Tag: healthy relationships

It Is What It Is

SEASON 3: EPISODE 7 | February 2, 2021 It Is What It Is with Rishita Jones Rishita Jones, of Amsterdam, Netherlands, has a belief that if we learn to accept the things we can’t ultimately control—and that means just about everything—we would be much more content and would have much more joy. She also says…
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Kat Vellos

The Components of Healthy Friendships

SEASON 3: EPISODE 8 | February 16, 2021 The Components of Healthy Friendships with Kat Vellos Kat Vellos is a prolific writer and speaker on the topic of friendships.  Intimate friends share each other’s experiences and in some ways, they inhabit each other’s lives. They often have similar viewpoints and values, and they may share…
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Vulnerability, the Secret to Intimacy

Take a look at this insightful article – Vulnerability, the Secret to Intimacy – by professor and researcher Brené Brown, who writes about how being vulnerable is the key to us creating deeper, more intimate relationships.  Professor Brown states clearly how the more we are open with others, the more we find fulfillment, longevity, affection…
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Sometimes the Hardest Act of Love is Letting Go

Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.     Deborah Reber, Chicken Soup for the Teenage SoulLetting go of our control over another person is often one of the hardest things we ever have to do.Any parent knows this.…
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The best things in life are unexpected –- because there were no expectations.     Eli Khamarov Yesterday was my (Tom’s) birthday. When I was a child I often had huge grandiose expectations about how my birthday should go. If it didn’t go the way I planned it to or if people didn’t respond the way I…
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Hold Tenderly That Which You Cherish

Hold tenderly that which you cherish, for it is precious and a tight grip may crush it. Do not let the fear of dropping it cause you to hold it too tightly; the chances are, it’s holding you too.      Bob AlbertiWhen I (Michael) got up this morning, she wasn’t there. When I came home…
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The Kids Trust

To help young children of abuse grow up in a safe, happy and exciting environment, but to also increase awareness of child abuse. This is the mission of The Kids Trust, a central Pennsylvania non-profit organization created by the late Gary L. Houck, Jr.  It was Gary’s passion to let children who are abused know…
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Communication is Key – The Power of Saying I’m Sorry

Play fair. Don’t hit people. Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.      Robert Fulghum How hard is it for you to say: I’m sorry?How often do you hold it back when you know it’s the best thing to say?How sincerely do you mean it when you finally say it?Just this morning, after arriving home…
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Hold on Loosely

Relationships – of all kinds – are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand, sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold on to some of it, but most will be spilled.…
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