Whoever and however you’re currently relating.

Relationships are the tapestry of our life, the warp and weft of color, texture and patterns. How to we make them easier, more fulfilling and kinder, even at the very basic level of day to day interactions with family, friends, or the cashier at the gas station? It’s complex concept, but there are some simple steps that can help along the way.

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  1. Know your value system, what’s important to you in your everyday interactions?
  2. Let every interaction be positioned to help the other person feel good for the day — starting with a smile in your eyes to let them know you appreciate them.
  3. Be aware of your voice tone — sometimes the most innocuous comment can come off sounding terse or unfriendly.
  4. Be aware of your body language — learn to use body language as friendly or choosing to close the communication.
  5. Technology can be brilliant — but rarely for relationship building.
  6. Texting doesn’t work for important relationship communication — it might be sender friendly, but it has no shades of communication connection — truly black and white
  7. If you want to make someone feel valued, stop what you’re doing for a moment, look up, look them in the eyes, and smile. (I tell this to couples all the time who feel taken for granted).
  8. Tell your close relationships, what type of communication you prefer and when. Phone call? A pop in to say hi? Texts? Emails?
  9. Announcing an important life event on Facebook, Instagram or twitter isn’t warm and cosy to those people who expect to be warm and cosy with you.
  10. Be kind to yourself, the most important relationship you have, is with yourself first … and spread that kindness around. You’ll make the world a better place, and have joy doing it!

Originally published at medium.com


  • Georgina Cannon

    Author, regression and relationship coach and hypnotist with more than 20 years working with clients. Lecturer at the University of Toronto

    Georgina Cannon MscD is an author and award-winning board certified clinical hypnotist,NLP and CBT trainer and clinician and lecturer at the School for Continuing Studies University of Toronto. She has her doctorate in Metaphysical Counseling and is recognized as the “public face” of hypnosis in Canada and a respected member of the mainstream health community. Georgina is a frequent media guest, and her work and views have gained her prominence as a frequent source for news and feature articles on hypnosis and alternative therapies; including a CBC series on Past Life Regression. She has participated in Grand Rounds at Toronto hospitals, where she lectured to psychiatrists, physicians, nurses and social workers in the healing powers of hypnosis and regression therapies. Her third book, Return Again published by Red Wheel Weiser is focused on the power of past and inter-life journeys. Her latest book, The Third Circle Protocol published by Findhorn Press, Britain is about the power of relationships, past, present and future and how to make them pleasurable and life affirming for everyone.