The focus for this week is on creating healthy relationships in all areas of your life. You’ll discover seven steps that will support you in relating to yourself and others in a healthy way.

Elections were created to form a relationship between the people and their government. Voting is an opportunity to express your opinion and to respect different opinions. It’s a time when we can agree to disagree and celebrate our differences.

I Am Creating Healthy Relationships

Life is a series of relationships. Since birth you have been making connections that fulfill your basic emotional needs. Here are five keys to help you flourish in relationships: attention, acceptance, affection, appreciation and allowing.

“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” ~ Wayne Dyer

ACTION STEPS

When you give another person your undivided attention they feel seen and heard. Acceptance means you recognize the truth and act accordingly. Giving affection creates a bond that strengthens your connection. Showing your appreciation elevates your relationship to a higher level. Allowing opens the door to unconditional love. Combine all five parts and you have the ingredients for a healthy relationship.

Your relationship with your body is one that lasts a lifetime. Learn to trust its guidance and you’ll develop a healthy relationship with your physical self. Recognize your body’s symptoms as a call to heal or change. Remember that every physical condition you experience has an underlying emotional component that needs your attention.

Your mind can either be your best friend or your worst enemy; it depends on the relationship you’ve developed with it over the years. If you’ve gotten used to being told what to do by your inner critic, you can take back your power by getting quiet and asking your soul to be in charge. Your soul will guide your heart, and your heart will direct your mind to live from love and acceptance rather than fear and judgment.

For women, estrogen levels play a big part in relationships. If levels are low women feel sad and depressed. To raise estrogen a woman needs to feel safe, secure, and supported. For men, low testosterone causes anger and depression. This hormone can be elevated by feeling accomplished, accepted and appreciated. Balanced hormones create balanced relationships and the desire to give and receive love and affection.  

Your spirit is the divine spark within that gets ignited in a spiritual partnership. This type of partnership is about two people coming together for the purpose of spiritual growth. By allowing rather than controlling, this kind of relationship is based on each partner taking responsibility for their own inner peace and happiness. 

Every time you eat you’re either creating a healthy or unhealthy relationship with food. When you make healthy choices you’re developing a healthy relationship. Emotional eating is based on trying to fill a void that can’t be filled by food. Find other ways to take care of your emotional needs and let food play the role of nourishing your body towards vibrant health. It’s calming to bless your food and be thankful before you eat.

Every relationship is an opportunity to grow because you’re being shown something about yourself. The other person is a reflection of qualities and behaviors that you either like or dislike about yourself. When you allow this kind of reflection you’ll know how to respond in a healthy way. It’s similar to putting on an outfit and looking in the mirror to see your reflection and then deciding if you need to change.

With love and light, 

Carol Gutzeit
Blogger + Life Coach

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