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Eve Hogan

Eve Eschner Hogan is a relationship specialist, and author of several books including The EROS Equation: A SOUL-ution for Relationships. In Real Love with Eve, she shares skil…

Eve Hogan walking a labyrinth
The Labyrinth as a Walking Meditation

Meditation can be frustrating, with physical discomfort and constant, intrusive thoughts. Walking a labyrinth can be a wonderful walking meditation.

People walking a labyrinth in the rain
The Crowded Labyrinth: Mastering Relationships on the Labyrinthine Path

The labyrinth can be a tool for working on relationships, and walking a labyrinth with other people can be a powerful way to understand how you relate to others.

Sexploits

Dear Eve,I am writing because I’m in a funk. I have a wonderful marriage of almost four years. We are extremely open-minded and fun-loving individuals and through the years I have …

InnerFEARence

I recently had the opportunity to take a “doors-off” helicopter ride around the west Maui Mountains, and down the spectacular north shore of Molokai, Hawaii. This is the kind of t…

Missing

It is such a funny word, missing. We use it all the time, “I miss you,” “I wouldn’t want to miss that,” “My keys are missing.” But there is nothing that prepares you, no matter how…

A Pilgrimage: Making Sense of a Labyrinth Walk

When a labyrinth is walked with even a small amount of direction, it becomes a powerful field for self-discovery, transformation, spiritual deepening, processing grief, relieving stress, and finding clarity.

If He’s Getting Cold Feet, Proceed with a Generous Heart

A friendship between a single mom and a single dad veers toward romance, but he’s soon getting cold feet. Eve offers sage advice for embracing possibilities over fear.

The Holy Family

The holy-days are a special time for children (and adults), in part because of the promise of toys, but also in part because of the rituals we participate in at this time of year—s…

Got Compassion?

Let’s skip the judgment and step into love. Sometimes when I speak to people of the importance of compassion, I see a look in their eyes that I interpret as, Why? All day long we …

Perfect Strangers

Have you ever thought about your relationship with absolute strangers? Okay, so maybe you’ve thought about your relationship with strangers that you actually encounter during the d…

Healthy Choices

“Soon, you will find that as you begin to make your inner world healthier—one of choice rather than automatic pilot, your outer world will become a healthier reflection of who you really are and what you really want to create.”

A Question of Love

In Alice in Wonderland, Alice asked the Cheshire Cat, “Which direction do I go from here?” He responded with another question, “It depends, where do you want to be?” Alice, thinkin…

A Journey in Listening

In honor of Mother’s Day and my own mother, who passed away of Lou Gehrig’s Disease, or ALS, eight years ago, I thought I would share the poem I wrote the morning she died. A Journ…

Love School

The Gottman Institute reports that the average couple waits six years before seeking help for marital problems and that half of the marriages that end do so in the first seven yea…

Resistance is Futile

Once a particularly needy neighbor told me she wanted to buy a bike for her son. Then one day when I was searching for something on Craigslist, I saw the exact bike she wanted, so …

Free to Change

I was working with a woman recently who had been through two divorces. I was teaching her a new understanding of relationship dynamics and some new relationship tools when she bold…

Steering a Relationship on the Rocks

Relationship on the rocks? If your relationship is a ship, the ego acts as a lookout. But it’s the spirit that captains it.

The Voice of Handwriting

I have a treasure chest, well ok —a suitcase —in my office of old handwritten letters from friends, ex-sweethearts and family. Every now and then, I open this old-fashioned suitcas…

Young Love

Recently, a mother asked me for advice on how to keep her teenage daughter, who just started dating, from getting hurt. First, I assured her that her daughter will get hurt. I don’…

Mindful Love

Just when we think we have mastered mindfulness alone in our daily practice, we enter a relationship and realize what novices we are. Relationships are the graduate school of mindf…

The Spiritual Hug

Hugs are good for you, but do you get or give daily hugs? How long do they last? Up your spiritual hug count and reap the many benefits of this shared connection.

Finding Happy

This is the time of year when we wish people “Happy” or a variation on the theme, “Merry.” Happy Holidays. Happy Hanukah, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year. The other night my husban…

Surviving Infidelity

It seems no relationship is safe from the potential of infidelity, whether a private relationship or a public one. Statistics show that somewhere between 30-60% of individuals stra…

Freedom in Commitment

I was talking with a delightful couple the other day. They shared that they were drawn to be together, knew they were the one for each other, but the fear of commitment gnawed at e…

Better Late Than Never

Hello Eve,I serendipitously came across your name here at Spirituality & Health a few moments ago! I teach a movement class called ‘Nia’ and one of the regular attendees of my …

First-Date Fears

Dear EveI think I have a serious problem. I am 24 years old and I have never been on a date. I am going on one in a week and do not want to screw up. I have been looking for this w…

Fear or Intuition?

