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Setting Limits and Boundaries

Setting limits and boundaries is an essential skill of relational intelligence.  You need to be able to trust that you can protect yourself from abuse or unfair treatment, regardless of the other person’s reactions or threats to connection, in order to stay safely engaged with another person.  Otherwise you risk becoming a doormat, too quickly […]

Riding the Waves in Relationships

This month’s posts on relational intelligence have explored skills necessary to ride the waves in relationship so that we can better ride the waves in our lives.  This week’s quotes explore the necessity – and the challenges – of that dance. Relationship is an art.  The dream that two people create is more difficult to […]

Negotiating Changes in Relationships

People need to be able to change and grow in relationships for the relationships to remain alive and vital. (See weekly quotes: Transitions Require Resilience; Resilience Requires Transitions) People also need to be able to initiate and ask for changes for their relationships for those relationships to remain alive and vital.  (Which this week’s upcoming […]

Conversations Using “I Am I” and “You Are You”

Deepening our capacities for theory of mind – the awareness that I am I, and you are you, and that I may be having an emotional experience (or a thought, belief, or plan) that you are not experiencing. We are two different people with two different experiences, and that’s okay – is so essential to […]

Many Forms of Love Essential to Relational Intelligence

May and June posts will focus on Relational Intelligence – strengthening our capacities to relate skillfully to ourselves and engage skillfully with others – with open-heartedness, trust, and joy. This week’s quotes offers a unique perspective on engaging with the world with resilience and with love in a different format, the article “The Other Kind […]

A Loving Day in the Neighborhood

I was well into college and adulthood by the time Fred Rogers began inviting television viewers into his neighborhood and teaching children for 33 years how special and lovable they were, just as they were. I saw a documentary the day of this writing, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” [to be released in theaters June […]

The Big Disconnect: Tech, Kids, and Families

I can remember being rewarded with a lollipop for behaving myself in the dentist’s chair before scientists discovered the causal link between sugar, plaque, and tooth decay.  I can remember when it was so cool to smoke cigarettes, before scientists discovered the causal links between smoking and lung cancer and teeth falling out of our […]

A Mature View of Love for Valentine’s Day

This beautiful poem by Mark Nepo expresses much of what we can long for, stretch our hearts for, aspire to bring into the world, however and with whomever you celebrate the heights and depths of loving. Accepting This By Mark Nepo Yes, it is true. I confess, I have thought great thoughts, and sung great […]

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