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6 Ways to Be Active with the One You Love

Chris Freytag by Chris Freytag | February 6th, 2012 | No Comments
topic: Family Health, Fitness, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating, Healthy Home, Relationships, Weight Loss | tags: active, ballroom dancing, boyfriend, coffee, couples, dance, date activities, date ideas, date night, Fitness, girlfriend, Habitat for Humanity, health, hiking, husband, kick-boxing, kickboxing, lose-weight, love, movies, restaurant, romance, romantic, sex, significant other, The Special Olympics, Valentines Day, volunteer, walking, weight-loss, wife, wine, Yoga

Planning and scheduling time with those you love is obviously crucial to maintaining a healthy and happy relationship. We are all so busy these days that it’s always a good idea to schedule time to reconnect.

If you’re like most people, your dates/special times are based on “calories consumed,” whether that means eating at a new restaurant, getting snacks at a movie, meeting for a fancy coffee or a glass of wine after work. These things can be great ideas for spending time together but once in a while why not try  looking at the opportunity to be with those you love a little differently?

Plan your time with loved ones based on “calories burned.” What I mean is to pick activities to do together that are focused on being active and expending calories.

Relationship Detox: “How Do I Get Over Him?”

Arielle Ford by Arielle Ford | September 20th, 2011 | No Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: Arielle Ford, broken heart, cheating, dating, emotional healing, ex, heartbreak, how to handle emotional pain, infidelity, love, marriage, obsession, Personal Relationships, Relationships, sex, soul mate, soulmate, The Soulmate Secret

Big Love Get Over Him

Dear Arielle and Brian,

My fiancé and I were together for five years. I thought he was my soul mate and we were planning to get married. But last month he told me that hes in love with someone else even though he says he still loves me. I can’t accept the fact that he has been unfaithful and claims to love another. I feel so devastated and shocked because I always felt that he’s the One for me.

What can I do to overcome my emotions and obsession with him?

Cutting the Cords to Past Relationships

Arielle Ford by Arielle Ford | February 23rd, 2011 | 9 Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: advice column, Arielle Ford, boyfriend, break up, breakup, Brian Hilliard, dating, ex, friends, future, girlfriend, husband, law of attraction, life-coach, love, manifest, manifestation, oxytocin, physical intimacy, psychologist, relationship, romance, salt bath, sex, shower, soulmate, the past, therapist, tub, wife

Cut the cord to your past relationshipDear Arielle and Brian,

During the past year I have done many of your suggested soulmate manifestation exercises, however, I still haven’t been able to emotionally pull the cord from my past relationship with Doug. We dated for a few months and then transitioned to just “good friends” because I’m not physically attracted to him and no longer wanted to be physically intimate with him. I care deeply for him and truly enjoy our time together as friends. I feel my heart is very connected to his but I can’t seem to resolve this past relationship and move on in peace. If you have any advice I would appreciate it!

Romancing the Home

Cheryl Terrace by Cheryl Terrace | February 11th, 2011 | 1 Comment
topic: Eco Decorating, Green Living, Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: bedding, bedroom makeover, blankets, Cheryl Terrace, decor, decorating, Feng Shui, furniture, green home, interior design, love, organic, pillows, Relationships, romance, sex, sheets, sleep, Valentines Day

Romantic bedroomIt’s that romantic time of year again. As a holistic interior designer, I think this is perfect time to ask, “What kind of relationship are you having with your home?” As with true love, we know that home is much more than just a physical connection. I believe that if you treat your home as you treat your sweetest lover, you experience a deeper connection to your surroundings and —  ultimately — to yourself.

The most logical place to start this process is in the bedroom. Is your bedroom conducive to romance? In the homes I visit, this room, sadly, is often the least sexy of spaces.

No Toxic Love, Please.

Cheryl Terrace by Cheryl Terrace | February 12th, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: chocolate, flowers, love, organic, organic flowers, sex, Valentines Day

Many of us will send (and receive) flowers for Valentine’s Day (as well as Mother’s Day and/or Easter). However, many of us are unaware the $40 billion floral industry often exploits laborers, and deals in toxic chemicals – not what you want to associate with a gift of love! Check out some of these facts from the bestselling book, The Flower Confidential. We have an opportunity to use this holiday to improve our health, as well as minimize our impact on the environment and build community by making better flower choices, like shopping at Local Harvest, Organic Bouquet, or California Organic Flowers.

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

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.

Must-See Links: Eco-Kids Get Tough On Parents, Fitness on a Budget

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | January 9th, 2009 | 1 Comment
topic: Conscious Living News | tags: beauty, diet, environment, exercise, fashion, Fitness, food, kids, nutrition, pilates, recipes, self image, self-love, sex, volunteerism, 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 our roundup for info that just helps you live better.

Green Living

Norwegian Eco-Kids Keeping Their Parents in Check

Living Roundup: SATC Secrets & More

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | May 30th, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News | tags: camping, carbon-footprint, children, city, global-warming, mothers, movie, sex, skin-care, summer, 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 our roundup for info that just helps you live better.

Sex and The City Diet and Workout Secrets

Welcome! Feel More Alive in Love

Gay and Katie Hendricks by Gay and Katie Hendricks | November 8th, 2007 | No Comments
topic: Relationships | tags: books, dating, love, marriage, sex

We’re excited to share with you our latest discoveries about conscious loving and living. The relationship transformation concepts and tools we teach as a team have given us a wealth of joy, abundance and learning in our married life together — and as a team, we’ve shared those ideas with 30,000 individuals and 3,000 couples we’ve taught and counseled. We look forward to sharing these ideas with you here in the Gaiam Stream of Consciousness Blog.