Fear and intuition are hard to tell apart.

Relationship Resolutions 2012

Ah, the New Year. That wonderful time when we feel like we get to start fresh, renew, redesign, get a grip, set goals, and make New Year’s resolutions. Now is the time we gear up f…

To Escape a Hole of Despair, Grab the Lifeline of Gratitude

Stuck in a hole of despair over lost dreams and lack of support, escape lies in affirmation plus action.

Happily Ever After Starts at the Beginning

I have performed hundreds of weddings and have come to the conclusion (completely unverified) that you can tell a lot about the dynamics of the marriage by how the couple behaves w…

Cultivating Contagious Gratitude

When I walk through my plant nursery, The Sacred Garden, right after we have watered, there is a tangible energy in the air. Everything feels different. When I stop to be observant…

Marriage on the Installment Plan

The recent conversations about same-sex marriage have got me thinking. Someone on a talk show pointed out that the argument for “traditional marriages” was questionable, since marr…

The Blessing of the "Instant Reframe"

In February, my property on Maui, The Sacred Garden, was hit with a massive flash flood. Rain of one to two inches an hour for several hours on already saturated ground caused monu…

The Winding Path of Relationships

When I was younger, I hiked the beautiful Na Pali Coast of Kauai, which spans eleven miles and weaves in and out of ravines, up switchbacks and across several streams. A novice bac…

The Simple Mechanics of Intimacy

Ever wonder where we get our intimacy skills and beliefs? It concerns me that teenaged girls are learning their relationship mindset from romance novels that torment the reader wi…

The Deception of Anger in Love

Often when we get caught up in our anger, we think it is the only emotion we are feeling with, perhaps, a little hurt and fear mixed in. When we only “listen” to the voice of our a…

When Unconditional Love Is Conditional

I was once working with a group of teenagers discussing “integrity agreements,” which I described as “either spoken or unspoken agreements not to hurt each other.” These integrity …

Emotions at the Speed of Light

While working with a relationship retreat guest recently, I had a funny realization. You know how astronomers tell us that the light we see coming from the stars above at night is …

Walking the Labyrinth of Relationships

Labyrinths have taken their rightful place in spas, churches, hospitals, parks, schools, gardens and many a back yard over the last couple of decades. Many of us are becoming aware…

Mindfulness with Internet Relationships

Technology has revolutionized relationships in so many ways. We can now find old flames, new sweethearts, and future spouses online. We can search under any category of desire, “La…

Playing with Relationship Fire

I’ve been watching a trend among some of the people I work with—they are playing with fire in their relationships. But I can’t help but wonder, can you really play with fire and no…

Love After Death

Are we still married after the death of one partner? “Til death do us part,” is a part of all traditional marriage ceremonies, but I can’t help but wonder if it is really true. Do …

Mixed Emotions of the Holidays

As the holiday season is now in full swing, I can’t help but observe the swing of emotions—mine and that of those all around me.On one hand, there is the child-like delight of magi…

The Power of Thank You

When you begin to notice that you are bogged down by too much to do, and stress begins to rear its ugly head in your relationships with defensive comments, blame, and accusations, …

Starting Fresh with Forgiveness

As we launch into a new year, resolving for fresh starts, you may discover that there are some lingering grudges and issues bothering you. It is then that the F-word starts to haun…

Peace Starts Here

Most of us are pretty appalled by the warring ways of the world. Many of us think, “Can’t they find another way to work this out?” We boldly claim we want world peace. Yet, I don’t…

What is Real Love?

I recently read an article about the multitude of celebrity break ups that have happened so far in 2015. The article reported, “Couples were breaking up left and right – leaving ma…

Stepping on Holy Toes

I am a pretty spiritual person. I choose to believe in God. At the same time, I have listened to some very convincing arguments that God is something we made up; that religion is a…

Relationship Year in Review

As the year closes, it is a great time to review and evaluate how things are doing. Most of us are familiar with assessing our productivity, grades, health, weight, or finances, bu…

What Is Your Crazy?

When I was twenty-one, my grandma was bedridden and needed full time care. She was worried that the lady living with her and taking care of her was crazy and asked us to get someon…

Raising the World’s Vibration

I find myself feeling despair, grief, and fear rise as I listen to the news of shootings, racism, hate crimes, discrimination and innocent lives lost. In my silent moments I questi…

What’s the Point in Relationships?

