Intimacy: Beyond Sex

Close Smiles

Sexual intimacy is often mistaken for intimacy, in general.  It’s not!  In fact, sexual intimacy is the easiest type of intimacy for some people to achieve, even though it has the potential to be one of the most intense.

Intimacy is much more than sexual affection and physical touch.  True intimacy involves reciprocity, mutual trust, respect, and admiration.  A conversation can be intimate.  A look can be intimate.  Body language can also be an obvious sign of intimacy, or lack of.

Intimacy is a feeling beyond the physical sensation of touch. It involves a bond that is more than superficial. The capacity for intimacy is an indication of being able to be in a healthy, loving relationship.

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Heart vs. Brain

Brain and Heart

While love is more heart chakra, your brain can also help illuminate truth.  Your heart is open to giving and receiving love.  Your mind is increasing your consciousness about healthy love.  Dating in today’s environment is about balancing both heart and mind. Use them both wisely!

Getting Back to Nature to Find Love

Brother at Sunset

Watching the sunset.  Hiking in the woods.  Swimming in the ocean.  Bonding with trees.  Seeing animals play.  Making a wish upon a star.  Being close to nature brings us closer to who we really are, which is  love.  Try this:

  • If you date online, use a picture of yourself with a natural background as your profile picture
  • On your first date, visit a lake, the ocean, the mountains, or a meadow
  • Eat outdoors whenever the weather is nice, even if it is just a balcony or sidewalk cafe
  • Breathe deeply and take in fresh air whenever possible
  • Be kind to all living creatures, big and small
  • Observe a tree in all of its glory (really pay attention to all the details!)
  • Go outside on a sunny day and enjoy the feeling of the sun on your skin

Think of love, loving relationships, being in love, having love, enjoying love while you do nature-loving things.  Being loving attracts love.

7 Ways to Get Her Mother to Like You

Mom Man Girlfriend

If her mother is important to her, she should be important to you, too!  Most women value their mother’s opinion, especially when it comes to relationships. When you meet her mother for the first time, what do you do?  Her approval or disapproval can make or break you.

The mother-daughter bond is usually a strong one.  Her whole life, she has likely been getting advice from her mother.  As her current boyfriend, her mother may hear about all of your disagreements and be solicited regarding major relationship decisions. How can you get the nod of approval and get her to be on your side, too?

  1. Let her mother know that your intentions are to make her daughter happy.
  2. Be proactive in inviting her mother to special family events.
  3. Include her Mom in gift-giving during holiday celebrations.
  4. Introduce your mother to let your girl know that you have a mother, too!
  5. Understand that a strong mother-daughter relationship is “normal” and don’t fight it.
  6. Avoid comparing her to her mother.
  7. Treat her daughter like a queen at all times.

Is Love Your Religion?

 Embody Love
“If you surrender to a power greater than yourself,
which you should because to
think that we are in control of everything is silly,
then love and energy should be your ‘religion.'”

-Danielle Paige

www.healingpaige.com

The Link Between Love and Success

Love and Success

What is the link between love and success?  Does love lead to success?  Or does success lead to love?  Is there a causal relationship? Is there even a correlation?

There is no doubt that being successful can make you more attractive to some people.  Many women, for example, are attracted to men in powerful positions. But we are not talking about attraction.  We are talking about love!

Love is elusive for some.  And financial success does not equal love.  Just ask any rich celebrity:  success does not bring you love.

For many of us, there is no link whatsoever.  Love is love and success is just that.  But for others, love can elevate our dreams, our visions, our selves, and yes, our success.  True love makes us stronger in all aspects of our lives, including success and perhaps more importantly, our perspectives about success.

Can you be successful without love? There are examples of people who show us that yes, you can.  But maybe we are asking the wrong question.  What is your definition of success and when you are successful, does that mean that you are happy?

Most of us looking for love and success are really looking for happiness.  The link between love and happiness is absolute–we are happier when we have love in our lives.

Let Me Love You

Mario-01

Baby I just don’t get it, do you enjoy being hurt?
I know you smelled the perfume, the make-up on his shirt
You don’t believe his stories, you know that they’re all lies
Bad as you are, you stick around and I just don’t know why

If I was ya man
(Baby you)
Never worry ’bout
(What I do)
I’d be coming home
(Back to you)
(Every night, doin’ you right)

You’re the type of woman
(Deserves good things)
Fistful of diamonds
(Hand full of rings)
Baby, you’re a star
(I just want to show you, you are)

You should let me love you
Let me be the one to give you everything you want and need
Baby good love and protection
Make me your selection
Show you the way love’s supposed to be
Baby you should let me love you,
love you,
love you,
love you,
yeah

Listen
Your true beauty’s description looks so good that it hurts
You’re a dime plus ninety-nine and it’s a shame
Don’t even know what you’re worth
Everywhere you go they stop and stare
‘Cause you’re bad and it shows
From your head to your toes, out of control, baby you know

If I was your man
(Baby you)
Never worry ’bout
(What I do)
I’d be coming home
(Back to you)
(Every night, doin’ you right)

You’re the type of woman
(Deserves good things)
Fistful of diamonds
(Hand full of rings)
Baby, you’re a star
(I just want to show you, who you are)

You should let me love you
Let me be the one to give you everything you want and need
Ooh baby good love and protection
Ooh make me your selection show you the way love’s supposed to be

Baby you should let me
(You deserve better girl)
You know you deserve better
(We should be together girl)
Baby, with me and you it’s whatever girl, hey
So can we make this thing ours?

You should let me love you
Let me be the one to give you everything you want and need
(Let me be the one to give, everything you need)
Good love and protection
(Said everything)
Make me your selection
(Will you take me baby)
Show you the way love’s supposed to be

(Baby you should let me love you)
You should let me love you
Let me be the one to give you everything you want and need
(I’ll give you everything)
That good love and protection
Make me your selection show you the way love’s supposed to be
(Hey)

You should let me love you
(Love you)
Let me be the one to give you everything you want and need
(The one to, everything you need)
That good love and protection
(Protection)
Make me your selection show you the way love’s supposed to be
(Selection baby)
(Yeah)

Let me love you
That’s all you need baby