Relationships are Living Things — and Constantly Changing

Relationships are the most fulfilling (and, occasionally, the most difficult) challenges in our lives. They nurture us, they frustrate us, they make us happy, they confound us. Healthy, rewarding interpersonal relationships make the difference between a good life and one that is far less stellar.

Finding the path to nurturing, nourishing relationships is often a challenge. But, the starting place for healthy relationships with others is a healthy relationship with yourself. Beyond that, a good relationship means you are retaining your own rights, needs and desires… without trampling on the rights, needs and desires of another.

It’s a delicate balance, but is worth the effort and pays life-long dividends… but only if you are the friend/partner/lover/parent/child/sibling you want hope others will be for you.

February 15, 2017

Where’s the Authenticity in Social Media?

Social media is a great way to reconnect with long-lost friends, to stay up-to-date with far-flung family members, and to be social – especially for people […]
May 29, 2016

Living Small With A Partner Who Wants to Live Large

One of the biggest challenges of living small, for me, is co-habitation with someone who is #1 a fan of living large and #2 a hoarder. […]
March 4, 2014

My Simple Eating Voyage

I said I was going to simplify my food back in January. I’ll have to admit, it’s been a little challenging. Trying to eat simple foods […]
January 22, 2014

Food Should Be Simple – Diets Should Be Healthy and EASY!

I’m trying an experiment beginning today. It’s one of those experiments that leaves my significant other rolling his eyes (oh, and he refused to eat most […]
September 4, 2013

When “Simple” Means Taking On More…

My brand of simplicity is often complex. Trying to live a simple life can be quite a challenge at times. At those times, what makes life […]
February 25, 2012

Your Shit and My Stuff

I love this skit…