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20 Things to Start Doing in Your Relationships

20 Things to Start Doing in Your Relationships

Family isn’t always blood.  They’re the people in your life who appreciate having you in theirs – the ones who encourage you to improve in healthy and exciting ways, and who not only embrace who you are now, but also embrace and embody who you want to be.  These people – your real family – are the ones who truly matter.

Here are twenty tips to help you find and foster these special relationships.

  1. Free yourself from negative people. – Spend time with nice people who are smart, driven and likeminded.  Relationships should help you, not hurt you.  Surround yourself with people who reflect the person you want to be.  Choose friends who you are proud to know, people you admire, who love and respect you – people who make your day a little brighter simply by being in it.  Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you.  When you free yourself from negative people, you free yourself to be YOU – and being YOU is the only way to truly live.  Read Stumbling on Happiness.
  2. Let go of those who are already gone. – The sad truth is that there are some people who will only be there for you as long as you have something they need.  When you no longer serve a purpose to them, they will leave.  The good news is, if you tough it out, you’ll eventually weed these people out of your life and be left with some great people you can count on.  We rarely lose friends and lovers, we just gradually figure out who our real ones are.  So when people walk away from you, let them go.   Your destiny is never tied to anyone who leaves you.  It doesn’t mean they are bad people; it just means that their part in your story is over.
  3. Give people you don’t know a fair chance. – When you look at a person, any person, remember that everyone has a story.  Everyone has gone through something that has changed them, and forced them to grow.  Every passing face on the street represents a story every bit as compelling and complicated as yours.  We meet no ordinary people in our lives.  If you give them a chance, everyone has something amazing to offer.  So appreciate the possibility of new relationships as you naturally let go of old ones that no longer work.  Trust your judgment.  Embrace new relationships, knowing that you are entering into unfamiliar territory.  Be ready to learn, be ready for a challenge, and be ready to meet someone that might just change your life forever.
  4. Show everyone kindness and respect. – Treat everyone with kindness and respect, even those who are rude to you – not because they are nice, but because you are.  There are no boundaries or classes that define a group of people that deserve to be respected.  Treat everyone with the same level of respect you would give to your grandfather and the same level of patience you would have with your baby brother.  People will notice your kindness.
  5. Accept people just the way they are. – In most cases it’s impossible to change them anyway, and it’s rude to try.  So save yourself from needless stress.  Instead of trying to change others, give them your support and lead by example.
  6. Encourage others and cheer for them. – Having an appreciation for how amazing the people around you are leads to good places – productive, fulfilling, peaceful places.  So be happy for those who are making progress.  Cheer for their victories.  Be thankful for their blessings, openly.  What goes around comes around, and sooner or later the people you’re cheering for will start cheering for you.
  7. Be your imperfectly perfect self. – In this crazy world that’s trying to make you like everyone else, find the courage to keep being your awesome self.  And when they laugh at you for being different, laugh back at them for being the same.  Spend more time with those who make you smile and less time with those who you feel pressured to impress.  Be your imperfectly perfect self around them.  We are not perfect for everyone, we are only perfect for those select few people that really take the time to get to know us and love us for who we really are.  And to those select few, being our imperfectly perfect self is what they love about us.
  8. Forgive people and move forward. – Don’t live your life with hate in your heart. You will end up hurting yourself more than the people you hate.  Forgiveness is not saying, “What you did to me is okay.”  It is saying, “I’m not going to let what you did to me ruin my happiness forever.”  Forgiveness is the remedy.  It doesn’t mean you’re erasing the past, or forgetting what happened.  It means you’re letting go of the resentment and pain, and instead choosing to learn from the incident and move on with your life.  Remember, the less time you spend hating the people who hurt you, the more time you’ll have to love the people who love you.
