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Opening Up

Exploring Therapy for the First Time

Robert Kingett | Posted 09.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert Kingett

Some names have been changed to protect privacy. I am sitting in a social workers office without any inkling of what I am in for. I know why I am her...

Outsourcing Honestly: How Opening Up a Relationship Can Make it Stronger

Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A. | Posted 09.08.2015 | Weddings
Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A.

The belief that a lifetime of monogamy is the only way sets people up for a lot of pain and failure, as even most monogamous folks (a few unicorns aside) will generally have more than one partner in their lifetime.

The One Quality We Often Mistake For Weakness Can Actually Make You Stronger

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.25.2013 | Healthy Living

We tend to equate vulnerability with weakness, but according to author and researcher Brene Brown, who has made a career out of researching shame and ...

Opening Up

Daniel Leighton | Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts
Daniel Leighton

Art has provided me with the tools to transform that pain and anguish into beauty and healing. Line and color provide a conduit through which I can reach into the deepest part of myself and share the treasures that lie within.

Are You Strong Enough to Be Vulnerable?

Susanna Bair | Posted 06.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Susanna Bair

Here are five levels of vulnerability from the simple to the profound, to trace the progression and recognize the wondrous benefits of each level.

Let's Get Vulnerable, Baby!

Dougall Fraser | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dougall Fraser

In always amazes me how often we are afraid to be vulnerable. I am guilty of this as well; expressing my own personal truths on national television brought up the fear that I might be judged or misunderstood. But every night I am so proud of our callers' honesty.

How Are You Feeling, Really?

Ora Nadrich | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

A good way to relieve your pain is by sharing it, and by doing that, you're acknowledging that you are feeling discomfort in your heart or soul. It takes courage to reveal how we're really feeling when we're not feeling so good.

The 50 Shades Solution

Petra Zebroff | Posted 11.28.2012 | Women
Petra Zebroff

At times Ana is not sure how she feels about Christian or the relationship, but what she does know is that getting so much focused attention from a hot, rich man turns her on. And apparently reading about it turns on the reader as well.

You Can Let Your Guard Down

Noah Kass | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

There are real risks in trusting another enough to let your guard down, to let them see all facets of you and perhaps to even let them take care of you. The key is to not let fear stop your progress or halt you from taking action.

What About Love? Open Marriage Can Be About Sex And Love

Jenny Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenny Block

If a couple sets the rules of an open relationship, follows them, and is honest about whether or not those rules are working for them, they can have a reasonable expectation of success.

Portrait Of An Open Marriage, Take Two: Yes, I Have A Husband And A Girlfriend

Jenny Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenny Block

I met Jemma at an art gallery. She had told me she was straight. But after about six months of spending time together, we went away on a weekend trip. It was on that trip that she asked me to kiss her...