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Love is a Healthy Habit

Love is a Healthy Habit

Love is good for your health! A primary innate impulse within the human being is the desire to love and be loved. Healthy relationships are easier said than done, as we know! We long for love and yet we protect ourselves from love–from the pain that may […]

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The Dance of the One and the Two

The Dance of the One and the Two

In our book, Secrets of a Soulful Marriage: Creating and Sustaining a Loving, Sacred Relationship, my wife Ruth and I refer to the dance of the one and the two. In our own marriage and work with couples, both spanning well over four decades, we have repeatedly witnessed that the happiest […]

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I Walk Woke

I Walk Woke

Woke! I am Woke! I walk Woke! As a fifth grade teacher in the 1970’s urban ghetto of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, I cringed to hear a phrase like “I woke!” I used my red pen generously on my class’s writings. “Using Eubonics is forbidden,” said the stern principal, […]

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Fresh Start

Virtually all of us have made earnest resolutions or set goals for the new year, right?! Those usually involve some form of improved self-care, accomplishments, or character/habit changes. I invite you to use the fresh start of the new year to focus on a few areas regarding […]

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Listening to My Heart

As a young woman many decades ago, I heard a remarkable lecture on human consciousness and the shifting of power over thousands of years. Once upon a time, feminine (YIN) energy prevailed as the primary connection to Source, through birth, nurturing, healing, cultivating Mother Earth, etc.  Then masculine forces (YANG) came into […]

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Daily Adventures

I just completed a chapter entitled, “Call of the Wild” in Gregg Levoy’s sizzling book about passion, Vital Signs. The chapter focused on raw energy and the alacrity often felt via exotic adventures and extreme sports. I fondly recalled some of my wild moments, such as rafting down the […]

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50 Years of Learning

On 11/11/67, I glanced at Jim Sharon across the room at his Penn State apartment and felt a sudden shudder surge through me. “He’s so cute,” I thought. We preceded to date, break up, reunite, have two years of a long distance relationship and finally marry on June 7, 1970. In retrospect, […]

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Beyond “I Love You”

Beyond “I Love You”

To commemorate National Gratitude Month, culminating in our Thanksgiving Day celebration, I’ve chosen gratefulness for your partner as the theme of this blog post. In my experience, couples tell their mate that they love him/her more often than they express various forms of gratitude. In addition to frequently stating and […]

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Easy as….

When I interact with couples and singles in coaching, I hear about their struggles, clashes and differences. I understand that this is part of relationships. Faced with difficult challenges, we find powerful and humble ways to ease the conflicts and build the relationship. I also know celebrating […]

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6 Strategies for Couples Working Together

Couples working together is a special breed of human! One of our passions is coaching couples who work together, so we decided to collaborate on this blog post. We are proud to report that for 41 of our 47 years of marriage we have successfully been in business together. That […]

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