Great article from Forbes to help you understand the following toxic people:

 

The Gossip

The Temperamental

The Victim

The Self-Absorbed

The Envious

The Manipulator

The Dementor

The Twisted

The Judgemental

The Arrogant

 

The above personalities emotionally drain you making you unproductive by 

taking a toll on your health, relationship, family, and career.  

Avoid them at all cost by keeping boundaries rather than

hanging onto so called titles or your own ego!

Read full article here:  10 Toxic People

 

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Favorite picture!!!  Anthony Bourdain was a huge part of my life.  Losing him is like

losing a friend who understood how awesome it is to have deep conversations

about food, family, culture, history, and ideas with strangers while traveling

alone!  He made me look a little less creepy!!  #rip


Image:  CN Traveler




 

Why do we see so many boys these days not willing to leave their parents' nests

to build their own?  Why do they make their current family a priority over their future

family?  When we educate ourselves we understand that a relationship may be emotional,

physical, social, but a marriage is a financial commitment to preserve mutual love and respect in

order to provide a solid foundation for your offsprings that meets their needs before they step 

into the real world.  Without this awareness, emotionally weak boys lean onto their mothers

and financially weak boys lean onto excuses, games, and lies because they're not ready to

support a new family or may have other financial priorities.  Does that mean they

don't love the girl they're in a relationship with?  Absolutely not!  When 

that's the case, it's better to let time, patience, and courage

cure all wounds; not people and their two cents.

 




 

This is not only my dream house, but also the coolest new 72-hour Cabin in Sweden designed

to soothe stress in human beings!  Karolinska Institutet experimented on five different 

professionals and saw a 70% decrease in stress level.  These cabins are now open as holiday

retreats to the general public.  Get more information by visiting www.visitsweden.com

 







 

 

I've been secretly obsessed with Elvis Presley and his life! 🤓

August is the month when people around the world celebrate him as he was the king of

rock 'n roll and a global icon.  He fell in love with Priscilla when she was only 14 and married

her several years later.  While he was at his peak, she decided to walk out of the relationship

leaving him heartbroken.  He increased his drug intake to fight depression which slowly

started to take a toll on his health and stardom.  He was never able to fully recover

and finally died at the age of 42 in 1977 in Memphis, TN. 


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....YOU and ME!!!

 

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It takes years for some people to understand and find their purpose on this earth.  This

thought provoking quote is a great way to find the right path in life.  We can make a difference

for ourselves and others in the future by correcting our past and give meaning to our existence.

 

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Remembering my trip to the beautiful city of Manchester, UK during the tragic incident

that recently occurred at a concert there.  It's true.. "Most of the trouble in the world is

caused by people wanting to be important." -Eliot.  I think that the horrific acts by the

mentally unstable take place when they find themselves lost in life and would lean on anything

that fills their emptiness.  This is why the uneducated who's ultimate goal is to gain power targets the

vulnerable by brainwashing them with an emotional tool, the religion, which they misinterpret and use only for

manipulation purposes.  This scenario can be applied at a smaller scale as well.  For instance, when a child is

lonely, he or she grows up craving attention from peers and is lead to the wrong path; when an insecure

mother uses her title of being a mother to manipulate her son to keep him from living his life out of fear 

of being abandoned; or when a sales person manipulates clients to sell just to meet his or her

monetary needs in order to spend on things that can be used to impress others.  The best way to

eliminate this issue is to educate ourselves to be emotionally strong and keeping ourselves

busy with the positive things in life that better our mind, body, soul,

career, relationship with self and others, etc. 

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What is Confidence?

Building confidence at a young age helps form our personalities for the future.  Without confidence

or low self-esteem people generally see the world as a hostile place and themselves as its victim.  

As a result, they feel reluctant to express and assert themselves, miss out on experiences and

opportunities, and feel helpless about changing things.  Low self-esteem can be deeply rooted,

with origins in traumatic childhood experiences, says Psychology Today.  To me personally,

the best way to build confidence is to work inside out.  Start with taking good care of your health.  

Second, focus on your strengths and believe in yourself.  Third, travel to new places and meet new 

people - learn from them - you met them for a reason!  Fourth, do not compare yourself to others.

You should only compare yourself to the person you were yesterday.  

Lastly, treat others right and always do the right thing!  

 




 

...or what you hear about a guy!

