Have you ever asked yourself, "Why does this keep happening to me?"
Well, as it turns out, life isn't being unfair to us, and what is happening is not likely anybody else's fault. There is a pretty good chance that we're just being taught a lesson. Is the lesson about gratitude, humility, empathy? Or is it a lesson about seeing something from someone else's perspective?
It happens to all of us when we haven't yet learned the lesson that life wants to teach us. We can ignore the lesson, or we can "recognize" what is happening, learn the lesson, and move forward to the next one!
The more quickly we can recognize and manage the behaviors that inhibit growth, the healthier we are, and the more we have to offer each other.
Should I Sacrifice?
How often have you heard "relationships require sacrifice" or something close to that? Do they really?
When we look up the definition of sacrifice in the dictionary, what do we find? We will see words like "Giving up something valuable," "Killing," "Losing," "Destroying," "Surrendering."
Should these words be part of our relationships?
Maybe there's a better word and a better way.
Curious or Defensive?
When we "feel" as if we have been insulted or attacked, it can be hard to listen with a clear head and an open mind. We tend to "react" and out first thought is that we need to defend ourselves, or we will get aggressive ourselves and do our best to point out flaws in the other person. That is what is called "defensive" behaviour.
The other option is to get "curious". When we get curious, we start asking questions instead of reacting to "perceived" threats.
When you are "attacked" verbally, do you get Curious or Defensive? This event will explain the difference and the impact that it can have on our lives.
Letting Go Of The Past
Letting go involves making a conscious choice not to allow the past to impact our lives in a negative or controlling way. The goal is to think about and deal with the things in our lives that we can control and not worry about the things that are beyond our control.
Our pasts can burden us with negative self-talk, being fearful, and many other negative emotions. Letting go is about understanding the past, accepting it, and not allowing it to disrupt our happiness moving forward.
The 7 Deadly Sins
Healthy people in healthy relationships tend to avoid the 7 deadly sins that cause us to be insecure with ourselves and dysfunctional in our relationships.
While there are any number of “sins” that can impact our lives in any number of ways, we want to review the ones that tend to do the most damage to us and our relationships.
The focus of this event will be the things we often do “unconsciously” that complicate our own lives and our relationships.
Your Sexual IQ
We may be “good” in bed, but how much do you really know about sex? Not the stuff that gets discussed every day, but the small details, the nuts and bolts of it all, how much of that do we know about that?
What do you know about positions, lengths, nerve endings, and so much more? How about STIs, fetishes, locations? There is foreplay, after-play, fantasies, toys, and so much more.
This event will explore a wide variety of topics, and is geared to people who can talk about sex openly.