Tag Archives: Relationships

Quotation #6: The Ministry of Presence

“More and more, the desire grows in me simply to walk around, greet people, enter their homes, sit on their doorsteps, play ball, throw water, and be known as someone who wants to live with them. It is a privilege … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Love

“[Close relationships are] the merciless revealer, the great white searchlight turned on the darkest places of human nature.” (Katherine Anne Porter) One of the most profound needs of a human being is to love and be loved. Most individuals long … Continue reading

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Born to be Good

During the last month or so, I’ve been enjoying “Born to be Good,” a book about emotion, Evolutionary Psychology, and living a good life. It is important for me to note that the author of this book, Dacher Keltner, was … Continue reading

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A Lack of Emotional Intelligence

A couple of nights ago, I learned that a friend, as well as her two daughters, is being verbally abused. The husband/dad apparently gets very frustrated, yells, and calls his family names like “dumb ass” and “retard.” As is often … Continue reading

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