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Ready Yourself for Love

By Relationship Coach Kirk Danilson
 Ready Yourself for Love and Know that Attachment is Natural              A mindful, loving relationship creates well-being and joy down to the deepest core of your being.  Yes!  It’s worth it to aim for an amazing love life - an honest and caring love partnership.  When an intimate relationship is fulfilling and safe, life is good.  In the research on love and marriage evidence shows that happiness, health, and longevity are the result a secure, emotionally connected relationship.              Bruce Lipton in The Biology of Belief, goes so far as to write, “… self-love and being in a loving relationship ... enhances telomerase activity and promotes a longer and healthier life.”  And more scientific data can be found including Dr. Daniel Siegel, a...

Is Openness to BDSM a Deal Breaker for You? Here's How to Broach the Topic

Dr Lori Beth
The advice about when to have sex when dating is often: If you are looking for a serious relationship, wait to have sex until you get to know each other.    Often what goes along with this advice is a belief that sex does not need to be talked about because it is ‘natural’.  My experience as a sex & intimacy coach and a psychologist is that sex may be natural but desires vary widely amongst people.    Many couples have sex before talking about what turns them on.  If your desires are kinky, this can cause problems as the relationship progresses.   If the first times you have sex, things are decidedly...

Focus on How You Feel, Not How It Looks

Joy Taylor
Elizabeth came to me after a painful divorce.  She was not feeling inspired. She was depressed, numb, angry and often confused.  She was coping by drinking alcohol and fixating over sit-coms.  This was a temporary way to sooth her emptiness and fill her lonely heart.  While she felt triumphant in breaking free from a marriage and a life that stifled her, she was also grieving what could have been.  She wanted to do life differently now.  She called me and shared, “I am re-evaluating my priorities.  I’m looking at everything.  I feel lost and I need to find myself again.” Everything had looked quite idyllic for Elizabeth only a year before she found my practice.  At 37, she had a handsome...

The 7 Keys to Successful Conscious Dating

Jill Crosby
“Spiritual Dating” or “Conscious Dating” is an enlightened way of meeting and dating. There are no rules or expectations, and it’s about being true to yourself, conscious of the other person and staying in the flow. Conscious dating is more fun than the traditional style of dating, and it yields much better results. Using these spiritual dating keys, you will find that you are enjoying your encounters with other people in a pure sense and connecting on deeper, more soulful levels. #1...

How Adopting A Green Lifestyle Changes The Way You Date

Jill Crosby
You’re single, vegan, drive a Prius, have an organic, permaculture garden, compost and live in a strawbale house powered by solar energy. You conserve water, hardly produce any trash, shop at second hand stores and have an extremely eco-conscious lifestyle.   First off, THANK YOU! You are setting the example for how humans need to evolve and be stewards of our precious Mother Earth. You rock!   Most vegans that live a “forest green” life strongly prefer their partner be on the same green page. Dating someone that loves steak, drives a Hummer and is generally wasteful is usually a deal breaker....

What is the best timing to tell a date that you have an STD?

Dr Lori Beth
Let’s face it.  Dating can be daunting in the 21st century.  People are so busy that it is hard to find time to connect.  Thankfully, the internet makes some of the beginning stages of a search for partners easier.  You can join specialised dating sites that seek members who share some of the things you find most important.   These sites raise the likelihood that someone you meet will have the qualities or interests you find essential in a mate.   Once you have spent some time getting to know each other online, it’s time to head out on that first in-person date.    The anxiety and excitement mix together as you wait to see if that spark is there when you meet in person. ...

Manifest Your Mate

Jill Crosby
Finding the love of your life can be a daunting challenge these days, without having a little help! Most singles on a conscious path are relatively happy and content with their lives; however, they would usually prefer to be in a loving, spiritual partnership with a person that enhances their life and gives them the opportunity to grow and thrive in a deep, spiritual love, making life more even enjoyable!    Incorporating the following tips and techniques will help you to manifest the love of your life in no time!  

Astrology Overview for August 2017

Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.
Dearest Friends   Kindly note that the days and times given below are in PST (Pacific Daylight Saving Time). For Rocky Mountain Time (except AZ which is on PST) add 1 hour. For Central Time, add 2 hours. For Eastern Time, add 3 hours. For Alaskan Time, subtract 1 hour. For Hawaii-Aleutian Time, subtract 2 hours. For Greenwich, add 8 hours. For Central European time (CET) add 9 hours, for Eastern European Time (EET), add 10 hours.  

Astrology Overview for July 2017

Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.
  Dearest Friends         Kindly note that the days and times given below are in PST (Pacific Daylight Saving Time). For Rocky Mountain Time (except AZ which is on PST) add 1 hour. For Central Time, add 2 hours. For Eastern Time, add 3 hours. For Alaskan Time, subtract 1 hour. For Hawaii-Aleutian Time, subtract 2 hours. For...

How Do I Know If They Are the ONE?

Nijole Sparkis
  Question: "I met someone I feel so close to, but we are going through a lot of ups and downs. How do I know if they are the one for me or not?" Good question! Even though I was blessed with a flash of inspiration and my husband and I both KNEW right away that we were perfect for each other, this isn’t always the case. In fact, surveys have revealed that only about 12% experience “love at first sight” and less than 30% know their partner is right for them on their first date. Most people respond that they know “after a couple of weeks” that someone is right for them. This...

