The number one thing holding you back from romance

The Number One Thing Holding You Back From Romance

By | Creating More Passion in Marriage, Long Hot Marriage, Romance | No Comments

I am wrapping up my series on romance and I  wanted to share with you one last thought on romance. It is the number one thing that is holding you back from romance in your intimate relationship. Watch the video below and learn... Why I think that connecting with your partner is so very important and the number one thing that is preventing you from being able to make this connection. Leave me a comment and let me know what...

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Loving eye contact

The Most Important Part of Your Body When it Comes to Romance

By | Healthy Marriage, Intimacy, Marriage Advice, Passion, Romance, Sexy Marriage | 4 Comments

It’s not your sex organs.  Your next guess might be your brain.   Nope, that’s not where I am going in this article.   Before I tell you my answer based on my research as both a clinician and a professional, I want to talk about the word ‘attention.’   ‘Attention’ is one of my favorite words as I think it is the closest synonym to the word ‘love.’  Whatever I attend to, I love.  If I attend to my…

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3 Essentials To Build Romance and Intimacy

3 Essentials To Build Romance and Intimacy

By | Commitment, Communication, Love advice, Love Languages, Marriage, Passion, Relationships, Romance | No Comments

You are that guy or woman who is romantic.   Do you know how many times I have heard: “Well, I’m just not the romantic type?”   Let’s just say…more than a few (thousand) times.   All those people could not be more wrong!  There is no such thing as a romantic type, especially when you have been with your partner for a while. There are those who are romantic because they naturally do the things that romantic people do…

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Healing from Sexual Harassment Using EMDR

Healing from Sexual Harassment Using EMDR

By | Sexual Harassment, Trauma | No Comments

A female client just walked out of my office.  She was harassed at her job; you would not call her experience sexual harassment, but it was harassment that she was a minority woman and the “good ol’ boys” at her past job evoked feelings of worthlessness and inadequacy in her.    She is the opposite of that- worthy and adequate and very competent.   However, when you are harassed sexually or otherwise, it can bring you down and make you…

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A Letter to My Daughters about Sexual Harassment

A Letter to My Daughters about Sexual Harassment

By | Family Relationships, family Roles, Sexual Harassment | 2 Comments

My daughters are 25 and 22 and by now both my wife and I have had numerous talks with them about sexual harassment and how to deal with it, stop it in its tracks, etc.   With all the media coverage and seeing how pervasive this problem of sexual harassment is, both in the workplace and in universities, we need to have these talks early with our daughters and sons.  If I were to write a letter to them now…

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How to handle stress and be resilient

How to handle stress and be resilient

By | Family Relationships, Mind/Body Health, Relationships, Stress | No Comments

Do You Know How to Handle Stress and Be Resilient? Stress is an inevitable part of all of our lives...and what we do with it is what matters. I'm back with part 3 on my series on stress and resilience.  In the first post on this series I covered  I gave you 7 tips to work with your body  and in part 2 I  shared 7 tips to work with your mind to be resilient.  In this post I'm concluding...

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Using the brain to be resilient

How to Reduce Stress and Be Resilient: Part 2

By | Gratitude, Healing, Meditation, Mind/Body Health, Mindfulness, Peace | No Comments

In last week's article I shared these 7 tips to recover quickly from stress and become more resilient. In this post I'll be sharing 7 tips to work with your mind to be resilient.  It is also just as possible and important to use your mind to release stress and be resilient.   Here are 7 ways you can use your mind to maintain a state of wellbeing whether you are going through challenging circumstances or not: #1:  Imagine things working out just the...

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How to eliminate stress and become more resilient: Part 1

By | Coping, Stress, Todd’s Thursday Thought | No Comments

7 Tips to Work with Your Body to Eliminate Stress and Become More Resilient I thought a great way to end 2017 is with a 2-part article on stress and resilience.  Whether or not you are reading this at the end of 2017 or at any time of the year these tips where I show you how to eliminate stress and become more resilient are timeless. According to an Internet definition, resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties....

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Woman practising gratefulness

How practising gratefulness can make you feel better

By | Gratitude, Holidays, Mind/Body Health, Success Advice | No Comments

Why practising gratefulness will make you feel wonderful. I made this short video on gratefulness because it's one of my favorite things to talk about and it's also something I practice everyday in my personal life. I've personally experienced how powerful practising gratefulness can be. And I want to share that with you. Studies (and my personal experience) show that when you incorporate practising gratefulness into your daily life... you end up feeling more balanced, centered and even healthier!  Gratefulness can...

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couple in a happy healthy relationship

What it takes to have a thriving healthy relationship with expert Stan Tatkin

By | Healthy Marriage, Marriage Problems, Relationships, Successful Marriages | No Comments

Just what does it take to have a thriving healthy relationship?  I am talking to renowned relationship expert Stan Tatkin about his perspective on this subject. Stan Tatkin is one of those couple therapists that I respect and admire. He is a passionate and effective couples therapist but beyond that he is a great trainer for therapists.  I have personally heard him speak and he brings a lot of knowledge to the table.  He is a coauthor of one of...

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