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Relationships Archives - Living Forward
  • Conversations,  Relationships,  Women Over 50

    What’s One Thing the World Desperately Needs Now?

    A long ago friend calls  to reconnect, a friend unexpectedly drops off a bag of fresh vegetables from her garden, or a young man at the grocery store offers a mom with a tired toddler to go ahead of him in the grocery line—simple, unexpected kind actions that connect one person to another. These quiet acts of kindness (#quietactsofkindness) are the vibrant sparks of humanity in continual newfeed filled with despair, violence, political dissention and unrest. These big world events disconnected, sad, and powerless. Are you feeling this way too? I sure am. After yet another round of news blast of crazy and angry headlines, I sat for my morning…

  • #microblogMonday,  Conversations,  Friendship,  Relationships

    Microblog Monday #35 Let Love be Your Foundation

    “Let love be your foundation. Whether or not there is friendship. Whether or not there is agreement or understanding, let there be love.” –Tamara Levitt. When I allow love to be my foundational principle, my life feels easier. It is easier to forgive, both myself and others. It is easier to be open to life, to  new ideas and differing opinions.  Conversations are richer and deeper when I am listening with a loving ear.  And I am much kinder to myself and with others.

  • Relationships,  Video,  Women Over 50

    My Conversation with Nancy on Why it’s Important to ask Questions Now

    This is the perfect time to ask questions of those people you care about–family, aging parents or grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.  You’ll learn about their childhoods, friends, jobs, and who they were when they were growing up. Not only will you gain a better understanding of the family history, you’ll be amazed at some of their life experiences. We have more time now to listen and learn from their experiences and hear the various perspectives of those in our our lives. And they will enjoy sharing their stories with someone who cares enough to ask. If  you have some ideas or questions you’ve asked and how you learned more…