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Apr 21, 2020

Patience is one of the pillars of our everyday lives that must be cultivated. At a time where uncertainty about our future plagues the air, we can feel an anxiety that could drain our patience. We may feel irascible and get frustrated easily, even with people whom we love. Recently, my wife, Yvonne Rainbow Teplitsky, and I had a bout of impatience with each other and worked through it. After all, we need patience now more than ever, as it will foster the love that will see us through this crisis. Yvonne is the founder and owner of the Artsy Goddess Studio, where she facilitates workshops and day-long retreats.

In today’s episode, Rainbow and I discuss the need for patience amid the COVID-19 crisis. We illustrate how the pandemic is making people lose their patience and describe how impatience can affect our relationships. We share our recent experiences with impatience in our relationship and how we dealt with it. We also explain how insecurity can cause impatience as well as describe the steps you can take to cultivate patience for yourself and others.


“Frustration is something we all experience - it’s not something to feel ashamed or guilty of, as long as we don’t take it out on each other.” - Yvonne Rainbow Teplitsky


This week on Relationships! Let’s Talk About It:

  • The difference between patience and passivity
  • How impatience can show up in small things
  • How we’re using eye contact to avoid impatience
  • Practicing meditation to cultivate patience
  • The effect of impatience on our partners and relationships
  • The relationship between stress and impatience
  • Why we need to be patient with ourselves and how to purposefully develop patience
  • The addictive nature of anger and its relationship with impatience
  • Cooking together as a shared experience
  • The impact of parents’ impatience on their children
  • How insecurity and a sense of inadequacy cause impatience
  • How a lack of communication causes passive-aggressiveness
  • How patience can inspire and heal our partners


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Theme music “These Streets” provided by Adi the Monk