Sex and Relationships with Mikaya Heart: Loving Your Body

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As a culture, we are encouraged to have only a distant relationship to our bodies, and sometimes to have an actively adversarial relationship with them. We are taught to relate to the world around us primarily through our rational brains, … Continue reading

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Sex and Relationships with Mikaya Heart: Why tell the truth?

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“It’s not worth it to tell the truth,” is something I hear people say quite often. Well, that depends whether you are really measuring what you’re losing by lying, and whether you really care about what you’re losing. You may … Continue reading

Sex and Relationships with Mikaya Heart: Moving Beyond Fear And Anxiety

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Unless you are one of those lucky people who just happens to be with someone who wants to have sex exactly the way you do, the art of negotiation is an essential skill. By that I mean that you need … Continue reading

Sex and Relationships with Mikaya Heart: Breaking Up

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Contrary to popular belief, breaking up is not necessarily hard to do. It does tend to get harder if you put it off until you are on very bad terms with your partner. If you stay and stay and stay, … Continue reading

Sex and Relationships with Mikaya Heart: Understanding Rape

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In my last post, I wrote about abuse; before I move on to more pleasant subjects, I want to say something about rape. Citing my own experience may help people understand what motivates a person to rape another human being, … Continue reading

Sex and Relationships with Mikaya Heart: That Nasty Word – Abuse

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Since 2001, more American women have been killed by their husbands or boyfriends than all US citizens killed in 9/11, the Iraqi war, and the Afghani war combined. Domestic abuse is rife—a vicious ongoing undercurrent beneath a civilized veneer. Even … Continue reading

Sex and Relationships with Mikaya Heart: Finding and Expressing Love

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There are many ways to express love, and different people experience love in different ways. One of the keys to compatibility with your partner is when you both express and receive love in the same ways, so it’s easy and … Continue reading

Sex and Relationships with Mikaya Heart: Dealing with Jealousy – Again!

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I’ve touched on this subject before, but it’s so central in understanding how to have healthy relationships that it needs some in-depth examination. There are not very many people in this world who have not felt jealous at some point … Continue reading

Sex and Relationships with Mikaya Heart: The Value of Feeling Desire

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In my last post, I described the various stages of desire, and suggested that we might utilize the experience of desire to manifest things in our physical world. We all are capable of manifesting what we need and want, otherwise … Continue reading

Sex and Relationships with Mikaya Heart: Sex and the Vastness of Being

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Sex is an unparalleled opportunity to learn how to work with energy flows and develop awareness of the existence of states of reality that are beyond the physical. Although it starts with the body and appears to arise in the … Continue reading