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Archives for January, 2014

Emotional Mastery

The Power of Forgiveness: Restoring Own Connection to Love & Healing

Though not easy, letting go of past resentments, a process also known as forgiveness, really works! Letting go does not mean forgetting a wrongful action or excusing how hurtful it was, however;  it means letting go the human survival-instinct to hurt the back, to retaliate or to wish as much or more suffering on the other.

Ultimately, we forgive because of its impact accordingly on the state of our mind and body (autonomic nervous system)....
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Conscious Lifestyle

Five Skills that Predict Success in Marriage Relationships

Thanks to advances in research methodology and neuroscience, relationships are now a science. The science of love relationships has identified several specific behavior patterns of partners that succeed in creating healthy, mutually enriching couple relationships. Partners who think and act in certain ways nearly guarantee themselves love relationships in which they feel fulfilled, loved and appreciated.

First, the good news is both you and your partner are wired for love, your body’s health depends on it.

Second,...
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Addictive Relating

How to Argue to Live Authentically (and Strengthen Your Relationship) 1 of 3

Ever find yourself in the same reactive discussion with your partner again and again?

Okay, the details may be different, but overall do you get into a scripted dialogue in which you can guess what your partner is going to say or do in reaction to something you say?

(Most likely, by the way, your partner likely feels the same way too.)

The stuck feelings seem all too familiar to couples in a relationship. Like others, both of you...
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Conscious Lifestyle

Reach for the Stars in New Year 2014 — 7 Ways to Amp Up the Love, Calm the Fear

Here we are into a new year, can you believe it — 2014 — Happy New Year!

What a wonderful time to refresh, renew, ponder and reflect again on ... what brings meaning to your life, your deepest aspirations, yearnings and dreams, or new ways to approach old challenges, big or small, in your personal life or relationship.

It's energizing to write down goals, hopefully achievable goals, to increase our chances for good outcomes.
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