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Sacred Sexuality – How Do We Create It_ _ Ryan Couples Therapy – Tacoma WA

Sacred Sexuality: How Do We Create It?

Sacred Sexuality… how do we create it? Access it? Cultivate it? In my last post, I introduced the idea of  Sacred Sexuality. Today I want to start the conversation about how we can create and access it so that it benefits our lives, our relationships (to self and others), our health, and our overall sense […]

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Taking Back Your Life - Ryan Couples Therapy | Tacoma, WA

Taking Back Our Listening, Our Voice, Our Light

Practice #10: How to Reclaim Your Life and Strengthen Your Marriage. Taking back your life… by now I hope you have a sense of why reclaiming your life, discovering your true nature and participating in the re-wilding process is so important. Not only for yourself, but for the life of your marriage. Here are words written […]

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Cultivating Our Inner Life – How to Take First Steps – Ryan Couples Therapy _ Tacoma, WA

Cultivating Our Inner Life: How to Take First Steps

Practice #9: How to Reclaim Your Life and Strengthen Your Marriage. Cultivating our inner life can be richly satisfying and simultaneously daunting. It is important to spend regular time cultivating one’s inner life, because this is what feeds the soul and leads to a deeper sense of connection to oneself and to one’s partner. Cultivating […]

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Resentment is Toxic to Your Marriage – Ryan Couples Therapy | Tacoma, WA

Resentment is Toxic to Your Marriage

Practice #7: How to Reclaim Your Life and Strengthen Your Marriage. Resentment is a toxic emotion. And it is especially toxic to your marriage. It is defined as: a feeling of indignant displeasure or persistent ill will at something regarded as a wrong, insult, or injury This definition clearly highlights why the feeling of resentment can […]

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Goodness–Hold up the Mirror for your Partner

Goodness: Hold up the Mirror for your Partner

Practice #5 of Improve your Marriage Without Therapy (in 5 Steps) In my ebook How to Improve Your Marriage Without Therapy, I outline 5 simple, yet effective, practices you and your partner can do to improve your relationship now from the comfort of your own home. Today I want to talk about the practice of holding […]

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Emotional Temperature–The Art of Emotional Awareness

Emotional Temperature: The Art of Emotional Awareness

Practice #4 of Improve your Marriage Without Therapy (in 5 Steps) In my post How to Improve Your Marriage without Therapy, I outline 5 simple things you can do to improve your marriage from the comfort of your own home. Today, I want to re-visit the 4th suggestion: Taking your Emotional Temperature.  Learning how to be […]

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Solo Conversations – How Negativity Gets Fueld in Intimate Relationships

Solo Conversations: How Negativity Gets Fueled in Intimate Relationships

Practice #3 of Improve your Marriage Without Therapy (in 5 Steps) In my post How to Improve Your Marriage without Therapy, I outline 5 simple things you can do to improve your marriage from the comfort of your own home. Today I want to discuss the 3rd thing on my list: In order to improve your […]

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Tuning In-A Recipe for A Life Well-Lived–Ryan Couples Therapy

Tuning In: A Recipe for A Life Well-Lived

Practice #2 of Improve your Marriage Without Therapy (in 5 Steps) When we are “tuning in” to our partner, we create connection. “Tuning in” is being aware of, being intentional, compassionate, responsive and engaged. Tuning in moves us toward intimacy. In my ebook How to Improve Your Marriage Without Therapy, I outline 5 simple, yet effective, […]

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Kindness Grows Love- How Kind Are You_ – Ryan Couples Therapy

Kindness Grows Love: How Kind Are You?

Practice #1 of Improve your Marriage Without Therapy (in 5 Steps) Kindness is one of the most simple ways to strengthen your marriage and to grow in love; and yet I believe kindness is one of the most under-estimated aspects in creating a healthy marriage and strong bonds of intimacy. In my post How to Improve […]

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Compassion–Our Greatest Gift in Marriage Ryan Couples Therapy

Compassion: Our Greatest Gift in Marriage

Practice #6 of 6 Core Practices to Create a Healthy Marriage Compassion and empathy, is the 6th practice described in my ebook, Transform Your Relationship: Core Practices To Create A Healthy Marriage. Today, I want to focus on compassion. Without the practice and presence of compassion in an intimate relationship, it becomes even harder to navigate emotionally […]

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