Relationships

Men Should Show No Weakness
Couples Counseling

Men Should Show No Weakness

Warning: this is a bit of a rant because #IHateBullying I recently came across an article that spouted some nonsense about how men should Show …

I Hate the Phrase-What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger
Mental Health

I Hate the Phrase “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger”

I hate the phrase “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” I know, hate is a strong word. But when people say, “what doesn’t kill …

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Therapy Process

Can Your Therapist be Mad at You?

I could end this blog in one sentence by simply saying, yes. Your therapist can be mad at you. Since that wouldn’t help you gain …

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Marriage Counseling

Uncoupling – The New Model for a Successful Breakup

How the “Woke” Rich and Famous Breakup A few years ago, Gwyneth Paltrow and her beau told everyone that they were “consciously uncoupling,” and they …

What is Emotional Fitness? A YouTube video.
Self-Possession

What is Emotional Fitness?

Let’s use physical fitness as an analogy to understand what emotional fitness is. What is Physical Fitness? Physical fitness is: Strength Flexibility Agility Physical Strength …

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Therapy Process

Why Therapy is a Mindfulness Practice and How it Benefits You

What is mindfulness? Right now, practicing mindfulness is all the rage. And what is mindfulness, exactly? It’s putting intentional focus on something you are doing. …

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Motivational

Sexuality Improves with Self-Acceptance

By definition, sexuality is your capacity for sexual feelings. So why will self-acceptance improve your capacity for sexual feelings? Because self-acceptance means that you are …

"Relationships are a fundamental and necessary condition for the existence of the contemporary human brain" Louis Cozolino
Motivational

You Need Other People

Relationships are a fundamental and necessary condition for the existence of the contemporary human brain. You are a social animal, like it or not. You …

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. Quote by James Baldwin. Photo of clown mask.
Motivational

Love Takes Off Masks We Fear We Cannot Live Without and Know We Cannot Live Within

Pleasure Comes To Those Who Take Off Their Masks Lenny Kravitz was on to something when he said, “Love can conquer any war.” That’s because …

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Relationships

You Should Have Secrets in Your Relationship

Why you should have secrets in your relationship. No, I don’t think it’s good to keep secrets in your relationship. Not the betrayal kind of …

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