Are you craving more passion in your love relationship or marriage? Perhaps you're on a tight budget and so a cozy table at a quaint restaurant or a getaway to a secluded resort are not happening for you and your mate right now. Maybe you'd like to ensure that your romantic attempts are personal and don't seem so predictable-- like flowers, cards or candy.
I am best known for teaching kids how to create their own empowering identity. In other words, how do they finish the statement, "I am..." Whether an elementary school student or a corporate CEO, how a person finishes that statement defines who they are, their beliefs about themselves and their world, and the standards they live by. It is their identity. It is the driving force behind the behaviors exhibited both in public and in private. Psychologists and Psychiatrists will tell you that it is nearly impossible for a person to consistently act in a manner that is not congruent with his or her identity. So the question is, how do we get out kids to have identities that empower them rather than hinder them as they grow?
When I help women walk through the grief/sadness they feel after an abortion, I see great value in referring to the procedure as voluntary pregnancy termination or "vpt." I've raised the "ire" of many because of this belief. I've seen in actual therapy sessions that referring to "vpt" takes it out of the political/religious realm and helps women to own and take responsibility for their past. As long as women look at their "vpt" as abortion they will not process the grief surrounding the event.
Recently, there has been an influx of success stories from women reclaiming their lives after being kidnapped/ or raped. These heroines have handled their traumatic experiences with such poise, such patience. Those who have mesmerized us as of late are Elizabeth Smart and Carlina White. Jaycee Dugard, once a victim of kidnapping and rape, is no exception. Jaycee Dugard, who was kidnapped at age 11, had spent years living at the mercy of her kidnappers, Phillip and Nancy Garrido.
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Caring = giving to another from love, for the joy of it - as a free gift Caretaking = giving to get love, giving with an agenda attached, giving yourself up If you tune in to how you feel when someone is truly caring about you or trying to fix you, you will begin to understand the vast difference in the energy.
In my coaching practice, I see various types of women of all ages, backgrounds and professions. Most of them are getting over the man who blew into their lives as a fantasy, great lover or trustworthy confidant, whom they eventually fell in love with only to end up heartbroken. What I found fascinating is that although many of these women suffered with intolerable heart break that they no longer wanted to feel, they also refused to take my advice or let me help them because they did not want to let go of the euphoria invoked by the memories of a man who broke their heart. When my clients explain to me their stories from beginning to end, I immediately see the red signs from the start. It also becomes clear to me that these men were able to manipulate and seduce these women because of their emotional vulnerabilities at the time.
Steve came to see me when the physical discomfort of carrying around extra weight was worse than the pleasure of overeating all of his favorite high-fat, high-calorie foods. My promise of no dieting or deprivation was especially appealing to him because he had never had to deal with losing weight earlier in life and was at a loss on managing it alone. He was in a busy, high-stress career and had never taken the time to shop for food or cook.
We love hearing the words I love you. It's such a powerful little saying. It means you'll be there in both the good and the bad. Romance is so important in a relationship, and quite often, the little things make the difference.
To be touched is one thing. To feel the passion of a lover's touch is something else. It means surrendering to the relationship, hungering for love, igniting an inner flame. To feel passion is to experience no pain. But passion is only possible when lovers connect to their own wells of love within. Only then can they connect and spark together.