Boundaries Mirror our Internal Compass

Boundaries Mirror our Internal Compass

“Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others.” – Brené Brown Having healthy boundaries AND knowing when and how to exercise them is a hot topic for everyone. It’s no wonder: The pandemic has magnified the dysfunction and resentment that can result from having poor boundaries or…

The Misconception of Love Addiction

The Misconception of Love Addiction

I am not a huge fan of the term “love addiction,” because it implies that it is wrong to love, which is far from true. It’s the same way that the term “sex addiction” implies that sex is wrong. Both terms fail to capture the essence of the issues.   At the root of love addiction…

Sexual Health, Sexual Issues, and Shame

How Shame Impacts Sexual Health

“Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change.” – Brene Brown Our sexuality is a natural part of our humanity.  This is a sex positive article. According to Michael Vigorito, a sex therapist and author of the book Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior – Rethinking Sex Addiction, it’s…

How Tightly Are You Holding onto Things?

How Tightly Are You Holding Onto Things?

What do I mean by things? Yes, I’m being intentionally vague because holding onto things can be our thoughts, a belief, mantra, patterns and so on. Sometimes we hold on to something so tightly, and we don’t even realize that we’re doing it. Just because you may distract, ignore, compartmentalize or dismiss something doesn’t necessarily…