  9. Do little things every day for others. – Sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.  You can’t be everything to everyone, but you can be everything to a few people.  Decide who these people are in your life and treat them like royalty.
  10. Pay attention to who your real friends are. – As we grow up, we realize it becomes less important to have more friends and more important to have real ones.  Remember, life is kind of like a party.  You invite a lot of people, some leave early, some stay all night, some laugh with you, some laugh at you, and some show up really late.  But in the end, after the fun, there are a few who stay to help you clean up the mess.  And most of the time, they aren’t even the ones who made the mess.  These people are your real friends in life.  They are the ones who matter most.
  11. Always be loyal. – True love and real friendship aren’t about being inseparable. These relationships are about two people being true to each other even when they are separated.  When it comes to relationships, remaining faithful is never an option, but a priority.  Loyalty is everything.
  12. Stay in better touch with people who matter to you. – In human relationships distance is not measured in miles, but in affection.  Two people can be right next to each other, yet miles apart.  So don’t ignore someone you care about, because lack of concern hurts more than angry words.  Stay in touch with those who matter to you.  Not because it’s convenient, but because they’re worth the extra effort.  Remember, you don’t need a certain number of friends, just a number of friends you can be certain of.  Paying attention to these people is a priority.
  13. Keep your promises and tell the truth. – If you say you’re going to do something, DO IT!  If you say you’re going to be somewhere, BE THERE!  If you say you feel something, MEAN IT!  If you can’t, won’t, and don’t, then DON’T LIE.  It’s always better to tell people the truth up front.  Don’t play games with people’s heads and hearts.  Don’t tell half-truths and expect people to trust you when the full truth comes out; half-truths are no better than lies.  Remember, love and friendship don’t hurt.  Lying, cheating and screwing with people’s feelings and emotions hurts.  Never mess with someone’s feelings just because you’re unsure of yours.  Always be open and honest.
  14. Give what you want to receive. – Don’t expect what you are not willing to give.  Start practicing the golden rule.  If you want love, give love.  If you want friends, be friendly.  If you want money, provide value.  It works.  It really is this simple.  Read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
  15. Say what you mean and mean what you say. – Give the people in your life the information they need, rather than expecting them to know the unknowable.  Information is the grease that keeps the engine of communication functioning.  Start communicating clearly.  Don’t try to read other people’s minds, and don’t make other people try to read yours.  Most problems, big and small, within a family, friendship, or business relationships, start with bad communication.
  16. Allow others to make their own decisions. – Do not judge others by your own past.  They are living a different life than you are.  What might be good for one person may not be good for another.  What might be bad for one person might change another person’s life for the better.  Allow people to make their own mistakes and their own decisions.
  17. Talk a little less, and listen more. – Less advice is often the best advice.  People don’t need lots of advice, they need a listening ear and some positive reinforcement.  What they want to know is often already somewhere inside of them.  They just need time to think, be and breathe, and continue to explore the undirected journeys that will eventually help them find their direction.
  18. Leave petty arguments alone. – Someone else doesn’t have to be wrong for you to be right.  There are many roads to what’s right.  And most of the time it just doesn’t matter that much.  Read How To Win Friends and Influence People.
  19. Ignore unconstructive, hurtful commentary. – No one has the right to judge you.  They might have heard your stories, but they didn’t feel what you were going through.  No matter what you do, there will always be someone who thinks differently.  So concentrate on doing what you know in your heart is right.  What most people think and say about you isn’t all that important.  What is important is how you feel about yourself.
  20. Pay attention to your relationship with yourself. – One of the most painful things in life is losing yourself in the process of loving others too much, and forgetting that you are special too.  When was the last time someone told you that they loved you just the way you are, and that what you think and how you feel matters?  When was the last time someone told you that you did a good job, or took you someplace, simply because they know you feel happy when you’re there?  When was the last time that ‘someone’ was YOU?

