the stuff in between in the hope that someone will take notice for one small moment, but it never feels like they really do? Oh of course people will tell you that you’re fabulous, that you’re wonderful, that you are the most amazing person on the planet. There’s no shortage of that. There’s never any shortage of people telling us how awesomely fantastic and…

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