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Spring Retreat in Our Paradise

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvsx5VIhBSY&feature=youtu.be GREAT NEWS!   Paradiso Integrale's annual springtime retreat is OPEN TO MEN and WOMEN, single or in couple!     Naturally, this means that the focus this spring will be on your adult RELATIONSHIPS of the alternately confusing and enrapturing sort that only close intimacy can engender.   You will enter a beautiful and curative landscape among olive groves overlooking the Tiber valley in Umbria, an hour north of Rome.   There you will be catered by a prize-winning Italian cook who is our next-door neighbor.   And there is a NEW PROGRAM also.  Not that the tried and true has been discarded, but you'll find it tailored to the needs of intimate partners in the 21st century.   So you'll be treated to:   what neuroscience has to say about men and women what that means for your desired relationship how our relationships change both in history and in our own stages of growth what [...]

By | 2017-05-25T17:22:32+00:00 January 9th, 2017|Blog, Events, Relationships|0 Comments

Paradiso Integrale and the Power of Relationship

. Welcome to our blog! We are so happy you have found us and our website! And we are even more happy that we have found YOU, dear reader and listener! We are looking forward to a lively exchange of experience, knowledge, learning. We are all together called in this specific period of time to evolve, to grow up in order to really thrive in our lives. On the basis of thriving there are the life conditions we are living in. There are all these huge global problems today, like global warming, fracking, radioactive leaks, poisoning of the ground, GMO crops and industrialized foods, and many many more. We are trying to get hold of these problems, at least some of us, and some country governments take some halfhearted measurements. We believe, if we only could get these counter measurements in place, we could solve the problem. But this is not the case! Unless we change [...]

By | 2017-05-25T17:22:32+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Blog, Relationships|4 Comments

The World of Men is Dangerous! (by Mark Davenport)

“Get ready.  They’re waiting for us,” Heidi brusquely called me. I grumpily began to respond by quickly ending a sentence I was typing, making a trip to the bathroom, and changing into appropriate clothes. She had already exited when I left the house so I took a shortcut through the parking lot. Dashing through an empty space, a van with two men in it rushed into that space, pinning me between their bumper and a cement wall with not more than an inch of wiggle room for my legs. Frozen, I glanced to the driver who held up both palms to me as if to reassure me that he was as surprised as I was.  After a few seconds I began to inch my way forward out of the way while he continued to stand on the brakes with his hands up, never backing away nor even touching the gear shift lever.  Exiting the tight space I [...]

By | 2016-09-25T15:42:41+00:00 August 9th, 2016|Blog, Life, Relationships|0 Comments

Men in Relationships: the warrior and the wise man – A talk by Keith Witt (by Heidi Hornlein)

If somebody knows about MEN and WOMEN and about INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS: well, this is for sure Keith Witt - integral psychologist and ultimate expert in human life experience,  behavior and interiority. If you want to know how intimate relationships develop, what you can do after the first time of infatuation is over to maintain a loving relationship, then this video will give you the answers. And if you are a MAN then this talk is a MUST for you - especially when you are sort of frustrated about women and don't know what to do to create and maintain love relationships. Men in Relationships often don't know how to handle women and prefer to live alone. This is not your destiny! Listen to Dr.Keith  Witt and get inspired to become the best version of yourself!  

By | 2016-09-25T15:41:05+00:00 January 15th, 2016|Blog, Relationships|0 Comments

Stop the RealtionshiT – Grow Your Relations

More than 50 % of the Western population as divorced or never married. The good old relationship which lasted “until death do us part” hardly exists any more in the Western world - and if a couple succeeds to live the whole life together than they have or done a lot of work to grow together or they leed a relationship which doesn’t really merit this name.   I believe that everyone who has reached a certain age, let’s say 40, has lived one or more periods of “relationshiT”, periods of anger, disappointment, insatisfaction or worse. Some people sort of accept that life is like this and go on as a victim with no hope for a better future by tolerating what is done to them - or what they themselves do to others. Some people chose to separate or divorce and to find a different mate with whom the same game most probably goes on again. [...]

