Last year around this time, I talked about setting intentional New Year’s resolutions. My goal was to explore in 2014, and it turned out to be a great point of focus. I have explored new relationships, many health and lifestyle changes, and found a new home in Seattle. I also found a better sense of direction…Read full article →
Category: "Building Relationships"
2014 marks the first Thanksgiving that I will be away from my family. Every year before had been celebrated with the extended Laabs clan, clamoring around a table full of edible traditions. We’d watch the Detroit Lions lose before devouring our favorite treats, ending the night with the first Christmas carols in of the season.…Read full article →
If I were to tell you that I think Valentine’s Day is kind of a macho holiday, I’d expect you to raise an eyebrow. Traditionally, the world is plastered with red and pink, lace, candy, promises of romance, a record number of love declarations. No, none of these things fit our societal definition of macho.…Read full article →
When I talk to people about personal relationships, their minds automatically drift to the romantic. Maybe it’s because we are full of expectations about how our ideal mate will be. We (hopefully) hold new candidates to those high standards, truly investing only in the most prime of prospects who have earned our trust and respect.…Read full article →
Something was on my mind recently, really nagging at me. I was doing some work online, Facebook was open, and I had the strongest urge to turn my feelings into some generalized, probably passive aggressive advice. A voice in my head said, “I’ll just type it on Facebook and get it out of my system.”…Read full article →