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Entries tagged with “Love Advice”

"I AM": Discovering the True Nature of Humanity

“What’s wrong with the world, and what can we do about it?” These are the two seemingly vague and yet deeply complex questions that director Tom Shadyac sought to answer when he se…

10 Romantic Love Habits

Valentine’s Day stirs up the concept of romance, but what, exactly is it and how do we create it?Webster’s defines romance as “a tendency of mind toward the wonderful and mysteriou…

13 Choices We Must Make to Honor Love

The holidays—or as I like to call them, the holy-days—are upon us: a special season marked by traditions and time with loved ones. This is an especially beautiful time of year for …

16 Affirmations for Letting Love In

Love is scary. Use these affirmations and be open to love.

3 Ready-to-Use Practices for Peaceful Relationships in Challenging Times

As lockdown is lifted "relationships again will be thrust into adjusting to a new 'new normal.' These 3 steps will help you reconnect with your beloved in a way that deepens your closeness and leaves you both feeling more in love,"

3 Steps to Make Life Count

Consider the story of Joanne: Although older than most of her peers at nursing school, Joanne looked like any other nursing student. Her personal journey, however, had been more di…

4 Paths to Heal Old Wounds This Holiday Season

Try these four powerful ways to support self-healing.

5 Essential Life Skills, Part 1: Remember Who You Are

This is part one of a series featuring the Five Essential Life Skills.Through the course of over 20 years of personal and spiritual growth study and my own personal work, I have id…

5 Things That Opened Me Up to Passionate Love, Post 50

Love is NOT just for young people!If you’re looking for love later in life and thinking, “I want it, but it’s too late, so it’ll never happen,” read on.The advantage of age ov…

5 Ways to Feel More Love in Your Everyday Life

New research says that feeling even brief moments of love throughout your day can boost health and happiness.

5 Ways to Help Your Partner Feel Loved

We are wired for emotional connection, said Jazmin Moral, LCSW-C, a psychotherapist who specializes in working with couples in Rockville, Md. “Love is our foremost and most basic n…

5 Ways to Let Love In

Experience new love and intimacy with these practices and mantras

50 Loving Sentiments We Should All Say More Often

All too often, we take the people we love the most for granted: our lovers, family members, friends, and even our children. We forget the enormous power of our words, as we ca…

60 Affirmations to Support You Through Meaningful Life Changes

Studies show that affirmations contribute to our well-being in tangible ways. Dig in to a year’s worth of positive self-talk from Louise Hay, Caroline Myss, Eckhart Tolle, Shakti Gawain, Marianne Williamson, S&H readers, and more.

70 Affirmations for Love

So the honeymoon is over? Use these 70 affirmations to love your partner then, now, and forever—no matter what may come.

8 Secrets for Lasting Love

From knowing your worth to being vulnerable, here are eight secrets to lasting love.

9 Ways Tech Can Build Intimacy

When it comes to love, technology gets a bad rap. It isolates us, causes friction, drives a wedge between us. Technology is a swamp of temptation and bad behavior, right? Well, tha…

A Little Appreciation Goes a Long Way!

I was petting one of my cats the other day and enjoying how much he was appreciating the attention. He was purring loudly, rubbing up against me, and making it very clear that he l…

A Love Spell and Ritual for Valentine’s Day

“On Valentine’s Day, I want to focus on true love: the energy of power, desire, courage, intuition, and deep emotion. This spell invites that energy into our hearts while mindfully clearing whatever may stand in the way of that love.”

A Purr for Help: How A Rescued Cat Opened My Heart

Nearly broke and pessimistic about the world, journalist Jane Ganahl heart and mind were opened by one abandoned cat.

A Question of Love

In Alice in Wonderland, Alice asked the Cheshire Cat, “Which direction do I go from here?” He responded with another question, “It depends, where do you want to be?” Alice, thinkin…

A Simple Practice to Feel More Love In Your Life

Dear Eve,I’ve been in a few relationships, but I’m not sure if true love was ever part of the equation. I’m single now, and I’m feeling really isolated and alone. I just hate feeli…

All Love is Unconditional

We try to accept substitutes for love and end up still feeling empty. Why? Because… there are no substitutes for love.

Are You a Good Choice as a Partner?

My husband and I met while I was on Maui on vacation and spent the next five months on the phone, back in the pre-Internet days. While “dating” long distance between Maui and Calif…

Are You Spending Too Much Time Together?

Dear Eve,I just started to see someone new. Even though we’ve only been dating about a month, we see each other almost every day and talk on the phone all the time. I really want t…

Are you with the right lover? Is he or she the one?

