Perennially popular topics Zen and romance come together in this unique guide that reveals how to fall in love and stay that way.
We are meant to be in love. Love energizes our daily existence, heals the body and mind and makes every moment precious. So why aren't we in love all the time?
In Zen and the Art of Falling in Love, psychologist, relationship expert and Zen practitioner Brenda Shoshanna shows readers how to rejuvenate their romantic lives by combining a psychological understanding of relationships with the way of Zen practice. The lessons provided by such practices as Taking Your Shoes Off (Becoming Available), Sitting on the Cushion (Meeting Yourself), Cleaning House (Emptying Yourself) and Receiving the Stick (Dealing with Blows) can offer new insight into the common problems of miscommunication, lies, betrayal, jealousy, insecurity, loss, and disappointment. Using the lessons of Zen practice, you can open your life to love, fall in love—and stay in love.
Brenda Shoshanna, PhD, is a practicing psychologist, therapist, workshop leader, and author. She has written many books, including Zen Miracles, Why Men Leave, and Journey Through Illness and Beyond, winner of the NABE Award for Best Book of the Year in the Category of Health. She is also the relationship expert on iVillage.com and runs workshops nationally on all aspects of psychology, Zen, and relationships. Dr. Shoshanna lives in the New York area. Visit the author online at BrendaShoshanna.com.