Echos of Creation – The Wellness Experience

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Self Confidence Makes You a Great Lover

Love is a beautiful emotion, a gift given to a chosen few. Not everybody get lots of love in his or her lifetime. However, many times lovers mess it up and don’t appreciate the gift they were given. They are unable to meet each other’s expectations by growing too possessive, by being too shy, by being unnecessarily skeptical and on and on!

Most of the time, the culprit is within ourselves. It makes us perceive things, especially potential problems, as being much bigger than they actually are and makes us overreact to events that could have been easily avoided. We find it is much easier to tear something down, than to build something – especially when it comes to the matters of the heart. An ignorant and careless person is vulnerable to losing a lot, including his or her life partner. Read on for information about simple things that will keep you from hurting your partner and keep your love life blossoming.  Here are some habits of self-confident lovers.

Are Not Jealous

If you are jealous of your partner, this is a sure indication that the foundations of love are not deep enough to withstand the wear and tear of time. Self confident lovers consider their partners as an extension of their own selves and feel happy if somebody has something good to say about their partners.

There is no “yours” or “mine” in their relationship. It’s always “ours,” which forms the basis of their love. Most people get embarrassed, sceptical or annoyed when comments like this are made about their partner – “Your girl is so beautiful” or “Your boyfriend has a talent of impressing girls.” However, a confident man would say, “Yes. I know she is so beautiful and I’m very proud to be in love with her,” while a self-confident girl will shoot back – “Yes. He impressed me too!” Remember your individual qualities are a combined “quality pool” belonging to you both, and both partners must treat is as an asset. This is only possible when both of you are confident of each other’s love and commitment.

Are More Forgiving

Self-confident people are able to maintain a cool and calm composure in the times of crisis. They are able to analyze situations and to put themselves in their partner’s shoes. This allows them to see their partner’s viewpoint and understand their behavior. In many instances, our partner’s behavior annoys us. People who lack self-confidence will make us think negatively and to doubt ourselves or our partners. On the other hand, self-confident lovers believe in “forgive and forget” and can move on.

Make Your Partner More Secure and Comfortable

In a relationship, looks matter to a point, but the characteristics that matter even more are a sensible and rational nature, a sense of humor, the ability to handle tough situations and more. Self-confident lovers are a great place to look for these qualities. Their self confidence is contagious and they are often promising professionals as well. They enjoy respect and camaraderie, and nurture positive and constructive thoughts. They seem to have the ability to push away or resolve problems and provide for their family. A self-confident lover makes us feel secure, comfortable and makes life worth living!

Give Your Partner the Gift of Independence!

Sometimes instead of love liberating us, it actually binds us. If you have a possessive partner, they want to have all the details of our lives. Who do you work with? Who was that person who called at 7 am? Why do you want a personal car? Why do you wear makeup every time you go out? Why are you wearing that dress at this hour…and on and on!

Love, which can be the most beautiful emotion in our lives, will seem to fill us with hope and enthusiasm, but over time can drain out all the energy from us. You feel like you are strapped to someone, answerable to someone and tethered so you have limited mobility. Love can start to feel like bondage. Self-confident lovers understand the importance of independence. They let their partner fly and soar great heights, because they know at the end of the day, they will return to their partners’ arms.


Rev Up Love Life After Pregnancy

It may be surprising what a damper children can be on your love life. The first year after a baby is born many women struggle with exhaustion, fluctuating hormones and the overwhelming adjustment that a child places on your life. Often they struggle to get in the mood or stay in the mood during this time period. And their husbands struggle to be supportive, still wanting to have a satisfying sex life while juggling a family. It should get easier as the children get older, but it doesn’t always. It is important to take time now to revamp your love life so that your family has a better shot at staying together. A sexless marriage is all work and no fun!

Schedule Regular Dates

It is important to hire a babysitter on a regular basis, once a week or twice a month, to allow the two of you to reconnect emotionally. Take advantage of your dates to spend real time together talking and connecting the way you did before kids entered your relationship. If you start this when you are young, it will be easier to carry it forward in the future. Connecting emotionally will help you when you contact physically later as well. It is difficult to have a fulfilling sex life when you are not connecting on all levels of your relationship.

