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Father's Day Life Is Important

 

Whether you have a fantastic relationship with your dad, a terrible one, or none at all, I invite you to take advantage of this Father’s Day to experience profound love with him.

I have a fantastically loving relationship with my dad. But it wasn’t always like that. I was 12 when he died unexpectedly… before we had a chance to even say goodbye. At the time, we had a pretty poor relationship, one where I experienced more fear than love. For the next 18 years, I assumed that his death had ended my relationship with him, and with it, any possibility of experiencing his love. I was 30 when I realized that my relationship with my dad had never ended and I got to experience not only my love for him, but also his love for me, perhaps more so than I ever had. Today, nearly 40 years after his death, I feel his love and his presence in my life as much as ever.

Happy Father’s Day to all fathers who touch our lives!

 

Coach Mehrdad Moayedzadeh, PCC, CPCC
Professional Certified Relationship Coach
LIFE IS IMPORTANT
lifeisimportant.com

Founder of LIFE IS IMPORTANT, Coach Mehrdad offers live workshops, webinars and one-on-one coaching services to clients worldwide. Read full bio.

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Nushin H. <![CDATA[A Valentine’s Day Message You Don’t Want To Ignore]]> http://lifeisimportant.com/?p=14178 2016-06-19T20:35:46Z 2016-02-12T07:14:56Z The post A Valentine’s Day Message You Don’t Want To Ignore appeared first on Life Is Important Relationship Coaching.

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valentines self-love relationship coaching

This Valentine’s Day, whether you are passionately in love, struggling in a relationship, happily single, or so desperately lonely that it hurts to even see two birds together, there is a message of love that you don’t want to ignore.

Relationships are such an important part of life. Simply put, it is not possible to have a fulfilling life when you have unfulfilling relationships. And yet, the relationship that is the foundation of all other relationships is your relationship with yourself. As such, no love is more crucial in life than self-love.

I have been asked by many clients: What does it even mean to have self-love? What would you do out of self-love? Begin with these:

1. Get Curious: A good place to start with self-love is to get curious about what makes you tick: your fears, beliefs, choices, and patterns of behavior. What are your thoughts about yourself, especially the ones you try to hide from others? What are your buttons? What are you afraid others might think of you? What are your biggest fears when it comes to relationships?

2. Practice Non-Judgment: One of the things that happens when you turn up your curiosity on yourself is that you start noticing seemingly bad news: “Darn, I am so afraid of being vulnerable that I seem to sabotage my relationships as soon as I start falling in love.” Or “It’s like I am a different person when I’m with my boyfriend vs. with my family vs. at work.” Or “I keep trying to impress my new girlfriend by trying to be extra attentive.”

Yes, all of these patterns are inconsistent with creating relationships you really love and you would do well to get serious about growing out of them. But wanting to grow does not require judging yourself. Curiosity becomes powerful when it is without judgment. Every time you judge yourself, you move farther away from self-love.

3. Invest in Your Inner Growth: It is not possible to achieve deep sustained happiness without growth. Not just any growth; personal / inner growth. A sincere desire to grow is a great start, but not enough. Regardless of how little or how much self-love you have, investing in your growth needs to be a life-long practice, because there will never be a time when there will be nothing left to discover about yourself.

So the best thing you can do for your love-life this Valentine’s Day is to make expanding your self-love a top priority. Now, that would be worth celebrating even if you are single!

Coach Mehrdad Moayedzadeh, PCC, CPCC
Professional Certified Relationship Coach
LIFE IS IMPORTANT
lifeisimportant.com

Founder of LIFE IS IMPORTANT, Coach Mehrdad offers live workshops, webinars and one-on-one coaching services to clients worldwide. Read full bio.

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