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Look Inside and Honor True Love on Valentine’s Day

picture of john kobikSince today is Valentine’s Day I want to remind you that “true love” is more than flowers and mushy cards. So we’re going to go back a few years for the CHI FOR YOURSELF interview with Dr. Debra Reble, who told us that happy relationships are the stuff not only of dreams but also of real life.

In this Chi For Yourself edition we heard of a provocative new model of relationship set forth in Soul-Hearted Partnership: Creating the Ultimate Experience of Love, Passion, and Intimacy, from longtime counselor Debra L. Reble, Ph.D.

The book intends to show how dreams of amazing relationships come true when individuals cultivate first a soul partnership with themselves and then a soul-hearted partnership with a loved one.

Unwilling to sacrifice their soul’s expression or look for a partner to complete or guide them, men and women of all ages and circumstances, Dr. Reble reports, are manifesting partnerships that foster their spiritual growth.

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JohnK 2-14-2017

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Image for overheardOverheard: “Whoever lives true life, will love true love”

                ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning


Relationship Repair Retrospective

LoversSilhouetteI gotta say I was surprised to have both Susan Campbell and John Grey on the call last Thursday. I was under that  impression that only Susan was going to do the interview, so it was nice to have both with us for the Q and A. Susan and John are co-authors of FIVE-MINUTE RELATIONSHIP REPAIR: Quickly Heal Upsets, Deepen Intimacy, and Use Differences to Strengthen Love.

If you still haven’t heard what they had to say about quick relationship maintenance just click on the YouTube logo and you’ll be taken to the recording…

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Here’s a list of talking points from the show:

  • 5 Minute Relationship repair? Seems too good to be true!
  • Deep issues are at work here
  • Trouble tends to have its origins in childhood
  • Indicators of trouble in a relationship
  • Doing “quick repair”
  • Do we actually attract the wrong partners?
  • There’s brain science at work
  • The physical manifestations of relationship stress
  • Our core fears are at work
  • Relationship repair and gender roles
  • Couples who “get it right”
  • Something for couples not having problems


In a few days I’ll tell you about the guests who’ll be with us on the next show.

Be well..


JohnK 3-16-2015

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Today’s CHI FOR YOURSELF: Does Your Relationship Need Repairs?

No matter what shape your relationship is in you’ll want to be with us for today’s CHI FOR YOURSELF. Our guest is Dr. Susan Campbell, co-author of FIVE-MINUTE RELATIONSHIP REPAIR: Quickly Heal Upsets, Deepen Intimacy, and Use Differences to Strengthen Love.

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Dr. Susan Campbell


Be on the call with us at 4pm Eastern 1pm Pacific time at chiforyourself.com


JohnK 3-12-2015

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Relationship Repair- Today on CHI FOR YOURSELF


On today’s CHI FOR YOURSELF we’ll be talking relationships with Dr. Susan Campbell, co-author of FIVE-MINUTE RELATIONSHIP REPAIR: Quickly Heal Upsets, Deepen Intimacy, and Use Differences to Strengthen Love.

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Dr. Susan Campbell

Be on the call with us today at 4pm Eastern, 1pm Pacific time. You’ll see the screen at chiforyourself.com.


JohnK 3-12-2015

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Relationship Combat: Easing Love’s “Cold War”


Valentine's Day HeartButton pushing, fights, and cold, smoldering, silent resentment. Remind you of your truly beloved? On the next CHI FOR YOURSELF we’ll look at these and other issues facing many couples. Our guest will be Dr. Susan Campbell, co-author with Dr. John Grey, of Five Minute Relationship Repair.  Dr. Campbell has long worked as a relationship coach and teamwork consultant to Fortune 500 companies and has authored six books.

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Dr. Susan Campbell


Some of the areas (usual suspects?) we’ll explore:

What should a couple do if they find themselves having the same fight over and over?

Why do we often feel afraid to speak honestly to the one we love the most?

Can couples really repair things in five minutes?


Plan to be on the call when CHI FOR YOURSELF welcomes Dr. Susan Campbell on Thursday March 12th at 4pm Eastern, 1pm Pacific. Just visit chiforyourself.com at that time and click on the video player. See ya there..


JohnK 3-5-2015

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Riding Love’s Cycles Toward a Great Relationship: Are You On Board?


We all love to talk about love, and we likely always will because so much of it is mysterious. From the partners we choose, to why we leave or stay, to how a relationship’s dynamics are always changing, nothing hurts or heals so much.

The notions that passion always peters out, that there’s a “seven-year itch,” and that the honeymoon is over as soon reality sets in have some truth to them. But, our scheduled guest on this week’s CHI FOR YOURSELF says long-term, wholehearted love really IS possible.

Author and couples therapist Linda Carroll explains that love is cyclical and comprised of five distinct stages.  She says that the greatest benefit of our intimate relationships is the opportunity they provide to grow and develop as a human being. And she says, everyone can win at love, even when a relationship doesn’t last.

Linda Carroll is the author of Love CyclesThe Five Essential Stages of Lasting Love.

Listen to the interview this Thursday October 2nd at 4pm Eastern, 1pm Pacific time at www.chiforyourself.com.

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Linda Carroll



JohnK 9-29-2014

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Valentine’s Day: Love Offerings and Getting to The Conscious Core of The Matter

The Chi For Yourself interview with Meagan McCrary on January 9th saw some problems in our Google + Hangouts presentation. The podcast was posted and has been up and running, but if you haven’t heard that show (and your tastes lean toward YouTube) I’m including the finally finished ‘Tube version of Chi For Yourself with guest Meagan McCrary..


Picture of yoga on beachOn the surface it may appear that yoga is yoga is yoga, but take a closer look and you’ll discover myriad different yoga systems and lineages. There are dozens of yoga styles to choose from, and while yoga is for everyone, not every style is the perfect fit for every person. But how do you choose between mysterious-sounding names such as Ashtanga, Kundalini, Bikram, and Kripalu? Our Chi For Yourself guest Meagan McCrary says finding the right style is essential for establishing a steady yoga practice. Her book Pick Your Yoga Practice: Exploring and Understanding Different Styles of Yoga is described as the first book to describe the most prominent yoga styles in depth, including teaching methodology, elements of practice, philosophical and spiritual underpinnings, class structure, physical exertion, and personal attention. Meagan encourages those new to yoga that they will discover they have options and can confidently attend a class of their choosing, while experienced practitioners will expand their understanding of the vast world of modern yoga, and perhaps find themselves venturing into new territory.

Click on Meagan’s picture to hear the show..

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Meagan McCrary



Red roses..and, don’t forget to listen Valentine’s Day Friday February 14th- 1pm Eastern for the 2012 interview with guest Dr. Debra Reble, author of Soul-Hearted Partnership: Creating the Ultimate Experience of Love, Passion, and Intimacy.

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On Valentine’s Day the Core Values of Love Matter