Neuroscience Hacks: The Healing Power of Pleasure
Much of our understanding of what enables us to experience pleasure counterintuitively comes from the more abundant research into pain.
When we investigate the brain correlates of pleasure more closely, we discover that the pathways for pleasure and pain are closely intertwined.
When we avoid pain, we are also learning to avoid pleasure. We shut down emotionally as well as physically.
Neuroscience Hacks for Enhancing Happiness: Harnessing your attention on new ways to be for the new year.
Most people make resolutions about what they should do to be happy. But research shows that harnessing one’s attention on radical acceptance of what is and focusing on how you get to be in the new year will increase your ability to enjoy life. Want to make New Year’s…
How to Talk About Sex With Your Partner: Steps for Creating and Nurturing Your Sexual Potential
Before we discuss how to talk about sex with your partner, let’s highlight why it is so critically important. As a sex therapist and researcher, I can easily say that the number one reason people end up seeking sex therapy is not the loss of desire, differences in…
Lost Your Sex Drive? Not Sexually Satisfied? (Here’s what you need to know about core emotions)
Here’s what you (and your partner) need to know about the core emotions
The Heartbreak of the Roe v. Wade Reversal A Personal Perspective: Three ways to actively cope and feel empowered.
In the few months since the supreme court overturned Roe v. Wade, we have been dealing with waves of distress emanating from all directions. In addition to my upset (which is considerable, motivating me to pen this post as an attempt to actively cope), my clients,…
What is Female Orgasm Disorder? Tools and tips for managing challenges to experiencing the big “O”
Female Orgasm Disorder—or problems experiencing orgasm–is one of the most urgent and common concerns for which clients seek my services. It is the second most frequently reported sexual problem (with lack of sexual desire being number one) and is typically expressed…