Author Archives: Drs. Gay & Kathlyn Hendricks



Drs. Gay & Kathlyn Hendricks

Bestselling co-authors of Conscious Loving, Attracting Genuine Love and others, as well as co-founders of The Hendricks Institute. Through their appearances on Oprah and other programs, their work has touched millions around the world.

What’s Your Swoon Quotient*?
in Deepening Love, Understanding Love

What’s Your Swoon Quotient*?

I came back from errands recently and met Gay in the kitchen. When we hugged and kissed hello I noticed a wave of bliss/streaming/expansion rush up the front of my body and take me into light swooning. After 33 years of being together, I felt delighted that swooning still occurs regularly and reliably. I wanted to immediately clone the pathway to share with others. How...

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A Simple Way to Deepen Love
in Deepening Love, Understanding Love

A Simple Way to Deepen Love

I’m hearing Aretha in my head, wailing the anthem that carried many women into a new paradigm in their personal and professional relationships. I’m seeing images of Gloria Steinem from her recent HBO documentary, giving her interviewers and deriders her full attention and straightforward responses. And I’m appreciating all the interactions I’ve had with Gay over the years that built this solid, yet flexible structure....

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How Can Your Relationship Become a Garden?
in Deepening Love, Evolving in Love

How Can Your Relationship Become a Garden?

I attended a lecture recently by Robert Ketchell, a lifetime practitioner of Japanese gardening. I was immediately captivated by his opening statement that gardening is an underrated skill with vast implications for healing our relationships with each other and the planet. He then went on to outline the principles of Japanese gardening that can be adapted to Western gardens, such as arranging empty space, using...

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How to Deal with Relationship Stresses During the Holidays
in Deepening Love, Struggling with Love

How to Deal with Relationship Stresses During the Holidays

Whether it shows up in money arguments, sexual tension or other ways, stress often comes to the forefront during the holidays. A conscious loving set of solutions can help you overcome intimacy challenges at this time of year. Here are some of the most common issues we’re heard over the years and the practical shifts you can create to enjoy your holidays to the max.

in Struggling with Love

Handling Money Struggles

  Katie and I have had literally thousands of conversations about money, due to the fact that more people come in for coaching about money in their relationships than for sex, parenting or other big issues. In the early days of our own relationship we struggled a lot with money, so we’ve had our share of personal conversations about it, too. Once we figured out...

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