Friday, April 29, 2011

A Lifetime to Love--Sharing Unconditional Love: The Royal Wedding

A Lifetime to Love--Sharing Unconditional Love: The Royal Wedding

The Royal Wedding

Have you watched any part of the Royal Wedding? I'm curious to hear why you're watching. The theories abound from wanting to watch a real fairytale unfold, to wanting to be part of a global phenomenon. What's yours?

While thinking and wishing and hoping for great relationships is fun to daydream about--and having a prince charming or cinderella, why not learn some skills that will help you snag and keep your partner for life! The one that's just right for you. You can also use what you learn at work too.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mother's Day & Parenting as a Gift

Today, as I was posting comments on Psychology Today about parental influence on tweens and teens, I found I had a lot to say. The article that follows will be up on Your Tango under our Pro Connect profile. The title should be something to the effect of Mothering Tweens and Teens--The Gift that Keeps on Giving. Let me know what you think!

The focus today for commenting tended toward the life and relationships arena rather than business. Another article on Psychology Today I commented on for Mars Venus Coaching was to clarify what John Gray's material does teach in regards to the genders being different, but equal--and the importance of actually respecting the differences to make relationships stronger. The author was asserting that all Mars Venus material did was focus on differences, and by not focusing on the similarities it causes disparity and tears relationships apart.

And then the last article I found to comment on MSN's site was in regards to family dynamics! We just passed Easter when a lot of families get together, and the response is perfect timing for the next holiday, Mother's Day! By identifying the family dynamics going on in your current family of origin, and the one you came from--you can alleviate much pain and suffering throughout the years when you don't see eye to eye with your parents. You learn what battles to fight, and what ones you'll respectfully agree to disagree.

Establishing open, honest relationships in your family, and with anyone else you come in contact with on a daily basis does just this: honors and respects people for who they are and what they bring to the table.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Spring Clean Your Relationships!

Jump into spring by making a continued committment to carry out your New Year's resolutions.

New content up on the Teens and Tweens page, as well as Intimacy page.

The question to ask yourself is this--is what you have been doing in your relationships up to this point working for you?

At any point, you can always learn new skills to help you have healthier relationships. Your relationships do not need to be cut off, you don't need to break up, you don't need to raise your kids as a single parent, you can reconcile, you can start over after loss, grief, or divorce. To do this--learn new ways to interact with others, care for yourself by putting your needs first, and parent kids so they take the best of what you have and carry it forward into their lives.

Anything is possible--if you take action. Make a plan to learn new things, implement the plan. Tackle your goals instead of just thinking about them. Take responsibility and control of your life.

Friday, April 15, 2011


Sometimes we question what life is all about.

As I work on branding for my company, Absolute Potential, LLC, and I explain to others how I'm involved as a coach promoting gender intelligent communication with Mars Venus Coaching...I keep coming back to my main focus--relationships.

Without relationships and effective communication--we have conflict, misunderstandings, and suffering.

This is what I'm attempting to do--help alleviate suffering, so people can get back to loving life, loving others, and being loved in return.

I cannot tell you how many times in the past week I heard that we shouldn't love our jobs.

My answer is to go after what you love in life. Take a bite out of the world. Put your mark on it. Make it a better place for other people. Someone out there wants what it is you have to offer. Do not sit on it, wait for the right time, do it now. Do something today that takes you one step closer. Love your life.

Act. Take responsibility. And, connect.

The Basic Ways We Change

There are three ways in which we can actively monitor ourselves so that we may change how we interact with our surroundings:

(1) Thoughts (cognitions)
(2) Feelings (emotions)
(3) Actions (behaviors)

When you are in traditional counseling sessions--the counselor uses a variety of theories that typically focus on one of these areas to help you make changes in your life. In the best case scenario the theory that the counselor is using is based on their training background/when they received their masters degree, as well as what the current trend is based upon research on the effectiveness of the theories in actual practice. However, we won't delve too deeply into theories and understanding methodology, because this site is educational and for you to understand more of how you work.

The activities that are posted and linked on this blog are to help give you immediate tools to begin actively reorganizing how you interact with your thoughts, feelings, and actions.

People that are aware that they can use their feelings and thoughts to influence their actions are able to control what happens to them. Novel idea? This is because they recognize that they can influence their outcomes based on identifying the emotions they are feeling, then choosing what thoughts they would like to focus on, and then putting it in to action.

Latest Research on the Impact of Marriage on Family Life

This week check out your skills on how much you know about how marriage impacts family life.

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