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Exploring and discussing a variety of relationship topics and issues for people in all kinds of relationships; including partnerships, family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, roommates and more.

Feb 18, 2020

At a very young age, Cathy Courtenay felt an urge to find truth and has since been living her life responding to its call. Cathy brings her heart into everything that she does, whether it’s leading the Art of Circling, Body-Mind Centering, or working with her clients as a Conscious Relating Coach. She helps people fully stand in what’s real for them, and all of her work ultimately teaches authenticity and sovereignty that creates a greater space for a love that helps uplift humanity.

Cathy joins me today to discuss the elements that make a relationship worth the hard work. We share some of our professional and personal and experiences with learning the meaning of hard work in relationships. We reveal why individuals need to understand their own values and find common relationship values. We illustrate the importance of self-awareness and communication skills, especially during conflict situations. We also explain why hard work in relationships doesn’t need to be a struggle as well as highlight why you need to ask yourself if you become a better person through the relationship.

“It’s a spiritual experience to connect with a partner who’s deeply appreciating, and seeing and loving who they are in the world.” - Cathy Courtenay


This week on Relationships! Let’s Talk About It: 

  • The impact of self-awareness in relationships 
  • The role of compassion and love in healing and repairing your relationship after conflict 
  • The importance of having shared values in a relationship 
  • Why the individuals in a relationship need to explore their personal values 
  • Connection, the feeling of being met, and other elements that make a relationship worth doing the hard work 
  • How openness and curiosity affects a relationship 
  • How and why it’s essential to maintain your sovereignty and differentiation in relationship
  • What trauma bonding is and what should be done when a partner has had a traumatic experience
  • How to identify when it’s time to move on
  • Why “hard work” doesn’t necessarily need to be a struggle 
  • Why some couples lack sexual intimacy in their lives 
  • The power of appreciation and how to bring back sexual intimacy 
  • Why you need to ask yourself if you become a better person through the relationship


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Theme music “These Streets” provided by Adi the Monk