Awareness & Personal Growth2019-10-09T18:22:21+00:00

Awareness and Personal Growth

How Does Trust Work?

Lately, I’ve been putting focused attention on Trust... what it means, how it feels to receive it from someone, from myself. We use this word all the time, usually when we are talking about betrayal, less often when we are referring to ourselves. When it comes to being in a [...]

Why Self Care is so Important for Longevity and Wellness

Why does it seem easier to take care of everything else and everyone else of yourself? We often don’t think twice about taking on that meeting, signing the kids up for another thing, or ditching the gym for a conference call. The excuses, justification, and reasons become second nature, [...]

Reflections of a Couples Therapist

Monogamy and Polyamory: Reflections of a Couples Therapist By: Raia Kogan Every week, I sit with a dozen diverse couples, each in a unique expression of intimate partnership. Every couple chooses a slightly different container, a different set of boundaries, expectations, and commitments. Every individual enters romantic relationships with [...]

HeartMath: Couples Therapy Embraces Cutting Edge Technology

Here's the bottom line: HeartMath technology reflects how the heart responds to stress. Conflict in relationship causes untold heartache and pain. According to the World Health Organization, the number one killer in the world is heart disease. It’s no great surprise to know that stress is one of the main [...]

The Gifts of Relationship

All of those relationships have prepared me for where I am now and helped me to be in a beautiful, growth-oriented and loving relationship. When a relationship ends, we can experience significant loss and grief in the absence of love, connection and companionship. Feeling the pain of being left or [...]

Why Maintaining Your Individuality Can Save Your Relationship

Not being your authentic self in relationship can occur in a variety of ways. Maintaining your individuality while in intimate romantic relationships is an important aspect of developing a healthy and sustainable relational dynamic. Most people want to be in a relationship where they feel a deep sense of [...]