I definitely agree with that! I always believed that it's so true that the best way to know someone for real is to travel with them! I had my memories that the travel ended my friendship(I'm not sorry at all, it was a blessing to see the reality) but my strongest story is that a trip with my best friend reassured both of us why we're best friends and made our bond way stronger.
Oh, I need that advice too! Sometimes I don't even tell my friends that something they did or said bothered me and I feel that frustration lives inside of me for days and I try to kill it myself! Definitely not a healthy habit! I really liked the article and since I read it I keep trying to encourage myself to take it as an example.
I realize that I had different habits and dynamics about it throughout the years. Recently, after moving to Barcelona I was making so much effort to make friends. It's fine of course but at a point, I realized that I was going for quantity and end up being unsatisfied and exhausted. So I'm acting differently lately and I feel happier with fewer friends but having a quality time with people I truly feel interested in getting to know more.
On the other hand, I realized that friendships require Read more… a conscious effort. After moving here I felt that I'm losing the ties with my friends so I started to be more aware and careful about calling them often and now I'm even closer with some of my old friends.
How did you guys experience these situations with friends after moving abroad, do you feel like @Calvin77 about it? Calvin, how did you deal with that?
@Lizzie definitely!! I feel the same, I don't know what kind of magic they have. And I understand you so well @willcocks. My cat died after being with him for 8 years and I was very young. We practically grew up together and he died out of sickness, way earlier than he was supposed to normally and with suffering. I still miss him so much. It will get easier for you too most probably but I think it's ok to remember and feel sad about them from time to time.
I guess I agree with you all about talking to her. Also, maybe thinking again about why she's so negative, which things she has a point and which things she might be exaggerating would be a good approach. Sometimes people have some kind of "chain effect" and start to see every event negative. So if you can show her that you understand her feelings and show support about being upset or negative about some things she might be more open to think again and accept the things she exaggerates.
I have to defend@Enriqueto, @Yvonne because I drink so much coffee too I agree, it's not good but I LOVE the taste and a big part of my morning routine is coffee and breakfast. But I have to admit, after some years I think my body said "enough with this speed" and I started to have heartthrobs. Now I let myself drink coffee in the morning but cut down on it after noon and switch to tea.
Besides coffee the habit I love for my mornings is tidying up my house and making the bed. It also helps me Read more… to have a nice evening. After coming back from work or having time out with friends, I want my home to provide me with a cosy welcome so finding the house tidy in the evening is important for me.
I was there in the first 2 days and had a very good time. Seeing people's interest in happiness.com and getting to know many different people were so fulfilling. A session I attended was very interesting for me, NSR Self-Healing with Sebastian C.O. He showed Self Neuro Somatic Reprogramming techniques to reduce pain. I agree with Tine about the free stage. It was a great touch and was my favourite. Seeing people get carried away at one of the concerts was extremely heartwarming. I could feel Read more… the community connection there. Besides that, I also heard comments about the community bond from the people I talked to. It's very impressing that the event created such an international community!
I'm newly becoming a "yoga person", meaning that I'm a total beginner both of yoga and it's culture. I've always had been into sports and attending tournaments and loved the rush of those environments. The yoga conference reminded me of those environments, but a more mindful version of them. I wasn't expecting to feel that the conference environment resonates with me this much.