More than 20 years ago, Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks's Conscious Loving changed the landscape of relationships with strategies for building a vital and lasting connection with a partner-and went on to become a modern classic. Now Katie and Gay have written a guide for conscious loving in the second half of life, designed to help us tap into the unlimited possibilities for intimacy and vibrancy in relationships from our mid-40s through our elder years.
Midlife is a time, Katie and Gay explain, when we face a choice: to fold in on ourselves, staying settled in old routines and fixed beliefs, or to expand outward toward new horizons. With candor and compassion (and plenty of humor), they walk readers through the steps on that expansive path, exploring how the work we do to revitalize an existing relationship or form a new one is closely tied to the work of awakening our own creative essence. Drawing on their experiments in the "livinglaboratory" of their own relationship as well as stories from their clients, they offer breakthrough insights and practices to help us:
· Take blame and criticism out of our communications with those we love
· Use "presencing" to tap into the flow of intimacy in every moment
· Learn how to cope when relationships are touched by death and loss
· Have the best sex of our lives
Written for those who are partnered as well as those who are single, and addressing same-sex as well as heterosexual relationships, Conscious Loving Ever After lights our way through the layers of unconscious relating that so many of us are caught in. From a set of powerful Fear Melters to a Ten-Minute Stuff Talk and a Ten-Minute Heart Talk, here are the tools we need to transform our relationships so we're not just surviving, but thriving in our full capacity for love.
About the Authors:
Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks are pioneers in the fields of conscious relationships and body-mind vibrance and the authors of more than 30 books, including bestsellers such as Conscious Loving, The Big Leap , and Five Wishes . During the past 30 years they have appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows and networks, including Oprah , CNN, CNBC, and CBS's 48 Hours . In 1989 they founded The Hendricks Institute, which offers seminars annually in North America, Asia, and Europe. Their non-profit organization, The Foundation for Conscious Living, funds research, films, and scholarships in the areas of conscious relationships and natural well-being. The Hendrickses live in Ojai, California. Learn more at www.hendricks.com.