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Life and communication coaching for women.

Free Teleclass: Committing to Loving Well in the New Year


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Free Teleclass: Committing to Loving Well in the New Year

Gather with us to set intentions for loving well in our intimate relationships in 2019.

This gathering went so well the first time, I want to offer it again for those who couldn't join us!

Identify your medicine, what's needed to call forth your capacity to show up loving, self-attuned, and well-boundaried in your intimate relating in the coming year.

> Is it a sense of your sword? Knowing your mattering and standing with two strong legs on the ground?

> Is it a commitment to self-kindness? Moving at the pace of your own being, self-soothing rather than self-hating – even (or especially) when you're triggered, reactive, and needing a bum-load of compassion?

> Is it kindness with your partner? Listening to them as though they are your friend, not your enemy? Listening for the heart beneath their reactivity, and feeling empowered to make requests of them with an open and ungripped hand?

> Is it a commitment to relationship itself? Leaning in, trusting the connection, and practicing mutual soothing and co-regulation of your beloved nervous systems?

Join us. Identify the medicine your soul is calling for. Make a commitment. Find companionship with other very human lovers, partners, and spouses, as we set clear-hearted intentions for how we wish to love well in our partnerships in the New Year.

Also, this will be a chance to learn more about my upcoming Loving Well seven-week relationship support group for women, starting in mid-January. Details at

* And hey, this is for single folks, too! * If you're not in relationship, this is an opportunity to reflect on your needs for being *in* relationship. What do you need in order to feel safe, at choice, and free to step toward intimate relating?

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Marina Smerling is a life and relationship coach who longs for us to say “yes” to our wildly beautiful and fallible human selves, just as we are. Her work draws upon over a decade of training in Nonviolent Communication (NVC), the Hakomi Method’s mindfulness and somatic-based therapeutic approach, and nondual spiritual practice. Marina lives with her partner and his nine year-old son in Gainesville, Florida. When not coaching, Marina can be found helping organize divestment campaigns, dancing to anything with a beat, playing Uno with the family, and otherwise navigating the art of living in a broken world with a wide open heart. Learn more at

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