Valentines Day

Ideas to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Introduction It’s that time of year – Valentine’s Day! Stumped for how to make it special? Here are 30 simple ideas to get your creative thoughts and ideas flowing. Plan a romantic dinner at home or at a nice restaurant. Write a heartfelt love letter or create a heartfelt video message. Plan a surprise weekend […]

Valentine’s Day: Reflections on Relationships

Dr. Linda Miles, LMFT Dr. Miles is an instructor in the Online Relationship Academy She created the course Mindfulness for Couples   Relationships are a maturation machine in need of regular maintenance and fine-tuning. Valentine’s Day provides an annual reminder to focus on the importance of frequent practices of love, laughter and healing for couples. […]

3 Ways to Embrace Valentine’s Day Differently this Year

Prepare-enrich There’s certainly some truth to the idea that Valentine’s Day is a manufactured holiday that coerces us to spend oodles of money on special chocolates, lackluster flowers, heart-shaped pizza, and jewelry we’re not even sure we want. A quick internet search will tell you that Americans spend somewhere between $20-30 billion on Valentine’s Day. […]

What is True Intimacy?

by Greg and Priscilla Hunt Faculty Members, Online Relationship Academy   It’s never too early – or late – to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Here’s an idea – celebrate Valentine’s Day every day. We’re not just talking about the stars-in-your-eyes romance that the media promotes. That’s important in even the longest of marriages, but there’s more. […]

What Matters Most

by Dr. Linda Miles Faculty member, Online Relationship Academy What do you think matters most at the end of life? Decades ago, part of my work entailed performing psychological evaluations on people who had been handicapped by work accidents. Understandably, most of the people in this rehabilitation program wrestled with anxiety and depression. One test, […]

One Shot at Love

by Dr. Jackie Black Faculty member, Online Relationship Academy   What if you have one shot at creating the best relationship ever… The fact of the matter is that everyone would be much better off if we actually believed that we only had one shot to build the relationship of our dreams. Too many smart, […]

The Fallacy of Valentine’s Day

by Shela Dean Valentine’s Day is upon us. I have to tell you, this is not my favorite holiday. It is a day that is supposed to say love but far too often underscores what is far too common: everyday neglect. If you’re not treating every day as Valentine’s Day, then there aren’t enough red […]

Its Almost Valentine’s Day—Have a Love Conversation

by Dr. Jackie Black Faculty member, Online Relationship Academy Is this a day you are looking forward to? Or dreading? In my experience, women are more triggered by Valentine’s Day forgetfulness or inattention than men. So, in the spirit of averting a Valentine’s Day disaster in your relationship, this advice is for the ladies! Are […]

Valentine’s Day is Your Green Light to Make Each Other Special

by Dr. Jackie Black Faculty member, Online Relationship Academy It’s Valentine’s again!  Have you ever stopped to consider where the most romantic places on Earth are? They are inside you! They are in your imagination; and your heart; and your body; and your spirit!  Now is the time for you and your Sweetheart to put […]

Love is Like Money—Are You Investing? 

by Dr. Jackie Black Faculty member, Online Relationship Academy   Relationships are like bank accounts. If you keep pulling money out without making deposits, you will go bankrupt. What does the balance sheet of your love-life look like? You know, relationships are living breathing entities. Our investment of deliberate intention, and focused time, energy and […]