Category: relationships

One Dad’s Fun, Annual Tradition for Honoring and Deepening His Relationship with His Adult Daughter

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A few years ago, I received a call from a friend of mine who was ecstatic after a breakthrough weekend that he’d just had with his daughter.

That previous Friday afternoon, he’d driven to his daughter’s college campus for the annual Parent’s Weekend.

Between her school work, her boyfriend and her packed social schedule, his daughter’s calendar always seemed to be wonderfully full – and this being her senior year, she seemed to be even busier than usual!

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Are You Drinking Poison, and Expecting the Other Person to Die?

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Some relationships can make letting go of resentment seem impossible.

They can feel so unhealthy or toxic that, once we finally get out of them, all we want to do is leave them in the past and keep moving forward.

We have no desire to reconcile with the other person who we may feel has wronged or betrayed us…

And we may even look for ways to avoid running into them out there in the world, because we don’t want to be reminded of our negative or painful experience.

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3 Strange Ways to Improve Your Love Life

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, today I’d like to share three strange ways that you can greatly improve your love life. If you’re single and looking to meet that someone special, I think that you’ll find these three tips truly helpful…

And if you’re not single, feel free to share this blog post with someone in your life who isn’t in a relationship, but who would love to be! I’m sure they’ll thank you for sharing this information with them.

These three strange ways that you can greatly improve your love life come to you courtesy of my son, love and relationships expert, Mat Boggs.

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What the Dalai Lama Told Me About His Enemies That Will Cause You to Rethink Your Relationships


Many years ago, I received an invitation to travel to Dharamsala, India, the seat of Tibet’s government in exile, to meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

The group I represented at the time was to be interviewed to see whether or not we would have the opportunity to co-facilitate three week-long meetings with the Dalai Lama and other world leaders, to discuss how to solve the world’s most pressing problems.

Naturally, I said “Yes!”

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A Powerful Practice for Spicing Up a Stale Relationship

Do you feel that your relationship has lost its spark? If so, you’re not alone!

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10 Simple Ways to Spice Up a Stale Relationship on thebridalbox.com

Over the years, I’ve worked with countless clients who looked like they “had it all” from the outside: fulfilling careers, comfortable lives, and beautiful families.

Yet after just a few minutes of speaking with them, they’d often confess that something BIG was missing from their lives. Despite their success, they found themselves struggling to connect with their long-term partners.

And every time I meet someone who’s run into this kind of roadblock in their relationship, I think back to something that happened to me many years ago.

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Is It “Unspiritual” to Love Money?

Is it wrong to love money? Does loving money make you a less spiritual person?

I used to think so… until an evening in an auditorium changed everything.

It started with a speech that initially shocked and offended me

I’d been studying transformational principles of success since 1971, and one of my most pivotal learning experiences came very soon after I’d started.

That year, I traveled across the country to listen to a man speak.

He was highly successful, to the point where he was filling Lincoln Hall every week in New York City, while teaching people how to transform their lives.

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3 Powerful Secrets to Find Time to Grow Your Business

Are you an entrepreneur or an aspiring entrepreneur?

Do you find yourself wondering, “Why is finding time to grow my business such a challenge?

If finding time to grow your business has been a challenge for you, you’re not alone…

Time is a limited resource, and every single one of us only has 86,400 seconds in a single day — yet, the world’s most successful people are able to accomplish much more in those 86,400 seconds!

What’s their secret?

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You Have The Power Over Your Mind

“You have power over your own mind – not over events.

Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius

When I applied this quote to my life, I gained the ability not only to stay calm when my circumstances seemed overwhelming, but to use a simple shift in my thoughts to turn serious problems into unappreciated blessings.

Today, I’m going to tell you how I did it, and how you can do the same in your life.

It started with a strange lesson I didn’t understand: I have power over my mind

Back in 1971, a friend brought me to a lecture where I learned a bizarre success tip that would completely change my life.

The lesson was: “Nothing is bad unless you think it’s bad.”

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Working With Intention

Sometimes the greatest lessons come from children … . 

I was out to dinner one evening with my granddaughter, Allie, and our host gave her a small place mat menu with a maze on it.  She smiled and said, I want to show you something.  She took her finger to the maze and put it right to the end at the finish and then traced backwards to the beginning.  She then took her pencil and found her way very easily to the end!

She said, When you start at the end first, then you know where you want to end up and it’s easier to find your way.  I said, You know what Allie, that’s just how it is in life.  If you know where you want to end up, it’s a whole lot easier to find your way.

With this lesson, ask yourself:  Where do I want to end up?  Where do I really want to be in relationship to the important people in my life –with the earth, myself and my creative capacity? Where do I want to end up when I put my head on the pillow for the very last time?

Because as Allie pointed out, when you know where you want to end up, it’s a whole lot easier to find your way.

To Working with Intention,

Mary Morrissey