Category: Podcast

Why Sacred Space in a Relationship is Important

One practice that is a major part of how we are together is what we call sacred space – the time when we are together for the purpose of being together. Although every couple has a different way of approaching this, all joyous and nourishing ones have this as an integral and regular part.
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We’re All One Family – Let’s Act Like One

Family. Our parents, our children, our siblings. Then there are cousins, aunts, nephews. Perhaps you shared turkey with them last Thursday.
Or maybe you are estranged from your relatives, and have made your own family; people you can share your fears and dreams with, people you can call on to help out, people with whom you celebrate milestones.
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Excerpt From Lynelle Paulick’s Radio Show

Lynelle Paulick has a radio show on the local UCSB station on Tuesdays at noon and is hoping to be picked up by KCSB, which has wider So.Cal. coverage. We were on the show last Tuesday and spent a wonderful two hours talking with Lynelle.
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The Paradox of Intimacy and Separateness in a Relationship

Woodcarving of couple

Mature love is union under the condition of preserving one’s integrity, one’s individuality…. In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two. Erich Fromm
In our interviews with couples, we have found that there is a really tricky area that partners must learn to navigate together.
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You Need Total Acceptance For a Successful Relationship

Have you felt completely accepted by someone in your life? Do you know how the experience of full acceptance changes you?
Many people do not have any frame of reference to understand these questions. The relationships in their life have taught them to be defended and withholding.
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How to Communicate Within Relationships – Know Yourself

When there is something we need to agree on, whether it be a decision we have to make or a problem that needs to be resolved, we have found a way of dealing with it that does not involve any struggle or conflict.
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The Need for Flexibility In Successful Relationships

“Okay, so our core values match and we are ready to pursue a long term relationship.”
So what now?
“We’ve renewed our vows and want to re-create our relationship with peaceful intentions and an awareness of being on the same side in all we do.”
So what now?
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Why Will Belief and Intention Make Your Relationship Successful?

We have a wonderful relationship. We just flow through life together. We don’t ever clash. We are never alienated. And there’s nothing complicated about what we do. There are just a few things to avoid and a few practices to do, and bingo, it works.
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Why is Touch so Important in Your Relationship?

“I was so touched by your gesture.”
“I felt for the leading character.”
“I contacted John and set up lunch.”
“I see what you mean.”
“It smells fishy to me.”
Language is full of metaphors, often drawing on the senses. In particular, touch and the emotions are so intertwined that the word “feelings” is a synonym for both.
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Conflict-Free Relationships are a Reality!

We recently had the honor of writing a guest article for together.guide, an interesting site aimed at supporting relationships. It has a very clean, well-designed look, and was founded by Erik Newton, an ex-divorce attorney who decided to shift his focus and help couples build healthy relationships.
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