relationships

Respect & Pity

Self Respect

Conflict makes us chose a response. Our choices begin at a very young age, and behaviors take on many forms in interpersonal relationships: patterns emerge and develop over time; with a lifelong curriculum involving experience and discipline (or lack of discipline) that results in our core character. The earliest lessons often begin at the most tender ages of early childhood as we perceive low or high levels of personal power.

Friends are the Family We Create for Ourselves

Friends are family we create for ourselves

About ten years ago, a friend sent a greeting card to me that said, “Friends are the family we create for ourselves.” I had never thought about creating a new family - one of my choosing - although I had built strong and deep friendships over the years. This new identification of my inner circle of friends as “family” changed the way I viewed their role in my life.