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How to overcome your dysfunctional family

Break Free and Overcome Your Dysfunctional Family

By | Dysfunctional Family Tips & Advice, Family Relationships Tips & Advice | No Comments

The ability to break free and overcome our dysfunctional families is within your power. Watch this short video I created for where I give you hope that it is possible to break free from the chains that are holding you back from being your authentic self.    If you took over the role of care-taking as a child or find yourself choosing partners as an adult who need to be taken care of you'll want to watch this video.  ...

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Dysfunctional Families and Reverse Parenting

Dysfunctional Families and Reverse Parenting

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Dysfunctional Families and Reverse Parenting When the Child Becomes the Caretaker In some families, one or both parents are too stressed, immature or ill to be the calming and effective parents that the children truly need.    In order to feel secure, children need to experience their parents as big people so that they can be freed up to be the small people they really are.  But not all children are fortunate to have this deserved experience. Some find themselves...

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Bring the Best Out of Others

Relationship Mastery: Bring the Best Out of Others

By | Family Relationships Tips & Advice, Relationship Advice | No Comments

You are a powerful interpersonal center of influence.   It only takes ONE in a relationship to bring the best out of others.  It doesn’t matter if this is a personal or a more casual relationship.  You have the power. In other words, you have the ability to affect others in both negative and positive ways.  You are not a neutral force; it is impossible to be neutral.  Think of a time when you were at a social event and there…

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Staying connected to your partner

Relationship Mastery: Staying Connected with Your Partner

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I've recorded a new video for the Relationship Mastery series and it's got great tips on staying connected with your partner. I've been working with couples for 30+ years and I see that they all have one thing in common...An amazing capacity for passionate and nurturing relationships. In this video I discuss the one thing that holds us back from having that relationship with our partner. And I share what successful couples do to have more passion, romance and laughter...

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Relationship Mastery- Increasing Self-Love

Relationship Mastery: Increasing Self-Love

By | Communication Tips & Advice, Long Hot Marriage, Marriage Tips & Advice, Relationship Advice, Sex and Intimacy | No Comments

Love is circulation.  The more we give it, the more we receive it; the more we receive it, the more we give it.   Co-dependency is not love because co-dependency is giving to others with the habit of sacrificing yourself.  This giving cannot be sustained because the co-dependent person burns out, grows in resentment and ultimately can hate.  This happens because the codependent person is closed off to self-love. Self-love requires accessing your needs and wants; your true self- the…

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Relationship Mastery connection

Relationship Mastery: Have the Connection You Long For

By | Long Hot Marriage, Marriage Tips & Advice, Relationship Advice, Sex and Intimacy | No Comments

In one month, I will launch a brand new online program…Relationship Mastery: Have the Connection You Long For. The main theme of this 3-month program is that you have the resources, ability and creative power to build a loving, pleasurable and passionate relationship with your partner- whether it is your current partner or your partner of the future.  This month I will be discussing different aspects of relationship mastery such as: Removing Blocks to Love Increasing your love for yourself…

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The number one thing holding you back from romance

The Number One Thing Holding You Back From Romance

By | 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 | Marriage Tips & Advice, Romance | 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 | Communication Tips & Advice, Love advice, Relationship Advice, 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

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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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