Regina V. Cates is an author, adviser, activist, and creator of Romancing Your Soul. Based on her first book, Lead with Your Heart, Creating a Life of Love, Compassion, and Purpose, this podcast provides real-life solutions, inspiration, and practical information to help make your relationships better, your communication clearer, and your personal boundaries stronger.
Love Listens to Understand
Okay, I imagine you’re saying to yourself, “Hey, this lasagna lady is nuts.” I get it since close encounters of the third kind are highly suspect. Unless of course, you are discussing the matter with Giorgio A. Tsoukalos or Erich von Däniken. But, if you’re not a fan of Ancient Aliens or have not read Chariots of the Gods, my experience will seem odd.
Practice Makes us Proficient! Which Takes the Perfection Pressure Off.
Do you like lasagna? I do, very much. Honestly and with all modesty I can say my lasagna is to die for. I don’t mean my lasagna will literally kill you. Heavens NO! The expression “it’s to die for” means something is fantastic, incredible, magnificent, and in the case of food over the top delicious. And my lasagna should be first-rate, an award-winning stack of deliciousness because I’ve spent the past 45 years mastering the recipe.
Your Life Mission – BE Happy
Life is filled with so much joy, satisfaction and inspiration. No matter what challenges you face you are in control of how to best deal with the ups and downs of your relationships, career and health. The goal is not to have a perfect life. The goal is to create a happy life, no matter what.
When Self-first is Not Selfish
You are an individual. So am I. As individuals it is only possible for us to be one half of the relationship we have with each other. Our goal in the relationship we have with each other is to be our best half. On the other hand, in the relationship we have with ourselves, you and I are the entire relationship. Our goal in the relationship we have with ourselves is to be whole by loving ourselves first, so we know how to love each other well.
Your Love is Strong, But …
If I had a magic wand I’d touch it to the hearts of those who hurt others and yet claim to love. If I had a magic wand I’d touch it to the hearts of those who allow themselves to be hurt by others and yet claim they are loved. One of the biggest misconceptions we have about relationships is that we have the power to change another person.
It Takes Two to Tango
I don’t know how to dance the Argentine Tango with its virtually unlimited improvisational opportunities or the American/International Tango where specific steps and patterns are learned for competitive events. If I want to be part of a successful dance team, whether it is for competition or just out for fun on Saturday night, I first have to learn how to dance.
I love listening to Regina – she is so down to earth and vulnerable in what she shares. And spot on with her suggestions on how to live a happier life and come from a place of love.
Thank you Regina for sharing your life so openly with all of us and encouraging us to be ourselves and not care what others think. Beautiful!!
Life changing lessons~
Regina is the most loving person. She is here to help people just like us to become better humans! Her tools really work. She makes it clear and simple. I live by all of these podcasts.
She has helped me tremendously! I will always be grateful for these life lessons~