Thoughts From The Edge

The Beautiful Gift of Touch

Posted on Jul 22, 2013

Looking at the calendar to do some planning is always bittersweet for me. My partner travels regularly for work and so we often spend time apart. So when I am trying to look ahead to schedule clients, plan childcare for work and arrange our social time I always see the next time my partner will be away. Fortunately, he is passionate about his profession. Unfortunately, that doesn’t make it any easier to be apart. Some Jetsons-like modern conveniences such as FaceTime, texting and Skype have made his time away much more tolerable for me. I’m able to see him while I talk to him (as are our kiddos) as well as text him little snippets while he is away so when he returns...

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Laughter in the Bedroom: Creating an “Us” Experience

Posted on Jun 19, 2013

This weekend I enjoyed the chance to introduce what I do professionally to some friends I haven’t seen in awhile. As we all were catching up about what keeps us busy these days my answer of “couple’s coaching” elicited the question, “You mean you talk about sex with people?” My answer? Not always, but pretty regularly, sex is a focus. That touched off the usual curious response including questions like what are the typical concerns of clients and the many ways of asking: “What is normal?” One thing did strike me as particularly interesting as we bobbed and weaved through the many different conversation tangents. As we were discussing my recommendations to...

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Voice your bliss!

Posted on Apr 15, 2013

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Own your power!

Posted on Mar 31, 2013

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One Billion Rising: A Boy Mama’s Personal Reflection

Posted on Feb 19, 2013

As I considered this Valentine’s Day’s events in support of One Billion Rising, I found myself uncharacteristically uninspired to participate. I support the effort. In fact, I am deeply passionate in every cell of my body about women’s equality and freedom from violence of every kind. I was troubled by my lack of interest in protesting or dancing or yelling and being seen as part of this movement. Despite not physically participating, I was reading accounts of so many inspired events and listening to the words of women who had survived unspeakable experiences…unspeakable for us, perhaps, but not for them, those brave souls. I was moved and reflective. But, upon...

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The Grandness of Subtle Gestures

Posted on Feb 12, 2013

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I’ve been observing and asking around about how people pamper their partners. People are tickled to share how they intend to focus their affections on their lovers. I love to listen and always am entertained by the answers: expansive boxes of chocolate, a double dozen of roses, the candlelit dinner at the swank restaurant, even diamond earrings! So far most of my friends haven’t surprised me with their gestures. They’re pretty predictable albeit lovely and indulgent treats. I think any gesture of love is a beautiful gesture, so kudos to any lover who takes the time to gather up the gifty booty. I will admit, however, that it’s...

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