(Exploring Your Mind) In relationships, both partners need to have power. You need to make decisions and, many times, people won’t share the same needs, preferences, or desires. In cases like these, power struggles manifest themselves.
(Exploring Your Mind) Assertive communication is a fundamental element for couples. In fact, it’s the basis of any relationship. But how can you improve it and the role you play in yours?
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Social Engineering of the Male Female Dynamic [Part 1/2] | Justin Deschamps and Adam Riva
(Darlene Lancer) A new study sheds light on how a person could influence and control the mind of someone else. Research on mice reveals that our brains are affected by those around us. The key factor is dominance. The brain of the subordinate mouse synchronized to the dominant mouse. This likely applies to our relationships. Typically, people with stronger personalities make the decisions and get their needs met more often than their partners do.
(Justin Deschamps) As one who studies consciousness, through many venues, such as psychology, philosophy, sociology, and socio-biology, it is clear that porn affects us deeply. Studies continue to demonstrate, presented in the below book, that a great many psychological issues can form as a result of chronic porn use. The following article describes what’s called pornosexuality, or a term for those who’ve had their sexual process distorted through pornography, making them incapable of experiencing normal sex with another person.
(Explore Your Mind) How many times do you find yourself reacting too strongly to a negative comment? Knowing what your emotional buttons are and the consequences for pushing them is the subject of a research study that was conducted recently.
(Ronald Frederick, Ph.D) By the time I was 20, I already understood that there was more to this thing called love than meets the eye. While falling in love was easy, the staying there and making it work proved elusive.
(Justin Deschamps) All relationships are founded on fundamental laws that organize the whole of reality. These laws are the laws of trust, free will, and consciousness, which we know of on earth as the laws of contracts.
(Rachel Ginder) I like to make jokes about how much I hate people. As an introvert, it’s easy to do. The stereotype of the misanthropic introvert is backed by countless Facebook memes and pop culture references. Think of the animated character Daria with her oversized glasses and a book in her hand, or that catchy quote from Charles Bukowski, “I don’t hate people, I just feel better when they aren’t around.”
(Exploring Your Mind) What are the most self-destructive behaviors in romantic relationships?
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(Exploring Your Mind) Unconditional love exists, but is it a good thing? After all, conditions and boundaries can help protect your self-esteem and well-being in all kinds of loving relationships.
(Bonnie McClure) We all have in our minds an image of the best possible version of ourselves. We call this self, the “ideal self.” The ideal self represents our highest values, our total potential, everything that we strive to be, and the goals that we set for ourselves.
(John Amodeo, PhD) The word “courage” is often reserved for entering a battlefield or facing difficult circumstances. But there’s a more subtle aspect to courage that is needed in our close relationships.
(Exploring Your Mind) Do you value other people’s opinions? Do you take into account different perspectives?
(Mike Matthews) I had one of those really intense arguments with my partner recently, and it made me realize the importance of knowing how to fight well in a relationship.