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What is Getting the Love You Want All About?

What is love? Love is a verb, not a noun. It does not exist independent of behavior. It is created or destroyed minute by minute by what we do. Love is an act that is accompanied by a feeling, but it is not a feeling itself. It is the behavioral commitment of one person to …

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Returning to our Innocence

I have always felt that my music speaks to the innocence in all of us. The message in my lyrics contains a simplicity that is re-iterated with every song; to remember the LOVE that we are. As we get older, and life becomes more complicated, we tend to forget the inherent love that defines and …

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It’s Always Your Own Love: The Spiritual Truth About Relationships

Sometime today, you turned on a faucet in your home or apartment, and water emerged. You used that water to cook, to take a shower, to wash your dishes, and for many other purposes. You need that water. It allows you to experience more happiness, ease, and enjoyment in life. How does water flow into …

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Creating the Relationship of your Dreams

Most of us grew up with a fantasy dream relationship, of finding the “perfect person” and living “happily ever after.” But sometimes, real life is somewhat of a letdown. Life gets busy. The relationship feels stale or becomes highly conflicted. There are bills to pay, diapers to change, meals to cook and projects to complete. …

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Appreciating Your Aliveness

This reflection is adapted from the teaching of one of my colleagues, Kate Lila Wheeler.    We only get one body in this life, the one we are each endowed with right this moment. Please begin by giving yours the respect it deserves. Did you realize every atom in it is 14.5 billion years old? …

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The Golden Rule for Lovers: These Behaviors Are Guaranteed to Improve Your Relationship

The time-honored golden rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” is a profound instruction for relationships in general. But in intimate partnerships, we need to take this admonishment a step further. Our golden rule for couples is: “Do unto others as they would have you do unto them.” Instead of …

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All the World Loves a Lover

  Valentine’s Day is the one holiday that is devoted to Love, plain and simple – to Cupid, and to romantic love expressed between human beings. Most of us have experienced this kind of love at least once in our lives, and hopefully much more than that. The most fortunate have actually found a partner …

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Seeing Cupid Through the Real Eyes of Love

  “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” –Lao Tzu   Lovers tend to love Valentine’s Day with all sorts of romance and good vibes going forth. The holiday is a great reminder that we ought to be grateful for and celebrate the love in our lives …

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What Makes Love Last? An Exploration of the Four Intimate Love Connections

  Why do some love connections last for 40+ years while others fade quickly almost overnight or erode over a few years with blistering anger or resentment? I have had many people ask me over the years: “Why do many love connections fail?” or “I feel so guilty about my marriage failing–especially when I think …

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The One Major Cause of Relationship Failure

  What if there really is ONE major cause of relationship problems, one issue that if you address, would change everything? The good news and the bad news is – there is! The good news is that it makes it easier to understand why you might be having problems in your relationship, or why your …

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