Loneliness and Self-rejection

When we reject part of ourselves we feel rejected.It can be very tempting to push away the parts of ourselves which we do not approve of. Yet, I notice that when I judge part of myself and push that part away as being “not okay” somehow, then that part feels pain. Guess who ultimately feels that...

Making Connection: Eye Contact II

I got a fun and interesting response to the article about eye contact, so I have posted it below for you to enjoy…— Ah! One of my favorite topics; eye contact. This is yet another area that affects the genders somewhat differently, though I absolutely concur with the overall power of eye contact...

Making Connection: Eye Contact

A lot of the skills we need in connecting with others can be developed as we go about the ordinary business of our daily lives.It is well known, for example, that eye contact is one the main ways that connection and attraction is felt between people. Good eye contact generates a kind of electrici...

Overcoming Shyness

It can seem like such a minor thing to label something as ‘shyness’. It makes it sound like it is no big deal. However, if we look at the missed opportunities and the loneliness and isolation that can come from shyness we can see that it is no minor thing. Shyness is a big and important issue.I h...

A Solution to Stinky Sandal Syndrome?

Amongst the many challenges facing humanity these days few can be as onerous as the dreaded stinky sandal syndrome. I am presently in a rather hot country and in the last few weeks I have been facing a raging battle against this menace. At first my sandals just had their normal slightly odd aroma, b...