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Introducing Awakened Partnership — A Heartfelt Invitation to Transform Together
My wife and I are teaming up to teach emotional and relational tools to awaken more love and connection in our most intimate relationships.
Standing in the bedroom of my San Francisco apartment, I looked at the beautiful woman whom I’d so quickly fallen in love with.
“Let’s run intimacy workshops together,” I declared with a big smile.
At the time, we were only a couple months into dating — and yet it felt like we were already living a fairy tale.
We’d jet-set to Fiji for my birthday, found ourselves making out on city sidewalks, gazed into each other’s eyes and talked late into the night, and shared vulnerable parts of ourselves.
I felt so understood, seen, and loved by this woman — I already knew our souls were meant to do great things together. Which is why I confidently proposed 4 months into our relationship — without an ounce of doubt that I wanted to spend the rest of our lives together.
And so declaring that we’d run workshops together — part of a bigger dream of building a business together — seemed very achievable.
That was three years ago.
As it turned out — there'd be a lot more for us to experience, skills we needed to learn and master, and a pandemic’s worth of difficult challenges we needed to work through before we were truly ready to start co-creating and building a business together.
Starting With Intimacy and Honesty at The Core
It all started with a simple premise — let’s just be honest with how we're feeling and reveal the tender and scary parts of ourselves.
A simple enough commitment it seemed. We both valued intimacy and honesty, and this seemed like a no-brainer.
It turns out that the commitment to live honestly as we evolved together and to discover new truths about ourselves — in the micro-moments and especially when it was hard — would have significant ripple effects on how we live our relationship.
It’s meant, for example, being honest with each other about our feelings of attraction outside of the relationship — and navigating the feelings of threat and jealousy that might come up.
It’s meant being honest about money in everything from prenups to shared finances— and all its associations with power, equality, protectiveness, sex — that we've been conditioned and raised with.
It’s meant being honest and embracing our anger — even when it’s felt tense and frightening — and learning how to express it lovingly rather than hold it in or release it in hurtful ways.
We’ve needed guidance along the way too — support from friends, from coaches, and from personal development retreats that taught us skills to better navigate relationships and emotions.
Having committed to this journey of radical honesty together, we feel more empowered and solid than we've ever felt before — and finally ready to follow through on that declaration I made three years ago.
We’re ready to distill and teach what we’ve been learning and using in our everyday lives with the world.
Announcing a New Joint Newsletter
My wifeis a beautiful human, muse, goddess, and writer — and together we’re starting a joint Substack newsletter called .
We’ll be teaching people emotional and relational tools to awaken deep connection and freedom in their romantic partnerships.
We’ll be sharing intimate stories and powerful lessons about how we’ve navigated areas of life like emotions and triggers; rupture and repair; sexuality and attraction; and money and power.
And we’re committing to being honest about the joys as well as the hardships that show up in creating deeply loving relationships.
In my last post, I talked about containers of aliveness — and how critical it is to identify the burning, open-ended, curious questions that you want to devote your life’s energy toward exploring.
This new brand and container is where we plan to explore:
How can we embrace our romantic partnerships as a powerful container for transformation? And how do we awaken more love, safety, and freedom in life as a result?
Going forward, this new brand will be where I’ll be pouring a significant amount of my creative energy and problem-solving skills. This newsletter is just the start — we’ll be creating coaching offerings, transformational programs and retreats, and online courses focused on awakened partnership.
We’d love for you to join us on this journey. ❤️