Relationships are such a wonderful gift to our lives. Whether it is with family, friends or society at large, they can bring such joy, and yes, such conflict and challenges. The joy part is easy. What do we do when conflict and tension arise — which is inevitable? What I learned through The Relationship School is that it is a chance to truly grow, to be free of past messaging, imposed conditioning and an opportunity to really drop into the seat of yourself to be true to you, and see clearly how you show up to yourself and others. It gives us an opportunity to live an authentic life and heal the past. I love to share with clients that although I have been with my husband for 26 years in total (married 21), it is a miracle we lasted this long after I went through the courses at The Relationship School and learned we really knew so little about conflict resolution and how we were really showing up in our relationship and why. I emerged from my family of origin with a natural attraction to self-growth, an inner knowing that there was a more healthy way, and a curiosity about others and an attraction to living a happy life. Jayson Gaddis, founder of the Relationship School, once asked why people devote such energy to their physical fitness and work — but not their relationships? I really think it stems from fear and not understanding how they are showing up and why, and not understanding how they can get their needs met. My wish is to walk this path with others in their journey and quest for meaningful and supportive relationships.