Sometimes I hear people question whether it is even possible or realistic to make relationships work. With discouragement they lament, “There is almost no one I know who is in a re…

Dementia as My Teacher

I am a huge advocate of self-observation and monitoring of one’s own behavior. I aim to constantly practice noticing how I am personally behaving. I aim to maintain awareness and c…

The Slippery Slope of Trust

As a society, most of us would unanimously rank trust as an important part of relationships. We want to trust that the people we live with, work with, and love, are going to do eve…

Hot Button Words

I was reading about certain words that should never be used in advertising because they yield poor results. The article pointed out that people are far less likely to click on the …

Anger, Integrity and Thou

Dear Eve,I damaged my relationship pretty badly and consequently, my boyfriend is now really distant. I want to bring him back, but don’t know how to get him to trust me again.What…

Do-It-Yourself Love

Dear Eve,I am in some deep relationship trouble. My husband (52 years old) of 8 years (lived together for 5 years before we got married) has told me that he wants to move out. He s…

Swinging in a Marriage: Good Idea or Bad?

Dear Eve,Is it “normal” for your husband, age 54, married 24 years, with two children together, to start wanting you to have sex with other men? He wants to be involved, too. I am …

Would You Date Yourself?

Dear Eve,I am just not successful in love. I go out on dates, maybe even go out with someone for a few months, but at some point they always break up with me or call it off. I am n…

Past Lover Haunting Current Relationship

Dear Eve,I am writing to ask how common it is for people to encounter problems with old relationships interfering with new relationships. I am a woman in my late 40′s who was invol…

Wedding Called Off: Blessing or Curse?

Dear EveI’m needing help, badly. I’m a 29-year-old male whose wedding was just called off by his 25-year-old former fiancée.We’ve been together physically for two years. The first …

Getting Unstuck from a Relationship Rut

Dear Eve,I love my husband so much; we have been together for a long time, but I feel like we are in a rut where we are just going through the motions. We do all the things that we…

The Second Essential Life Skill: Self-Observe

This is part two of a series featuring the Five Essential Life Skills. My last post featured the first of the skills, Remembering Who You Really Are.The second essential life skill…

Spring Cleaning for Home and Heart

We are all familiar with the concept of “spring cleaning” as a time for going through our physical belongings and removing the clothes that no longer fit, letting go of things we n…

Shatter Your Illusions: Practice Acceptance of What Is

Recently a business associate wrote me an e-mail complaining that I hadn’t yet sent him a document he had requested. I explained to him that I had moved offices and changed compute…

4 Tips to Practice Acceptance During the Holidays

Accepting, observing, and experiencing a different family culture as you would another country's may change your perspective.

Unpacking Some Spiritual Clichés

In the world of personal and spiritual growth there are some terms that have been thrown around so often that they almost have become meaningless, or nebulous at best. “Be here now…

Unpacking Spiritual Cliches: Letting Go

In the realm of spiritual cliché’s we have covered Be Who You Really Are and Be Present, so now let’s turn our attention to Letting Go.We hear all the time, “just let go,” but what…

Are You a Good Choice as a Partner?

My husband and I met while I was on Maui on vacation and spent the next five months on the phone, back in the pre-Internet days. While “dating” long distance between Maui and Calif…

What Are Your Charms?

Several years ago my husband and I decided we wanted to buy a home in a really nice part of Maui. The house we chose was all glass and wood and had a beautiful ocean view. We set o…

A Little Appreciation Goes a Long Way!

I was petting one of my cats the other day and enjoying how much he was appreciating the attention. He was purring loudly, rubbing up against me, and making it very clear that he l…

Emotional Overwhelm? How to Hang In There

Dear Eve, I am so frustrated I feel like giving up. I am struggling in so many areas of my life. My relationship is sort of “so so,” nothing horrible, but nothing to write home ab…

From Lust to Love: On the Virtues of Taking It Slow

Dear Eve, I’m trying to get a guy back. This is our "short" history (my mistakes are numbered): I ended a two-year, depressing relationship, and I was on the rebound, not ready fo…

Start With Heart: 3 Steps to a Healthier Relationship

Want a healthier relationship? Remember what your goal is. Start with three easy steps.

Reveal Your True Self to the World

Everywhere I go, I see people taking selfies. Upon first glance, it looks like we are a society full of narcissists. It is comical to see people posing for themselves, making goofy…

Awareness at Your Fingertips: Mindfulness and Multitasking

Mindfulness and multitasking aren’t necessarily in opposition to each other. But when you are in a relationship, make time for single-tasking too.

What to Do When a Relationship Changes

Hi Eve,I have been married for a few years and I am starting to get a little concerned. For the most part, everything is going okay, but I am starting to see my husband change his …

Does Cheating Spell Doom for a Relationship?

