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Emotional Needs, Emotional Triggers

“The strongest love is the love that can demonstrate its fragility.”  – Paulo Coelho   The other day I was sitting in my office was screaming began in the office next door.  A man and a woman screaming at the top of her lungs both saying the same thing, “You are not listening to me!” …

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To do anything in life…

Have you ever felt stuck, lost, frustrated, or lonely in moving forward with something—a decision, next steps, relationships, deepening in creative flow? I have. And I hated it! I would then proceed to force myself, make myself sit with something until it got done and then be disappointed with the results.  I would even continue …

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Enlivening Pleasure Now: Using Mindfulness, Embodiment, and Movement For Your Sex Therapy Practice

Presenting at AASECT Conference 2018 Change happens by giving clients a new experience of themselves in the moment. Often, sex therapists hesitate to bring experiential work into the room. This workshop discusses theories of body-focused psychotherapy and the application to sex therapy. Movement, the use of deliberate physical movement to facilitate the emotional, social, cognitive, …

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Ah, to embody love

Ah, to embody love. A practice many think begins when we first fall in love. But, one that I have come to believe begins when we first fall out of love with love. Because our invitation to re-embody love often arrives when we have experienced hurt, disappointment, and heartache.  When heartbreak cracks us wide open. We become students …

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How My Heart Cracked Wide Open

If you have spent time with me or have read previous blogs, you know that I am a HUGE believer that all relationships—no matter how big or seemingly insignificantly—present themselves for our highest good. Sometimes relationships reflect the parts that are difficult to accept or where we need the most healing.  Others reflect the parts …

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The Most Essential Ingredient for Hot and Sexy Love

It’s February!  The month we celebrate love.  But before we dive into how to have a sizzling and hot V-Day, let’s stop for a moment and talk about the most essential ingredient to hot and sexy anything…. (drumroll)…. SELF-LOVE. By definition self-love is having regard for one’s own well-being and happiness. In my work with …

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The Natural Ebb and Flow of Intimacy

Intimacy… plays an essential role in humans.  As social creatures and at the root of our humanity, is the craving for close, personal and reciprocating relationships with others. Intimacy usually refers to mutual openness, sharing, and vulnerability.  Its lifespan can range from a single interaction to a long-term relationship of years or even decades. It …

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The Gifts of Pulling Away

“He doesn’t really listen” “She plays on the phone rather than spend time with me” “It’s like I don’t even exist” “I feel invisible” “The dog gets more love than I do” When a man or a woman checks out emotionally, mentally, or physically from their relationship, it can be for many the beginning of …

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