The New Oxford American Dictionary defines a relationship as “the way in which two or more concepts, objects or people are connected or the state of being connected.”
You can be in a relationship with your landlord.
You are in relationship with family and friends.
You have work relationships.
Being in a state of connection is not solely between you and your partner or close family.
You even have a relationship with your companion dog.
Relationships are transcendent.
When we are open to giving and receiving kindness and care in any relationship, we deepen our compassion for ourselves and extend the same to others when there are highs and lows we experience together.
One pet parent I spoke with last week, had an “A Ha!” moment when she spoke knowingly about her relationship with her dog. She never thought to describe it in that way before.
The awareness that sparked this new understanding is that she has an undeniable connection with her dog, understands his needs and extends grace to herself and her dog when things don’t go well.
What she learned through her relationship with her dog, she also realized that she extends grace to her dog easily and freely and didn’t necessarily do the same with her family.
Now, with this new awareness, she can take action in deepening her connection with her family members too.
Through another coaching conversation with a business woman, I guided her into feeling more empowered in setting healthy boundaries within her partnerships at work.
Relationships are transformative.
I am a relationship coach and I guide people into deepening their awareness in how they can give and receive in the relationships they have in their lives.
I just happen to specialize in the human and dog relationship.
Dog training and behavior consulting is just a component of what I do and what I can utilize in teaching.
My offerings are designed in guiding people who are overwhelmed and frustrated within their relationships at work, with family and significant others and even their dogs and support them in taking action so they can create ease, freedom and a sense of connection within their relationships.