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Be the Partner You Wish to Have

In our quest for wholeness, we often try to make up for our internal emptiness by seeking completion in another. Many of us have taken this to an extreme, believing that fulfillmen…

Big Life Decision? How to Determine What You Actually Want

So you think you know what you want: But are you sure? When I was much younger and pondering having children as a life’s path, my girlfriend who had children said, “You should…

Channel Your Inner Child: How to Live with More Joy, Passion, and Love

A few years ago I became an adopted grandma and had a five year old living in my house for awhile. I have to admit that seeing the world through the eyes of a five year old is an e…

Chasing Ice

Directed by Jeff OrlowskiChasingIce.comNever has so much beauty held this much danger: visually, Chasing Ice is a staggeringly gorgeous film that depicts the tangible physical effe…

Conscious Love: Online Dating for the Spiritually Minded

Writer Jane Ganahl dips her toes into the pool of "conscious singles" looking for love online.

Cultivating Contagious Gratitude

When I walk through my plant nursery, The Sacred Garden, right after we have watered, there is a tangible energy in the air. Everything feels different. When I stop to be observant…

Dating Online: Are You Just In Love With Love?

Dear Eve,I’m only fourteen years old, but I need some help. I have been talking to a girl (also fourteen) on the Internet for two months. We have traded pictures and know for sure …

Deva Premal & Miten’s 5 Surprising Ways to Make Love Last

Based on their experiences, here are some how to make love last tips.

Diving Deep into The Celestial Sea

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Do You Make Yourself Difficult to Love?

When someone says they love you, is your first impulse to argue that they can't?One night when I was 21, a man with curly copper-penny hair told me: I love you.Under the streetligh…

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum’s Heart Book

Every Woman’s Guide to a Heart-Healthy LifeBy Dr. Suzanne SteinbaumAveryFind balance. Reduce stress. Check in with yourself.These platitudes make for the springboard into Dr. Suzan…

Elizabeth Gilbert on her new novel, "The Signature of All Things"

Charting the border between science and spirituality.What led you to explore the subject of botany? My parents gave me a copy of a book that had belonged to my great…

Emotional Overwhelm? How to Hang In There

Dear Eve, I am so frustrated I feel like giving up. I am struggling in so many areas of my life. My relationship is sort of “so so,” nothing horrible, but nothing to write home ab…

Finding the Right Time to Break Up

Sometimes scheduling a break up smoothes the transition process for everyone involved.

For Love That Lasts

Couples who have celebrated their golden anniversary share tips for a marriage that goes the distance.

From Lust to Love: On the Virtues of Taking It Slow

Dear Eve, I’m trying to get a guy back. This is our "short" history (my mistakes are numbered): I ended a two-year, depressing relationship, and I was on the rebound, not ready fo…

Getting Real in the Realm of Love

Once when I broke up with a man, I was struggling with getting over him. When he quickly got engaged to someone else, I was devastated. At the time, I was going to school and confi…

Gift of the Present: How Mindfulness Strengthens Relationships

This morning, I made a decision to eat mindfully.  Halfway through my lunch, I suddenly realized that my conscious mind missed the first half of my sandwich. I was typing, un…

Give the Best Present: The Gift of your Presence

Recently I met someone who reminded me about what really matters, someone who inspired a perspective that remade my world anew. And for that reason, I’m so glad I can say yes to th…

God of Love

A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity, and IslamBy Mirabai StarrMonkfish Book Publishing CompanyMirabai Starr has always been drawn to the heart of love that resides at the…

Got Compassion?

Let’s skip the judgment and step into love.Sometimes when I speak to people of the importance of compassion, I see a look in their eyes that I interpret as, Why? All day long we he…

Guided Meditation: Love Ritual for Valentine’s Day

This guided meditation helps you to remove any obstacles that are blocking your path to unconditional love.

Happily Ever After Starts at the Beginning

I have performed hundreds of weddings and have come to the conclusion (completely unverified) that you can tell a lot about the dynamics of the marriage by how the couple behaves w…

Healthy Choices

I love book titles. I suspect it is because I rarely make time to read a whole book, so when a book’s title or subtitle is a good reminder of the message within, all I have to do i…

How Mood Can Destroy—or Save—a Marriage

Take a moment to reflect on how often your bad mood or bad attitude gets spewed all over your most significant others.

How to Easily Make Your Partner Feel Loved

An Excerpt from Find Happiness Now

How To Establish A Deeper Connection In Your Relationship

Giving of yourself creates room for intimacy

How to Hear the Love Whisperer

A relationship is like a puppy. Everyone wants it when they see it, some of us actually take it home, but only a few can live happily with it. For some, the puppy runs away; for ot…

How to Let Go of Relationship Baggage

Most of us look back on our past relationships and see them as failures. We allow that belief to weigh us down, and it becomes the “baggage” we carry forward. We somehow think that…

In Self-Isolation? Lessons from the Hermit Tarot Card

Whether you’re surviving or thriving through solo lockdown, the Hermit Tarot card shines light on the solo journey through quarantine.

