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Communication & Physical Needs

Communication & Physical Needs

Communication is very important in our intimate relationships AND so is physical closeness - affection, intimacy and sexual interaction.  Often, communicating our physical needs bring some of the greatest challenge in our relationships.One partner might want more...

Women Mothering Men

Women Mothering Men

"The part of you that mothers men is the part of you that wants someone to take care of you. So bring all that energy back to mothering yourself. And take the mothering equation out of your connection with men." - something I just wrote in a communication with a...

Men and Love – Part 1

Men and Love – Part 1

Sexual love in an intimate relationship is critical to maintaining a sense of aliveness and closeness.
Without sexual love, people become complacent, disconnected and begin to diminish their internal fire, or sense of personal aliveness.

When Lovers Become Just Friends – By Helen Zee

When Lovers Become Just Friends – By Helen Zee

Many people start their relationship with a spark and a feeling of Va-Voom, that goes onto a deeper commitment and longevity of loving intimacy. A common question from many of the couples that I work with is “why is it hard to maintain the spark?”

Men and Love – Part 2

Men and Love – Part 2

Many men are starved of affection and love. Starved of even knowing what real love and affection feels like from a woman. He knows when she is “doing it for him” and he accepts the offering but in his heart, it doesn’t feel good. In his heart, he is disappointed…

Why Doesn’t He Know What I Need?

Why Doesn’t He Know What I Need?

This is a question I have heard time and time again from women, and is something I have questioned myself. What we often don’t realize is the load of expectation in this complaint, and that sometimes… we’re setting our men up to fail.

Living and Loving from the Inside

Living and Loving from the Inside

Living and Loving from the Inside BY MARTINA HUGHES Martina’s recent contribution to The Art of Spiritual Living, online retreat, is now available to view here! The video below includes a brief introduction from Elizabeth Foley, who created the online retreat,...

This Man is a Rockstar

This Man is a Rockstar

This Man is a Rockstar! BY MARTINA HUGHES This man is a rockstar! Rod Gordon thank you for being part of my life. I first met him almost 2 years ago. He came to Tantric Nights, men’s workshop, men’s retreat and then signed up for training. The same week he signed up...

Why I love working with Men

Why I love working with Men

Why I Love Working With Men BY MARTINA HUGHES It’s funny when people question me about being a woman who works with men as it’s really clear to me about why I work with men. I love working with men for a variety of reasons. It’s not my role to teach a man how to be a...

The Value of Real and Raw Emotions

The Value of Real and Raw Emotions

The Value of Real and Raw Emotions BY MARTINA HUGHES Let’s not photo-shop our feelings and plaster a smiley face emoji on everything. Recently I wrote about the heartbreak of having a miscarriage.  Not because the pain is current for me, but because I was closing off...

Transformational Energy

Transformational Energy

Transformational Energy BY MARTINA HUGHES For those of us with high desire and high capacity for transformation, it is often accompanied by an inner agitation. It’s a fire, an inexplicable force of life energy waiting to burst on through. A desire for more, a desire...

Miscarriage as a Catalyst for Transformation

Miscarriage as a Catalyst for Transformation

Miscarriage as a Catalyst for Transformation BY MARTINA HUGHES I lost a baby. That’s the common language used about miscarriage. But something in that implies a wrongdoing. I remember so clearly thinking and feeling “I did something wrong” and “it’s my fault this is...

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