February 19, 2019
Eight dates for a lifetime of love.

Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love . . . Date #1

With bellies miserably full of Thai Beef and Noodles, he washed and I dried.  Alexa was playing Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran in the background.  When your legs don’t work like they used to beforeAnd I can’t sweep you off of your feetWill your mouth still remember the taste of my loveWill […]
February 13, 2019
Couple kissing, pucker up.

Pucker Up . . . It’s Kiss Day

Who knew?  The day before Valentine’s Day is now known as Kiss Day.  That’s the prefect prelude to love and romance. Kissing, that wonderful, sloppy, sensual act is the gateway to a great love life.  Remember the scene from The Notebook, where Ryan Gosling and Rachel Adams were mugging down in the pouring […]
December 11, 2018
Christmas

Holiday Traditions Create Shared Meaning

Families are gearing up to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza and the many other winter holidays that are upon us.  While this can be a stressful time, it can also be a joyous time of family connection. How each family celebrates is unique. The other day I was culling out photos from […]
November 1, 2018
How to Sail Through Certification in Gottman Method Couples Therapy

How to Sail Through Certification in Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Reposting a blog I wrote that appeared on The Gottman Relationship Blog In October 2012, my business partner Alysha Roll and I travelled to Seattle for Level 3 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. We were so excited to learn from the Gottmans in person and the experience did not […]
November 1, 2018
Intimate Partner Violence and the #MeToo Movement

Intimate Partner Violence and the #MeToo Movement

Reposting a blog I wrote that appeared on The Gottman Relationship Blog  Trigger warning: This article discusses sexual assault and violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Over the years, the term domestic violence has been broadened to the more accurate term, intimate partner violence, acknowledging that abuse can occur […]
February 14, 2018
Love on the Rocks? How to Handle Valentine’s Day

Love on the Rocks? How to Handle Valentine’s Day

There’s no avoiding it . . . heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, a sea of red and pink greeting cards, ads for diamond jewelry and tents of roses are assaulting us at every turn. To those newly in love, Valentine’s Day is a day full of sweetness and romance.  For long-term, stable couples it’s usually a […]