Therapy, Writing, Archives

Marriage: It’s Hard, but It Doesn’t Have to Be

Marriage: It’s Hard, But it Doesn’t Have to Be As a therapist I always question my clients about how they know certain things. How do you know it has to be that way? How do you know you can’t do X, Y, or Z? How do you know? How? Why?  You get the idea. One of… Read More Marriage: It’s Hard, but It Doesn’t Have to Be

Therapy, Writing, Archives

Beauty Norms

Beauty Norms Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but we know there are strong social ties to who and what is considered beautiful. As a therapist, it is my belief that we are all suffering from some type of body dysmorphia. With the media idolizing the likes of @kimkardashian or any of her… Read More Beauty Norms

Sex, Archives

What’s Wrong With Porn?

What’s Wrong with Porn? Yesterday I decided to try something for the first time, no I am lying to you, I’ve tried it many times before: I went to watch porn. Not just for my viewing pleasure, but because I was actually interested in watching.  Everyone watches porn. No, stop, you know you do. Porn… Read More What’s Wrong With Porn?

Therapy, Sex, Relationships

Self Love: A Moving Target Worth Hitting

Self love is a moving target. It’s the best gift we can give ourselves, but what happens when we’re running on empty? This week I’m opening up about a low moment in my life where I lost all sense of self and forgot to love myself. Samantha Heuwagen is a sex therapist, author, and activist… Read More Self Love: A Moving Target Worth Hitting

Therapy, Relationships, Feminism

How to Create Change in Our Political Climate (USA)

Looks like things are heating up in the political world, but what can we do about it?… Read More How to Create Change in Our Political Climate (USA)

Therapy, Relationships, Archives

Strength in Tears: Dawn Among the Stars and Breaking Stereotyes

Repeat this with me: TEARS DO NOT ASK PERMISSION. I’ve worked with some amazing therapists and community members throughout my career, but recently I worked with an editor that threw me for a loop. She told me, flat out, that men do not cry and that my characters could not be strong if they cried… Read More Strength in Tears: Dawn Among the Stars and Breaking Stereotyes