Marriage / Relationships

Trust:  A Critical Component of Sexual Intimacy in Committed Relationships

Trust: A Critical Component of Sexual Intimacy in Committed Relationships

Richard Nicastro, PhD, examines how the sexual intimacy stakes rise when you fall in love.  He highlights the conditions that either encourage or discourage trust in a committed relationship. When love becomes part of the relationship landscape, when the other… Read more »

How to Sabotage Your Relationship by Not Owning Your Stuff

How to Sabotage Your Relationships by Not Owning Your Stuff

If you’re wondering why your relationships often go awry or seem more difficult than they should be, perhaps it’s time to consider your role in this.  Ouch, “I have a role?”  Yes, you just might.  And some of it might… Read more »

Relationship Reconnection and the Benefit of the Doubt

Relationship Reconnection and the Benefit of the Doubt

You feel distance in your relationship.  You aren’t communicating well or much at all.  You’re passing ships in the night. What does it take to bridge a gap that’s developed between you and your partner?  It really depends on the… Read more »

Emotional Health

Your Inner Kid:  Fun Ways to Practice Playful Mindfulness this Summer

Your Inner Kid: Fun Ways to Practice Playful Mindfulness this Summer

Most kids have it down when it comes to being in the moment.  They live for the now and get fully absorbed in their activities.  Without the burden of responsibilities they master the art of play, wonderment and mindful attention…. Read more »

Feel Whole

Feel Whole

Rick Hanson, PhD encourages us to be open to all of our experiences rather than be derailed by the parts that can get in the way. He offers a practice in how to “widen the spotlight” to feel more whole,… Read more »

How to Get Your Fear to Back Off

How to Get Your Fear to Back Off

Amy Eden Jollymore, an adult child of alcoholics and long time writer on the subject, dives into ways to get unstuck from fear.  She believes if you start with the small stuff, you will develop the courage to tackle bigger… Read more »

Therapy

Educational Tools for Growth

Therapists, Counselors, Psychologists: Submit Your Products to The Toolbox Store

Are you a helping professional in the field of emotional and/or relationship health?  Have you created a web-based or digital product (ebook, audio program, webinar, smartphone app, etc) that can benefit those seeking further emotional and/or relationship health growth? Could… Read more »

Marriage Counseling is not What You Might Think

Marriage Counseling is Not What You Might Think

If you think marriage counseling is only for couples who are at the end of their ropes, you might be missing a number of opportunities to improve your marriage in ways that might actually help you avoid getting to “the… Read more »

Be Your Own Therapist:  3 Questions to Ask Yourself

Be Your Own Therapist: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself

Something is off.  Happiness and peace are alluding you.  Perhaps your relationships are disastrous or you generally feel blocked in some way. Most of us can relate to the experience of being off track.  It could be an unexplainable blip… Read more »

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