Home Insync Insync oi-Staff By Staff on April 2, 2009 First, it was the British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, who got a set of 25 classic American movies as a gift by none other than the America's President, Barack Obama. No kidding. It really was a set of movies that was been gifted during his historic visit to White House. Now if that's is too much to handle, some thing spicy, spicier enough that will let your jaws drop down across the table. Barack, who is said to have arrived at London to attend the G20 summit, gifted the Queen, an i Pod. That's right – an i Pod. The 82-year-old Queen, an i Pod fan, who already holds a 6GB silver model, was presented the gadget containing photos and a video of her last visit to America in 2007. The whole thanks-giving venture that the President has started seems to be drawing a lot of eye brows from people far and wide, and they, too, seems to be enjoying their part. After all it's none but the … [Read more...] about Barack Obama Presents Queen Elizabeth An I pod
Source: Kristin A. Meekhof In 2013, I began to write about healthy ways to cope with grief /loss. And in this Huffington Post piece , I wrote about giving yourself grace as a method for dealing with the weight of sorrow. The bereaved live in two worlds — the past and present. Sometimes more time is spent reliving memories than creating new meaningful ones. It is an arduous task fraught with sorrow to inhabit two distinct worlds, but making a clean break with the past seems nearly impossible. For the bereaved, the past speaks so loudly it often visits them in the voice of a critical parent berating them for things they should have said or done. The past can become so powerful that it can wake one up from their sleep or cause them to drink an inordinate amount of alcohol to try to soothe the pain. Although the past narratives can't be changed, for the bereaved they represent a stained looking glass. Stained with judgment, fear , anger , and deep pain. And it was … [Read more...] about Give Yourself Grace—The Ultimate Gift
My son Ben visited with his three children, aged 6, 4, and 2. One evening I saw my three grandchildren glued to the television set, watching some gory animated children’s program featuring monsters, young children, beasts, and miraculous escapes. Disgusted by it, I preemptively changed channels and searched for another show. I soon fell upon a lively production of animated figures dancing to the Nutcracker Suite. Despite groans and complaints from my grandchildren, I stayed tuned to that channel. After a few minutes, mirabile dictu , the groans stopped and all three watched the Nutcracker Suite with much interest. Delighted and aching to share this with Marilyn, I stopped the TV for a few seconds to hit the record button so that Marilyn could see it herself. I turned the play button back on, and the children watched until they all fell asleep. Only a couple of minutes later it hit me. I was astonished. What am I doing? Recording this for Marilyn to watch? Marilyn is dead I remind … [Read more...] about Why Do I Keep Forgetting That My Wife Died?
Source: luminaimages/Shutterstock Is it love? You might think that people who are truly in love automatically know the answer to this question, with no doubt in their minds—and a lucky few do. But for many, this generally isn’t the case. People vary in the extent to which they know and can distinguish between their own emotions (Barrett, Gross, Christensen, and Benvenuto, 2001). This puts us in a tricky situation because knowing how we feel affects how we act. So how do you know if you’re feeling love—or something else? Research on love and relationships provides a scientific basis for differentiating between love and interpersonal emotions that do not predict lasting relationships. Consider the seven following signs as you try to clarify your current relationship situation. They may help you determine your next move. 1. You find yourself saying “we” more than “I” or “me.” Language is a secret window into how you perceive yourself in relation to others. What … [Read more...] about 7 Signs That You’ve Found True Love
Source: Pixabay/TheDigitalWay An article by Zeigler-Hill and coauthors, published in the November issue of the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships , examines how narcissists keep their romantic partners from breaking up with them or cheating on them. Mate retention: Cost inflicting and benefit provisioning Narcissistic people often have poor relationships, in part because they usually utilize relationships for self-serving purposes (e. g ., to feel good about themselves, improve their social status). Nevertheless, narcissists engage in some of the same behavioral strategies we all do to maintain romantic relationships and prevent breakup and cheating. These strategies are called mate retention behaviors . Mate retention behaviors include benefit-provisioning and cost-inflicting tactics . Benefit provisioning behaviors refer to low-risk tactics that increase relationship satisfaction. Some examples are the giving of compliments or gifts. … [Read more...] about How Narcissists Keep Their Partners From Leaving