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Why Being Vulnerable is the Secret to Richer Relationships

If you’re looking for something more in your relationships with those who are most important to you, perhaps the missing ingredient is unconditional

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Rich relationships cannot be observed, they can only be experienced. Take the plunge in to vulnerability and allow yourself to be immersed in unconditional love and deeply satisfying relationships.


love. To find this missing ingredient, you must allow yourself to be vulnerable. When you can be vulnerable, you can receive unconditional love.

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Micromanaging Doesn’t Work at Home Either

You probably know about the pitfalls of micromanaging others at work. Do you know that micromanaging your relationships at home doesn’t

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How do you interact with those you’re closest to? Do you watch what they do or do you attempt to manage every second of their lives for them? Toss the watch and experience the freedom of living without needless constraints.

work either? No relationship is strong when you’re always working to micromanage others’ time or how they complete tasks, or checking up on their activities.

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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

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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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