Healthy Sexuality

Our world today is desperately in need of healthy sexuality. It is critical to the well-being of EVERYONE.  Healthy sexuality includes space to discuss what sex feels like, how to self-pleasure, the value of being connected to our own bodies….

How to Inspire a Man – Part 2

Respect him. These two words are critical. Why? Because I see many women (and I have been there also) who go into relationships with men they don’t respect. And when a woman is with a man she doesn’t respect, she will try to change him…

How to Inspire a Man – Part 1

I was laying in bed with my partner, Rod Gordon, spooning me recently, and I asked him, “Do I inspire you?” He immediately said, “Yes, by sharing with me how you feel. By expressing yourself.” This might sound like a simple thing, but it’s really only fully landed in...

Why are Women turning away from Sex? by Alison Petrie

For many women, sex drops to the bottom of the priority list. Whether it is because of the kids, busy lifestyles, disappointment in the sex they're having, hormonal changes or stress, at some point in their lives sex goes off the table. It can be easy to instead turn...

Communication & Physical Needs

Communication is very important in our intimate relationships AND so is physical closeness - affection, intimacy and sexual interaction.  Often, communicating our physical needs bring some of the greatest challenge in our relationships.One partner might want more...

Women Mothering Men

"The part of you that mothers men is the part of you that wants someone to take care of you. So bring all that energy back to mothering yourself. And take the mothering equation out of your connection with men." - something I just wrote in a communication with a...

Men and Love – Part 1

Sexual love in an intimate relationship is critical to maintaining a sense of aliveness and closeness.
Without sexual love, people become complacent, disconnected and begin to diminish their internal fire, or sense of personal aliveness.

When Lovers Become Just Friends – By Helen Zee

Many people start their relationship with a spark and a feeling of Va-Voom, that goes onto a deeper commitment and longevity of loving intimacy. A common question from many of the couples that I work with is “why is it hard to maintain the spark?”

Men and Love – Part 2

Many men are starved of affection and love. Starved of even knowing what real love and affection feels like from a woman. He knows when she is “doing it for him” and he accepts the offering but in his heart, it doesn’t feel good. In his heart, he is disappointed…

Why Doesn’t He Know What I Need?

This is a question I have heard time and time again from women, and is something I have questioned myself. What we often don’t realize is the load of expectation in this complaint, and that sometimes… we’re setting our men up to fail.

Living and Loving from the Inside

Martina’s recent contribution to The Art of Spiritual Living, online retreat, is now available to view here! The video below includes a brief introduction from Elizabeth Foley, who created the online retreat, followed by some discussion on what spiritual...