Category Archives: Relationships

How To Keep Your Boundaries Around Men & How To Say NO When Not Interested

Too many women learn the importance of having boundaries by engaging in the unwanted behavior. When we don’t know where our own boundaries are, we let people cross them, and too often go too far. We end up with men we are not fully attracted to, doing things we later feel ashamed about, often using…

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The Many Self-Destructive Ways We Ask For Love

“We all want to be loved. Some of us have simply a bad way of asking for it” – Sonia Choquette Ultimately, we all want to be loved. This is our primal need and desire, without which we simply cannot survive. Our whole lives are designed around that need. We go to extremes to feel…

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Love without Attachment

We often confuse attachment with love. We feel this is how it should be – that the more you love someone, the more attached you become. But the true love is free, unconfined, and unlimited. It flows, it expands and it moves. It can never be attached to anything. How to let go of attachment?…

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Being “The Other Woman”

Last month brought a lot of uncomfortable questions and forced me to re-evaluate some of my beliefs. I always felt that you can be truly in love with only one person. That if you fully open your heart, there is simply no space for anyone else. That when you’re in love, you stop noticing other…

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What Makes A Woman Irresistible? We Asked 100 Men And Here is What They Said

I asked 100 men from all around the world one question: What, do you think, makes a woman irresistible. And here is what they had to say: For me it’s a combination of Confidence and Honesty. When am woman is truly living honestly with her self and others, and doing it in a confident way,…

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5 Relationship Traps The Mindful Person Doesn’t Fall For

Relationships are not complicated. We make them complicated. Instead of doing the hard self-work necessary to be happy on our own, we choose to believe that relationships require magic ingredients. These are five things we tend to perpetuate as relationship “fact” that erode our chances of finding long-term partnership. 1. “Fighting is healthy.” Think about why fights happen.…

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12 things we don’t say often enough

I strongly believe that small things can make big changes. Sometimes, it takes only these few words to put a smile on another person’s face. If we all said these 12 things more often, we would all be happier and at peace. 1. “I love you” There is a beautiful poem by a Polish priest…

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Brave Belle: What I learnt from my divorce

What I learnt from my divorce

Some days ago I met my colleague, with whom I met last time more than three years ago. We had a business meeting together and then after it was finished she came to me asking to talk privately. She said: Elena, I have a very personal question to you… Hope you can share an answer…

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The pain you’re feeling after the break up is probably the worst thing ever. But it also opens the door to something so much better.

My recent break up has been the most painful experience of my life. I went through depression and even hurt myself physically. Since then I’ve read tons of books on relationships and self-love. I tried various healing practices. Slowly, I started emerging out of it, feeling more positive and in control of my life. Despite…

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Brave Belle: The pain of a break up

The pain of a break up

When you are the one who still has feelings… The one who hasn’t moved on… while he started dating somebody new. This is the story of that pain. As I write this, tears are dripping down my cheeks… I’m 28. Last year I met an amazing guy. I fell in love. It was the first…

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