It’s Not About The Nail‏

It’s Not About The Nail "Please don't try to fix me. I just need you to listen." Every man has heard these words. That's when they need to shut up and simply listen... … [Read more...]

Listening is a Gift of Give & Take – WOMEN in RECOVERY

It's easy to get busy in life trying to do everything at once. You can listen and work at the same time but sometimes multi-tasking isn't the best use of our time. We need to take time to deposit value in their hearts. We need to support one another, and listening is an amazing way of doing just that. As you go about your day, your Higher Power reminds you to give people the gift of listening. It seems like such a little thing, but those little deposits will eventually make a big … [Read more...]

VERONICA – Spiritual Messages, ‘To Safely Guard The Beauty of Your Relationship …’

To Safely Guard The Beauty of a Relationship... "Connection in physical reality is a beautiful endeavor. A relationship experienced within the boundaries of the solid environment is like no other. Many seek endlessly the opportunity to connect, while others seek to maintain it. In our observation, we find that the ability to stay connected is more difficult than finding it. How then, does one nurture a good connection in the physical environment? It is … [Read more...]

WOMEN in RECOVERY – ….’in-the-moment’ connection

As you continue the journey of rediscovering your Divine nature, we surround you with our love and blessings. Your success in recovery, will come from facing your challenges when they arise and discovering new paradigm solutions. You will have opportunities to pinpoint and resolve many longstanding issues during this cycle. The key here is staying in the present and addressing what is there, when it is in front of you. This means avoiding the temptation to procrastinate. … [Read more...]

Suicide, the topic that no one truly wants to discuss

Suicide - the topic that no one truly wants to discuss and even those who have had firsthand experience with the subject don't want to hear about it for the most part. The majority of suicides take place in December - fact. In March of 2003, I was at the end of my rope. I had a failed marriage (#3), my husband had left me and later I found out he had been seeing another woman for many months before he left and everyone, except me, knew about it. My life was left in a state of shame, no … [Read more...]

The Value of Listening – WOMEN in RECOVERY

We need to take time to deposit value in their hearts… It’s easy to get busy in life trying to do everything at once. You can listen and work at the same time, but sometimes 'multi-tasking' is not the best use of our time. Sometimes we have to STOP, look people in the eyes and give them the Gift of Listening. We need to support one another, and listening is an amazing way of doing just that. As you go about your day, remind yourself to give people the Gift of Listening. It seems like … [Read more...]

AIDS 2012: Listening, Learning and Working Together

This week, many in the HIV community are finalizing plans for participation in AIDS 2012 – be it in person, via webcast, or via social media. I feel honored to join my federal colleagues to prepare for the U.S. government’s presence at this historic meeting. The current wave of activities reminds me of the preparation for, and participation in, my first International AIDS Conference, AIDS 2010, held in Vienna, Austria. That summer of 2010 was a time of great significance in our efforts to … [Read more...]

Larry James: “I’ve Got a Secret! – Wanna Know What it is?”

So many of the couples that come to me for relationship coaching have a dis-ease... it's called: audioapathy. Audioapathy is a word I coined to describe the condition often experienced when partners become apathetic about listening when their partner talks with them. It is a dreaded dis-ease that can poison your relationship. Although it appears that men are more affected than women, some women also get it. Ineffective communication can make us sad, resentful, upset, angry and more. It's … [Read more...]

WOMEN in RECOVERY – Listening

It's easy to get busy in life trying to do everything at once. You can listen and work at the same time but sometimes multi-tasking isn't the best use of our time. Sometimes we have to stop, look people in the eyes, and give them the gift of listening. We need to take time to deposit value in their hearts. We need to support one another, and listening is an amazing way of doing just that. As you go about your day, your Higher Power reminds you to give people the gift of … [Read more...]

INSPIRATIONAL WINDOW: LOVE in a Verb ~ Take Action!

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“Quality” Time Together, CelebrateLove.com ~ Focus on Taking Action!

Focus on Spending “Quality” Time Together by Larry James Quality time? What is that? The "quality" time part means no cell phones, no computers, no TV remotes, no kids, no distractions... it means making your partner the center of your attention! Make sure to spend some quality time with your partner. Sometimes we get so caught up in the insignificant daily chores that love seems to take a back seat. It's important to take conscious and consistent action to prevent that … [Read more...]

WOMEN in RECOVERY – Children

Children are a tremendous blessing to us, but they are also a tremendous responsibility that God has entrusted to us. Are you taking time to 'invest' in the Children that are in Your Life? And if you don't have any children, how about your nieces and nephews? As parents, we have been entrusted to nurture, train, teach and prepare our children for life. During times of illness, even without harm done to the children around us, what has been done is the 'sin' of Omission, for lack of … [Read more...]

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