A Wounded Nation

Politics, to me, look a lot like an intimate relationship–maybe it’s just the lens through which I see… (so many things!) It does stand to reason, though, that opposites “attract,” in a sense; that really, we can’t have one without the...

For the Love of Lust: Part Two

(If you missed part one of For the Love of Lust, Click Here)   We are built for bonding.  There is no doubt.  Whether we ever satisfy our innate need for deep connection is dependent on countless factors, but suffice it to say, creating meaning through our...

For the Love of Lust: Part One

Lust resides in the world of intense desire, sexual longing, yearning for intimate contact or erotic anticipation—it’s a powerful force and one that can have undeniable effects on our internal experience and our external behavior.  Time and again, lust exudes more...

Relationship Skills Training

When I was a personal trainer working with people striving toward their fitness goals, my initial focus with them was most often on form and function. Beyond those basics, I would help to motivate them to then practice their new skills daily or weekly, consistently...

Contempt–The Kiss of Death

I shared a post on Facebook today regarding infidelity and the profound impact that our response can have toward our capacity for creating healthy relationships in our futures.  And I felt that the intensity and amount of responses deserved more time than a simple...