Is He The One? Why the Search Shouldn’t be Easy

How to rewire the way you look for love.

Lacking Self-Love? Adopt These 7 Habits

As the chocolate buzz of Valentine’s Day fades, I find myself thinking about radical acts of self-love. Over the last week I’ve polled my friends, asking them for their take on the…

Learning to Love

Peggy La Cerra’s “Why Relationships Are So Difficult” ends with a challenge: “Perhaps it’s time for a new approach to the problem [of human selfishness and self-centeredness] — an …

Longing for Love

As individuals, we long for it. As human beings, we crave it and in fact we cannot live without it for long. As a culture, we obsess on it.Love.We have a communal dialogue about it…

Love Hurts

Dear Eve,I am a full-time single mother of three children.  I have been divorced for five years now. Until now, I really haven’t met somebody that I could give my all to. …

Love School

 The Gottman Institute reports that the average couple waits six years before seeking help for marital problems and that half of the marriages that end do so in the first seve…

Love vs. Attachment

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Love, Withheld

Experiencing the heartache of being disowned, writer Ayesha Mattu reflects on the surprising elasticity of familial relationships.

Managing Anger in Isolation

Your quarantine partner just aggravated you again. You’re angry—or are you? Reflection may reveal something else.

Meditation for Surrender

Explore an opening and embodying of divine love

Navigating the Labryinth of Love

The Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth is a beautiful spiritual pathway originally built into the floor of the French cathedral 800 years ago. The pattern is now used worldwide. The laby…

One Surprising Secret to a Successful Relationship

New research shows that humility is more of an aphrodisiac than you may think

Pets as Gateway Love

Something really wild has been happening to me lately. I find myself falling in love with every animal I see. Seriously, I am talking about all creatures great and small. But reall…

Podcast: Comforting Silence with Mirabai Bush

Mirabai Bush shares revelations about dying and living from her close relationship with Ram Dass and shares a special practice preparing for death.

Poem: from The Truth About Magic

"let the water be weak / so our coffee is strong / so we can stay up late to dance."

Poem: Little Lion, Roaming the Cold Golden

The poems and prose in Amanda Torroni's new book, Stargazing at Noon, unfold in moon phases, beginning with a fullness, then purging. This poem, Little Lion, Roaming the Cold Golden, is from the new moon phase.

Real Love is an Ability

Real love is love that is no longer dependent on another person. Instead, love comes from a sense of inner abundance. It’s the natural overflow from a capacity you’ve developed within.

Relationship Resolutions 2012

Ah, the New Year. That wonderful time when we feel like we get to start fresh, renew, redesign, get a grip, set goals, and make New Year’s resolutions. Now is the time we gear up f…

Relationship Year in Review

As the year closes, it is a great time to review and evaluate how things are doing. Most of us are familiar with assessing our productivity, grades, health, weight, or finances, bu…

Rose Petal Truffles: A Gift of Love

Try this recipe for an afternoon boost of energy or a gift for one you love.

Self Talk: Changing Reality One Word at a Time

Recently I was giving a workshop where I spoke about the importance of changing our self-talk. Self-talk is the conversation we hold with ourselves on a continuous basis—and …

Self-Love as a Practice

We all know there’s great value in loving ourselves. Self-acceptance, self-esteem, and self-compassion can get us through painful times in our lives, help us to bounce back from fa…

Shatter Your Illusions: Practice Acceptance of What Is

Recently a business associate wrote me an e-mail complaining that I hadn’t yet sent him a document he had requested. I explained to him that I had moved offices and changed compute…

Signs of an Ego Battleship Instead of a Relationship

Would you ask your poorest friend for financial advice? While they may be well intentioned, they likely don’t have the skills to make good suggestions when it comes to money. Inste…

Simple Ways Towards the Sacred

Simple Ways Toward the SacredBy Gunilla Norris“God” is only a word that we use, thinking we know what it means, according to Gunilla Norris, a much-esteemed writer, meditation teac…

Soulmates: From the Beginning of Time

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Spring Cleaning for Home and Heart

We are all familiar with the concept of “spring cleaning” as a time for going through our physical belongings and removing the clothes that no longer fit, letting go of things we n…

Start with Heart: 3 Steps to a Healthier Relationship

While practicing self-observation recently, I noticed that my automatic impulse is to retract my energy when something uncomfortable or potentially emotionally painful is going on.…

