Communication

Two nights ago, my family and I ate dinner together at our dining room table. Out of the blue, my 4yo son said to his 6 yo older brother, “Sebastian, I love you". Sebastian responded, “Thanks Ev, that's nice to hear, I feel good when you say...

Do you remember George and Karen*? Always fighting to win the battle between them? Their quest for victory left no room for compassionate dialogue. I am not anti-conflict. In fact, I see conflict as an important and healthy component in relationship when used constructively.Conflict serves...

When couples come into my office, they are stuck and in conflict. Some are clearly fighting to win the battle. They painfully cycle through patterns of blame, resentment and righteousness.George and Karen* came to see me for “communication problems”. In session, their conversations played out...

Sometimes you do not realize the heaviness of your own life. Stress, sorrow and grief can be fully present yet not in your focus or awareness.Last week, I experienced both joy and sorrow. On Sunday mornings, my family and I attend spiritual services at our...

Here is where I deviate away from the book, A Tired Woman’s Guide to Passionate Sex that has guided our 5 part series.  Author Laurie Mintz, Ph.D. cites one example where a couple rates their sexual experience on a scale of 1-10 after each sexual...

Now that you’ve learned how to talk about sex before it starts happening, how do you do it while sex is happening? Based on a book by Laurie Mintz, Ph.D., titled A Tired Woman’s Guide to Passionate Sex.  she breaks this down into five key areas.In-The-Midst...

Part 2 of this series continues helps you address a common concern: "How do I talk about sex?" Laurie Mintz, Ph.D. offers 5 types of sex talk in her book, A Tired Woman’s Guide to Passionate Sex. So far, we've covered Kitchen Table Sex Talk for sexual problem...

In his reflection titled Of What Are You Afraid, William Martin, author of The Couple’s Tao Te Ching , writes, “All that is negative and injurious to your relationship is born of fear. Fear births jealousy, fuels anger, and prompts harsh words. The most difficult times...

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