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A Mother’s Day Message for Men

She’s the mother of your children, whether they’re still in diapers or already driving themselves to work. She might even be a grandmother. She’s your wife and your partner in the day-to-day management of your life, your family, your home, and maybe your business. Mother’s Day is an opportunity to honor all of that, and more. Bring on the flowers and gifts and whatever is your family tradition around this holiday....

Conversations With Your Spouse!

There’s a popular cliché about being able to recognize married couples at a restaurant – they’re the ones not talking to each other! Two people sitting quietly, each preoccupied with their own thoughts. Well, you might say, of course spouses speak, and they do so frequently. How else could we handle the myriad tasks of living together? Yet many of us yearn for something more intimate than the logistical dialogs required to organize family outings, deal with illnesses, take the car to the repair shop or pick up a child after school....

TANTRA: A Transformational Practice for Couples

In the book, Yoga and the Quest for the True Self, psychotherapist Stephen Cope discusses our need for transformational environments, cocoons such as schools or ashrams that allow us to mature our rebirthing into wholeness. He outlines eight specific qualities that one should look for in an authentic transformational space....

The Ark of Love

Thousands of years ago, Noah may have built an ark that allowed couples - of all stripes - to survive the destruction of the world. Today, we can still turn toward relationship as a refuge from the ongoing stress of daily tumult....

Valentine’s Day & Sexual Wellness

Valentine’s Day isn’t about sex – or is it? Romance and sexual intimacy typically go hand-in-hand, so this is a good time to take a look at sexual wellness. Like good health in general, sexual wellness is about much more than just the absence of illness. Good health in general, and sexual wellness in particular, describes a vibrant state of well being on all levels – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Sexual wellness encompasses diverse issues as prevention of infection, healthy functionality, and the psychological impact of sexuality in your life. ...