sex communication

Let's Talk About Sex! 4 Things to Improve Sex Communication

Good sex is a multi-sensory experience that brings connection, closeness, pleasure and intimacy between two or more consenting people. When you think about sex, the physical act is usually what comes to mind. Sex that is portrayed in movies,…
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Five Key Differences Between Love and Infatuation

Is “love at first sight” a contradiction in terms? Can you really love someone you’ve only known for a few months? According to psychologist Dorothy Tennov, feelings of infatuation are far too often confused with genuine love. We are a…
signs of an unhealthy relationship

4 Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship

How do you know if your relationship has become unhealthy? I often see couples stay in unhealthy relationships out of the fear of being alone. Others normalize their rocky romances; they convince themselves that their relationship, while tumultuous…
setting healthy boundaries

3 Strategies for Setting Healthy Boundaries

Boundaries are a vital part of maintaining healthy relationships. They are stated limits that build integrity and authenticity in our relationships with others. Setting Healthy Boundaries lets others know what is OK and what is NOT OK. When…
constructive criticism

How to Give Constructive Criticism

We have all been in a situation where we want to give a friend, a colleague or a partner constructive criticism but feel uneasy confronting them. What if they reject or dismiss it? What if they view it as an attack? What if it comes out all…
holiday ebook

Communicate Effectively This Holiday

Tis the season to be jolly… isn’t that what they say? Holidays are one of the most stressful times of the year. There are plenty of demands and expectations put upon us that can be anxiety producing. Family and friends want the celebrations…
what is empathy

What is Empathy? And How To Practice It!

Have you ever found yourself talking to a friend, family member, or partner about something and feel that they "just don't get it!"?  This is a normal frustration that arises when you don’t get the empathy you desire. Empathy is the ability…

How to be Assertive & Stand Up For Yourself!

Are you worried that you’re turning into a “doormat?” Are you tired of feeling powerless and passive? Many people take a more avoidant approach in their relationships for fear that assertiveness may compromise their interpersonal relationships.…
Communicate During Conflict
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How to Communicate During Conflict: 3 Simple Steps

Everyone has had the experience of not knowing what to say (or how to listen!) during conflict.  Whether it’s with a family member or friend, spouse or significant other, boss or colleague, we’ve all struggled to communicate something amidst…