Creating Emotional Intimacy in Marriage

Because I believe so strongly in the mind-body connection and the importance of physical and emotional health, I had to center a marriage episode around the topic of intimacy. I invited the best person I know to come on the podcast and speak on this – my husband, Richard!

Richard Kerry is a Licensed Professional Counselor and specializes in marriage and premarital counseling. In this episode, we get real about our marriage, share when to know counseling is needed, and how to be vulnerable in a relationship while doing conflict well.

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Handling Grief Over the Holidays

December is never an easy month for me. Even in the years I decide to get a head start on my “seasonal lows,” I often end up getting hit by an intense overwhelm at some point during the month. This year, thanks to the added Covid-related stress, it feels like my winter blues got a superboost.

That’s why I was so grateful to get to speak to Licensed Professional Counselor Michael Sweeney on the latest episode of my podcast. Not gonna lie – it felt like free therapy. I realized that these intense feelings I am experiencing right now, on a more intense level than usual, are related to grief. Grief isn’t just losing a person – it can be any kind of loss.

There are many misconceptions to grief. I didn’t realize that my distractibility and lack of focus can also be signs that my nervous system is struggling to process grief while also stay here in the present. I don’t often find myself at a loss for words, but in this episode I definitely was. We cover why holiday grief is so common, how grief doesn’t always take the form we expect, how we need to stop comparing our grief, and ways we can process and manage our grief that is helpful to us!

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Learn more about Michael and his practice here.