Accepting Love

Most of us are better at giving love than accepting it. When fear of hurt or rejection, internalized self-criticism, and other traumas prevent us from feeling worthy of love, we may shut out those who wish to support and connect with us. Close relationships are formed through reciprocity of openness and vulnerability, and being unable to take compliments and other offerings of affection can be read as a sign of distrust or distance. A variety of methods can encourage self-discovery and self-care to make us more willing and able to be vulnerable to those we care about. Learning to accept love can open the door to true intimacy and a deeply connected relationship.

How to Love and Be Loved: Wisdom of Yogananda, Volume 3

In this book Paramhansa Yogananda, one of the best-loved spiritual teachers of the twentieth century, shares fresh inspiration and practical guidance on: • Friendship: broadening your sympathies and expanding the boundaries of your love • How to cure bad habits that spell the death of true frien...

Share Your Stuff. I’ll Go First. 10 Questions to Take Your Friendships to the Next Level

Part memoir and part guidebook, Share Your Stuff. I'll Go First. is the invitation you’ve been waiting for to show up with your whole self and discover the intimate, meaningful relationships you long for.

How to Be Loved: A Memoir of Lifesaving Friendship

Eva Hagberg spent her lonely youth looking everywhere for connection: drugs, alcohol, therapists, boyfriends, girlfriends. Sometimes she found it, but always temporarily. Then, at age thirty, an undiscovered mass in her brain ruptured. So did her life.