Category: Relationships

The Celebration of The Strong Silent Woman Never Benefited Women

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Women have always been the cornerstone and anchor in my life.

They have always been the ones to leave the greatest imprint on me, shaping me into the woman I am today.

As a little girl, I'd watch the women in my family as they stayed busy meeting their endless list of responsibilities and care-taking.

I'd watch my mother, aunts, and my Huelita {grandmother} rush from space to space, minute by minute, day by day to finish the work of the day--work that centered around the children, the grandchildren, and a lot of adults, especially, the men.

As a teenager, I remember studying my Huelita.

I watched how she navigated through her day.

It started early in the morning before the crack of dawn--something was going to be swept, be it the inside of the house or the outside. 

I could hear the swoosh, swoosh, swoosh of the b ...

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Posted in:

  • Motherhood
  • Relationships
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Love
  • Women

Tags:

  • boundaries
  • family of origin
  • relationships
  • self-care
  • womens issues

I Know You Know How To Give But Do You Know How To Receive

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{Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash}

We all know the importance of giving in relationships, right?

We give love, support, affection, attention--hopefully, and we do it in the name of Love.

Awh...LOVE.

And some of us are natural-born givers.

We take a lot of delight in giving of ourselves, our time, our resources.

It feels good to give.

But what I've found too often with these notoriously generous givers (self-identified, recovering over-gi ...

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Posted in:

  • Relationships
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Love
  • Women

Tags:

  • connection
  • couples therapy
  • marriage therapy
  • relationships

You Can Have Sex Or You Can Have a Pleasure-Filled Sexual Experience

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As a therapist who helps people address problems affecting their relationships & sex lives, one of the most common issues I see is people focusing more on the act of sex versus the experience of being sexual.

What’s the difference?

A LOT.

Most people have a very limited vision of sex that is made up of some form of penetration topped off with an orgasm and maybe some foreplay somewhere in there…maybe.  

If there’s enough time & energy, right?

Now before you get upset with me, I’m not suggesting that either has to be off the sexy time menu.

Not at all.

What I am suggesting is that you expand your definition to include more pleasure-filled experiences.

Does that mean swinging from the chandeliers?< ...

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Posted in:

  • Couples
  • Pleasure
  • Relationships
  • Sex Education
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Pain
  • Sexuality

Tags:

  • couples therapy
  • female sexual pain
  • houston therapy
  • marriage counseling
  • marriage therapy
  • passion
  • relationships
  • sexless marriage
  • sexual health
  • sexual intimacy
  • vaginismus
  • vulvodynia
  • women's sexual health

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