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  • I love this article! Thank you for the heartfelt advice.

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  • Forgiving makes a person happy and free. Wonderful advice! Thanks :)

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    Keep up the good work!

  • Great list, especially #4. I think being friendly and showing kindness to everyone is the minimum you can do to make the world a better place.

    Thanks for sharing these great ideas.

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  • Thank you. What a great list! I have a husband who has taught me a lot about the importance of little acts of kindness, a daughter who I need to ‘mean what I say’ to, a friend who is negative at times, and myself whom I sometimes don’t get along with! So there’s plenty of advice here that is relevant to my life.

  • Your articles always inspire me… Thank you!

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  • The timing of this post today was amazing for me. It helped me put a difficult situation in perspective. Thank you.

  • Jim Rohn said :

    “Sharpen your interest in two major subjects: life and people. You will only gather information from a source if you are interested in it.”

    The first subject ( life ) is easy. It’s exciting and interesting to study…

    The second one ( people )…sometime…often times…ALWAYS hard. Especially if you’re not interested ( but for some reason have to study ).

    Everything you said is true and applicable when it comes to your friends… when it comes to family, these principles are a bit harder to apply.

  • Nice Post! I would love to read an article on building good character and values and how to sustain for years. It would make a great follow-up.

  • Thank you, this really touches my heart to the core! Brilliant honesty! Love it and sharing it with all my loved ones! Peace and joy!

  • Thank you so much for the great post. I loved this quote…”It doesn’t mean they are bad people; it just means that their part in your story is over.”. Your blog is such a gift. Thank you.

  • I’m big on #13, keep your promises. People can be so selfish when they make promises, not realising or caring that others are depending on them. Broken promises effect people in many ways, and sometimes for many years. Please keep your word when you give it.

    Thanks for the great post.

  • SUPER!!! As always.

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  • Hey Marc and Angel, I wanted to let you know I have every single one of your articles saved, and I look at them on a regular basis to help plan out my life.

    Just a word of thanks! :)

  • Amazing post as always! Kudos!
    Human relationships are incredibly complex.
    I am sharing this on my group/blog : Hrudayam

  • Thank You for another great post!!

    Question: What if those negative people in your life are your family members who you have to see every day? How do you deal with them? I try my best not to let their words and commentary get to me but at the end, I still get bummed out. Any advice?

  • Another perfect post! I should just print out all of your blogs and just post them all over the house…

  • As usual there are so many great ones here. #20 was just absolutely perfect though. I don’t think we can ever be better as a spouse, friend, boss, employee, parent or associate than we are as a person. We have to be our personal best and that starts with loving ourselves deeply, completely and unconditionally.

  • I simply love this.

  • Good advice. Relationships are definitely dynamic and just when you think you’ve figured them out, something changes, leaving you to question if you knew what you THOUGHT you knew about them :)

  • Thank you again. I came across your site a few weeks ago, and just love your outlook on life and your practical advice for people. I would like to mention your site on my blog if that is ok.

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    Thank you :)

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  • I actually woke up this morning thinking about people I need to forgive, one of them being myself. Your advice is always right on the mark! Thanks!

  • This article is one of my all-time favorites!!!

  • Good read. Honestly, much of it can be distilled down to points #11, #13, and #15. Everything else will fall into line much more easily as a result. Believe it or not, these notions are quite Taoist in nature.

  • This is great. Such excellent reminders we all need as we move along the path of life. It’s easy to forget these things, even when we know them. Thanks for sharing.

  • Keep up the good work! Love the advice you provide and have been sharing with friends and family! :)

  • I always enjoy your blog - thanks for the inspiration and wisdom.

    I have to say though, I’m a bit confused by your concept of just accepting who you or other people “are” (5 and 7). I disagree with that - possibly because of my own misunderstanding.
    When people grow and improve, ridding themselves of bad habits and character traits they will find themselves happier. As the writers of this blog you obviously understand that. By helping others make these changes you are helping them find happiness - to me this is an expression of love.

    Perhaps what you’re saying is: accept others and yourself as you are - but encourage and help them grow to be better. This I can agree with.

  • Loved your post about relationships. I would like permission to re-post on my blog. Giving you credit and a link back to your blog. Please let me know. Thanks!

  • This is so wonderful! And so are great relationships. Thank you for the inspiring reminder.

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  • Hi Marc & Angel

    I was looking for some answers to my relationship problems with my close people, being a trainer in soft skills, I was aware of these solutions, but the way you have put the points across is awesome!

    This article has given me a great deal of solace, and I am sure I will be able to stop spending time on people who hurt me and start spending more time on people who love and respect me.


  • I never ever comment on people’s blog posts - but what you are doing is great!

  • LOVE this article!!! It really touched me.

