I’ve been in a shrink to fit relationship plenty of times. You probably have been, too, because I’m guessing you have a sense of what “shrink to fit” means, even without a definition (but we’ll get to that…) Though the experience can’t be described as fun, we could probably agree that an encounter with “shrink […]
“Conscious Relationships: Sexuality and Spiritual Partnership” Thursday, July 20th from 7-9 pm. Location: The Light House at CCLD (Center for Conscious Living and Dying), 83 Sanctuary Road, Swannanoa, NC 28778. I’ll be on a panel, along with some other wonderful leaders in the field of relationships. A little more about the event… From Jonathan Pillot, […]
Opposite Viewpoints with Your Partner or Friend? Let Quantum Physics Help You.
June 29, 2023
Do you find it challenging to navigate differences of opinion in your family or with your partner? Is there a Grand-Canyon-size divide over politics? Or over approaches to health, gender, marginalized groups, religious or moral questions, and so on? The “wide-divide” phenomenon seems pronounced these days. In families. In partnerships. On social media. So much […]
Boundaries are all the rage these days, including and especially in the area of human relationships. “I’ve got to get better at setting boundaries” is a common declaration. Written articles about intimate relationships suggest that boundaries are important—that they may in fact save us. We are encouraged to draw lines in the sand as a […]
Build Strong, Joyful, Supportive Relationships in 4 Steps. A New Series of In-Person Classes with Terri Crosby, In Care of Relationships May 16, Tuesday. Session 1: Reducing Reactions. What does this mean and why is this important? Is it about suppressing myself or my opinions? (No.) Discover how being less reactive helps with communication, truth-telling, […]
Going easy on ourselves has benefits. Many, in fact—and further, creating ease has a positive ripple effect for us down the road. Softness, as I’m using it here, is a forgiving and open frame of mind. It’s a gentle approach to life. It gives relief. Being lenient helps ease the weight of the day, including […]
LIVE In-Person Relationship Evening for the Asheville, NC Area Self-Awareness and Curiosity: Two Superpowers in Relationships On Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30 pm come on over to Unity of the Blue Ridge in Mills River to participate in an empowering evening conversation! Terri Crosby is an Author, Speaker, Consultant, Coach Expert on Intimate RelationshipsBooks, classes, […]
LIVE In-Person Relationship Evening for the Asheville, NC Area Even when we believe in sacred oneness, harmony, and the power of love, we still have relationship issues. Of course we do! We’re human! Together, let’s discover how to improve our connections with others. Being a life and relationship coach for forty years has shown […]
Asheville Friends: Save the Date! Tuesday, April 25th!
April 6, 2023
An in-person class! Yay! From Self-Awareness and Curiosity: Two Superpowers in Relationships, with Terri Crosby Unity-minded people have superpowers, for sure. We believe in sacred oneness, harmony, and the power of love. We believe that each person is a unique expression of good. And still, we have relationship issues. Of course we do! We’re human! […]
As we all know, despite everyone’s best efforts, sometimes a couple separates for a while to re-evaluate things. This is a good thing. It brings clarity. And sometimes after a year separation, the marriage dissolves entirely. This can be a good thing, too, where two people who have grown apart make it official and go […]
If we know our typical first response to a challenge, it allows us to accept it and be more relaxed. It’s nice to know that our predictable, reliable default response is simply part of the package called “us.” It’s no different than having brown eyes or being 5’5″ tall. If we’re a natural worrier, for […]
Sylvia Boorstein, psychotherapist and Buddhist teacher, says the Buddha suggests that each of us is born with a tendency to react to challenges in one of five ways. The five main responses are fret, get angry, lose heart, blame ourselves, or seek out sensual soothing. Fret Some of us worry. It might be encouraging to […]
If I behave in a way that isn’t the “me” I truly want to be, is this part of me a mistake? Is this part of me wrong? Messed up? “Less than?” Is it sub-standard? No. There’s nothing wrong with me or you or anyone. Nothing about us is inadequate, faulty, or defective. We just […]
We have checks for our physical health, so how about checks for the health of our relationships, too? It’s smart to have regular check ups with our partner. This way, our relationship health doesn’t get overlooked. Plus, we can catch small issues before they grow bigger. Early detection is always a good thing. Before we […]
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