Hope and Love

January 23, 2014 by  
Filed under current, Guest Space, Relationship Space

I am happy to introduce Michelle Tupy to you today. More about Michelle and her special project below. Love never goes out of style. Love doesn’t discriminate. Love has an innate ability to sneak up on us when we least expect it and take our breath away. Love is…all of this and more. Have you […]

Making A Difference by Asking Others for a Change

Has anyone ever gotten fed up with your behavior and asked you for a big change? Or given you feedback that shook up your sense of yourself, but was ultimately accurate and helpful? Or renegotiated an agreement (even a marriage contract or a business deal) that wasn’t working… and later, you were glad? I think […]

What Does a Peaceful Relationship Look Like?

December 10, 2012 by  
Filed under current, Relationship Space

I guess that depends on how you define peace and what values each of you cherish. At Casa PinkApple If peace means quiet and unrippled (making up my own words here!) then you’d never suggest Casa Pink Apple was peaceful! Not with feisty, extroverted, Princess Chris living in the place. I let so many things […]

Is Your Relationship Rich and Creamy?

November 12, 2012 by  
Filed under current, Relationship Space

Is the milk of (human) kindness in your relationship a lovely rich full-cream milk, that kinda-maybe low fat stuff, or just thin watery skim? Most relationships have phases of complacency, ruts of weariness and the kinds of dips into thoughtlessness that border on unkindness.  Whether it’s your partner, your Best Friend, or a family member, […]

How to Ask Your Partner for a Change

It thrills me no end to welcome Michele Lisenbury Christensen to our pages. More about Michele below. I’m a requester. I have made more – and more daring – requests of my husband in the 15 years we’ve been together than some partners make in a lifetime. In the process, I’ve learned a lot about […]

What Foods Does Your Relationship Need Today?

September 10, 2012 by  
Filed under current, Relationship Space

The theme of Nourish this month really got me thinking about how to feed our relationships.  And no, I’m not going all MasterChef on you all, dear readers.  There will be no recipes, time clocks, or plating up, happening here! I confess that when I see each month’s theme, I just trust that my brain […]

What a New Outfit Will Do for a Marriage

August 8, 2012 by  
Filed under current, Relationship Space

Image by Esther Gibbons It’s timely that the Calm Space is back up and whizzing to the front of everyone’s attention again! I’m looking forward to being seen on the “red carpet” at the relaunch. I can feel the warmth of the paparazzi’s flashbulbs already. (What? You mean there’s only a red carpet in my […]

Does A Valentine’s Gift Make or Break a Healthy Relationship

February 14, 2012 by  
Filed under current, Relationship Space

Valentine’s Day can have some unusual effects on a long-term relationship. For those whose primary Love Language is Receiving Gifts it is a Red Letter day, or at least a Red Rose Day! For others, it may hold so little significance, it doesn’t even fly near the radar. Some, who like-to-be-sophisticated, wouldn’t be seen dead […]

What’s Your Relationship Becoming?

January 23, 2012 by  
Filed under current, Relationship Space

Just like the two people in it, a relationship is a organic, dynamic, evolving “thing”. A Relationship will take on a life of it’s own – given half a chance! It needs two people to even exist, and it needs attention for it to grow. So what is your relationship becoming? How is it growing? […]

An Amazing Shift That Helps Relationships

November 9, 2011 by  
Filed under current, Relationship Space

One of the things that I find really irritating in personal development is that much-bandied concept that you can’t love someone else if you don’t love yourself.  Anyone else struggle to own that, or truly believe it? I agree that you need reserves of love to be able to share them.  In fact, I often […]

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