Dear Eve,I have a friend who is planning to marry a guy she has been dating for about two years. I'm concerned because he has cheated on her before, and the whole "once a cheater, …

How to Contact an Old Flame: Mindfully

One of the best things about the Internet is our ability to reconnect with old friends and sweethearts. And one of the worst things about the Internet is that it has opened a door …

The Lenses Through Which We Believe

We all know the concept of looking at the world through “rose-colored glasses,” an accusation of being overly or unduly optimistic. But lately I’m observing that more often than n…

So You Think You Want a Divorce

If truth be told, I think every person in a marriage has questioned whether they married the right person at least once along the way. Either that or we get caught in the “grass wo…

The Short Road to Self-Mastery?

I received this response after my recent blog “Instant Reframe”: “My experience with instant reframes or epiphanies is they don't last. Maybe a better way to phrase my experience i…

Honoring 9/11 By Reviewing Our Priorities

In honor of the 12th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on America, I invite you to take a big-picture view of how this event impacted your personal lives, your relationships,…

Keeping it "More Real" in the Labyrinth of Life

I recently led a group of older elementary school students through the experience of walking a labyrinth as a symbolic pilgrimage. Beforehand, I encouraged them to become aware of …

Holiday Maintenance: Finding Peace Within

A great sage, Swami Prabhavananda, once said, “If the body is thought of as a busy and noisy city, then we can imagine that, in the middle of this city, there is a little shrine. A…

Who's Beneath Your Mask?

Each Halloween, people try to decide which costumes to wear and which personalities to adopt. Essentially, we are trying to figure out who we are going to pretend to be. Wouldn’t …

Stop Playing the Blame Game

I often find it valuable to take commonplace sayings, or “rules” and, rather than just accept them at face value, “take them for a ride” to see if they ring true. Most of us have …

5 Simple Ways to Breathe Life into a Relationship

The turning of a year seems to beg us to reevaluate, revitalize, and recommit. We resolve to do better and to be better in almost every area of our lives. The only problem is that …

What are Your Deal Breakers?

Most of us have explored the concept of “deal breakers” in a relationship in the dating phase of our lives. We may have even made lists of what we want and what we don’t.But what a…

Signs of an Ego Battleship Instead of a Relationship

Would you ask your poorest friend for financial advice? While they may be well intentioned, they likely don’t have the skills to make good suggestions when it comes to money. Inste…

Helping Graduates Transition into the Real World

As the end of the school year approaches, expectations and anxiety begin to loom in equal measure. Prior to graduation, the notion that “now life really begins” fills people with g…

Getting Real in the Realm of Love

Once when I broke up with a man, I was struggling with getting over him. When he quickly got engaged to someone else, I was devastated. At the time, I was going to school and confi…

The Negativity Trap of Self-Improvement

The “self-improvement” arena advocates positive thinking, being mindful and aware and taking positive steps toward forward motion. What could possibly be negative about that?The yi…

Starting Again—with You

Often when a couple with a long history together comes to me in an attempt to save their relationship, I find myself recommending that they ritualistically end the old relationship…

How You Know It's Over

When I “hit the wall” in my own marriage years ago, my ego saw only two options. One was that he change, the other was that I leave. When I realized that I was trying to solve the …

Money, Ego, and Relationships

Money and relationships don't always work in harmony, especially when the ego is involved. Learn to navigate them with a little humility, gratitude, respect, and responsibility.

Unconditional Love…Do You Deserve It?

Once I was in India visiting a holy man who my family had known since I was a child and hadn’t seen in nearly 30 years. As I sat across his desk from him, he looked at me as if he …

Finding Your (Heart) Center in Relationships

Often in my work I encourage people to create a target of all the things they want in their lives and we post them on one side of the room. These usually include words like: love, …

The Ice Bucket Challenge: Remembering My Mother

I am impressed with the viral nature of the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” but I’m wondering if people really understand its purpose above and beyond the fun of calling out their friends …

What is your Return On Relationship Investment?

For nearly twenty years I have been teaching at CEO Space, an entrepreneurial training and business growth conference. Being steeped in the concept of Return on Investment as it re…

Honoring the Inner Child During the Holidays

The holidays are the highlight of the year for kids; the only problem is that I don’t have any. I am not alone in this reality. According to a 2010 Pew Research statistic, one in f…

How to Heal a Broken Heart

While interviewing Katherine Woodward Thomas, author of Conscious Uncoupling: Five Steps to Living Happily Even After, for the Love Well podcast, she said something that really str…

The Value Of Curiosity in Building Relationships

Once, when I was much younger and relatively new to the personal growth field, I went to a self-esteem conference where I sat next to a much older gentleman. Prior to the presentat…

We Are All Responsible for Shootings

When I was a school counselor, there was a girl in the sixth grade who was absent more than present. When she did make it to school, kids called her “Dead Girl” because of her mono…

Journaling With Your Non-Dominant Hand

Journaling with your non-dominant hand (and answering with the other) is about tapping into your inner child, inner teen, and inner wisdom.

