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Releasing Blame and Reclaiming Self-Love

17 Jun, 2021

Releasing Blame and Reclaiming Self-Love

Recently, I posted an Instagram video in which I talked about my struggle with blame and shame regarding my son Sammy’s death. Whenever a parent grieves the loss of a child, regardless of how that death occurred, I think blame...
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Should You Settle or Stay Single?

15 Apr, 2021

Should You Settle or Stay Single?

I came across this article on Buzzfeed the other day about women who chose to ‘settle’ for a good-enough partner rather than continue to wait on their ideal soulmate. The article was inspired by a viral thread started on Reddit’s ‘Ask Women’...
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How to Get More Kisses and Cuddles from Your Partner

09 Apr, 2021

How to Get More Kisses and Cuddles from Your Partner

As a sex therapist, I know that the connection between affectionate touch and intercourse frequency is undeniable. In my experience, it’s easy to predict that sex is going to decline when things like kissing, cuddling, massage, hand-holding, and other forms...
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The Gift of the 'New Normal'

26 Mar, 2021

The Gift of the 'New Normal'

For the past several months, ‘the new normal’ has become a buzzword. Used to describe post-pandemic life, the new normal refers to the way we will live as we exit the shadow of COVID-19. It’s a way to acknowledge the...
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Losing Sammy, Part Two

11 Mar, 2021

Losing Sammy, Part Two

“Your loss is not a test, a lesson, something to handle, a gift, or a blessing. Loss is simply what happens to you in life. Meaning is what you make happen.”― David Kessler, Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief It has...
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“Help, My Husband Won’t Wear A Mask!”

18 Dec, 2020

“Help, My Husband Won’t Wear A Mask!”

Quarantining with your partner during a pandemic can be a tense situation, one that has only become tenser as the months blend together with no end of the COVID-19 crisis in sight. Many people have reported that quarantine has been...
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Should We Get Couples’ Therapy?

03 Dec, 2020

Should We Get Couples’ Therapy?

People often ask me if they “really need” couples’ therapy. I always smile a little when I hear the trepidation and doubt in their question. They sound like they’re trying to avoid a root canal, and they want me to...
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Thankfulness And Terror Cannot Cohabitate

23 Nov, 2020

Thankfulness And Terror Cannot Cohabitate

Gratitude interrupts anxiety. This is a mantra I find myself returning to again and again, and it’s even more powerful and meaningful to me at this time of year.   Gratitude interrupts anxiety because when we shift our focus to a...
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Are You Mission-Based or Connection-Based?

11 Nov, 2020

Are You Mission-Based or Connection-Based?

I recently posted a video on some musings I had after a conversation with my friend and spiritual teacher Teal Swan (with whom I created a comprehensive and complimentary Sexual Healing e-course for those grappling with sexual trauma) We were talking about...
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