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...

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...

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...

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....