Thankfulness for Friendship

Amy EdelsteinRelationships

Gratitude in relationship

Taking the time to appreciate and extend gratitude to our partners regularly — and on special days — brings to the fore the qualities that brought us together and that make our relationship meaningful and directional. Feeling a sense of movement and development, an updraft, in our bond with our partners awakens a sense of gratitude. And putting attention on … Read More

How to Communicate – Skills to Connect

Amy EdelsteinRelationships

Communication skills in relationship

Communication . . . everyone wants to know how, what, and when to share. “How can I communicate in a more ‘enlightened’ way around difficult issues?” “Are there criteria to help us let go of what isn’t helpful, useful, relevant, or important to bring up?” Through learning the principles in Love, Marriage & Evolution you’ll start to realize you have skills, tools, … Read More

Is Marriage Outdated? What’s So Evolutionary About an Ancient Tradition?

Amy EdelsteinCultural Development, Relationships, Values, Ethics, Morals

About love, marriage & evolution

People want to know why, in the age where so many traditional notions about women, men, and coupling have changed, where we consider everything including choosing our own preferred gender pronoun, I use the term marriage so readily. I use the term intentionally, in part because it’s convenient to signify many beautiful qualities, and in part to bounce off against a superficial … Read More

Insight on Love & Marriage from a New, Evolutionary Perspective

Amy EdelsteinRelationships

Love & marriage advice and insight from Amy Edelstein

The purpose of Love, Marriage & Evolution’s contemplation process is to open up a context so you can find your way. What does that mean and how does it work? This posture and perspective towards life sets your very special and unique relationship within a vast and broad framework. A frame as large as the unfolding of the entire universe. Can something … Read More

Can’t Possibly Do That! The Heavens Will Fall In!

Amy EdelsteinBlog, Cultural Development, Dialogues, Social Activism, Values, Ethics, Morals

Amy Edelstein interviews MP Ray Swark, leader of the South African anti-apartheid movement The dismantling of apartheid rule in South Africa is one of the recent decades’ greatest models of social evolution. It was as if the sleeping world stretched and heaved off a great weight, and did so without massive bloodshed, hatred, or deeper scars marked into the human psyche. … Read More

Helen Suzman: Politician, Social Revolutionary & Change Maker

Amy EdelsteinBlog, Cultural Development, Diversity Podcast, Philosophers & Mystics

“I didn’t take any risks!” was perhaps the most provocative thing politician, social activist, and radically independent thinking Helen Suzman could have said to me. In case you are not familiar with her history and accomplishments, the late Helen Suzman, member of South African Parliament for thirty-six years, was the sole Progressive Party member in opposition to the apartheid regime … Read More