Category Archives for Daily Practice

Why an Open Heart is the Pathway to Our True Nature – Ryan Couples Therapy

Why an Open Heart is the Pathway to Our True Nature

Practice #3 of 6 Core Practices to Create a Healthy Marriage My ebook, Transform Your Relationship: 6 Core Practices to Create a Healthy Marriage, details essential practices you and your partner can work on to strengthen your connection and build a better relationship. The third practice I write about in the ebook is Managing Emotions. How do we […]

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Transformation, Truth, and Authenticity

Transformation, Truth, and Authenticity

Poet Adrienne Rich defined love this way: “An honorable human relationship – that is, one in which two people have the right to use the word “love” – is a process… delicate… and often terrifying to both persons involved, a process of refining the truths they can tell each other.

 It is important to do […]

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Rain, Stillness and the Power of Connection

Spring Season Pacific Northwest Style I am sitting on the couch with a fire going in the wood burning stove and the steady fall of rain outside my windows. Welcome to the spring season in the Pacific Northwest. As the sky drops more and more rain, the world becomes greener and brighter. In the 24 […]

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balancing the surface and the deep

Balancing the Surface and the Deep

As the quiet days of January and deep winter settle upon us, I have been thinking of one of life’s greatest challenges: how to stay connected to the deeper more meaningful aspects of life while tending to the surface aspects of the never-ending, mundane tasks of our daily routines. I always feel calmer, more peaceful, […]

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How to Practice Self Awareness and Create a Stronger Marriage

Self awareness is one of the keys to creating a strong marriage. One contributing factor of thriving relationships is each partner’s ability to understand and accept themselves through the practice of self awareness. When both partners are able to clarify and express their thoughts, perspectives, experiences and their emotions effectively in an atmosphere of receptivity, […]

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How Daily Practice Leads to a Happy, Healthy Marriage: Three Easy Steps to Create Positive Change

How Daily Practice Leads to a Happy, Healthy Marriage: Three Easy Steps to Create Positive Change

A happy, healthy marriage sounds easy when we first fall in love. But as we settle into the routine of daily life, we quickly realize that sustaining a happy, healthy marriage requires us to nourish, protect, and energize it. Happy, healthy marriages do not happen overnight or automatically once we fall in love. There are […]

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