  • @Paul: There’s no question, family issues are always the most difficult relationship issues to cope with. But most of the same principles apply. Sometimes it is necessary to take a few steps back, let the tension ease, and give both parties time to think.

    @ Annette: Please just re-post a few of the bullet points you like most and then link back to our blog for the full article.

    @: Adam B: You don’t misunderstand anything. You answered your own question. :) You simply have to accept people the way they are, give them your support, and lead by example. You can’t change them directly, but you can help them change themselves.

    @All: Thanks, as always, for the love and support. We love reading all your comments.

  • Lovely article. :)

  • What an incredibly inspirational, well written article. One that I will save and reference often. Thank you!

  • Hi, Marc and Angel.

    Your heartfelt pieces of advice and nuggets of wisdom (numbered at that!) are extremely helpful and very effective. A couple of your entries, including this most recent one, could not have come at a better time.

    May you both continue to touch the lives of folks in this journey called Life!

  • So inspirational! Thank you Marc & Angel!

  • As always, i look forward to reading your articles. Some reaffirm things that you already know (subconsciously) but are not applying as principle in your daily lives and make a good reminder..and some highlight where you’re going wrong…a life changer! Thank You :)

  • Your posts are always so wonderful. Thank you!

  • Beautiful guiding aspirations for “true love” with those very special people who matter to us!
    Absolute simplicity, but tough challenges to maintain.
    Thanks so much and wishing all readers a truly “wonderful life”.

  • Superb!

  • Cheers from Kuantan, Malaysia. Another great article! Thank you!

  • Really good article. All (including me) can benefit from applying these simple tips in their relationships. Thanks a bunch.

  • I really needed to read this. Thank you.

  • Your blog posts have brought light to me that I can’t find anywhere else. Thank you.

  • I dont comment on articles.. ever. I couldn’t resist with this article though, it is so wonderful. I lost one of my best friends when I was 16 and chose to move on with life in a positive way and make life as beautiful for others as I could, as that friend made life for me. These 20 points that you talk about are exactly the things I have done to maintain loving relationships with people all around me. I couldn’t believe that you touched upon everything I do. I TRULY believe these points to be the answers to successful relationships. I have shared this article with many. Thank you for writing.

  • I come here every time I need motivation and inspiration, and you two never disappoint.

    Thank you so much!

  • Hey Marc and Angel,

    You really are magical. Every time I visit your blog and read all that you write I learn something new :)

    Thanks for sharing such wonderful insights with us!

  • Hi Marc and Angel! thanks a lot for this article. BRAVO!!!! All the best…

  • Excellent pieces of advice! Happiness is found in the simple things in life.

  • I said this on your Facebook wall, but came back to review this again today, as part of a weekly ritual I’ve set up, and wanted to comment as well.

    Your thoughtful and caring posts are frequently awesome, in my opinion, but this one truly hit home for me and I have shared it with friends, family, colleagues and fellow networkers. Everyone seems to agree with me about the quality of the message and potential power of following your advice here.

    Thanks again for making a difference and helping others do the same.


  • Awesome list, thank you Marc for sharing…

  • I especially like “giving what you want to receive.” I think that we all demand a lot more from people then we give at times, and that can put a strain on our relationships. It’s so much better to give than to receive – but you receive so much more when you give openly and lovingly.

  • Talk a little less, and listen more… I love this advice. Sometimes people just need to say what’s badgering them aloud to feel better. You can give more help to someone by listening than by talking.
    PS: Great article.

  • Absolutely love all 20 of these points of advice & find them very meaningful. Shared this with many. Thank you

  • Amen to this! Such great advice.

  • Wow. Great reading. Loved #2 and really needed to hear this today! Thank you.

  • Thank you. I enjoyed reading this.

  • I’ve read a lot of your articles already and I just remembered to comment on one now. I’ve also got a lot of your articles in line for me to read. You give the best and most practical advice a person can have in order to live a “better” and more fulfilled life. And I’d really like to say that I finally found the site to inspire me. Thank you.

  • Thanks, this gave me a great perspective.

  • Margaret Gwemende
    February 6th, 2012 at 3:42 am

    Great article! Will share it with my friends and relatives.

