A Message from Jane C. Willhite PSI Co-Founder and CEO
This week, I want to take the opportunity to highlight the amazing Kathy Quinlan-Perez. Kathy is our President of Content and Curriculum and has been working double time to help bring you our new series of courses that will soon be opened for enrollment. I wanted to give her the opportunity to talk about relationships as we all prepare to connect with our loved ones over this Holiday season.
As we get into the Holiday season, I want to take a moment to discuss one of the most important aspects of our lives, our core relationships. Now more than ever, external influences are creating great divisions among families and friends. This year, I’ve heard more stories than I can count about people experiencing great resistance around visiting their loved ones, filled with fear that there will be conflict around a tense topic like health, politics, money, or life style.
The truth is, human nature is such that we are meant to be closely connected with others. We are finding ourselves in a cycle of disconnection as our culture seems to foster division over companionship. If you are one of the many people feeling uneasy about a relationship with a relative, friend, or partner this holiday season, I invite you to consider the following:
We are not capable of changing the ways that others think or behave. However, we are solely responsible for what we bring to the table, and what we generate in response. When you find a relationship in a state of disharmony, consider taking matters into your own hands and bringing to the table what you think is lacking. If you have a relationship with a family member that seems to lack respect, bring an abundance of respect to the table, and see if a shift occurs. The same rules apply for intimacy, honesty, vulnerability, and even trust.
Now, this is not to say that all relationship dysfunction is your responsibility. There can certainly be a relationship that is in your best interest to conclude. However, if you find yourself missing connection with friends or family this holiday season, give this a shot and see what happens. Think back to the basic seminar and get clear on which is more important: to be right, or to be happy?
Our commitment for 2022 is to give you brand new material to generate the most incredible relationships that you deserve. Our new relationship course and couple’s course will give you the tools to take your relationships to a whole new level such that, regardless of external influences, you stay in alignment with who you are, your highest contribution, and what you deserve. I cannot wait for you to see what we have in store.