12 thoughts on “Your Brain, Mindful Presence and Five Practices to Energize Your Relationship, 2 of 2

  • May 22, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    nice article Athena

    May I suggest a further resources to learn more about empathy and compassion.
    The Center for Building a Culture of Empathy
    The Culture of Empathy website is the largest internet portal for resources and information about the values of empathy and compassion. It contains articles, conferences, definitions, experts, history, interviews,  videos, science and much more about empathy and compassion.

    I also posted your article link in our
    Empathy & Compassion Magazine


    • May 22, 2011 at 5:48 pm

      Hi, Edwin, thank you so much for the positive feedback, and for pointing me to your site and work on empathy and compassion. Kindred spirits, no doubt! I will most certainly check your site, and have already liked your Facebook page. Thanks again for stopping by to comment! : )

  • May 22, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    glad to have made the connection and thanks for friending me on facebook and your comments.

  • May 24, 2011 at 6:50 am

    Nice article athena. its nice to read this. great feeling and writing

    • May 24, 2011 at 8:01 am

      Thanks for the kind words and feedback. So appreciate your support and comment!

  • July 6, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    What a great article! Maintainin­g an intimate and healthy relationsh­ip is such a delicate art. I couldn’t agree more with your emphasis on the importance of mindfulness in relationships. I will be attending a webinar with Dr. Pat Love that delves into the treatment of relationsh­ip issues in today’s world. The webinar is being put on by PsychAlive­.org and also offers Continuing Education Credits for Mental Health Profession­als to webinar participan­ts. I included a link below for anyone who would like to learn more about it:


    • July 7, 2011 at 1:48 pm

      Thanks for the feedback and comment, Kevin. Thanks also for the link to Dr. Pat Love’s work, which I highly recommend as well. Thanks again for stopping by to comment.

  • August 2, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Thanks Athena- really liked this. I will be sending people this way to have a read. Can i also suggest anothe resource. Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication (www.cnvc.org) This process enables more of the “how” to your suggestions here. The NVC process gives us a structure to build our skills of empathy. presence and connection.

    • August 2, 2011 at 5:51 pm

      Thanks for the positive feedback and support, Shona! I am familiar with Dr. Marshall Rosenberg’s work on compassionate communication … and attended one of his 10 day trainings on the West coast a few years back! Great resource, and brilliant work. Thanks again for commenting.

  • August 21, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    I’ve found myself spending a lot of time on your blog this afternoon. So much valuable information! I would really like to read part 1 of this particular post, but cannot locate it. Would you mind helping me with a link? I have used both the PsychCentral search facility and Google, and have browsed through all of the Relationship articles on this blog, to no available. Help, please?

    Thank you!
    Cynthia Armistead

  • March 31, 2015 at 4:54 am

    I appreciate this article and have realized mindfulness is needed to learn in all relationships. We communicate energetically and verbally and many don’t become connected, feel our humanity and are left in limbo when many relationships are lost or disconnected from others by our own feelings of what our unconscious mind is feeding to us. It would be a different world if all learned these steps to create a better planet of understanding and LOVE of self, co creating and living a full life of community instead of disconnecting body, mind and spirit nourishment from unconditional love and understanding. I have learned many things in life by experiencing, performing, feeling, listening to others in my structural alignment body work of 35yrs. Although there is also need for many to have better diets and better help from counselors/MD’s to see if medication is right to stop many psychological deficiencies from past life experiences. I recently had a Nurse practitioner prescribe psycho drugs instead have empathy and was shocked by her antics. As she dismissed me from ever returning to the free Volunteers of medicine without any way of hearing my side of inquiry she made up:I just was looking for pain meds instead of ridding myself of ptsd. As thoughts become things we certainly can have a sad life if we don’t believe to regain positivity instead of our subconscious negativity.


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