Have you ever been caught in the middle of rumors spread about you and you had no idea

why someone would do that.. especially if they seemed to really like you before?  Well, this quote

explains exactly why.  Unfortunately, sometimes we are not able to have full control over our

emotions such as jealousy.  According to Psychology Today, jealousy is a complex emotion that

encompasses feelings ranging from fear of abandonment to rage and humiliation.  It strikes both

men and women and is most typically aroused when a person perceives a threat to a

valued relationship from a third party.




 

Emotional Responsibility

This is the most important ingredient of a healthy relationship.

When people do not take responsibility for their own feelings, they tend to try making their partner

responsible for their own happiness, emotional safety and self-worth. As adults, happiness,

emotional safety and self-worth come from how we treat ourselves and others,

rather than from how others treat us. 

 

Kindness, Acceptance, Compassion and Empathy

Relationships thrive when both partners are kind, accepting, compassionate and empathetic.

This occurs naturally once you have learned to be kind, accepting and compassionate toward yourself,

but it becomes a huge challenge when you are abandoning yourself. Again, the ability to be kind with

others is directly related to learning to be kind with oneself.

 

Warmth, Affection, Connection, Laughter and Fun

When people take loving care of themselves and take responsibility for

making themselves happy, they generally want to share their happiness with loved ones.

When you learn to stay connected with yourself, you likely want to share your connection with loved ones.

Warmth, affection, connection, laughter and fun flow easily when both partners have learned

how to take responsibility for their own happiness.

 

Enjoy Time Together and Time Apart

In healthy relationships, partners thoroughly enjoy being together,

but their well-being is not dependent on being with each other. Emotional dependency is the opposite

of emotional responsibility. While some people enjoy being together all the time, some partners

also enjoy being with their own friends or pursuing separate interests, and in a healthy relationship,

they are supported in doing this by their partner.

 

Learning Through Conflict

Healthy relationships have a system for learning from their conflicts and resolving

their conflicts in ways that work for each partner. Healthy partners are able to listen attentively to each

other’s points of view and do not get stuck in having to be right or having to win.

A healthy relationship is an evolving relationship — i.e., each partner is learning and growing

through the relationship, and often through the conflicts. Conflict can provide fertile ground for learning

when each partner’s intent is to learn, rather than to control or avoid being controlled.  

The basis of a healthy relationship is when each partner maintains an open intent to learn about

loving themselves and each other, rather than being intent on protecting/avoiding/controlling.

It is the intent to learn about love that leads to being able to take personal

responsibility for your own feelings.

 

Trust That You Support Each Other’s Highest Good — Joy for Each Other’s Joy

In healthy relationships, partners trust each other to not deliberately hurt each other.

They support each other in what brings each person joy, and they feel joy in witnessing each other’s joy.

Healthy partners, instead of being threatened by each other’s success or joy, are delighted by it.

 

Spark — Physical, Emotional and Intellectual

There is a spark that exists in healthy relationships that is not easy to define,

but most people know what I mean by this. You enjoy being physically next to each other.

You enjoy talking with your partner, playing with your partner, and sharing your feelings with your partner.

You enjoy making love with each other. A spark is not a superficial thing — it is not

based on looks or status.  Rather, it’s about the deeper loving energy that exists

between two people.


Read the full article at Huffington Post:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/margaret-paul-phd/relationship-advice_b_2270527.html

 

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"Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important."

A quote that sums up most of the issues we deal with whether at the macro or micro level.

Unfortunately, one person's ego can destroy many lives.  

Ego encourages us to be selfish in order to fulfill our needs.  Need of power, money, beauty, or attention.

I call those people "drunk drivers."

Drunk drivers act mindlessly hurting not only others but also themselves.

To me, a drunk person is not a bad person, a drunk person is a lost person who needs a guide.

Be a guide.


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I have not come across a picture that truly speaks a thousand words in a while!  

This is by far my favorite picture capturing the beauty of true love, friendship, and respect.

When two great minds meet, a relationship becomes an investment.  

It shelters us, fills our needs, supports us, drives us forward,

and enables us to fulfill the purpose of humanity by

building and raising a community together before we say good-bye to the world.

 

What does a relationship mean to you?

 




What is sexuality to you?








I love this quote!  

Most of us get so lost in keeping up with the Kardashians and all the other reality shows

or simply our friends and family that we start living to make others happy at our own cost.  

By the time it occurs to us that that is not what life is about, it usually is too late.  

But we can always start by cleaning out the clutter in our mind and renovating it with wisdom.  

Surrounding ourselves by mentors, books, nature or anything that feeds our mind and soul shifts our focus

and revitalizes us.