Couples and Premarital: Shelter, Harbor . . .

. . . cover, defend, guard, protect, screen, shield, ward . . These are synonyms for shelter. But what if you feel stuck in the house with your partner and your unresolved issues? Sheltering These are indeed strange times. We have been ordered to Shelter in Place. This can be an opportunity for your relationship.[…]

Supporting your Beloved Partner in Corona Virus Times

It’s possible you each have different thoughts and feelings about the Corona virus and the safety of your family and each other. Maybe you’re on the same page about it. Here’s how to support your beloved. What’s most important is to talk about it with an open mind and curiosity. This allows room for thoughts,[…]

Top 6 Reasons to do Online (Video) or Phone Therapy

Top 6 Reasons to do Online Therapy 1. Concerns about Coronavirus or other health reasons; have your sessions as a couple or individual from your home or office. 2. Responsibilities at home that make it difficult to travel to an appointment. 3. Embarrassment about seeking help or anxiety about face-to-face appointments. 4. Traffic, or you’re[…]

You Can Help: Scents and Migraines

Most people have no idea that scents such as perfume, cologne, essential oils, after shave, deodorant, scented detergents and dryer products, household cleaners, gift baskets, candles, sachets, etc. are triggers for many people that have migraines. It’s called osmophobia. For a brief research overview on this, see Odorant substances that trigger headaches in migraine patients on[…]

Premarital and Couples: Road Trips and Getaways

Premarital and Couples: Road Trips and Getaways I was recently sent research indicating that a weekend away is the number one romantic gift that both men and women want. David Skernick is a photographer (this Shasta shot is one of his) with two new books out: “Back Roads of Northern California” and “Back Roads of[…]

Premarital: Women Over 50 Do Get Married

Wedding Bells After Fifty by Autumn Marie is a read I recommend. There’s a myth that women over 50 won’t get married, and this book is out to dispel that. Ten stories plus the author’s are presented. The women are from all walks of life, many ethnicities and backgrounds. The overwhelming theme of the book[…]