Wedding Tips for a Sacred Ceremony

I’ve been performing weddings for nearly twenty years. I’ve performed ceremonies underwater, helicoptered to the top of a mountain, in labyrinths, on beaches, beside streams, on a …

Compassion for Dating in the Technological Age

Recently I had a young man working with me who showed me the Tinder app as a means of finding dates. Here, you could rifle through a series of pictures like speed dating online, an…

When Loyalty and Integrity Clash

When I was in my twenties, my dad gave me a Franklin Day Planner and an audiotape on time management. The speaker was Hyrum Smith, co-founder of Franklin Covey. He offered the exer…

10 Romantic Love Habits

Valentine’s Day stirs up the concept of romance, but what, exactly is it and how do we create it?

The Extra Step…Toward Love

After 25 years of partnership with my husband, I realize that one of the things that keep us together —lovingly together, is what I call “the little extra step.” For instance, yest…

Controlling vs Caring vs Responsibility

Recently, I was working with a couple and was explaining how the ego works, or rather doesn’t work, as it relates to relationships. The ego mind is great at seeing problems, but ho…

Minor Effort, Major Changes

It is my observation that people tend to get caught in the trap of thinking that big changes come from big effort. We tend to think if we don’t have an hour to meditate or pray, we…

Let It Go, Set Yourself Free

I remember the first time I went to a talk on “letting go” nearly thirty years ago. I could not comprehend what the speaker was talking about. I remember thinking I didn’t have any…

Speak Your Heart, Not Your Mind

Since when did “saying what’s on your mind,” no matter what, become an admirable quality? While freedom of speech is a constitutional right, the ability to edit what you say, befor…

Staying Present While Planning the Future

Someone recently posed the question, “While dating, how does one stay in the present moment, focused on the here and now, while still assessing whether a partner would be viable fo…

Shifting Your Perspective for Greater Clarity

I have been walking labyrinths, and facilitating others using them as a walking meditation for over twenty years. The labyrinth is not a maze; there is only one path that has a con…

When Love and Political Opinion Clash

I regularly see posts on social media from people saying, “If you voted for_________ (fill in the blank), you can unfriend me,” or “never speak to me again,” or a variation on a di…

Does Spontaneous Crying Mean I’m an Empath?

Does it ever seem like you’re crying for no reason? Spontaneous crying may be a signal that you're an empath.

10 Reasons to Say No to Sex

Ranging from immediate circumstances to larger convictions, here are 10 good reasons for saying no to sex.

The Path of Logic in Holding Faith

Recently a young man came to me very upset. Faith and a belief in God had been strong pillars of his upbringing. He had relied on his beliefs and up until this point this had helpe…

The Fine Line Between Helpful and Hurtful in Relationships

Fortunately, we live in a society in which helpfulness and kindness are fairly common values. We typically consult with our friends on our troubles, help a neighbor out and offer p…

5 Relationship Illusions—and a Practice for Reality

We’ve all done it. We have blamed our boyfriend, girlfriend, lover or spouse for our state of happiness, or perhaps more accurately, our unhappiness. We tend to look outside of our…

What is the Treasure Hiding Beneath Your Fears?

Most of us have a “fight or flight” response to fear. We either get reactive about a perceived potential threat, or we want to retreat as far away from the potential danger as we c…

Your Own Inner Wisdom Gives the BEST Advice

Dear Eve,I’m a 27-year-old female, happy and independent and have just recently discovered my relationship patterns. I am at that age and stage where I am watching all my friends g…

Spiritual Affirmations: What They Are and How They Work

Spiritual affirmations are declarations to ourselves and the universe of our intentions to make something true. Intention and creativity are key to their effectiveness.

5 Essential Life Skills, Part 1: Remember Who You Are

This is part one of a series featuring the Five Essential Life Skills.Through the course of over 20 years of personal and spiritual growth study and my own personal work, I have id…

Essential Life Skill Four: Realign with your Authentic Self

This is part four of a series featuring the Five Essential Life Skills. The first three skills were: Remembering Who You Really Are, Self-Observation, and Transcending the Ego/ Let…

The Fifth Essential Life Skill: Taking Aligned Action

This is part five of a series featuring the Five Essential Life Skills. The first four skills were: Remembering Who You Really Are, Self-Observation, Transcending the Ego/Letting G…

Unpacking Some Spiritual Cliché’s: Be Here Now

In my last post, we explored what the cliché of what “Who You Really Are” actually means, and once defined, opened the question of how to access our most authentic selves. This que…

Sex Outside Marriage: Possibility or Pipe Dream?

