Here are some great ideas to try this Valentine's Day in order to mix it up. I know how hard it might seem that everyone is out having fun and in love with a partner but for many people it's not like that. So instead of focusing on what's not here how about creating a new experience that feels better. Not only will it be of service to others but you will create new neuro-pathways to love in your our experience. Putting your attention on what feels good for others or yourself helps prepare your garden for more love in all areas of life. Here is the article from Emily John over at the Huffington Post:
Imagine being vulnerable enough to put your heart out there to meet someone new knowing that they would treat you exactly the way you'd want to be treated, regardless of wanting to move forward. We've interviewed hundreds of conscious, heart-centered lovers to find out what most people want in ideal modern dating etiquette.
So, here it is - the code. The Evolve Dating Code.
The question: “Should the man pay?” is like a fat, juicy pimple. As soon as it’s popped, it’s a shit show of a mess with no satisfaction. It’s a question where all kinds of people show up and wave their opinion flag whether they’re a chivalrous type, a know-it-all, a feminist, misogynist, traditionalist, or a supposed conscious couple, like us!
We are writing this in response to the many articles out there that give a black and white answer to this question that’s at least 51 shades of gray. We feel disheartened by the lack of guidance towards cultivating inner wisdom. And so here we are - writing something for men and women to consider in order to come to their own answer.
Check out the new article in the Elephant Journal a fantastic international blog that we love. Here is snippet of the article here:
Dating is supposed to be fun!
Meeting up with someone new, going to a cool spot, seeing if we click, maybe finding love. It sounds awesome (cue cartoon “wah-wah” sound here).
So, why isn’t it?
According to our research, the top reasons are:
- Confusion and worry about what dating means and how our date perceives us
- Anxiety about needing to find a soulmate
- Relying on meeting people online
- Taking it too seriously
Do you have a little introvert in you or know someone who does? This great graphic developed in Canva got us thinking about all the great people out there that are just misunderstood about who they are and how I may doing this to myself or others. Could it be leading to a blocking of someone new coming into my life?
We each wrote about Arise from our own perspectives...
I’m not gonna lie: When I looked at the lineup for Arise Music Festival, I felt pretty “on the fence.” But once Chris and I decided to offer coaching sessions throughout the weekend, I got excited about the prospect and aligned with the decision to go. I was fully expecting ease, fun, and magic. Holy shit was I right!
Arise is not just a music festival. It’s got a heart beat. You can feel it in the music, in the workshop tents, throughout the vendor lane, amongst the crowd, and within each individual.
ust as a preface: After a recent and yes, belated obsession with "Breaking Bad" - Chris decided to dress as Walt, so for me, it was either blue meth or Skyler. When I realized that dressing as blue meth would take finding a clear trash bag and some kind of blue and white cubes to wrap all around me, I felt like stuffing my chest with 14 pairs of socks and rolling up a down jacket for my belly would make a super easy, pregnant Skyler. Chris took a picture of me before going to a Halloween party, saying "We have big news." Here it is again...
We thought we would create a video that introduced us in a way that shows who we are as people. People that are real, deep, goofy and servants of love. We hope you like our style and choose to connect with us from a place of the heart in whatever way is best for you.