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Love - Art of Living Retreat Center

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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Communication is Key

Women Can’t Hear What Men Won’t Say: Communication is Key

Falling in love is biologically natural; sustaining love is biologically unnatural.  Falling in Love fills the reservoir of love with appreciations. Soon, though, the reservoir is depleted by the three depleters of love: Criticisms Complaints (e.g., about the food at the restaurant your partner chose) Being taken for granted (“You don’t give me flowers anymore.”) …

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Love, Lost and Found

Love, Lost and Found

One of the core ideas of Imago Therapy is that the underlying cause of most couples’ discontent lies buried beneath the surface. Superficially, partners argue about household chores, money, parenting styles, their next vacation, or who is spending too much time on their cell phones. Outside of their awareness, however, each one is being compelled …

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The Space Between

The Space Between: The Key to Happy Relationships

Most people describe a committed love relationship as consisting of two people. But we define a love relationship as “two people, plus the Space-Between them.” This Space-Between is a core theme in our work with couples. But what is it and how does it help guide you and your partner to create a conscious, thriving …

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Turning Arguments into Conversations - the Art of Living Retreat Center

3 Keys to Turn a Potential Argument into a Conversation

You’ve been irritated by your partner’s actions for a while. You like to get to places on time and feel uneasy when you have to wait by yourself on the street because your partner is running late. Having a harmonious and loving relationship with your partner is important for you.  For the sake of that …

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Your Own Love - the Art of Living Retreat Center

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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Language is More than Words - The Art of Living Retreat Center

Language is More Than Words

Today we have an unprecedented ability to connect to other human beings via the Internet and other mediums and yet many of us are feeling lonely, isolated and dissatisfied with our human relationships. According to the World Health Organization, the number of people suffering from depression and/or anxiety has increased by nearly 50% in the …

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Tolerance - the Art of Living Retreat Center

Do You Know Your Tolerance Level?

If I asked you to pinpoint your tolerance level in a conversation would you be able to? Could you say that after fifteen minutes if you’re not feeling heard you get frustrated or start to shut down and get passive aggressive? Or if after expressing yourself for the tenth time without any changed outcome you …

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The Meaning of Respect - Art of Living Retreat Center

The Meaning of Respect

Respect is a beautiful word, and it’s one of the most important symbols that we can understand. Imagine that you never heard the word before, and let’s make it up and agree on the meaning, because just like any other symbol, we need to agree with the symbol or it will not work for us. …

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Loving Yourself - the Art of Living Retreat Center

Why Loving Yourself is Vital for Wellbeing and Loving Relationships

When I work with new clients, I generally ask them if they feel they are taking loving care of themselves. They often tell me they are, and because of this, they can’t understand why they are feeling badly or are having problems in their relationships. When I ask them to describe how they are being …

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