Journaling through Your Trauma

As a kid, I always loved the idea of writing in a journal. So many of my favorite teeny-bopper books were written in the style of a young girl’s diary, and I figured I had an interesting enough life to warrant a written transcript of its events. Unfortunately, intention is only half the equation, and it turns out when it came to actually writing in a journal, I had absolutely zero follow-through. In my youth and immaturity, I just found it so incredibly boring and time consuming to sit down and memorialize my every thought!

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Your Gut and Your Brain are Secret BFFS

When we picture the nervous system, most of us probably imagine a little pink brain connected to a curvy white spine. And while that picture is certainly accurate, it’s not actually the whole story. What’s missing from that mental picture is the all-important enteric nervous system, the complex web of over 100 million nerve cells that line our digestive tract. In fact, among scientists within the neurobiology field, this intricate system innervating our gut is often referred to as our “second brain”.

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July Position of the Month from Our Sex Therapist

When deciding on July’s sexual position of the month, I decided to highlight a sexual position that is friendly to all couples and can provide all involved parties with their own explosion of pleasure

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Continuing to Celebrate and Support Pride!

First off, HAPPY PRIDE MONTH Y’ALL!! I hope that you all have had an amazing month of celebrating your existence (because you matter) and/or supporting those around you! June is known around the world as LGBTQIA Pride Month! 

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The Powerful Influence of Parents During the Teenage Years

I was recently playing with my young children when my 5-year old asked me how something works. I don’t remember the exact question, but I can assume it had to do with technology, building Legos, or something else my mind just doesn’t want to comprehend. I responded with a smile and a “I’m not sure, but that’s a great question.” He looked at me straight faced and said, “That’s okay, I’ll ask daddy. He knows EVERYTHING!”

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An Open Conversation about Sex

When working with couples who would like to enhance their sexual connection, I often ask about how they have an open, honest conversation about sex.  Many times I am met with silence or confusion because it seems counter-intuitive in our culture to have a conversation about sex. 

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Repair Attempts- A Predictor of Marriage Stability

On average most couples wait 6 years of feeling unhappy in the relationship before seeking help! By this time, negative conflict patterns have been established, and many couples look for the therapist to be a referee instead of a marriage therapist.

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Death and Dying Resources for Children and Parents

Studies have shown that by age 5-6 years of age children understand that death is irreversible and by ages 7-10 years of age children conceptualize death as something that happens to everyone, including oneself. It is important to remember that each individual child varies in their rate of development.

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Summer Time and Play

Despite the joys of summer, many parents express feeling stress after a few weeks. I often hear statements of, “they complain of boredom,” “how much screen time is too much,” and “is it the fall yet?” If you fall in the latter category and aren’t dancing for joy with summer, that is okay! Here are some words of wisdom to get you through the summer months.

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June position of the month from our sex therapist

With Father’s day coming up in just a few short weeks, I thought for this month’s sexual position I would highlight one that is especially pleasurable for a man.  Sexual positions, like doggy style, are typically very stimulating and pleasing to a man because it allows to have control over how much they penetrate and the ability to fully penetrate their partner. 

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Parenting Throughout Our Children's Development

“It’s hard because I know you need me less and less.” As the words left my mouth, I instinctively knew they were wrong, yet I had been holding onto them as the truth.

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Happy International Masturbation Month

For those of you who did not know, May is International Masturbation Month!  In honor of this holiday, this week’s sex-ceptional blog will provide you all with sorts of information regarding masturbation and International Masturbation Month!

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