  • Good post! The daily exploring of what you love about your mate is the most important ingredient. Each day discovering compassion, intelligence, humor… The list of positive attributes in daily life is endless. My partner has been ill, and she has taught me to wake up each day and view the day as a gift. She is exceptional!

  • Awesome blog!!! So inspirational and filled with wonderful treasures for building and keeping positive thoughts and emotions. Thanks for your generosity in maintaining a blog like this!

  • Great post… Especially the last comment. We often forget about ourselves as a key component to EVERY relationship that we share…

    Be good to yourself and amazingly you’ll be better to others!


  • I just love your website!

  • Fantastic advice! These tips can apply to all of your relationships, whether it be online or in person. Thank you for sharing these.

  • LOVE this post - exactly what I needed! Thank you.

  • I read number 8 about forgiving people who had hurt you and shared the link on FB last night. Not more than an hour later I learned that my ex husband’s brother had passed away the day before and the wake will be held today. Our relationship was unhealthy in so many ways and we have been divorced for 15 years with no contact whatsoever. I held a lot of anger for a long time. I also have always felt bad about the sudden rupture of the relationship with my mother in law who I cared about very much but did nto have the courage to contact. I live in Egypt and in Islam, paying condolences is a duty - one should put aside any hard feelings or past incidents and pay respects to the family. I knew right away that I should go to the wake no matter how difficult or uncomfortable it would be. I got a hold of my ex’s number and sent him a message asking if it would be ok for me to come. He responded that I would be most welcome and that his brother would have liked that. After a few messages, he called me and I told me how much it meant to him that I had reached out and contacted him. I have not thought about him in years and could have never imagined getting in touch with him. I actually saw him from a distance years ago and hid! I learned so many lessons last night. So much good can come out of forgiveness and the smallest of gestures during someone’s time of need can make a really big difference. I am not sure I would have reached out had I not just read your post. Thank you.

  • This is such a great article, everyone should follow these rules and the world would be such a better place… since everything and everyone is connected by energy.

  • I love this blog. I’d LOVE it to be posted on my webpage as a guest post!! It falls in line with my theme.

  • These are very powerful. I am still working on the forgiveness thing; your words on the subject took me a step closer to finding a little peace inside. Thank you!

  • Wonderful article! Thank you so much for the reminder that we can be so much more…

  • Splendid post! I really appreciate everything you’ve said here.

  • This is such a nice article, everyone should follow these rules and the world would be such a better place… since everything and everyone is connected by energy.Thanks

  • So inspiring! Keep writing these nice articles.

  • This is a great article. I really needed it.
    Thanks! Keep writing more and more….

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  • Love your blog very much. Bless both of you:) Bookmarked your blog. Thank you very much.

  • very real
    awesome views, opinions and insights on relationships. you guys rocked it!!!!!!! as always. thanks

  • So great! Such a perfect article! Love it!

  • I can see why so many have commented before, this is a beautiful and encouraging article. It was exactly what I needed to read, in fact, I left halfway through to help my dad with a game, and helping him genuinely made *me* feel fantastic. It is so easy to neglect people, particularly the ones we care about most. I am going to print it out and stick it on my wall as a reminder :)

  • Amazing, thank you!

  • Nice article. I recently found your series and it is helping me deal with the loss of a relationship that I fought hard to save. In vain. I am hurting but I hope to be back on my feet real soon.

  • Hi
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  • This is really good. I posted it! All good pointers, and can relate. Number 10 and 13 were my favorite ones.

  • Awesome relationship advice. I can relate to much of this.

  • All excellent things are as difficult as they are rare. l was so glad to get such information that plays a more than an advisory role. Thanks.

  • QUOTE OF THE DAY! I loved this: “Pay attention to who your real friends are. – As we grow up, we realize it becomes less important to have more friends and more important to have real ones”

  • naghmeh shambayati
    August 5th, 2012 at 10:19 am


  • This is really awesome. Great advice…

  • Great list, I would add communicate, communicate and keep the communication going. It’s a critical part of any long term relationship.


  • First, I want to say THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! And lastly, I would like to say to both of you THANK YOU!

