Family Christmas traditions are one of the best parts of the holidays, but no one’s Christmas is exactly alike. Everyone has their own family Christmas traditions, but around the world, everyone celebrates differently. At Christmas time, I think it is important to develop an understanding of each other. One way to do this is to understand how other cultures celebrate Christmas. Each country has its own unique way of celebrating. They might even inspire you to start some new traditions with your family. Below are
Agape love is one of the many kinds of love that philosophers have defined when trying to understand how we love and why. There are numerous references to agape love in religious literature, ancient philosophy, and even contemporary philosophy, but each offers its own slight variation on what agape love is. Agape love is different from eros love, which refers to sexual love, and philia love, which refers to affectionate love because it is the deepest and purest form of love. Agape love can be
Forging a deep connection starts with deep conversations, which require good conversation starters. Good conversation starters are hard to find. When developing a relationship, creating a deep connection can feel difficult. This is especially true when we don’t know the other person very well as we can feel a little awkward and uncomfortable. First dates can be filled with self-conscious small talk and awkward silences. The best way to remedy this is to be prepared with a few good conversation starters that will help you
Boundaries in relationships are key for success, but setting them can be difficult. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when a relationship starts. When someone captivates us, we tend to spend as much time as we can with him or her. As the relationship grows, we want to show them different parts of our lives and introduce them to friends and family. This can blur the lines between our lives and theirs, leading us to feel overwhelmed and slightly suffocated. Why are boundaries in relationships so
When praise makes you cringe, it can be really hard to find a good reply to a compliment without coming across as awkward or rude. Knowing how to reply to a compliment properly is a great tool in your personal and professional life. Proper receipt of compliments shows that you know you are good at your job without seeming over-confident. The trick is to receive a compliment graciously without seeming uncomfortable or overconfident, but this isn’t always easy… especially for introverts. What’s the deal with
Feeling insecure in a relationship is natural, but it’s important to know when it’s too much and how to stop. A little insecurity is normal, and everyone feels it some time, but feeling insecure in a relationship is a little different. It can cause unnecessary problems and can make it seem like problems are much worse than they are. In the same way, it can exacerbate problems which may already exist as the cause of the insecurity originally. This can lead to a vicious cycle.
Separation anxiety is most commonly found in infants and toddlers and typically manifests itself in distress about being away from home or close caregivers. Most children grow out of this by the age of three, but it can develop later in life to cause significant problems when leaving to go to school or work. Separation anxiety in adults can seriously impact your day-to-day life, as things as simple as leaving the house can become difficult. What causes separation anxiety? There is no one cause for
If you are a highly sensitive person in love, there are a few things you will understand better than most and need others to understand too. Highly sensitive people experience the world differently. They see subtle changes in the environment in behavior much more quickly than most and process information much quicker. This allows them to attune themselves to the thoughts and feelings of others, sometimes without meaning to. This can leave them feeling vulnerable and exhausted from the over-processing of information. So how does