Monogamy has changed in the 21st Century and couples need to define what monogamy means for them. If you've been following the news lately, you've likely heard the story that the website Ashley Madison was recently hacked. Ashley Madison is a website where people go when they want to have an affair or to organise a secret liaison. Their slogan is … [Read more...] about The New Monogamy: How To Redefine Your Relationship After Infidelity
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LGBTI people are less happy and have poorer health than the rest of the Australian population. I was recently interviewed on 702 ABC Radio about a new survey that has shown some interesting data on the health and happiness of people.17,000 Australian people were surveyed and the results have shown that Australians living in the bush, and those … [Read more...] about People Living in the Bush are Australia’s Happiest: Study
I recently returned from beautiful Byron Bay where I attended a week-long silent retreat at the gorgeous Sangsurya Retreat Centre, hosted by Subhana Barzaghi and Carol Perry.My first retreat was two years ago at the same retreat centre with Subhana and was a wonderful introduction to retreat life. I also interviewed Subhana for The Australia … [Read more...] about How a Silent Retreat Helps You Deepen Your Relationship With Yourself
A TED Talk by Sex Therapist Esther Perel I have been a huge fan of Esther Perel ever since her groundbreaking book published in 2007 called Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence.She wowed audiences with her 2013 TEDSalon talk in New York called The Secret to Desire in a Long-Term Relationship, so it's no surprise she was invited … [Read more...] about Rethinking Infidelity…A Talk For Anyone Who Has Ever Loved
Have you heard of the website Meetup.com? I love the whole philosophy behind Meetup and their website has taken the world by storm.On their website they describe themselves like this: Meetup is the world's largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up … [Read more...] about If You’re Single, Here Are 5 Reasons You Need to Try Meetup.com
Get your relationship off to a strong start in the new year! As we all turn towards the start of a new year and think about resolutions, why not have resolutions for your relationship?Here are 10 relationship resolutions for the new year, inspired by relationship therapist Stan Tatkin’s relationship essentials.Write these down or print … [Read more...] about 10 Rip-Roaring Relationship Resolutions for 2015
“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of … [Read more...] about Is This Your Love Story?
Yoga can transform your body, mind, spirit, and relationships. I first started practicing Iyenga Yoga 20 years ago when I had an overuse injury from performing as a musician. I needed to find a way to help repair and strengthen my shoulder and I had heard great things about the benefits of yoga. This was long before I was a relationship … [Read more...] about 5 Surprising Ways Yoga Benefits Your Relationships
I wrote an article for the hugely popular blog MindBodyGreen about the things that happy couples do every day that makes their love and relationship grow stronger.Within 24 hours the post had gone viral and was shared over 7000 times and has now surpassed over 25,000 shares!I have had some wonderful feedback on Twitter and Facebook that … [Read more...] about Happy Couples Do These 10 Things Every Day
We all know the story. One day, we’ll hopefully meet someone who is just exactly right for us. Our soul mates, our life partners. Our be all and end all, in other words. Such a person will intuitively understand us, and being with them will have a sort of natural ease to it. Romantic, isn’t it? Well, not so much.Here are three reasons I think … [Read more...] about The Myth of “The One”: Does Your Soulmate Really Exist?