Relationships are like bank accounts. Like bank accounts, in relationships you make deposits, withdrawals, and check your balance. Friends and lovers and couples would be healthier if they applied this principle to their relationships. It’s not hard. It’s like banking. Sometimes money goes in, and sometimes it goes out, and sometimes things are just status quo, you […]
OK, I’ve gotten on board with the whole new text era. Initially, I did not understand why people texted. I witnessed many young people’s fingers frantically flying across doll-house sized key pads and thought: Why? Why not use the same cell phone and call the person? Like, why not just have a real conversation? Then, I started texting. I get […]
I guess we’ve each done it at different times. We laugh at someone verses with them. This seems to happen more in group settings than individual because groups often give us psychological insulation – we feel protected within the parameters of the group. We may say or do things we would not engage in as an individual. In […]
By: Suzanne Maiden Ooooohhhhhhh, I have a new favorite song: Crush, by David Archuleta. The lyrics inspired me to think about what distinguishes a crush verses a real connection, e.g., love, verses a simple crush? What is a crush? What is love? Do all love relationships begin with a crush? Who knows? How do you decipher between them? What happens […]
By: Suzanne Maiden We all can easily identify who they are. The ‘unattractive ones.’ We learn at a very early age how our culture, and our specific sub-culture defines beauty. Interestingly enough, many cultures agree on what constitutes facial beauty; body weight and shape seem to be more variable. Northern American culture values thinness and fitness. The oxymoron is […]
By: Suzanne Maiden I had a great time presenting at the Manic Mommies Escape ’08. I talked about key techniques you can use when communicating with your partner. And, these skills work wonders with your colleagues, bosses, and family members. Try it out and let me know. I’d love to hear your results. Call me: 678-884-0524.