Monday, March 25, 2013

Make Your Mondays - March 25th

Another restful weekend means another productive week! Nic's TM (Thriving Mama) came for a visit, filled with lots of baby-related shopping trips and plans for the (not so distant) future. Em took advantage of our gorgeous weather by heading to the beach, and continued her hunt for a thriving home. We would love to hear what you all were up to this weekend - Easter plans perhaps?

Don't fight fire with fire, fight it with the lilac smelling water of peace.  I use this peace water all the time with my TH because at the end of the day, I honestly don't care.  I don't care who is right, I don't care about winning, all I care about is getting back to enjoying being with him.  If that means I take one (or all) for team TW, then so be it.  If you don't fight back you always end up winning because it ends, and you are the one who took control and power to end it.  If you listen to what others are saying, validate their feelings and take ownership for the way you made them feel (whether or not it was intended), it often makes the other person take a step back and wonder what is happening.  Next time you are arguing with someone, get out of your head for a second and ask yourself, "What is this all for?" "What am I gaining from this exchange and how does it make me feel?"  Take a step down from matching their energy levels and be calm, be patient and meaningful.  "You are right... now how can we resolve this and move forward?"

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