The 10 Dots Experiment

An Excerpt from Life Loves You

The 3 Phases of Every Relationship

Seana McGee and Maurice Taylor, married psychotherapists and authors of The New Couple, explain how understanding the phases of your relationship can help you stay in love.Int…

The Art of Detachment

When scientists began contemplating the conquest of space, the first problem they encountered – a problem that had to be solved before they could make any headway at all – was how …

The Four Aspects of Love

Twenty years ago, the Rodney King riots had just exploded in Los Angeles, and the image of a fallen man being beaten by police replayed itself over and over on television sets ever…

The Heart of Money: Seal the Door Where Evil Dwells

"I believe love wins, and find it does no good to read the negative news that I have little control over. I don’t have control over world affairs. I can vote. I can write articles and support candidates whom I believe are humble, honorable, wise, and driven to do the right thing."

The Heart's Original Position

Eight years ago, Smithsonian magazine sent me to Wyoming to write about a Northern Arapaho man named Stanford Addison, who had a growing reputation as a horse trainer. He was noted…

The Heart’s Journey

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The Laws of Love

The Laws of Love: Creating the Relationship of Your DreamsBy Chris PrentissPower PressChris Prentiss has seen the world from both sides: raised by a mother who lived a life of…

The New American LOVE Revolution

This spiritual renaissance is real and has not stopped. It’s just that it’s growth—and, like all growth, it’s messy.” - Marianne Williamson

The Path to Harmony for Couples

SCENE ONE: My partner and I are in the car on a road trip, having a glorious time. I’m singing along to an old pop tune, rocking out, while he reads his GPS. I see him furrow his b…

The Second Essential Life Skill: Self-Observe

This is part two of a series featuring the Five Essential Life Skills. My last post featured the first of the skills, Remembering Who You Really Are.The second essential life skill…

The Two Ingredients of a Real Love Potion

If your mind cringes or your belly flip-flops while you read this, you’re not alone.

Transcending the Sadness of Losing a Loved One

Jagad Guru offers wisdom on how we should direct our love toward the one who will never leave us.

Unlocking Your Heart to Love

An excerpt from The Positively Present Guide to Life by Dani DiPirro

Using a Love Triangle to Ease Tension

Learn how to recognize your Hero, Victim, and Villain.

Valentine’s Day: Don’t Seek Love, Be Love

So often when Valentine’s Day is approaching, we all start looking for signs of love outside of ourselves—chocolate, cards, phone calls, flowers, gifts or other sweet sentiments. T…

Video: How Much Can You Love?

Spiritual wisdom teaches that it's impossible to love others if you don't love yourself. On this episode of Conscious Living TV, we visit the beautiful Ananda Ashram in Monroe, New…

Waiting (Gracefully) for Love

 In church, I am surrounded by couples. It seems everyone but me and a few other women are snuggled up to someone, even though it’s ninety degrees out, and our building has no…

What are You Waiting For? Ditch the True Love Myth

When it comes to the health of our bodies or it comes to the health of our relationships, many of us are hopeless optimists. We ignore the warning signs that something isn’t right,…

What Are Your Charms?

Several years ago my husband and I decided we wanted to buy a home in a really nice part of Maui. The house we chose was all glass and wood and had a beautiful ocean view. We set o…

What Can You Re-Commit To?

In all relationships, sometimes a little reinvention is needed.

What is Real Love?

I recently read an article about the multitude of celebrity break ups that have happened so far in 2015. The article reported, “Couples were breaking up left and right – leaving ma…

What the Woman Who’s Embraced Over 34 Million People Knows About Love

Her real name is Mata Amritanandamayi, but if you’ve ever heard of her, you probably know her as Amma (“Mother”). The name was given to her when she was just a girl because of her …

What’s the Point in Relationships?

Sometimes I hear people question whether it is even possible or realistic to make relationships work.  With discouragement they lament, “There is almost no one I know who is i…

When the Grass Is Greener

Having the name Eve is quite an archetype to manage all by itself. The name Eve coupled with running a garden sanctuary and nursery and being a relationship specialist becomes almo…

When Unconditional Love Is Conditional

I was once working with a group of teenagers discussing “integrity agreements,” which I described as “either spoken or unspoken agreements not to hurt each other.” These integrity …

Why Relationships Are So Difficult

On any given day, 1.6 million of us are blogging, 27 million are tweeting, and 1.5 billion are posting on Facebook. We’re emailing during meetings, texting during lectures, and tal…

You Are a Part. Not Apart.

The ideal spiritual practice fosters compassion, justice, love, and a sense of unity.

You Are My Valentine. And You, and You …

Can we try directing our love toward’s everyone, just for one day?

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