  • Thank you!!! So grateful for all these articles. They are truths that we all need to hear again and again. Love your blog!

  • It truly is a great article that made me think about my relationships and people in my life.
    Thank you , guys!!! :-)

  • Makes me think.. so true. Great article. Thank you.

  • Good relationship advice. What stood out for me was- Although we can’t be friends with everyone who crosses our path, we don’t have to hold on to negative feelings because things didn’t work out the way we expected them to, and We don’t have to place blame someone.

  • I just had what I thought was a very close and dear friend walk out of my life with no explanation whatsoever. Gone. It was just last night so as appropriate as this is, it will take some time to pick myself up, which I will, and follow this very sage wisdom. Thanks for putting it together to make peoples lives happier and more productive.
    LIVE Life!!

  • Makes me think.. so true. Great article. Thank you.

  • Do you really think #6 works? I have encouraged and cheered on others only to find they are intoxicated by the attention and demand more! In short order, these relationships become one-sided with the other person constantly talking about his/herself looking for strokes and affirmations. I have yet to find a “friend” who reciprocates.

    I love #10 - an inspirational speaker at my son’s school summed it up by saying the friends you have now in junior high will not be the same people when you are 85. How true. And that’s OK.

    I also love #20 - I sometimes feel guilty for treating myself. It’s good to be reminded that taking care of oneself in healthy ways is not guilt territory.

  • Only came across this site in the last 12 hours.

    I have recently experienced my own personal devastation… cutting to the chase…. I’ve read and bookmarked more than 20 of these articles.

    These posts in general are absolute gold. Thank you so much for all of this.

  • One of my favorite lists of all time from you!
    #8 Forgive people and move forward. I did this, and it is so freeing. What they did was NOT okay, but carrying around hate and anger is too heavy of a load. You helped me see that. Thank you.
    #10 Pay attention to who your friends are. An easy way to see who is your true friends are…have a crisis and see who is there after it’s over. It works!

  • Thanks for your sharing. It taught me a lot of things that how to do to have better relationship. Especially #9 Do little things every day for others. I would learn it and do it and currently apply it.

  • I enjoyed reading this article! Really helpful with what I am currently going through. Very inspiring.

  • I loved reading your article. I think happiness of life is in small little things, so we should also take care of the small things that make our dear ones happy. Also we should tell them how special they are for us and without them our life is meaningless. Thanks for sharing this lovely article.

  • This is such a fantastic blog. Thank you!

  • An excellent list.
    I think #8, Forgiving and moving on is very powerful, It’s amazing how good you feel about yourself if you have the resolve to do this.

  • Beautifully written. We are born expecting our family to give us the love, nurture, support, etc that we all need. Often times we are let down. Remember that people are human trying to do what they feel often times is right. Although it may not be, reach out and seek those who will give you the love and support you deserve. Start by loving yourself and eliminate toxic people from your life.

  • When I read #20, I burst into tears.
    Thank you for your blog, I think it might be saving my life.

  • Y’all are such an inspiration! Thank you so much for your advice!

  • Love, love, love


  • Great reminders . . . your blog truly inspires!

  • All great, affirmative, uplifting concepts… just be careful when dealing with maladapted individuals…specifically ASPD and/or narcissists. It’s important to look out for yourself too.

  • Angela Mae Legislador
    January 27th, 2014 at 3:32 am

    So glad that I found this page> You’ve really helped me sort out a few issues I’m dealing with and I can’t say thank you enough.

  • Sensible!

  • May I just say that as I was reading the words in this article, I feel as though I was destined to come across this specific article. I feel as though I am the most wealthiest person alive. Why? Because I have a new understanding for things, a new perspective. An awakening.

    I wish you both, Marc and Angel, a beautiful life full of happiness, health, and prosperity. Thank you so much, you’ve truly touched my soul today.


  • I am forever grateful to have passed by this blog. Once i started reading your insights, i couldn’t help but slowly but surely apply this in my own life. And it’s working wonders.

  • As always you have hit the nail on the head with this one! Everyday I will practice these things mindfully. Thank you!

  • I really love this blog! Bless you.

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