4 Ways to Keep the Flame Burning Year-Round

Jessica Mehring by Jessica Mehring | February 14th, 2014 | No Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: communication, date nights, happiness, intimacy, kindness, love, marriage, respect, Valentines Day

Love isn’t the same thing as romance. Romance is one way to express love – but we can express love in so many other ways, too.

Love isn’t just a feeling. It’s not just an emotion. Love is a commitment to putting your partner at the top of your priority list. Love is intimacy at every level.

Relationship Epidemic: Shutting Out Body Wisdom

Gay and Katie Hendricks by Gay and Katie Hendricks | December 15th, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: alexithymia, couples, emotional energy, emotions, expression, feelings, intimacy, Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks, marriage, Personal Relationships, problems

Couple fighting

Relationships and the Body (Part One)

Is alexithymia wreaking havoc in your close relationships? Most of us struggle at one time or another with an inability to feel what’s going on inside us at the level of emotion and energy flow. The technical term for this problem is “alexithymia.” If you look it up in a medical dictionary, you’ll find some very interesting clues as to why relationship conflicts recycle without resolution. The word alexithymia comes from ancient Greek and literally means “without words for feelings.” If you’re alexithymic, you suffer from three main traits:

V-Day Links: The Anatomy of a Kiss, Transcendent Intimacy and Ecstasy

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | February 13th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News | tags: composting, diet, food, gift ideas, intimacy, massage, nutrition, sex, spirituality, Valentines Day, Yoga

Every week we highlight the best articles, blogs, news, videos and interesting Web tidbits to help you live green, be healthy, and connect with your sense of spirituality. Read this week’s Valentine’s-Day-themed roundup for info that helps you live and love yourself and your partner better.

Green Living

Finding a (Naturally) Better Gift This Valentine’s Day

Go Eco-Sexy in the Bedroom: 3 Rooms + 5 Essentials

Cheryl Terrace by Cheryl Terrace | February 12th, 2009 | 2 Comments
topic: Eco Decorating, Green Living | tags: antiques, eco-friendly bedding, energy-saving lighting, intimacy, love, romance

Organic Cotton "Lucia" bedding ensemble from Gaiam

Talk about sexy … eco comes in amazing color guaranteed to fan the fire. I love this organic cotton “Lucia” bedding ensemble from Gaiam

The bedroom is a place where we are embraced and held dearly, and where we get to be totally uninhibited. Yet all too often I see this room as one of the most neglected. Because it is our own private space, out of public view, it often tends to be the ‘catch all’ for projects, laundry and junk.

Zen and Sex

Genpo Roshi by Genpo Roshi | January 23rd, 2009 | 2 Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: emotions, happiness, intimacy, sex, tantra, Zen

A therapist friend recently joked with me that everyone outside a relationship is hoping to get in one, and everyone in a relationship is either trying to change his or her partner and/or get out completely. Sex and relationships are no different from any other aspect of our lives in that it’s all about how we deal with what is presented to us. To be truly happy — and like anything else at which we want to excel — it requires practice, patience and maturity. And a lot of mistakes made as sincerely as possible.