When you react or respond to a trigger, in that split-second, there is something that Relationship Expert Stacey Martino refers to as “the SPACE within the moment”. In that moment you have the choice to respond with love or fear/anger. In this vulnerable post Stacey shares an intimate story from 20 years ago about a moment when she was not aligned with her best self and how Anthony Adragna’s response of love and kindness created a friendship that lasts today. Her story will have you asking yourself, “How am I choosing to respond in the space within the moment?”.
Are you afraid to reach out for help in life and in your business for fear of appearing weak? That was my story for many years until an ‘aha moment’ woke me up to the truth that life is about giving and receiving. When we allow ourselves to receive the help, guidance and support of our friends, family and community we create a beautiful energetic exchange.
Look around at the people in your life right now. Do any of these people strike you as someone you would like to spend more time with? Do they look like they’d like to do some of the things you are working on doing more frequently, like going for a hike or bike ride? Maybe you could ask them if they are interested in joining you in an upcoming fitness opportunity, or just a yummy meal and a movie. The presence of this peer support is a critical factor in your success. Just showing up to a class each week is building that support system that will be so critical in manifesting the results you are looking for.
In the months after our house burned down, I gained a whole new appreciation of friendship and the dynamics of giving and receiving. Receiving help from people over a prolonged time of trouble can get very interesting for human beings. To be on the receiving end of love and support over time can challenge even the most balanced of us. Our first tendency is usually to wait until we feel better before reaching out. This is so common that it might be the biggest “waiting” we do when it comes to relationships.
Almost everyone has a “social vampire” in his or her life. Social vampires suck the energy out of you when you hang out with them, and make you feel icky when you leave. As part of my deep cleaning, I looked at all my relationships and thought about who made me feel good, supported and excited to be around.
Inside this article, Lynne Everett reveals how developing adult friendships will have a profound effect on your physical well-being, a new study that shows how friends can change your perceptions and make exercise easier than it is, the magic number of friends you should at least have, and what to look for in your adult friendships.