I hope you find something I give you inspiring and you take it in your life with you!

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I’ve learned a lot about life, but definitely have plenty more to learn. I do know that if you keep an open heart and mind you will live your life freely and honestly. You will be able to sift through the negative and positive a lot more clearly. There is a lot I didn’t see until I stopped focusing on what I could do for everyone that has done nothing but put forth negativity towards me, just to make them like me.

https://themomoncoffee.wordpress.com/2021/01/19/hello-there

Honor those relationships [with the people I cared most about] with respect, honesty, loyalty, trustworthiness

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And admitting wrongs and making amends when we fall short and hurt those people in ways big or small, no matter how humbling that may be.

https://beautybeyondbones.com/2020/09/28/making-amends

What if the goal is not to agree, but instead to see and be seen?

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What really helps us stay relationally connected is to experience being seen and heard, while also being accepted. This stimulates coherence in the limbic system – the emotional and attachment parts of our brains. In other words, when we’re aware that our inner reality is mirrored, known, and welcomed, it deepens our sense of belonging and security.

https://www.gottman.com/blog/what-to-do-when-you-disagree

Your intimate relationship with yourself is extremely important and should be nurtured prior to nurturing other relationships

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Intimacy offers a way for humans to connect authentically, and our authentic selves should not be limited to experiencing intimacy with a sole romantic partner. Expecting one relationship to fulfill every type of intimacy we crave is the emotional manifestation of putting all of our intimacy eggs in one basket. Developing intimacy in every relationship we have, beginning with ourselves, can fulfill our needs and desires in a way that doesn’t place responsibility for intimacy solely on our romantic partners.

https://bambooandbananas.org/a-lesson-on-intimacy

Not everyone who is a friend listens; but anyone who listens to you intently when you’re in a conversation with them, is a friend

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When you’re in a conversation with someone that matters to you, you can’t be all over the place doing several different things while they are talking to you. Would you want them to do this when you’re talking to them? You want to have their focused attention, don’t you?

https://barbaraannwilliams.com/listening-requires-focused-attention