Valentine’s day special on Love, dating, and relationships
On this episode, I talk with Mark Groves a Human Connection Specialist and founder of Create the Love.
This is an incredibly powerful episode and a Valentine’s Day exclusive all on love and relationships. What I love about Mark is his depth of knowledge, unbridled honesty, and ability to make seemingly complex and confusing topics around love and relationships simple, clear, and easy to digest.
Getting to know Mark and where he grew up
Looking into his childhood and his roots
How he was a sensitive child and the role that played in his work now
The difference between a wall and a boundary
When relationships and their importance became outwardly-conscious for Mark
Heartbreak and frustration around not understanding/skillset around love and relationships
His “dark night of the soul” and how he navigated his way through it
Part of the reason why having to create a new story makes breakups so hard
Meeting yourself first so you can bring a healthier version of you to your relationships
The importance of avoiding jumping into something right after
On the world of dating and being single
Self-worth and how we bring it forth into our lives with action
The different styles of attachment
Chemistry - Is it just a chemical thing?
Why saying no to the wrong people faster is important
The importance of changing the story you’re telling yourself about what you deserve
What the evolved man is
How our power systems are changing
The danger of the word “toxic”
The power of our words and why we need to be careful of what we say
Taking responsibility on how we show up for love
Mark’s advice for people who are currently dating
Mark’s advice for people who are in a long-term relationship and looking to reignite the spark
What the “Annual General Meeting” (AGM) is and why it’s a good idea to have one at least once per year
Really good taco or 30 minute deep sleep nap?
What books would you recommend people read to improve their relationships?
What would you say to someone who feels stuck and overwhelmed in life?
What would you say to someone who feels as if they are not enough?
What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?
What is your Rebel Cause?
LINKS & MENTIONS
Attached - Book by Amir Levine
Loving Bravely - Book by Dr. Alexandra Solman
Getting the Love You Want - Book by Harvel Hendricks
Man’s Search for Meaning - Book by Viktor Frankl
Intro/Transition/Outro: Custom Track by Extra Deluxe