Dear Eve,I’ve been married 30 years. My wife has several health ailments, because of which our love style has changed. We are no longer having sex. I’m in very good health, approa…

What are You Waiting For? Ditch the True Love Myth

When it comes to the health of our bodies or it comes to the health of our relationships, many of us are hopeless optimists. We ignore the warning signs that something isn’t right,…

Self Talk: Changing Reality One Word at a Time

Recently I was giving a workshop where I spoke about the importance of changing our self-talk. Self-talk is the conversation we hold with ourselves on a continuous basis—and …

Big Life Decision? How to Determine What You Actually Want

So you think you know what you want: But are you sure? When I was much younger and pondering having children as a life’s path, my girlfriend who had children said, “You should only…

Dating Online: Are You Just In Love With Love?

Dear Eve,I’m only fourteen years old, but I need some help. I have been talking to a girl (also fourteen) on the Internet for two months. We have traded pictures and know for sure …

Are You Spending Too Much Time Together?

Dear Eve,I just started to see someone new. Even though we’ve only been dating about a month, we see each other almost every day and talk on the phone all the time. I really want t…

Channel Your Inner Child: How to Live with More Joy, Passion, and Love

A few years ago I became an adopted grandma and had a five year old living in my house for awhile. I have to admit that seeing the world through the eyes of a five year old is an e…

Giving Thanks for the Small Stuff (And Nothing is Small Stuff)

Having suffered several losses in my family over the years, I must admit that it has changed my view of gratitude. Before my mom and brother got sick and passed away, I might have …

13 Choices We Must Make to Honor Love

The holidays—or as I like to call them, the holy-days—are upon us: a special season marked by traditions and time with loved ones. This is an especially beautiful time of year for …

The Inward Journey: How Well Do You Know Yourself?

We spend 100% of our time in our own company, and yet many of us may be surprised to realize that we don’t know or trust ourselves very well.In fact, many of us are quite gifted ab…

Valentine’s Day: Don’t Seek Love, Be Love

So often when Valentine’s Day is approaching, we all start looking for signs of love outside of ourselves—chocolate, cards, phone calls, flowers, gifts or other sweet sentiments. T…

A Simple Practice to Feel More Love In Your Life

Dear Eve,I’ve been in a few relationships, but I’m not sure if true love was ever part of the equation. I’m single now, and I’m feeling really isolated and alone. I just hate feeli…

Do Your Pets Get More Attention Than Your Partner?

When my animals ask for food, I usually stop what I am doing and take care of their needs. All of which causes me to wonder, why? Then I know the answer—gratitude.

8 Things Not to Do After—or During—A Break-Up

1. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you want something what you don’t really want.I remember when I was younger and mourning the loss of my boyfriend—the one whom I had broke…

3 Mistakes People Make When Suffering From a Transition

Life is full of 180 degree turns. Just when we think we have things figured out, life throws us for a loop with both “good” things and “bad.”Falling in love turns our world around.…

Why People Have Sex…and When They Should Reconsider

Why people have sex doesn’t seem like a mystery, but a study at the University of Texas asked that very question. We might assume that “it feels good” or “I wanted to show my love”…

What White People Don’t Know—or Don’t Admit

Believe it or not, as a blond haired, blue-eyed gal, I was the senior editor of Chicken Soup for the African American Soul and African American Woman’s Soul. While, yes, two of the…

Vindictive Ex-Lovers—and Six Ways to Avoid Them

When I was in my late teens, still living at home with my parents, I broke up with a man I had been dating for a while. In response, he chose to write a letter to my dad and put it…

You Are My Valentine. And You, and You …

Can we try directing our love toward’s everyone, just for one day?

Bad Boys: How come I can't live with 'em and I can't live without 'em?

