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Archives for July, 2014

Conscious Lifestyle

Genuine Love: Four Mantras to Calm Storms (Safe Enough to Feel Present & Connected ), 1 of 2

Human beings yearn to be loved, and feeling loved and valued, and these feelings connects us to feeling safe and secure. In a recent book titled, True Love: A Practice for Awakening the Heart, author and Zen monk Thich Nhat Hanh, offers couples a series of practices to help them deepen their connection to what he calls four components of love: loving kindness, compassion, joy and freedom (more on these in Part 2).

As part of this practice, Hanh describes four mantras...
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Addictive Relating

The Neuroscience of Addictive Love: Attributes of Love Addiction

What is this thing called ‘love’? Plato labeled love an ‘irrational desire,” and song titles such as “The Things We Do For Love,” as well as lyrics of songs such as “Why Do Fools Fall In Love,” convey the befuddling impact love relationships can have on human brains. For human beings, men and women alike, there is perhaps no bigger fascination or obsession for the senses, heart and mind, body and spirit.

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Addictive Relating

Personal Power: How to Own It (& Stop Giving It Away) In Your Couple Relationship, 1 of 2

In successful relationships, partners take the basics seriously, and handle the yearnings of each to feel heard and understood as unique beings as really, really important; in short, they treat one another with dignity, recognizing their own and one another's personal power.
As top trial lawyer Gerry Spence notes, what we face when we interact with one another, is what we most fear in our relationships, and that is: the power of the other as...
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