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How to deepen your relationships with the help of communication

This is a beautiful Article by Heidi Paavilainen who is a Transformative coach, Yoga teacher and Writer. Enjoy darlings!

The other day we were spending the evening with my partner in our newly met friends’ home. We were only couples there and at some point our conversation moved to love and how often do we express our feelings of affection.

Someone mentioned how in Finland we almost never say the words “I love you”. Since I have been away from my home country for a while I was first puzzled by this statement, but soon recognized how that might be true. In our culture we are simply not used to say those three words.

Even if I believe that we don’t need to limit our expression of love to words, I’m still a big believer in expressing our good feelings to one another.

Not only do we make people around us to feel good and deepen the feeling in our relationships, but also share more of who we really are. Continue reading

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Do You Open Your Heart and Say Thank You When Gratitude Comes Knocking?

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Do you greet each day with a Thank You or Two or Three?

When you give thanks your heart smiles and your body might even tingle and move into what I call a rampage of gratitude. The more we are grateful, the more we do open our hearts to love and abundance.

So what do you do when gratitude comes knocking? Do you welcome it in like a close friend or do you close the door on it? Sending it away with no blessings. Continue reading


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Listening is loving

listening is loving positive provocations“The first duty of love is to listen.” – Paul Tillich

In the movie, Hector and the Search for Happiness, Hector – a bored London psychiatrist – travels the world looking for the meaning of happiness.  Along the way, he scribbles and sketches the key points he discovers in his nifty travel diary.

While flying to Africa, he lovingly assists a fellow passenger whose brain is about to explode due to the impact of the high altitude pressure on her medical condition.  Hector directs the pilot to fly at a lower elevation, relieves her pain by applying a cold compress to her head, and listens to her story.

When Hector questions the effectiveness of his help, she says, “Listening is loving.” Continue reading


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9 Simple Ways To Grow Your Compassionate Self

kuan-yinCompassion Comes When We Listen To The Whispers Of Our Hearts

When I drew the Kaun Yin card for compassion this morning and read the words:

“Release Judgements About Yourself and Others, Focus on the love and light that is within everyone”

I was drawn back to the question Zeenat asked in Compassion Begins with You: Do you know how to be compassionate towards yourself?

Then I thought about how I am compassionate to myself on a daily basis. Continue reading


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Why Compassion Is Necessary for Your Own Happiness

Why Compassion Is Necessary for You Own HappinessMomentary burst of happiness can arise from external experiences like a delicious meal, the purchase of a brand new car, or the fervent interest of a charming beau.

But think about it for a moment.  How long does this type of happiness last?

What happens when your stomach starts to flip from the rich food you ingested, you discover a dent in that shiny vehicle, and your new flame suddenly stops calling you? Continue reading