friendship

Ways to be a better Listener 1: Listen to understand not to respond. BGN

Being a good listener doesn’t require us to follow a long list of complicated rules. We do not need to master the art of good communication to be a good listener. Listening is a critical human capacity, one that can make us better partners, leaders, spouses, friends, parents and people. Listening should be about learning …

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Relationship challenges during lockdown 4: Supporting loved ones from a distance. BGR

As lockdown is easing and we are told we are heading towards flattening the curve. we have all endured the hardships of the pandemic in many ways. This virus brought with it the loss of many lives, we have all either faced a loss of a loved one or have had closed loved ones who …

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Relationship challenges during lock-down 2: Living together, emotional bliss or turmoil? BGR

Being in lock-down the term ‘living together’ has been given a new meaning. Staying at home, having every meal and spending 24 hours cooped up together has tested the relationship we have with loved ones on a whole new level. There’s been no space to work, work out, spend time with others or even just …

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Dealing with Anxiety and Isolation 12: Embrace The Power of Smiling! – BGN

The last few weeks and months have no doubt been challenging for all of us in different ways. It hasn’t been easy to be our usual positive selves, we have all had to adjust to a new “normal” whatever that may be. We have had good productive weeks with a schedule, learning new things, enjoying …

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Dealing with Anxiety 11: Changes lead to changes. BGR

We began our blog for the purpose of encouraging change. The changes we need to bring within ourselves to better our well being. To understand that no matter how far we may have come, there will always be room for improvement. And any changes we want to see, will need to start from somewhere and …

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Personal Boundaries to put in place 8: I am not responsible for others happiness. BGR

I truly hope you are all well and healthy during these trying times. While we are isolating and self distancing even when the days are getting longer and the sun is shining brighter, we need to seize the opportunity while staying at home to really focus on, and work to better our well being. Having …

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Personal Boundaries to put in place 6: Stay in tune with your feelings. BGR

When the world is forcing you to stop and take a break, and you are given the opportunity to self reflect, it should be embraced wholeheartedly and the occasion used to fully connect ourselves to how we feel inside as well as out. Use the time to understand who we are, pay attention to how …

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Personal Boundaries to put in place 5: Understand we are always a work in progress. BGN

We can often be such harsh critics towards ourselves, and our inner voice can be unkind and judgemental. Sometimes the opinions of others are internalised on a detrimental level which can stop our growth and really affect our self esteem and confidence in many ways, big and small. This in turn can make us feel …

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Green flags to embrace 13: You share the same values. BGR

It is often said that opposites attracts and to keep the relationship interesting it is always important to maintain a certain mystery and discover new things about each other. To try new things based on what one of you enjoys and doing them together to learn more about yourself as well as each other. You …

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Green flags to keep embrace 11: They are able to commit and you can count on them. BGR

When you get to know someone you are interested in having a relationship with, everything in the beginning is over emphasised and you both are fascinated with each other. Every like and dislike is given that extra attention. And it seems as if your whole world revolves purely around each other. And when you feel …

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