Take Weekends Away Together

Schedule vacations that do not involve the children. This can be a short weekend trip where you drop the kids off at the grandparents, or weeklong trips to paradise where you hire a sitter to cover for you. No matter if you do it in short bursts or longer stays, it should be a regular part of your life. Even if you cannot afford to go on a fancy vacation, sending the kids away for the weekend and having the house to yourself for a few days can make a big difference in allowing yourself to connect with each other again. It is important to try to do this each year.

Schedule Sex and Stick to Your Schedule

One of the best ways to make sure you are having sex on a regular basis is to schedule it. You need to follow through with your plan, and it may mean a few quickies on bad days, but it can help jumpstart a tired libido to have sex on a regular basis. You can take the thirty-day challenge, which means you have sex every day for thirty days. Many women who struggle with wanting sex find that this helps them rekindle their desire and at the end of the challenge they may not have sex every single day, but they do a lot more often than they did before the challenge.

Try Something New

Sometimes you just need to be willing to try something new. This may mean acting out a fantasy for your partner, playing a game, or trying a new position. There are games, and books available to help you figure out new things to try if you have gotten into sex slump and need ideas. If you are embarrassed to purchase them at the store, take advantage of online stores. It can make your love life more exciting if you know you are trying something new.

About the Author:
Heather Green is a freelance writer for several regional magazines in North Carolina as well as a resident blogger for Her writing experience includes fashion, business, health, agriculture and a wide range of other topics. Heather has just completed research on nursing programs online and online nursing school.

Certified in Love

Love — there are many definitions of love – but this is one of my favorite – “Love is accepting someone just the way they are without trying to change or improve them.” I completely agree – if you don’t love the person for who the are – then its not love. People do not change – so, getting into a relationship and especially considering marriage with a person that you want to change is an exercise in futility. Another one of my favorite ideas is that you should love a person – faults and all. We all have “faults” and shortcomings etc – but they are all a part of who we are as a person.

I’ve always said that the people I loved the most have always been friends first and often friends after we broke up – although not right after we broke up :) That leads into the main ingredients of love – they include:

  1. Friendship
  2. Trust
  3. Respect
  4. Passion
  5. Communication

Something I’ve also said many times is that it is hard to love someone else and to accept their love – when you don’t love yourself. That isn’t a selfish love – but a healthy self love.

Letting go of the past is another important element of a healthy loving relationship. In order to enter into a new relationship — we have to let go of the past. We need to be brutally honest with ourselves to determine why a relationship didn’t work out – and then look for any patterns in past relationships.

There are six types of love – do you know the names and what each means? Do you know that some combinations are healthy and some are disastrous? This course outlines the full description of each type of love, which kinds of love are a good match and which ones are not — it gives new meaning to the idea that just being “in love” is enough to make a good relationship.

These are some sections in Loveology University’s Course on Love –

  • Definition of Love
  • Ingredients of Love
  • Letting Go Of The Past
  • Rejection
  • Forgiveness
  • Finding Everlasting Love
  • Flirting
  • Communicating Love
  • Types of Love
  • Intimacy + Passion
  • Love vs. Lust
  • Love Around the House
  • How To Love A Woman
  • How To Love A Man
  • Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
This Course Is For You If:

  • You want to Learn the 5 Ingredients of Love
  • You want to Find and Keep Everlasting Love
  • You want to Know How to Love A Woman versus a Man
  • You want to Know the Difference Between Love and Lust

Welcome to Loveology University’s Love Certification Course. Who else offers a certification on a course as valuable as love? In this course you’ll learn about the history of love, the different kinds of love and how to get the love you need. From self-love, romantic love to passionate love, this course offers groundbreaking techniques to make your life a loving one. You’ll learn about the 5 essential ingredients to finding love, 12 keys to keeping love, how to love a woman verses how to love a man and some fascinating statistics on love around the world. So if you want more love in your life, start by becoming certified in LU’s course on love.

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