Eve,Why do I constantly pick bad boys or men who are destined to hurt me eventually?? I’m not attracted to nice guys at all—the ones who might stick around and who I could probably…

Make Peace with Your Past

On this podcast, host Eve Hogan invites listeners to make peace with the past. As we head into the holidays and the end of the year, it's the ideal time to check in with your relat…

Enemy #1: The Ego

On this podcast, host Eve Hogan invites listeners to recalibrate their perception of how ego affects relationships. The ego is not your enemy, but a signal for you to pay attention…

How to Hear the Love Whisperer

A relationship is like a puppy. Everyone wants it when they see it, some of us actually take it home, but only a few can live happily with it. For some, the puppy runs away; for ot…

How to Let Go of Relationship Baggage

Most of us look back on our past relationships and see them as failures. We allow that belief to weigh us down, and it becomes the “baggage” we carry forward. We somehow think that…

Navigating the Labryinth of Love

The Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth is a beautiful spiritual pathway originally built into the floor of the French cathedral 800 years ago. The pattern is now used worldwide. The laby…

Bending the Golden Rule

Variations of the ancient protocol “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” have been shared and taught far and wide as the appropriate code of ethics for human behavior…

When the Grass Is Greener

Having the name Eve is quite an archetype to manage all by itself. The name Eve coupled with running a garden sanctuary and nursery and being a relationship specialist becomes almo…

Practicing Intellectual Foreplay

I am starting a new relationship after a divorce. I feel cynical about marriage and long-term relationships, yet I understand the incredible gift of lessons from my first marriage.…

How Mood Can Destroy—or Save—a Marriage

Take a moment to reflect on how often your bad mood or bad attitude gets spewed all over your most significant others.

A Look at What Really Matters

Clarify your values and align them with how you live your life.

The Power of One Word

A single word can guide us back to our path when we have lost our way.

108 Day Mindfulness Practice

Here are 108 suggestions for your own personalized 108-day mindfulness practice.

Mindfulness in Messaging

While I would love to tell you “all communication is good communication,” it simply isn’t true.

8 Ways to Practice Memory Mindfulness for Loving Relationships

Extending your mindfulness practice to your memories will serve your loving, harmonious relationship.

When Your Relationship Suffers Due to Neglect

Procrastination, expectation, and inaction have the power to destroy our relationships.

No Laughing Matter: Joking Too Much in a Relationship Can Be Hurtful

Biting humor can hurt. And yes, there is such a thing as joking too much in a relationship. When it comes to tone and frequency, learn how the adage “know your audience” really does apply.

10 Ways to Avoid Drama Burnout

Find ways to take a break from overwhelming situations.

Why a Will is Important for You and Your Loved Ones

Being prepared for the inevitable will help your loved ones left behind.

7 Antidotes to Feeling Stuck

Common ways that create a sense of being stuck and their antidote.

Explore the Labyrinth as a Walking Meditation

Add the winding path of a labyrinth to your journey and you have a perfect scenario for self-discovery and self-mastery.

#MeToo: A Teachable Moment

The nuances of assault, harassment, sexual advances and responsibility.

Finding the Right Time to Break Up

Sometimes scheduling a break up smoothes the transition process for everyone involved.

Managing the Invisible Space in Relationships

Clear your negative thoughts and align with a more loving and warm-hearted energy before you speak or act.

Creativity as a Relationship Skill

Get creative in how you approach your relationships.

Ask Yourself: 6 Questions About Judging Others

Modern culture practically demands that we have strong opinions on everything, including people we don’t know. Before you pound your gavel, consider these heartfelt questions about judging others.

3 Practices for Loving Fully in the Face of Loss

When you face inevitable loss, remember these three things.

5 Stages of a Relationship’s Demise

Stages we unconsciously engage in to try to repair a relationship.

3 Steps to Rebuilding a Relationship

When trying to repair a relationship—even with yourself—take these intentional steps.

Healing the Inner Teen, Hearing the Outer Teen

It's time to forgive your inner teenager.

Walking the Labyrinth for Self-Discovery

"If you walk embracing the principle that you are walking the labyrinth to learn about yourself, rather than it, you will become aware of your tendencies. This awareness will offer you the opportunity to experiment with other options, other ways of being, to try them on to see if they are a better fit."

The Turns of the Labyrinth

Each turn of the labyrinth offers us the chance to look at our own lives from a new perspective. “As we walk, these turns become a rich opportunity for us to look at all the things that have happened in our lives and how we have responded to them. We can rethink whether a new or different perspective is possible.”

