True Measure and Purpose of Giving

“The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” ~Samuel Johnson Some people say there’s no such thing as a selfless act; that any time we do something to help another person, we get something in return, even if it’s just a warm fuzzy feeling. It doesn’t really bother me to know it feels good to help someone else. That, to me, is a completely acceptable type of selfishness. What give me cause for concern are the underlying expectations we often have … [Read more...]

What you take for granted, disappears!

The Consequences of Neglect   Taking your forever lover for granted drives a wedge between the two of you. Then comes the drifting apart you once feared. You become lonely, anxious and withdrawn. What you take for granted, disappears! You and your lover may still be together physically, however, most likely neither one of you are really there for each other. To avoid the consequences of neglect, you will find that the only solution is the open talk you can allow yourself to … [Read more...]

Emotional Safety – A Relationship ‘MUST’

  Emotional Safety - A Relationship 'MUST'   You might believe that you are in love when you can't keep your eyes off the object of your desire, when your heart beats twice as fast each time you think of him or her, when you feel like a thousand dollars in his or her presence and when you simply can't wait for the first intimate encounter. But is this really love? Dr. Rosie King, a lady who is renowned for her studies in sexual health, calls this experience 'limerance' and … [Read more...]

WOMEN in RECOVERY – Easy to be Selfless if there’s something ‘in it’ for YOU!

 HOW TO BE SELFLESS - 5 EASY STEPS -   It does not take much to realize that putting other people's interests, needs or wishes first is greatly appreciated in many different places and cultures. The main benefit of being selfless is knowing that you are making other people happy.   Read on to learn more about being a selfless person. Steps 1]  Determine how close or far away you are from what you consider being "selfless".  Once you get an idea on how much you need to … [Read more...]

Ness: A Mother’s Story

  Ness: A Mother's Story A brief history. ...    I divorced a few years ago now, my husband was an alcoholic gambler.   "We had two beautiful daughters who are now 18 and 21. The eldest went off to university and returned 3 years later with an honours degree. The youngest (being most like her father) hated me for divorcing her dad and chose to live with him. Four years on, she has finally seen the light that her father stands in, for what it is...but this isn't a story about him...it's about … [Read more...]

Ness: A Mother's Story

  Ness: A Mother's Story A brief history. ...    I divorced a few years ago now, my husband was an alcoholic gambler.   "We had two beautiful daughters who are now 18 and 21. The eldest went off to university and returned 3 years later with an honours degree. The youngest (being most like her father) hated me for divorcing her dad and chose to live with him. Four years on, she has finally seen the light that her father stands in, for what it is...but this isn't a story about him...it's about … [Read more...]

Taryn Galewind: Growth Through Sharing

Growth Through Sharing   Learning to Give  What gets bigger the more you give it away? Well, the old riddle is: What gets bigger, the more you take away? The answer is a hole. By changing the question slightly, we’ll find an intriguing answer. The more you give away, the more you may grow in spirit, in wealth, and in self.   Skeptical?       Have a look at the details: Growth in Business—expert entrepreneurs find, without exception, that giving something of the business to customers and … [Read more...]

Taryn Galewind: Growth Through Sharing

Growth Through Sharing   Learning to Give  What gets bigger the more you give it away? Well, the old riddle is: What gets bigger, the more you take away? The answer is a hole. By changing the question slightly, we’ll find an intriguing answer. The more you give away, the more you may grow in spirit, in wealth, and in self.   Skeptical?       Have a look at the details: Growth in Business—expert entrepreneurs find, without exception, that giving something of the business to customers and … [Read more...]

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