The Longing for Intimacy

“Intimacy is a two part learning and sharing process. 1) to learn about ourselves and then choosing how much of our self-knowledge we care to share with another person and 2) to learn about others. It is a give and take of deeply personal pieces of self.”

Thoughts From a Reader…

“I wandered around in your Blog page and was utterly stunned about the woman’s abuse story.  As I’m reading the Shack right now I find her asking such a familiar question about why me? but as the book suggests an answer:  We are living in a broken world with broken people.  One wonders why ifContinue reading “Thoughts From a Reader…”

The Energy of Love

“When you allow yourself to be vulnerable to such a depth, the energy that can be experienced is as clear and radiant as an electrically charged bolt of lightning.”

How to Get Someone to Love You?

“If you want love in your life then you have to get over yourself and start looking at what you need to be for love to exist.”

Secrets To Good Communication

“To effectively participate in the communication process, we must honor the need to preserve the relationship and that is what love is all about. “

Des Moines Local Live

Happy June! You are invited to join me on the journey of Strengthening Relationships every Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:00, as I explore all relationship issues and concerns on Des Moines Local Live at   This week (June 3rd) we will be discussing the communication secrets we all need to know to help us in our relationship process.  Communication is often blamed as the culpritContinue reading “Des Moines Local Live”

Am I Co-Dependent?

“One of the most commonly identifiable behaviors/attitudes in co-dependency is that of trying to control our environment (namely relationships) to satisfy our deep need of wanting to be loved.”

What Is Co-Dependency?

Co-dependency is an increasingly popular and often times misunderstood term. It’s use originated to help health care professionals describe the behavior patterns of those individuals or families involved in relationships with people addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. It has been commonly used to describe the “walking on eggshells” behavior pattern of people in those dysfunctional relationships.Continue reading “What Is Co-Dependency?”