How to Speak Your Truth

This entry is part 3 of 10 of 3 in the series 10 Key Abilities for Creating Successful Relationships
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This week's post is a recorded conversation between Paul and Layne about speaking your truth, the third in a series of conversations entitled, 10 Key Abilities for Building Successful Relationships.

Do you ever find it challenging to speak your truth in some situations? One of the most difficult things to do, for most people, is to speak their truth appropriately, quickly, with good intention and with emotional congruence. All of those elements are critical to a positive outcome. Today we discuss why it's important and offer some suggestions for how to do it. We also cover what can go wrong when we don't.

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What If We Could Create a Future Together?

by Layne Cutright


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The evolving edge for humanity is co-creating our futures together. I’m talking about using the alchemy of consciousness to create what we want from nothing! But, there is a threshold we must cross before we can fully participate in this leading edge game of life. We each must become familiar with our own internal landscape – our own consciousness. Why? Because the world we see and experience with our five senses reflects our consciousness. Our consciousness is composed of our thoughts, beliefs, feelings and memories.

There is a problem, though; we can’t fake our consciousness. It is what it is. We can’t pretend we are further along than we really are because what we call "reality" mirrors where we truly are in our personal and collective development, whether we like it or not. Consciousness = Results. It’s as powerful a force of nature as gravity.

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Deep Listening – A Secret Key to Better Relationships

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series 10 Key Abilities for Creating Successful Relationships

This week's post is another recorded conversation between Paul and Layne, the second in a series of conversations entitled, 10 Key Abilities for Building Successful Relationships.

Today we talk about the importance and power of deep listening in relationships. Listening is one of the most important of all communication skills, yet so many people seem to have trouble really listening without being distracted or interrupting. We discuss common listening mistakes and the unintended, predictable and often painful consequences of not paying attention when someone is speaking to us.

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How to Get What You Want in Your Relationships

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series 10 Key Abilities for Creating Successful Relationships

This week's post is a recorded conversation between Paul and Layne, the first in a series of conversations entitled, 10 Key Abilities for Building Successful Relationships.

In our work as relationship educators and coaches we hear all the time from men and women who feel they are not getting what they want in their relationships. And they feel frustrated about it. In this episode we talk about a little known way to more easily get what you want in your relationships. You might be surprised!

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The Dilemma of Emotional Honesty

by Paul and Layne Cutright


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Kevin apologized to Melissa after he missed an appointment. It was a simple misunderstanding, so Melissa said she wasn't really upset, just frustrated and disappointed.

But Kevin sensed there was more to it. Melissa's smile seemed forced, and he felt there was more she wanted to say, but Melissa insisted they forget about it and move on. Still, Kevin had an uneasy feeling in the pit of his stomach. Days later, there was a part of him that was still wrestling with the incident and he was wondering if that was true for Melissa as well. He didn’t know if it was worth bringing it up again.

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