Real Love

We cultivate Love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness, and affection.

Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only Love others as much as we Love ourselves.

Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal and withholding of affection damage the roots from which Love grows.  Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed, and rare.

~ Source: Rising Strong, Brene Brown, PhD

How to Fix a Broken Heart

At some point in our lives, almost every one of us will have our heart broken.  Imagine how different things would be if we paid more attention to this unique emotional pain. 

Psychologist Guy Winch reveals how recovering from heartbreak starts with a determination to fight our instincts to idealize and search for answers that aren’t there — and offers a toolkit on how to, eventually, move onOur hearts might sometimes be broken, but we don’t have to break with them.   

~ How to Fix a Broken Heart (TED Books)