The Energies of Love with Donna Eden and David Feinstein

Eve Hogan talks to energy specialist Donna Eden and clinical psychologist David Feinstein, Ph.D. about how their own 30-year relationship and client's stories inspired their new bo…

Conscious Uncoupling with Katherine Woodard Thomas

Your host Eve Hogan talks to author Katherine Woodard Thomas about and her book Conscious Uncoupling: 5 Steps to Living Happily Even After. She offers some great ideas on kindness …

Getting the Love You Want with Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt

On the first episode of Love Well, your host Eve Hogan talks to therapists and best-selling authors Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt. Harville and Helen share the story of h…

Loving Yourself with Lodro Rinzler and Meggan Watterson

Your host Eve Hogan talks to Lodro Rinzler and Meggan Watterson about their new book How to Love Yourself (and Sometimes Other People). Lodro Rinzler is a teacher in the Shambhala…

How Technology Affects Relationships with Tiny Buddha's Lori Deschene

Your host Eve Hogan talks to Tiny Buddha founder Lori Deschene about how technology affects modern relationships, how Tiny Buddha has hit a cord a with a compassionate community, a…

The Truth about Soulmates with Arielle Ford

Your host Eve Hogan talks to relationship expert Arielle Ford about her new book Turn Your Mate Into Your Soulmate: A Practical Guide to Happily Ever After and debunks the myths ar…

Wild Love with SARK and Dr. John Waddell

Your host Eve Hogan talks to SARK and Dr. John Waddell about their new book Succulent Wild Love: Six Powerful Habits for Feeling More Love More Often, and the affect of Dr. John's …

Creative at Midlife with Gay Hendricks

Eve Hogan talks to Gay Hendricks about the power of creativity, the different dynamics of relationships in midlife, and his new book Conscious Loving Ever After. An excerpt from th…

Genuine Connection with Dr. Richard Chambers

Eve Hogan talks to Dr. Richard Chambers about the current popularity of "heartfulness" and his new book Mindful Relationships: Creating Genuine Connection with Ourselves and Others…

Happy Relationships with Mona Shah Joshi

Eve Hogan talks to Mona Shah Joshi about the keys to relationship happiness, as well as a practice for relieving stress. Her article 6 Secrets of Happiness appeared in the March/Ap…

Frientimacy with Shasta Nelson

Eve Hogan talks to Shasta Nelson about her new book Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Heatlh and Happiness. Friendship expert Shasta Nelson is the founder and CEO…

Debunking Love Myths with Linda Boom

Eve Hogan talks to author and teacher Linda Bloom about recognizing and overcoming myths and more details in her new book Happily Ever After...and 39 Other Myths about Love.Linda B…

What Women Really Want with John and Julie Gottman

Eve Hogan talks to John Gottman, PhD and Julie Schwartz Gottman, PhD about their new book The Man's Guide to Women: Scientifically Proven Secrets from the "Love Lab" About What Wom…

The Good Fight with Judith and Bob Wright

Eve Hogan talks to Dr. Judith Wright and Dr. Bob Wright about their new book The Heart of the Fight: A Couples Guide to 15 Common Fights, What They Really Mean & How They Can Bring…

Love is the Answer with Matt Kahn

Your host Eve Hogan talks to author Matt Kahn about his new book Whatever Arises, Love That: A Love Revolution that Starts with You. Matt Kahn is an author, spiritual teacher, and…

Healing as a Widow with Kristin Meekhof

Your host Eve Hogan talks to author Kristin Meekhof about the loss of her husband and her book A Widow’s Guide to Healing: Gentle Support and Advice for the First 5 Years. Kristin…

Mindful Sexuality with Dr. Cheryl Fraser Part 2

Host Eve Hogan talks to Cheryl Fraser about mindful sexuality and tantra including the "passion triangle" and ways to keep the interest with your lover alive.Dr. Cheryl Fraser is a…

Mindful Loving with Dr. Cheryl Fraser - Part 1/2

Join host Eve Hogan and Dr. Cheryl Fraser on Part 1 of our two-part series in which mindful loving of an imperfect person and relationship myths — such as soulmates and the fleetin…

The Love Code with Alexander Loyd

Eve Hogan talks to Alexander Loyd about his new book The Love Code: The Secret Principle to Achieving Success in Life, Love, and Happiness. Alexander Loyd, Ph.d, ND, holds doctorat…

Karma Queen Carmen Harra

Eve Hogan talks to author and psychologist Carmen Harra about how karma affects past, current, and future relationships, the power of positivity, and her new bookThe Karma Queens’ …

Teachers We Trust

Here’s a simple truth: Everyone is a spiritual teacher. Parents, of course, are profound spiritual teachers. So are children. So are siblings. So are priests and imams and school t…

Restival

The New Art of the Retreat Festival

Grounded in Nature

Restore your natural rhythms at these idyllic getaways.

Peacemaking the Navajo Way

How I fell in love with the depth of the Navajo people and the cultural values they have developed—and how their system of Peacemaking could be a gift to the world.

The Labyrinth: A Journey Back Home

“We need to go on a journey sometimes—whether it’s walking a candlelight labyrinth in a Gothic cathedral or running the trail behind our apartment. The goal is to come home new.”

The Camino Vibe

Can’t head to Europe for the Camino De Santiago? You can craft a small pilgrimage close to home.