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Intimacy

Relationships: You Can Rediscover Love and Intimacy!

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Rather than take emotional responsibility for her own well being, Wendy was making Terence and her children emotionally responsible for her. She was abandoning herself, just as her parents had abandoned her, and was expecting Terence to give her what she never received from her parents.

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper: Can Work Marriages Work?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 03.26.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

Many friendships between men and women are punctuated by attraction which is never acted on, but keeps the relationship exciting and alive. In the end, though, it isn't just about that energy and flirtation, it is more about knowing each other well and having each other's backs.

Fear of Intimacy: The Real Reason Johnny Cash Went to "Jackson"

Margaret Hession | Posted 03.24.2015 | Divorce
Margaret Hession

Love is hard to find. And intimacy, often a subconscious feeling of closeness, is scary.

6 Secrets to Emotional Intimacy

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

The magic of intimacy is that it can be of the soul. To be intimate simply means to be empathetically in tune with your partner, feeling their fears, desires, wishes, and needs as if they were your own.

Are You Giving Up On Love?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

So be free in flaunting your romantic feelings. Connect with them on a daily basis. No matter what our inner critic tells us, there is nothing foolish about allowing ourselves to be lovesick. There may be more to lose, but there is also much more to live for.

Survey Says? The Real Scoop On Sexless Marriage

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 03.18.2015 | Women
Abby Rodman, LICSW

If you've been wondering about your own sexless marriage, you're obviously not alone. And the message from this survey is crystal clear: Expend energy making your spouse feel desirable. Initiate sex. Take pride in your physical appearance. Get some professional guidance.

Stop the Snore to Improve Intimacy

B. Gail Demko, DMD | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
B. Gail Demko, DMD

Americans who snore frequently may find romantic nights interrupted and relationships at risk. The survey also revealed that 40 percent of women claim snoring in the opposite sex is a turn-off, and nearly one in 10 Americans went so far as to admit that snoring has hurt at least one of their romantic relationships.

What Wedding Vows and Other Commitments Get Wrong

Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks

When you are not emotionally transparent, it creates a negative domino effect. You build up resentment and start acting differently towards your partner, which in turn creates distance in your relationship.

Displaced, Replaced, Erased -- The Anguishing Heartbreaks of Rejection

Randi Gunther | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Randi Gunther

Heroic authenticity early in a relationship and the willingness to continually challenge and rebuild your altar place are the two building blocks that will make that possible.

Does Humor Build or Destroy Intimacy?

Katherine Preston | Posted 03.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Katherine Preston

Expanding on the work of Voltaire, Immanuel Kant wrote in his Critique of Judgment that there are three things that humans can use to counter balance ...

Cameron Diaz: Is Sex the Answer?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 03.06.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

Sex not only promotes intimacy between partners and strengthens their bond on a physical level, but it can also boost self-confidence and increases happiness thanks to the many endorphins released at climax. And remember, it feels great too!

My Husband And I Had Sex Five Times In 12 Years

Heather Gillis-Harris | Posted 02.27.2015 | Divorce
Heather Gillis-Harris

Remaining in a sexless marriage? For me, it was by far the loneliest place I have ever lived.

The Quickest, Smartest Way to Bring More Love into Your Life

Ken Page | Posted 02.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ken Page

Practice this micro-meditation as many times as you wish, and just watch as your reservoir of love deepens and widens, day after day. The chances are great that it will, and that your life will become richer and more enjoyable, and you'll start meeting new people who also love you for who you are.

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson: A Question of Character?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 02.19.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

If you're skeptical about the movie being true to the book, and the actors doing justice with their interpretation of the characters, the best thing you can do is remain as open-minded as possible. Otherwise, you run the risk of shortchanging yourself as well as the leads in the film.

What's Pain Got To Do With It?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 02.20.2015 | Women
Lorraine Devon Wilke

What are we doing to ourselves? When did the act of warm, caramelly, intimate sex become considered so vanilla, so mundane and outdated, that we're pushed to push the odd items into our orifices, with abandon and to our own bodily harm, just to achieve the sensation of pleasure?

Tired of Being Tired? Stop Your Energy Drains

Randi Gunther | Posted 02.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Randi Gunther

Many people unnecessarily lose energy in ways they are not aware of that are actually changeable, even if you can't currently get off your treadmill. If you can stop that depletion, you can find the strength to change your situation.

Do You and Your Partner Fight Over Money?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Relationship conflicts over money get resolved when both people move out of control or resistance and into caring about themselves and each other. Partnerships based on caring and compassion support intimacy and joy, even when money is limited.

What Is Love?

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 02.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

We may not be able to accurately qualify it with words but that doesn't matter. What is important is that we remain open vessels, receptive to its infinite supply. Even more important, we must share the abundance that resides within.

3 Reasons Why Lying Doesn't Work in Relationships

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

I read an article over the weekend in which the author encouraged us to lie, especially to our loved ones. I had to re-read his words because I could ...

How to Not Feel Let Down This Valentine's Day

Lisa Firestone | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Whether it's an enjoyable excuse to go out, an anticipated opportunity to do something over the top or really, truly just another day, Valentine's Day should be what each of us makes of it and nothing more.

How Your Inner Critic Ruins Valentine's Day

Lisa Firestone | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

It can use occasions like Valentine's Day to heighten your insecurity and to cause you to doubt or question yourself, your partner and your relationship.

Sex Not Food

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Sex, not food? What, I'm sure you're wondering, is Maria going to be talking about now? Allow me to explain. I love food. I am a food blogger, amon...

If You Want to Fall in Love (Again, With the Same Person), Ask These Questions

Tamar Chansky | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

You may, if you've been together for a while, feel like you are getting into the small chairs of elementary school when you're all grown up, asking such fundamental questions about people you know so well.

Vital Tools to Increase Intimacy During Conflict

Ornish Living | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Ornish Living

Learning how to communicate with dignity will help us to give and receive, share and listen, and ultimately create a bridge to one another across the white water rapids of our perceived differences.

Understanding and Overcoming Our Guilt, Shame and Anxiety

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Why do we human beings suffer so much from the demoralizing emotions of guilt, shame and anxiety? Over many centuries, answers have varied from our bi...