Relationships

The motto of Family of Woodstock (Family) is, “Any problem under the sun.”

This year, Family celebrated its 45th anniversary in part by returning to...

The acronym P.R.E.S.E.N.C.E. grew out of the core body of work that we teach couples through our workshop curriculum as well as the couples’ work we do in our therapy offices and in our private intensive retreats. Its focus has to do with how...

Omega: What do you consider a healthy relationship?

Kate and Joel: A healthy relationship includes: mutual respect and care; willingness to listen and learn from one another; ability to empathize and put...

Omega: You have a very disciplined approach to your writing, but your meditation practice has ebbed and flowed. What is the growing edge in your spiritual practice?...

Omega: We seem to have an uneasy relationship with the body in Western culture. We are especially averse to pain, discomfort, and aging. How can we learn to be more at home in the body no matter our physical condition?

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Remember playing "telephone" as a kid? It's the game where one person whispers a phrase to someone else, and it gets whispered down a line of children until the last one says the phrase out loud and everyone laughs at how much it has changed. ...

We need to answer the call to become each other’s healers. It means that you avoid, at all cost, re-wounding each other so that you can become true advocates for each other. Only for the strong-willed, this is an art—an honor—a sacred duty.

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Omega: How do your creative and spiritual lives intertwine—are they separate or one in the same?

Alex and Allyson: Our creative and spiritual lives are completely entangled and indistinguishable....

Whenever you're feeling disconnected, isolated, or driftless, you can cultivate a feeling of being at home in your family, your community, and the universe at large by practicing a simple qigong exercise called “Awaken Awareness." 

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Omega: You write about men and women’s fears of intimacy. What’s at the root of it and how can we address it?

Erica: At the root of our fear is that we don’t want to be hurt. When you open yourself to...

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