What is an Intimacy Makeover?

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When you think about your past relationships, (or your current relationship if you’re frustrated with the quality of your intimacy), do you find yourself ruminating on what your partner should do, or should’ve done differently?  If only they’d been ________, or if only they would’ve done ______, then it would’ve “worked out.” Perhaps there’s even been a pattern of behavior … Read More

Valentine’s Day…Fake News?

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I love flowers. I frequently buy them for myself, and often give them as gifts. But not on Valentine’s Day. I mean, what a phenomenal rip-off on a fake Hallmark holiday, right? One Valentine’s Day I did submit to buying roses for a girlfriend (she had sent me an email link, a not so subtle hint that she wanted roses … Read More

Harvard study discovers the #1 key to a fulfilling life

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I was recently listening to a TED talk about a 75-year study by the Harvard psychology department, exploring the question of what brings the greatest happiness and satisfaction over a lifetime.  The study followed a group of undergraduate men, as well as a group of Boston area men who didn’t attend college. At the start of the study in the … Read More

Commitment or Surrender?

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A couple of weeks ago, I committed to delivering a few paragraphs of copy to my assistant for my newsletter, and two whole weeks went by without me writing a word. I didn’t have any good reasons, and not even any mediocre excuses.  I had the time.  I just didn’t do it. Why not? Now, as I often tell my … Read More

A Failed Marriage?

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The autumn days are getting shorter, but miraculously, here in Santa Cruz, the Indian Summer temperatures are actually warmer than during summertime, and I’ve been so enjoying swimming in the ocean a few more times before the water gets too cold. Maybe because the school year starts in the fall, to me, now feels like the time of new beginnings.  … Read More