Living Joyfully Is An Art

Living Joyfully Is An Art

Are you living joyfully everyday? The art of living joyfully is created through our daily choices and actions. LivingSingleLivingWell is about the Art of Single Living, and specifically, joyful living. Our courage allows us to manifest optimism and confidence. This emboldens us to seek greatness. We recreate our lives each day allowing joyful living to be within our reach. Millions of people are learning, or relearning, how to live a healthy, happy and purposeful single-life. Being single today may be your choice; it may be a decision that was made for you. The reality is that you and I, and millions of others are learning how to be single, date, build new relationships and heal the past. We all work to communicate better, find peace, and create healthy, happy, purposeful lives. Each of us is on an individual journey toward understanding self, personal growth and the dynamics of interpersonal relationships. It is my sincere hope that LivingSingleLivingWell is a springboard for thought and reflection.  LivingSingleLivingWell is an open, welcoming forum that may open the door to a deeper understanding of how we each choose to live an optimistic and happy single life. For at least today, you are single because you…

View Full Post
Learning To Grow From Past Relationships

Learning To Grow From Past Relationships

Past Relationships Help Us To Grow If I am a sapling today, what will I be tomorrow or when I draw my last breath? What does “learning to grow in a relationship mean”? Do I grow from past relationships? Do I make meaningful strides to improve myself both during and after the relationship ends? Do I take lessons learned and apply them to my life to improve? Do I become more aware and create a better version of myself? I have always believed that in this life journey, we are in constant development and constant preparation. Life is a journey of personal growth regardless of who we choose to bring into our lives. In those moments between past relationships, we have the chance to reflect, discard unwanted baggage and embrace our full potential. Each relationship that you experience is relevant so we should always be learning to grow in a relationship. While not every relationship will last forever, each is an opportunity to learn, grow and improve. I do not mean to minimize the value of past relationships, even if they were significant, like a deep love or long-term marriage. For one reason or another, however, that relationship ended. Either…

View Full Post
Can A Romance Start As “Friends First”?

Can A Romance Start As “Friends First”?

“Friends First” Romantic Relationships Succeed When Expectations Align Romantic relationships, or call it love if you want, start in only one of the three ways: You meet, have romantic interest, fall in love and you find yourself shopping for a baby carriage before you know it. You have an existing friend of the opposite sex, and by someone’s choice, you are currently sitting in the “friend zone”. You meet, both have romantic interest, and you both make a choice to play it cool, develop your friendship first, and let the romance evolve in some natural manner. The question of whether a romantic relationship can evolve from a “friends first” starting point, or if you can survive the “friends first”, is materially different than migrating up the romance ladder from the “friend zone”.  These topics have always been great fodder for tabletop conversations at happy hour, but it important to understand how, and under what premise a relationship begins. For those who have attractive friends of the opposite sex, or simply want to take things slowly in new romantic relationships, the mechanisms for how you start your romantic relationship matter. The issue is really about expectations that both parties have going…

View Full Post
7 Best Ways To Strengthen A Relationship

7 Best Ways To Strengthen A Relationship

7 Best Ways To Strengthen A Relationship It is both an art and a science in how one is able to create, nurture and strengthen a relationship. Human relationships are dynamic, ever evolving and in need of constant care. They are both our most valuable commodity and at times, our most challenging, time consuming personal experience. Personal relationships are the most important part of our lives, and involve the most basic human motivations and emotions. According to Dean Ornish, M.D and countless other medical professionals, personal intimacy affects both our emotional well-being as well as our physical health. Intimate relationships affect our immune system, improves our cardiovascular functioning, and increases our life expectancy. “Love and intimacy are at the root of what makes us sick and what makes us well,” as he discussed in his book Love & Survival. “When you look at the scientific data, the need for love and intimacy is as important and basic as eating, breathing, and sleeping.” Our very survival and health depends on our ability to strengthen a relationship, nurture personal bonds and also release those relationships that adversely affect our lives. It is in our ability to Release – Balance – Focus that…

View Full Post
3 Essentials To Create A Balanced Life

3 Essentials To Create A Balanced Life

Create a Balanced Life in Three Steps Upgrade your life with the 3 Essentials to Create A Balanced Life. Most people dislike “rules” or “laws” when they are applied in the context of social development, but the “essentials” of the three-step process should be read as immutable, unwavering laws. Without strict adherence to each essential step, one cannot find the peace one seeks, nor the ability to be emotionally available and engage in functional, healthy relationships. Each step is a requisite step in the process of creating a healthy and complete version of self. Think of each essential step as a rules that is not suggestive in nature, but rather directive. Release – Balance  – Focus Step 1. Release All that has happened lies in the past but it is now history. Past experiences usually affect us long after the initial impact. They shape our thoughts, what we become and our emotional content. They give us a framework against which we weigh present decisions and create future outcome. Not all of our past events were positive and the emotional baggage rings in our ears like it happened yesterday. We give undue weight to matters that we cannot change. By failing to…

View Full Post

Pin It on Pinterest