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What does Embodied Relationship Intelligence mean?

First of all, this is not a place of arrival but is a practice to integrate into your daily life. Like mindfulness or movement practices, they are refined over years and years of intentional focus. To be embodied in relationship … Continue reading

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Healing Barriers to Intimacy: Sexual Desire Discrepancy

Healing Barriers to Intimacy: Differential Desire by Melissa Walker, MA, LPC, R-DMT Sexual Desire discrepancy is a common concern for couples. The differences come in various forms: One partner likes sex 3 times a week, the other is fine with once … Continue reading

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Healing Barriers to Intimacy Series: Shame

Healing Barriers to Intimacy Series: Shame For the next few months, I will be writing about the common barriers to intimacy and the gems that emerge from facing these barriers. When we push our edges we discover more about ourselves, … Continue reading

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Aphrodisiac of the month: Figs

A friend recently introduced me to this delicious late summer-early fall treat. You may have seen these dark beauties in little baskets in the produce section and thought, “meh, those are for cookies.” But let me tell you, these are … Continue reading

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The True Nature of Erotic Intuition

I often hear that “letting nature take over” and “getting caught up in the moment” is a sign of healthy intimacy. Many also believe that if you have to talk about sex and intimacy, you’re not doing it right. While … Continue reading

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Aphrodisiac of the month: Pomegranites

The fruit of late fall, of the Grecian mythological underworld, the food that ties Persephone to her winter husband, Hades, pomegranates are a sweet and tart antioxidant gift during the colder months. They have more antioxidants than cranberry juice and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Succulent SexCraft by Sheri Winston

While there are many books that offer some great information about improving sexual intimacy, my colleague Sheri Winston recently published a super fantastic, holistic hands-on guide to erotic play and practice: Succulent SexCraft. After 20 years as a mid-wife and … Continue reading

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Aphrodisiac of the Month: Cherries!

Apart from being simply beautiful, luscious summer cherries are packed with anti-inflammatory anthocyanins, nervous system calming melatonin, and other heart-healthy minerals. Served just as they are, washed and raw, succulent cherries are a favorite to hand-feed your lover.

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Sexy Mindfulness Tip

“The crisis of desire is often a crisis of the imagination.” Esther Perel Every summer, my partner and I layer on our renaissance finery and journey to the Colorado Renaissance Festival in Larkspur. While we take several adventures throughout the … Continue reading

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Aphrodisiac of May: Stawberries!

Aphrodisiac of the May: Strawberries! Our sun is warming the soil and our skin and the time is ripe for strawberries. Eating a strawberry is like kissing the earth – sweet, tangy, and full of life! I recommend a sensual … Continue reading

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