in LOVE & RELATIONSHIPS

Whether it’s your spouse, children, parents, co-workers, or customers, relationships are at the center of your life. Mindfulness and awareness offers effective ways to find more harmony and love in your relationships.

What our partners are really craving is connection, attention—­and better use of our tongues.

“Why is it so hard to awaken?” asks Ezra Bayda, author of At Home in the Muddy Water: A Guide to Finding Peace within Everyday Chaos. “In part it’s because the life force, or energy, necessary to awaken is leaking away from morning until night.”

Congressman Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), author of A Mindful Nation, on how mindfulness helps him maintain a connection to his values during times of conflict. 

Mend relationships, move forward. Try these two practices.