November 2011

Are Hormones Making you Fight?

Hormones might be wreaking havoc in your relationship.  Understanding and communication can save you pain.

Most of us know that hormones play a big role in how we feel, but we don’t know how or why. We know that men have testosterone and we know about women having their monthly moods… but there is obviously much more to it than that. We want to share a little about how our […] Read More

Bert Hoff on The Shadow

Read this interview excerpt on a description of the Shadow from a therapeutic perspective.

In the article Bert Hoff on MenWeb and Fathers we shared Bert’s process around reconnecting to a father we possibly never had or didn’t want. Later in the same talk Bert gave a great summary of a psychological truth that’s been both well and badly described – that being the shadow. So here’s Bert on […] Read More

Bert Hoff on MenWeb and Fathers

MenWeb and the importance of Fathers,  and of Family of Origin work.

Here’s a fantastic resource we’ve just discovered, primarily for and about men, but likely of interest to women as well: MenWeb. It’s a sprawling and quirky repository of writings and speakings from over the years, by such original thinkers in the Men’s movement as Robert Bly, Robert A. Johnson, James Hillman, Marion Woodman, Clarissa Pinkola […] Read More

Gorilla Consciousness

Non-verbal ways of communicating in an intimate relationship. Body language and other techniques can help when words are missing.

We recently posted an article on the trio of Attention, Appreciation and Affection from the recent Art of Love 2011 online series. And here’s another snippet from the series that also caught our eyes, from an interview with Gay and Kathleen Hendricks on a common issue for couples: how to break potentially endless cycles of […] Read More

Deepak Chopra’s Three “A”s

Why Attention, Appreciation and Affection are so important in a loving relationship.  Neuroscience shows positive outcomes for couples.

We’ve started listening to the online series Art of Love 2011 and highly recommend our email readers follow along while it’s still happening. A segment that really caught our attention was in the Kick-off Webinar, where the presenters speak with Deepak Chopra on his three important “A”s of relationships. We share these here as they’re […] Read More