How to Let Go: The 4 People You Must Forgive

There are four people you need to forgive if you are serious about changing your life and learning how to live in the now. 1] The first are your parents, living or dead. You must absolutely forgive them for every mistake they ever made in bringing you up. At the very least, you should be grateful to them for giving you life. They got you here. If you are happy to be alive, you can forgive them for everything else. Never complain about them again. Many of my seminar participants have phoned … [Read more...]

How Can You Have a Loving Relationship?

As many of you know who avidly read my blogs, I am passionate about helping people improve troubled relationships. Further, I enjoy helping people make good relationships even better. Wherever I go I talk to people; somehow the conversation moves to relationships and my passion gets ignited. The other day I was at the ice skating rink with my granddaughter, a place I frequent on a regular basis. I was talking with a lovely staff member about my soon to be released romance novel and her … [Read more...]

Relationships, 10 Ways to Make a First Date the Best Date Ever

No matter how old you are, there’s something simultaneously exciting and terrifying about each and every first date. Rife with promise, the days leading up to a first date seem filled with potential. That is, until you actually show up and all of the chemistry somehow fizzles. If you’re consistently surprised by dud first dates or by the lack of a returned phone call after one that you thought was awesome, here are 10 tips that might help you make the next first date the last one, and … [Read more...]

Holiday Brunch, How to Plan

Perhaps it’s your turn to host your family’s annual Christmas brunch, or maybe you’re interested in starting a new holiday tradition with your own family and friends. Maybe you’ve always wanted to host a holiday brunch, but haven’t been confident that you could pull it off. Well now there are no more excuses. You can follow this easy plan on how to host your own holiday brunch and guarantee brunch success. Guest list First things first, you’ll need to determine who you want on your guest … [Read more...]

Ladies: a simple quiz to see if your relationship is in trouble‏

Here's a simple quiz to see if your relationship is in serious trouble: Has your man become too "quiet"? When you ask how his day was, is his response, "Fine." When you ask how he's doing, or how he's feeling, is his answer, "Okay." If the answers to any of these questions trouble you, read on because your relationship may be on the verge of a disastrous break-up. But good news -- there is new research that clearly shows there are "magic relationship words"... ...words that can … [Read more...]

Relationships – Change is Good,

"To achieve the kind of relationship you would like and have never had before, you must become someone you have never been before!" – Larry James In other words, YOU can change because you choose to change. Your partner will only change when they choose to change. So many men and women do their best to try to change their partner. That does not and cannot work! People only change because they want to change. Changing how you feel about your relationship and your partner … [Read more...]

Is He the One? 6 Questions to Ask Yourself

by Larry James with Lindsay Kriger, Guest Author Many times we love someone but we aren’t sure if they are the right one for us. Love can be super confusing! If we want to be in a loving relationship, we must start by being loving to ourselves. "Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something. They’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last … [Read more...]

Relationships, ‘The First Thing to Say to a Friend in Need’

Well, that sucks. That’s the very first place to start. Sympathy is a healer, it coagulates the bleeding. Well, that sucks. It won’t drag them down if you validate their pain. It doesn’t mean you condone how they got into the pickle, or the fact that they may be bitching about the same chump after seven years, or that they done gone did it again — or any of that fairly useless judgement and assessing. Just nod, and say, 'Well, that sucks'. Do not immediately tell them that: • … [Read more...]

… to BE a Friend is to HAVE a Friend!

    ... to BE a Friend is to HAVE a Friend!     I Have a Friend, so Patient, Kind, Forbearing I have a friend, so patient, kind, forbearing, Of all my friends this friend doth love me best; Though I am weak and sinful, yet when sharing His love and mercy I am ever blest.He is my Lord, my friend, yea, He’s my brother; And Jesus Christ is His most blessèd name. He loves more tenderly than any mother; To rest in Him is more than wealth and fame.My poor and wretched soul He bought so … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION – Nicola Karesh

A Celebration of Women is honored to Celebrate the Life of this wonderful woman, that is an accomplished author, therapist and substance abuse counselor. While finding herself guided to be a Stay-at-Home Mom, she also was graced her with her own Spiritual Experience that lead her to the work as she does today.....writing, helping others that she graciously offers to the Women of our World. WOMAN of ACTION Nicola Karesh 'Originally from Jamaica, I have been … [Read more...] – “Shh!” Quiet please! In some relationships…

Shh! by Larry James Quiet please! In some relationships... it's a noisy world. Sometimes it is best to just listen. Don't talk.   Few things are more frustrating in a relationship than having to repeat yourself because the person you are speaking to isn’t listening or both parties are so determined to get their own points across that they have little regard for what the other is saying. We all like to broadcast their thoughts and feelings, however not … [Read more...]

CelebrateLove – ‘Some Things Can Be Fixed. . . Others Must Heal‏’

Some Things Can Be Fixed. . . Others Must Heal Thom Rutledge, Guest Author Are you a fixer? When someone tells you a problem they are having, do you immediately feel the need to offer advice? Is it difficult for you to just listen to someone who is in distress, to just be there for them without knowing precisely what to say or do? Are you uncomfortable with anything being in limbo? Are you addicted to certainties? Does your self-esteem depend on your ability to make things right for … [Read more...] ‘So. . . How Does a Relationship Begin?’

So. . . How Does a Relationship Begin? By Larry James To me there are several stages of relationships that must be examined. While there may be such a thing as "love at first sight," for most of us it doesn't happen that way. Initial attraction... yes! True love... doubtful! Although I haven't yet read the book, "Ships," I would like to give you my take on the 3 "ships" on the cover of the book that K'Anne writes about. They were the inspiration for this article. Companionship … [Read more...]

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