Four Steps to Making Amends

Four Steps to Making Amends

Making amends is about others and restoring those relationships that you have broken or damaged. The desire to make amends arises when you’re willing to take responsibility for what happened and the impact it had on those involved. It’s not suitable for everyday mishaps—it’s best used for significant incidents that warrant extra consideration and may simply depend on the importance of the relationship. When you harm others and make no effort to...

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Forgiveness Opens Your Heart

Forgiveness Opens Your Heart

Forgiveness opens your heart to release resentment, animosity, or guilt associated with the past. It’s really about accepting your humanity and the humanity of others. Forgiveness Freeing yourself from resentment and animosity toward others may be accomplished through forgiveness. There are many interpretations of what it is to forgive another. My aha moment came when I read Doreen Virtue’s Forgiveness card. I realized that forgiving someone...

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The Power of Love

The Power of Love

“Getting gotten” and “being present” are essential to experiencing the power of love. These concepts are defined here for clarity. The experience of getting gotten occurs when another is so present with you that you feel heard, seen, known, and understood for who you truly are, and know that anything you say or do is accepted as an act of love. Being present involves a conscious act of awareness—mindfulness. It replaces automatic perceptions...

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What is Love?

What is Love?

There are many types of love: love of self, love of your work, love of your parents who gave you life, love of your friends, love of your children, and love of your pets. Then there is romantic love, love of country, and love of God. Each has a different meaning and unique experience. Throughout history, many have attempted to define love. There are biological theories, cultural theories, and psychological theories about various types and...

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Sacred Journey

Sacred Journey

I look at intimate relationships as a sacred journey into your greatness. A journey where breakdowns lead to breakthroughs—a means of personal growth and transformation. Romantic relationships have the most at stake—your precious heart. Finding someone to love and then being loved by them in the ways that work for both of you is not always easy. There are so many details that must come together: the right person, at the right time who wants a...

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