7 Relationship Mantras to Stop Small Misunderstandings from Turning into Big Mistakes

In life, in business, and in our relationships, the biggest mistakes can arise from the smallest misunderstandings.  We can avoid these misunderstandings with a simple approach: slow down, listen to others, and clarify what they mean.  Yes, it will take a few more moments of your time.  But it will also save you from painful headaches and heartache later on! 

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The One Quote That Will Make You Proud To Be A Sensitive Person – Ideapod blog

“Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is not the empath who is broken, it is society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings. Those who are at times described as being a ‘hot mess’ or having ‘too many issues’ are the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for a more caring, humane world. Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world.” – Anthon St. Maarten

Source: The One Quote That Will Make You Proud To Be A Sensitive Person – Ideapod blog

5 Ways To Be More Giving

What do you think about when you hear the word giving? Is it money? Is it time? This article goes through some of the ways you can give during your day which not only improves the day for the receiver, but also for you (I promise this from personal experience!). If you ever feel down, giving is a great way to get back up!

Being generous is something we all know is inherently good.

We’re also, as humans, wired to be a little selfish.

But, giving is good, and tis the season to give gifts.

Beyond giving gifts this time of year, how about living with a generous spirit, one that reaches far beyond Christmas?

To live generously is to give freely, and not just with money and physical gifts.

To be truly generous we can give of our time, our hearts through a smile or kind gesture, or in the gift of patience with a difficult family member or even a complaining stranger in the check-out line.

Source: 5 Ways To Be More Giving | Brett Blair

You Never Know How Much Time You Have, So Forgive While You Can

We are all human and imperfect. We all make mistakes. And we all have limited time. Forgive the people in your life while you have the chance.

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Science Finds That Spending Time in Nature Makes You Kinder, Happier, and More Creative – The Power of Ideas

We live in a world where we spend most of our lives indoors and online. Most people live in urban settings and natural views are rare to come across in daily life.

I personally have been a hiker for a long time and I have always known that nature had a soothing effect not only physically but also emotionally. Scientists have proven me right by showing that nature…:

Source: Science Finds That Spending Time in Nature Makes You Kinder, Happier, and More Creative – The Power of Ideas

8 Things Not to Say to Someone Who’s Struggling with Anxiety

We all mean well. But this is a very important article on how we can do better.

“Sometimes just being there is enough.” ~Unknown It felt like I couldn’t breathe. Like someone was holding me by the neck, against a wall, and the floor might drop beneath us at any moment. I’m describing

Source: 8 Things Not to Say to Someone Who’s Struggling with Anxiety

Compassion Is Weaved Throughout Our Nervous System, Researchers Have Found | Big Think

We like to think of compassion as purely altruistic. Yet, it may have selfish underpinnings.

Source: Compassion Is Weaved Throughout Our Nervous System, Researchers Have Found | Big Think