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Are You a Survivor of Childhood Trauma?  

Did you grow up in a chaotic household?  Maybe your parents were drug or alcohol abusers.  Maybe there was Domestic Violence in the home or maybe you were neglected.  As children we have no agency of our own, no way to self determine how our lives should look.   Often we grow up not even realizing that the way we...[ read more ]

How to Practice Self-Care as a New Mother

While there are many surprises and challenges that await you in motherhood, one of the biggest shocks may be time management, or the feeling of being overwhelmed. No matter how happy and fulfilled you may be as a new mom, if you don’t take time out of your busy day to take care of yourself, you’re not giving your precious...[ read more ]

5 Ways to Reignite the Spark in Your Relationship

'The spark' is a phrase that’s used a lot when it comes to romantic relationships. In fact, you might have felt ‘the spark’ in the beginning of your relationship, and as a result, the early days were very exciting for you and your partner. However, like every other flame, ‘the spark’ needs to be kept alive by both partners. When...[ read more ]

“Who Wears the Pants?” Advice for Balancing the Power in Your Relationship

When it comes to relationships, it seems there is often a driving force behind the couple, or one partner who seems to always have the upper hand. This is often referred to as “wearing the pants.” The partner who “wears the pants” is the one most often in control of the relationship.“Wearing the Pants”But what does it mean to have...[ read more ]

How Sex Might Change During and After Pregnancy

Many couples are thrilled to find out that they will soon be expecting a baby. Hours are spent picking out the perfect name, perfect paint color for the nursery, and perfect crib or bassinet.And then a reality suddenly dawns on them… how will being pregnant affect their sex life? Will they even have a sex life anymore? While there are no medical...[ read more ]

How to Deal with Infidelity in a Relationship

When infidelity occurs in a relationship, it can be very devastating for the parties involved. Infidelity involves breaking a promise to be completely faithful to your partner, and when it happens, it erases the trust that existed in the relationship. Dealing with infidelity can be pretty challenging and it raises tough questions. Should you stay? Should you forgive? Can trust...[ read more ]

How to Get the Most Out of Couples Therapy

As a therapist, I often have a front row seat to relationship miracles. Well, okay, there are no miracles really. The fact is “fixing” a relationship takes work. It takes two people wanting it to work and then putting in the effort.Having said that, I have seen couples go from nearly ending it to being back in love, and liking and respecting each...[ read more ]

Happy Pride!

June is  LGBT Pride Month! Forty-nine years ago the famous Stonewall Riots , spanning a 3 day period, occurred in New York City's Greenwich Village.  Those riots are credited as the birth of the modern gay liberation movement.  They were a prominent moment in history, when LGBT people resisted the police discrimination they endured routinely! The first Pride March occurred...[ read more ]

5 Benefits of Sex After 50

Life comes at you fast.It seems one minute you’re avoiding eye contact with your parents as they awkwardly tell you about the birds and the bees, and the next minute? You’re “of an age” where you are not considered a sexual being anymore.That’s right, as soon as you hit the big 5-0, you are supposed to cease all sexual relations....[ read more ]

Why Intimacy May Be the Key to a Longer Life

An apple a day might keep the doctor away, but an orgasm a day works twice as well! Regular sex is the key to longevity. This contradicts a lot of advice about health. In traditional Indian culture, ejaculation was seen as a drain on men’s vitality. In French, an orgasm is called, ‘le petit mort’, ‘the little death. Why would...[ read more ]





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