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Advice for Couples
The question I am asked most often is: "What do you do if your partner doesn’t...(do any imaginable thing)?” or "What if you are married to someone who is...(any imaginable bad trait or behavior)?" In the past, I have responded to these questions with answers addressed to the specifics. As I have listened to my answers, I found that whatever specifics I responded to, the pattern was always the same. The answer was: "Stay in the process." So what is the process? It is Imago Dialogue. More
Every mother and daughter knows at least some of the challenges and rewards of mother-daughter relationships. The mother-daughter team of Sil Reynolds and Eliza Reynolds, coauthors of the book Mothering and Daughtering, have been leading mother-daughter workshops for nearly a decade. More
Every mother and daughter knows at least some of the challenges and rewards of mother-daughter relationships. The mother-daughter team of Sil Reynolds and Eliza Reynolds, coauthors of the book Mothering and Daughtering, have been leading mother-daughter workshops for nearly a decade. More
Omega Institute Meditation for a New Perspective by Joan Halifax Roshi
Begin by bringing the attention of your mind and heart to the presence of someone who is having a difficult time. You may choose a friend, relative, or someone you feel close to. Open your heart and mind to this person. Really let yourself sense into his or her situation. Feel your way into this person’s heart. (pause) What are they going through? What is their experience? (pause) Now let yourself imagine looking out through his or her eyes. (long pause) More
Judith Orloff
Some relationships make you feel great, while others wipe you out. Judith Orloff shows you how to identify and minimize the effects of the energy vampires in your life. Relationships are always an energy exchange. To stay feeling our best, we must ask ourselves, 'Who gives us energy? Who saps it?' It's important to be surrounded by supportive, heart-centered people who make us feel safe and secure. It's equally important to pinpoint the energy vampires, who, whether they intend to or not, leech our energy. More
Arielle Ford
We don’t need to be told that pleasure feels good, but did you know it’s good for you, too? Arielle Ford, author of the best-seller The Soulmate Secret, shares her “pleasure recipe” and explains how taking the time to add pleasure to your life will make you happier and more receptive to attracting and enjoying love. More
Arielle Ford
Our beliefs shape our lives, influence who we become, and affect the relationships we form with others. Arielle Ford, author of The Soulmate Secret, explains how to become a magnet for love and find your soulmate by examining your doubts and beliefs about love. The number one question I hear most often from singles is, “How do I overcome my doubt that I will ever find my soulmate?” More
Gods and Goddesses Within
Elizabeth Lesser questions the role power plays in our lives and the forces that come together when feminism and spirituality merge. More
This mother-daughter team explore the challenges and rewards of mother-daughter relationships, and what it takes to be a good mother and daughter. On Mothering by Sil Reynolds More
Carol: How did you come to create Imago Relationship Therapy together? Did it happen because of your relationship or along with it? Helen: On one of our first dates, Harville told me he wanted to write a book about why couples fight. He was exploring why couples who are drawn together and think they’re in love end up being each other’s worst enemies. We were both divorced, and I was mesmerized by the idea. The answer to this question is so important and significant for our well-being. More

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