Touching

There’s no app for this: Babies need touch for survival. All that holding, snuggling, and patting is necessary for life itself. Not only infants need physical affection; adults need it too. Unlike babies we can survive without touching, but none of us truly can thrive without touching. You might be surprised by how many [...]

Not Picture Perfect

For many reasons we’ve decided to use our own photos on our website, online courses, and throughout our work. Because we’re not professional photographers, you’ll notice without doubt our pictures aren’t perfect—but neither are we. Our lives aren’t perfect, our relationships aren’t perfect (like the baby marmots in the picture who seem to be [...]

Respecting Boundaries

Healthy relationships begin with safe and appropriate boundaries based on roles and established expectations. Like dividing lines on a two-way road, relationship boundaries help us build trust by defining limits and establishing norms that benefit all involved. We feel safe driving because dividing lines keep each driver on the right side of the road, [...]

Crossing the Bridge

The magic of true intimacy is the reward for having the courage to accept and love your partner as a separate person. Acknowledging the otherness of the other is a prerequisite for connection. Anything short of this will not bring the joy we all long for. So how do you begin to enter your [...]