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The Importance of Praise in Your Relationships

Relationships die from neglect of the little things, the things that could have been prevented with a little care. Honest praise is one of those things.

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Appreciation is a fundamental human need, and none of us gets enough praise. It’s crazy to overlook praising those who are closest to us.  Continue reading

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Three Benefits of Living Honest, Open and True

At the beginning of the year I wrote about what it means to Live HOT by being Honest, Open and True. Chances are good you are already living each day by

skeleton key in brass lock of walnut door, Three Benefits of Living Honest, Open and True, Life is HOT blog, Brad W. Smith, photographer,

The key to unlocking better relationships with others is to first create a better relationship with yourself. Then you have the ability to apply those same principles of being Honest, Open and True when you relate to others.

these three elements even if you’ve never thought about it this way. If so, you’re enjoying the rich benefits that come with having a great relationship with yourself and with others, especially with those who are more important to you. I hope you find the Life is HOT blog helpful as you continue your journey, the same way that researching and writing about these topics has helped me.

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Just Say It

Let your tongue speak what your heart thinks.

~ Davy Crockett

It can be hard to say what you really mean in a conversation. Sometimes it’s hard because you struggle to find the right words.

Sometimes it’s hard because something within you holds you back from simply saying what you really mean. Continue reading

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