Noticing Real Paradise

Noticing Real Paradise

I’ve been researching and writing about awareness for my upcoming book. My schedule did not allow for time to write a new post this week but as space2live is approaching its sixth year anniversary (February 11), I thought it would be interesting to re-run one of the first pieces I ever wrote. It was originally published on February […]

The Power of Reading : A Tribute to an Introvert’s Favorite Pastime

The Power of Reading : A Tribute to an Introvert’s Favorite Pastime

  For 2017, I plan to keep a list of all the books I read. I’m curious to see how many I finish in a year and what subjects I investigate. I’ve already added Wired for Love:How Understanding Your Partners Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship and The […]

Overcoming the Fears That Arise at Relationship Milestones

Overcoming the Fears That Arise at Relationship Milestones

I recognize the fears and threats I create regarding my relationships. I notice how they arrive at key turning points. After five years of dating post-divorce, I have gained a bit of self and relationship awareness. There is still a mountain of wisdom to be learned, but at this point I see my self-sabotaging tactics […]

Need Revitalizing? The Energy of Meaningful and the Power of Deadlines

Need Revitalizing? The Energy of Meaningful and the Power of Deadlines

The past couple of months, I scheduled the hell out of myself. And it was OK. I managed just fine. I didn’t lose it. I didn’t get sick. I didn’t have anxiety attacks. Actually, I feel energized. Over the last few days, I took time to reflect on why I’m juggling so well this year, […]

Creating Win/Win Relationships by Growing Beyond Our Win/Lose Mentality

Creating Win/Win Relationships by Growing Beyond Our Win/Lose Mentality

I pay attention to coincidences. On the plane ride back from Tennessee (spent Thanksgiving there), I went back and forth between two books: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, the personal management classic by Stephen Covey and Wired for Love, a look at neuroscience and its correlation with relationships by Dr. Stan Tatkin. Both […]

We’re Stressed Therefore We Micro-Manage?

We’re Stressed Therefore We Micro-Manage?

I walked down the hallway of a local elementary school. The smell of school lunches, pencils and tempera paint embedded the walls and low-pile carpet. As I looked for my assigned first-grade classroom, a boy (4th grade maybe) made eye-contact with me, smiled and said, “Hi, how are you today?” I resisted the urge to look behind […]