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What’s In It For Me? The Taboo Question You Should Be Asking.

What’s In It For Me? The Taboo Question You Should Be Asking.

What’s In It For Me? It’s the question in relationships we’re told not to ask. We’re typically more encouraged to be givers than receivers and if we focus on our own wants or needs we are scolded for being selfish. While there’s certainly a time and place […]

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Your Tribe of Average

Your Tribe of Average

Do you have the right people in your tribe? Knowing that we become the average of the 4 or 5 people we spend the most time with – are you happy with your current tribe? Are you happy being the average of those? Are there people that […]

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The Importance of Learning how to Ask for and Receive Help

The Importance of Learning how to Ask for and Receive Help

We are meant to live in a connected world, being able to give and receive in a community of people that we trust. Many people find asking for and receiving help uncomfortable. This could be because you feel vulnerable – or it could be because of pride. […]

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Two Essentials for Healthy Relationships

Two Essentials for Healthy Relationships

1. Do Your Own Work 2. Know What You Want The expanded version below: Do your own work. Everyone has been hurt. We’ve all had disappointing experiences in our relationships – and some have been down right nasty and even traumatic. It’s important to do the work […]

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The Problem with the Female ‘Viagra’

The Problem with the Female ‘Viagra’

So the FDA, has approved a female version of the drug Viagra commonly prescribed for men – particularly older men with erectile dysfunction or other, typically age-related, sexual dysfunction. And the issue of male virility is certainly something that has an emotional impact on men and relationships […]

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Do You Know Your Attachment Style?

Do You Know Your Attachment Style?

Many of us in relationships of have heard of The Love Languages, lots that have done serious work in relationships are familiar with Gottman’s work and both books/theories offer the opportunity for couples to gain some insights on themselves and how they are in relationship with others. […]

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Your Brain on Porn. Same as Drugs.

Your Brain on Porn. Same as Drugs.

Let’s talk about porn. And not just porn addiction, because often addiction is the extreme and most people discount their own activity if they don’t feel they are addicted. Pornography consumption, in non addictive levels, impacts the brain and our relationships in negative ways. In fact, it runs […]

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1% of Mothers Want a Lumberjack for Mother’s Day

1% of Mothers Want a Lumberjack for Mother’s Day

  How many moms can relate to infographic? I sure can. A day off from parenting, sleep, food and cleaning done by someone else, time alone, sex, a massage, a bottle of wine and a lumberjack. Call me 100% on board. As a single mom the day […]

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The Brain That Changes Itself

The Brain That Changes Itself

For athlete recovery, stroke rehabilitation, as well as rewiring the brain for depression and anxiety, OCD, PTSD treatment, this documentary is a must watch. It’s neuroscientific principles are what SRT (Self Regulation Therapy) is based on and where my passion for this modality comes from. The book […]

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Tossing out Memes. The Elements of Healthy Love.

Tossing out Memes. The Elements of Healthy Love.

There are a lot of relationship paradigms being offered out there and even more quotes and advice offerings on what relationship success looks like and how to attain it. The latest is to share them as social media memes. Many of these espouse ideas of true love […]

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