Being in relationships

This is my first ever blog and I am very excited about connecting with those who are looking for  anything that could make their relationships better.I became a Personal Counsellor 15 years ago after 20+ years of being a High School Art teacher. I am fortunate to be able to say that I loved both of these careers. Along with marriage, children, stepchildren, foster-children and all the other relationship experiences, that life has brought to my door I have gleaned knowledge. Add my desire to know more that had me reading, listening and traveling to workshops around the world and you have me as I am today. I feel I am gaining this magical thing called wisdom and I love to share this with those who would ask or join me.

Being In Relationships

I see that we are always in relationship with someone. We are someone’s child , sibling, friend, partner, lover, cousin, student, teacher, customer, confidant etc. An unending list that changes within moments or years. It fascinates me to play with all these roles and seek creative solutions to finding harmony and fun in whichever relationship is currently in the moment.

How can I enjoy these experiences and stay true to me?

Who am I as I dance between these ever changing persona ?

Who is the ‘other’ that I am dancing with now and then and later and before?

Am I the label that I apply to me, or am I the label they apply to me?

I am enjoying exploring who I am and who I want to be and become. I see these ‘others’ as my guides and teachers in my personal exploration of me and this leads me ever back to my rediscovery of ME in my ever changing and evolving dance with Life.

Whew! This sounds all a bit surreal.

Well why does it so often look and feel like it is a war of wills or a battle for control or a juggling of hierarchy?

That’s not fun and I think it can be. So, if you want to join me, play with me or dance with me I would like that.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lara Taylor
    Sep 21, 2010 @ 08:56:32

    That is a Joy to read Pat. Good to see you expanding the sharing of your wonderful wisdom through another source.

    Lots of love,

    Lara xx


  2. Marie-Elise
    Sep 21, 2010 @ 23:06:10

    Welcome to the world of sharing wisdom through this amazing media!
    I look forward to reading more, more more… having known you personally all these years and being a witness to the imprints you left on people’s lives, I am so very delighted that you are now sharing what you have come to know on a broader scale. Your ability to reach out and make a difference knows no bounds!
    I love what you wrote – let’s dance!


  3. Bev Martin
    Sep 23, 2010 @ 14:35:16

    Pat – great to read your thoughts and comments on life, living and the big bits in between. Bev xx


  4. Brooksta
    Oct 10, 2010 @ 12:59:17

    Hey Pat, ive read enough on your first speel about relationships that i reckon you should skip the blog and go write the book! Sounds like a book id buy. xx


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