Sensuously Celebrating Being Vegan! Eco-Sexy Dating Tips

Jill Crosby
Whether single or in a relationship, we can always bring more sensuality into our lives while keeping it vegan!   I recommend supporting local businesses by purchasing the items below at your nearest earth-friendly co-op or green grocer.  Buy organic and GMO-free when you can. Remember, it’s all about the allure of caring for the planet and each other.     Here are some natural aphrodisiacs and sexy suggestions to enjoy with your date, lover or...

Greater Authenticity & Personal Freedom

Nijole Sparkis
  I have truly been moving through many deep levels and layers of healing, following the passing of my mother last March. People often describe a complete transformation taking place in their lives after the death of someone close. Something about death causes you to reach deeply into your soul – as I said when my sister passed away over 4 years ago, your...

Feng Shui Your Bedroom to Atract a Lover

Ken Lauher
Rest, Rejuvenation and Romance: Use Feng Shui in your bedroom to attract a lover or strengthen your relationship Are you looking to attract a lover? Perhaps you would like to strengthen your romantic relationship with your partner. In Feng Shui, the bedroom (along with the kitchen and entrance) is one of the three most important areas of a home.  If you are struggling to find the love of your life, constantly fighting with your partner, or simply waking up exhausted every morning, the layout and colors of your bedroom may be contributing to these circumstances. Create a Peaceful Sanctuary for Rest...

Ungrounded Energy, A Widespread Issue

Cameron Day
It used to be common knowledge in consciousness circles that a person needed to be grounded both energetically and physically.  People would talk about what foods helped them feel the most grounded, how spending time in nature helped them ground their meditative experiences and so on.  However, I have noticed a trend in the last few years where people are getting very ungrounded, and are even encouraging others to engage "spiritual" practices that are very ungrounding.  (Spell check says "ungrounding" is not a word, but I say that it is.  ) Two of the adverse consequences of being ungrounded are that it can cause a person...

The Top 10 Things to do on a GREEN DATE

Jill Crosby
Having a green lifestyle in general is very important to most of us, so why not take it a step further and make sure that your dating lifestyle is also green. Here are 10 great, green dating ideas: Volunteer Together! Spend time learning and talking about causes or issues that are most important to you and your date/mate. You both are most likely to be inspired, turned on, and energized, by volunteering for something you believe in. For example, look in your neighborhood newspaper together and find out when local organizations are doing habitat restoration projects, feeding the homeless or having a fundraising dinner for the local environmental agency. Start locally and as the...

Saying No Liberates Both Parties Involved!

Laurie Moore
When dating, it is important to keep asking ourselves, what matters most to me? Am I over-compromising to avoid hurting someone else? Am I going outside of my deeper needs zone in hopes someone will change later? Am I judging myself unfavorably for my unique needs instead of honoring these? We have may have heard advice like this many times. Practicing it, however, is an art.   We all have the idea of a dream relationship. But what of that is fantasy and what is truly what serves us? The more we clarify what truly meets and serves us to ourselves, the more able we are to find and appreciate that one special person!   Here is the good news.  Every time we say no,...

World Vision

Jill Crosby
The following is a vision that I received in October, 2011. It came to me in the evening before going to sleep while lying in bed. It was if I was actually there, living it. When I came back to this realm I took copious notes in my iphone which was on my night stand. After meditating the morning of 11/11/11, I felt guided to share this vision with our members in the form of a mass email. I got sooooo many responses from that email that I have now decided to post it on the site. I feel that this vision is waking up deep seeded cellular (and probably DNA) memories for those that read it, feel it and connect with it. I share this with unconditional love and a knowingness that we are all FAMILY. Sending you so much LOVE. Here is the vision I was given:

I AM A PRECIOUS JEWEL

Janie Martin
This morning my Soul said this to me during a meditation and showing me as a symbolic image story of me as a precious gemstone lying buried just beneath the surface in the ground with a number of explorers looking to find me, that I, Janie, was a beautiful precious jewel that has been lying here buried in the ground.  Many have passed me by, walked over me even.  I was within sight but they missed me........they missed me because they did not deserve me, they were not ready for me, they did not believe they would find me, they would never have appreciated me because they could not see my luster buried here all alone. I am centuries old.  I am waiting here for the one who does deserve me, for the one who will discover the treasure that lies within their reach.  When I am found, the...

Relationships 101

Patricia J. Crane, Ph.D.
"The journey of the heart is truly the only journey there is."  Relationships seem to be one of the hottest topics these days. Everyone wants one, but hardly anyone seems happy once they're in one! Most of the time when we are talking about relationships, we mean those intimate ones with a significant other. However, relationships abound in our lives, with a range from casual to intimate. In truth, all relationships provide us with opportunities to grow spiritually and practice unconditional love. Here are a few basics to remember when you are dealing with issues in relationships, whether with an intimate partner, a friend, or even a business colleague.  Relationships replay childhood dynamics and unhealed wounds. We bring others into our lives who will trigger these replays and thus help us with healing the past. Do you have a history of abandonment? Because of ...

Intimate Communication

Robert Frey
The deeper connection of spiritual intimacy requires a dynamic interaction as well as moments of stillness and spaciousness. This constitutes the yang and yin of intimacy, the action and the receptivity. In a natural, harmonious intimate connection, there emerges a flow of giving and receiving, activity and stillness. This mirrors the dynamic nature of the Universe and all life. Ancient Tantric yogis and Taoists intently studied this interplay in order to understand and learn how to be in alignment with life. They discovered that both the activity of creating intimate connections and the state of stillness require skill and conscious awareness. Such skills and consciousness form the essence and foundation of authentic Sacred Tantra practice. Furthermore understanding and facilitating the...