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Mitch Newman Mitch Newman love doctor. story buster. enoughness spreader.

Relationship coach Mitch Newman provides individuals and couples with tools for staying in relationships longer than a holiday weekend. Side effects may include joy, gratitude, and an enlarged heart. [www.cardtherapy.com]

The things that have the most meaning for me and the things I’m committed to have heart. They have loving at their core. If something doesn’t have that central theme, I’m not interested. That’s the richness that inspires me.

I spent a lot of years seeking success through other people’s eyes, doing what they thought would be best for me, and feeling a sense of emptiness and a lack of fulfillment. Then I really reached in and fully embedded myself in the work I do now – helping individuals, couples, and entrepreneurs. I feel like the work I do creates a ripple effect. I cast pebbles into the water and watch the waves spread.

When I’m working with a couple, what I see and what it all comes down to is this:  I see the men suffering from not-enoughness and the women challenged by lovability. The other day, a client told me her nine-year-old daughter walked into the room one day and said, “You know, Mom, when I look in the mirror, I see fabulous!” Obviously, there are times when we look in the mirror and don’t see fabulous. We’re either caught up in the past of why we can’t do something or projecting ahead to the future about how it’s not going to work. The goal is to ask: What can I do? What’s available to me on a daily basis to pop myself back into a greater sense of presence?

A great grounding point for me is my kids, because they don’t let me get away with anything. When I have those moments when I’m feeling less than fabulous, I focus my energy on my kids. They’ll say, “Put down your iPhone. I’m talking.” They just tell it like it is. They cut through. Sometimes, all I need to do is spend time with them and that jumps me back into what was missing, into this immediate moment.

I do a lot of work with myself around gratitude, around being grateful for everything I’m blessed with. There isn’t a night that goes by that I don’t I run through my list of things I’m grateful for before I go to sleep. The list starts with my breath and my beating heart. It extends out to my wife and my girls and my dog, to my home and my friends and clients, and to all the things I get to do every day to make a difference in the world.

Mitch Newman

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