By | 2017-05-25T17:22:32+00:00 January 14th, 2016|Blog, Events, Life, Relationships, The Wisdom Factory|0 Comments

Having Fun While Ageing – with Heidi Hornlein and Mark Davenport

    I remember when I was 13 years old and my aunt was 40 - and I thought to myself: she is REALLY old. I will NEVER be as old as she is. And I remember well when I turned 40 and all the prejudices of our society kicked in about ageing and I had a time where I believed that I was old then and that my life was practically over. Now, more than 20 years later things have changed dramatically. I feel younger than ever, I am more active - maybe not physically, but all together - and I don't get stopped any more by what others or society as a whole think about me or what I am doing. Yes, many people I meet thin that I am a little crazy, I should play with grandchildren instead of studying computer programs, social media, marketing and other weird stuff which young people are supposed [...]

By | 2017-05-25T17:22:32+00:00 November 9th, 2015|Blog, Life, Relationships, Video|0 Comments

Peace through Communication

The Nobel Peace Prize 2015 was  awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia. A recognition of the power of COMMUNICATION. Countries can create inner peace through communication instead of political fights. WOW! I don't know how their communication techniques are. In this blogpost I want to introduce you to a very powerful way of communicating which has the potential to create deeper understanding and connection. I call it: Conjunctive Communication - a way to create understanding, connection, peace - beginning with our every day relationships. Our human relationships can grow and thrive when we find a way to be together in reciprocal respect and appreciation - AND when we are able to communicate with one another in ways which create communion instead of separation by feeling not understood. Most intimate relationships break up not because of missing love or attraction, but because of missing [...]

By | 2017-05-25T17:22:32+00:00 October 10th, 2015|Blog, Relationships|0 Comments

What to do with INFIDELITY? -by Heidi Hornlein

Infidelity can break relationships - or help them to transform into a different level. It hurts, yes, and it seems much easier to go and forget about the relationship, try somebody new and follow your desires. Staying in a relationship when your partner has cheated you is shameful today, is seen as not taking care for yourself, as being a victim and weak. Well, if it wasn't so?  The following talk by Esther Perel will give you some new insides into this topic - as it did for us: When we cheat on our partner, it isn't always our partner that we are turning away from, but we are terning away from what we, ourselves, have become. It isn't so much that we are looking for another person, as much as we are looking for another SELF Most people who cheat are feeling ALIVE. Death and mortality often live in the shadow of an affair. So cheating [...]

By | 2017-05-25T17:22:32+00:00 May 24th, 2015|Blog, Relationships|0 Comments

Transform Your Relationships – with CONJUNCTIVE COMMUNICATION

Why would you you feel a need to transform your relationships? Our human relationships can grow and thrive when we find a way to be together with respect and appreciation - AND when we are able to communicate with each other in ways which create communion instead of separation by feeling not understood. Most intimate relationships and non break apart not because of missing love or attraction, but because of missing communication skills which make us end up in an eternal downward spiral of disappointment, anger, desperation - which finally destroys the very basis of the relationship.   Ask yourself the question: how did I resolve the latest conflict between myself and xyz? Was I able to resolve it? Or is it still latently present even though we are “going on well” together? What did you do in the face of the conflict? Did you run away? Or did you talk about it? And if so, how [...]

By | 2017-05-25T17:22:32+00:00 April 22nd, 2015|Blog, Relationships, The Wisdom Factory|0 Comments

The Gift of Death – The Journey from Fear to Acceptance by Heidi Hornlein

I was guest in the first episode of a HOA Show addressing a topic which ranks very high on the TABU list: DEATH +Myste Lyn and +Patty Burgess Brecht are committed to bring death and dying out of the tabu zone and to enable us who - sooner or later - all come into contact with this experience in life to become calm and able to talk about it, as well as get familiar with what it really is - as opposed of assumptions created by fear and denial.  I was grateful for the opportunity to speak about the first part of my journey from Fear of Death to assisting my father who died of cancer and of establishing an unexpected and amazing relationship with him on his death bed. (Photo by Sam Rock Cooper)

By | 2017-05-25T17:22:32+00:00 February 3rd, 2015|Blog, Relationships, Video|0 Comments
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