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The series goes into the homes of families who feel overwhelmed and paralyzed by their stuff. Like magic, Marie steps in and transforms their lives with the KonMari Method, not only tidying up their homes but their intimate relationships. As a marriage and family therapist and certified Imago therapist who specializes in couples, this caught my eye. Imago Therapy is a relational modality that focuses on intimate partnership. [Read more...]
Some days our job can feel overwhelming.
Other days we feel the incredible blessings and upliftment of what we do. Sometimes those feelings happen within one day!
What does eroticism mean? The Center for Erotic Intelligence defines eroticism as “the interplay of desire and arousal with the daily challenges of living and loving,” and describes the five main elements of erotic intelligence as: Body attunement, Social intelligence, Emotional intelligence, Self-awareness on steroids and Creative imagination.
Erotic Intelligence is a combination of body, mind, heart, and soul - a way to feel connected to our sense of full aliveness and potential. [Read more...]
Did you ever notice that when you get triggered by your partner, you start blaming, denying, and defending? Or, even exhibiting tantrums? Well, as soon as you do, your partner meets you at that place and raises you.
It’s not your fault, this is a strong brain habit. So much so, the science says that being grabbed by this part of the brain takes less than a blink of the eye.
This reactive behavior is called our Toddler Brain, and if you’ve seen any toddlers in your life, you know why. [Read more...]
Does it sometimes feel like you and your partner are doing a dance and stepping on each other’s toes? Are you feeling frustrated by your partner and getting in conflicts?
Have you ever asked yourself, “Why is my partner doing things that make me so annoyed?" What you might be surprised to learn is that what annoys you about your partner actually says more about you than him.
The toxic relationship dance happens when old wounds get triggered. [Read more...]
Ever wonder why some of your apologies fall flat and you’re not forgiven?
Ask yourself… Did you really own it? Or, did you do some of the following?
You focused on how awful you felt instead of the impact of your actions and how it might have hurt them. Saying, "I feel just awful..." shows no real responsibility because it’s all about you. [Read more...]
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