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July Position of the Month: Side 69 From Our Sex Therapist

or July’s highlighted position of the month, I thought I would share a simple position that is great for partners who are tired, but still desire to sexually engage with one another.  This is a great option for those who have been busy all week with the fourth of July and have no plans of slowing down yet!

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50 Ideas for Valentine’s Day

          With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I wanted to offer you all some thoughts for how to share the day with your partner (if the two of you celebrate the holiday)! 

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Rainy Days- Weekend Vibes

Rainy days giving you the blues?  Wondering what you can do to have fun within your home, get some energy out and feel rested afterwards?  No worries, rainy days do not need to mean that your mood and energy levels inside must mirror what is happening outside.  There is a variety of activities you can do as a couple, individually and as a family.

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Utilizing I Feel Statements

Ever had an argument or conversation with a significant other where you walked away thinking, “That conversation did not start or end like I anticipated!”  I think most people can relate to this experience.  One of the most helpful things that I have found for couple is to start the conversation in a better, less defensive way so that the conversation continues to be more open and non-judgmental.  Dr. John Gottman has perfected the method for couples to begin a conversation in a non-defensive manner called softened start-ups.

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November Position of The Month From Our Sex Therapist: The Wishbone

Now that Halloween has been celebrated, we are quickly approaching the holiday season.  For November’s position of the month, I thought it would be fun to share a Thanksgiving themed position, the Wishbone. 

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Heights Family Counseling Anniversary- Pause, Reflect, Celebrate, and Shift

According to LinkedIn, today marks a year that Heights Family Counseling has been open. I have a love for dates. They allow us to pause, reflect, celebrate, and shift.

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An Experiment in Gratitude

A couple months ago, I engaged in a bit of an experiment, and even since, I haven’t been able to stop talking about it. This last spring, a mentor of mine prompted a bunch of her mentees to engage in a “Day of Gratitude.”

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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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“I’m living my best life!"

I have a few horribly kept secrets. Number 1, I live my life with intention and with gratitude. I freaking love my life and can’t imagine another way to live it. Number 2, I’m freaking exhausted. No, not the “I could have snoozed one extra time” exhausted, but the “I think I haven’t slept this past decade” exhausted. Number 3, I try to live my life with no compromises. Family life with two young kids, business, and full time doctoral student… “Why can’t I do it all” I often think… Oh wait, I guess I need to refer back to number 2. Exhaustion. That is why we can’t always do it all.

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May Position of the Month: Lotus

When thinking about what sexual position to showcase this month, I kept thinking of the old saying April showers bring May flowers.  Thus, for this month’s position I choose the flower-themed, Lotus position.  Lotus is designed to enhance intimacy and foster closeness between partners.  It is also considered a tantric sexual position and thus, it is meant to be a slow, mindful sexual experience versus a quick sexual experience. 

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How to Avoid Defensiveness

The most exciting thing for me about the therapy process is that it acknowledges the human condition of imperfection. We are all human, and by being human, it means we come with flaws. By seeking therapy, you are acknowledging this human condition, while also seeking self-compassion and self-acceptance, but also having a desire to work on one’s self.

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