Posts in Practices
Tea(m) Time: Help for Busy Relationships

Tea(m) time: like a checkpoint, or a “tune up” that Formula One race cars receive throughout a race. The purpose of this get-together is to carve out one or two hours a month or bi-weekly to intentionally discuss your relationship with your partner – as a team.

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Relationship Zen Strategic Planning – Phase 2

Central to Relationship Zen is an active cycle of personal development and couple’s development. Therefore, Relationship Zen Strategic Planning involves the intentional, structured and uplifting process of analyzing our current situations as individuals and as a couple, envisioning a better future as two, and developing a personal and group plan.

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Relationship Zen Secret 2013: Make Time For Play

What we mean by “make time for play” is doing fun, valuable, and extraordinary activities that build up the relationship.

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7 Ways to Boost Your Zen Living Today

We believe that it's imperative for individuals to prioritize personal development because that ultimately helps to improve the health of their relationships. 

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6 Books for Relationship Zen Success

Imagine you are on a long journey by yourself. Along the way, you meet mentors and you learn from them one by one. That’s how we see these books -– they each have something meaningful and pivotal to share with us along our path. 

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5 Ways to Love Like it’s Your Last Day on Earth

In a time when we are surrounded by many broken, superficial, or unhealthy relationships, it can be very powerful to identify relationship mentors/role models in our lives. What made their relationship so powerful, especially as they grew older, was that they lived by the following principle:

Live like it’s your last day on earth… No. Love like it’s your last day on earth.

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Cheers to a “New” Relationship!

Reflecting on the past and being mindful in the present are essential aspects of Relationship Zen. However, so is setting bold intentions for the future! The holiday season is a beautiful time to combine all three activities.

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Surprise Attack Greetings

Our Relationship Zen journey continues to open our eyes to areas where we can improve with the help of personal mindfulness. The area we’re focusing on here are the moments when we say “hello” to each other – we take these moments for granted by giving each other “Zombie Greetings”, but we must not.

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Our Mindfulness Meditation

We’ve written articles about the importance of mindfulness for Relationship Zen because we believe that you can only project love if you experience self-love, or self-mastery. You can only receive/attract what you have/perceive inside of you! In line with this idea, we’ve also mentioned that meditation is a method to achieve that state of mindfulness and self-mastery.

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Relationship Zen Strategic Planning – Phase 1

Knowing others as well as yourself is even better. In the spirit of this theme, we want to talk about how to improve your relationship through an intentional group project where you not only learn about yourself but about each other.

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Lessons From a Young Teen

The prerequisite to attracting a fulfilling relationship is to commit to having the best and most positive relationship with yourself. Weak self-love and self-mastery are the causes of any negativity that may exist in our current and past relationships. Also, being optimistic by default not only grants wonderful mental and physical benefits, but also helps us to attract relationship Zen.

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Re-Writing the Romance Novel (Part 1)

Our close friends often ask us if we use the “L” word. After all, society would expect a couple going on two years to “love” each other. Due to this expectation, people are genuinely confused and sometimes even bothered when our answer is “N-O”. It’s actually pretty entertaining to have this occur every time L-O-V-E is brought up. Once they hear our answer, they either think that that we’re out of touch with our feelings (denial of our love for each other) or that we are just avoiding the word because others use it… Neither is true.

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Treat Your Loved Ones Like Strangers

We’ve noticed that many relationships (sometimes even our own) contain less-than-healthy recurring arguments (inability to resolve conflict), condescending communication, withdrawal (silent treatment), hypersensitivity (defensiveness), suspicion (jealousy), sarcasm, criticism, bitterness, distrust, lack of meaningful time spent as a couple, lack of respect, and overall lack of kindness and sympathy.

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