Category: Presence

Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about how to stay balanced in your life and relationships. These articles provide helpful suggestions and interesting research on the benefits of mindfulness.
7 Strategies to Face Life’s Challenges “In our personal lives, and on a global scale, we face challenges that test our emotional mettle — injury, illness, unemployment, grief, divorce, death, or even a new venture with an unknown future.
Click here to read more…

Tagged with:

How to Stay Balanced in Your Life and Relationships

Kite in storm

A number of events have conspired to upset our daily rhythms. Maude has been spending nights away taking care of the grandchildren for a couple of weeks. We are both dealing with health issues right now; nothing chronic, but enough to upset the regular flow of life.
Click here to read more…

Tagged with:

Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This Valentine’s week, we suggested in our blog that you should celebrate every day of your relationship. Check out these authors for some ideas on how to do this.
Pay Attention. Is This The Simplest Relationship Key? “We all know how wonderful it feels to have someone else’s undivided attention.
Click here to read more…

Tagged with: ,

Celebrate Every Day of Your Relationship

Two women hiking

Valentine’s Day is at the end of this week and we have been reflecting on what we would like to share about this day that’s dedicated to love and the celebration of relationships. I love celebrating any and everything, and am a person who considers birthdays as lasting a week long, full of celebrating the birth of beloveds (And myself, for that matter!)
It is lovely to take time out for a day and let your partner know of your love and your caring and to generally turn attention to your partner.
Click here to read more…

Tagged with: ,

Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In our blog this week, we wrote about two important ways you can strengthen your relationship — breathing and presence. We’ve found some great articles on these topics.
Conscious Breathing: A Simple Way to Work Through Emotional Pain and Be Present in Your Life “I never gave much thought to my breath unless I was submerged under water for long periods without any.
Click here to read more…

Tagged with:

2 Important Ways You Can Strengthen Your Relationship

Neon sign Breathe

PHIL: It was New Year’s Eve when Maude mentioned the idea of a short phrase to carry throughout the year. Instantly, the word BREATHE appeared before me, almost as if lit by light-bulbs like an old roadside sign.
I think I know why it came to me.
Click here to read more…

Tagged with:

Successful Relationships Reading Corner

Happy New Year and Happy New Decade! This week we wrote about how to plan for the future and be in the present. Here is some advice from others on that subject.
How to Juggle Planning for the Future vs. Enjoying the Present “For those of us living “typical” modern lives, planning for the future and enjoying the present seem to be eternally in conflict with one another.
Click here to read more…

How to Plan for the Future and Be in the Present

Be Here Now book cover

Two events stand out this week. The new year is a time to declare our intentions for the following 12 months, and it’s also a new decade and an invitation to look further ahead, both personally and as a society.
The other event of this week is that Ram Dass, the author of the groundbreaking book “Be Here Now,” passed away.
Click here to read more…

Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about why relationships need attention to be successful. These articles say the same thing in various ways: anecdotally, analytically and with humor.
Attention Is the Most Basic Form of Love “One of the most common relationship concerns we have found in our Marriage Checkup study is that partners stop paying attention to each other in the struggle to accomplish the myriad demands of the day.
Click here to read more…

Tagged with: ,

Why Relationships Need Attention to be Successful

Two Women picking blueberries

PHIL: Recently, a dear friend told us a dating story. They met, and after he had talked for 45 minutes straight, she gently asked “Would you like to know what I do for a living?” We told this story the other day to a woman we met at a book signing, who burst out with a litany of similar tales.
Click here to read more…

Tagged with: ,
Top