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Juan Lee is an author and teacher on the powerful principle of love. Raised within the Christian church, Juan has turned to teachings about love over the years to find strength, understanding and hope. As a child, Juan was the youngest of four children raised by a single father. Juan struggled with an undiagnosed...

Interview with Bryan Nixon, a therapist at and founder of Mindful Counseling GR in Grand Rapids, MI. Here we discuss therapeutic modality and the relationship with the client. Choosing to enter therapy is an important and often a difficult decision. Listening to these two therapists discuss their ideas about therapy,...

We've been exploring habits and steps for building and maintaining healthy relationships. Here we continue that journey by looking at intimacy and its connection to authenticity. We can learn to express different parts of ourselves in different situations and through different relationships, by building the space for...

Healthy communication is a two-way-street without signs, and absolutely necessary for the foundation of a strong relationship. “Of all the skills we develop… communicating is one that we’ve been practicing since birth. And yet it often gets in our way, causes stress, and leaves us at a loss. We too frequently...

Our identity, shaped by biology, family, society, and cultural practices becomes the lens, with its biases and assumptions, through which we experience the world.

I have loved many people, just as I am quite certain those reading this have loved many as well. I love my family, I love my friends and lover, those who are no longer in my life and those who are merely tangentially connected to it. I love the song I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz and how when the subject of...

Humanity is triggered because of what we value. Our Values and stories about them form the foundation of our emotional experience. We feel strongly when what we value is met (satisfaction, love, or joy) or violated (rage, sorrow, or frustration).

Exploring the idea of religion or creed, on the draw from individualism to collectivism.

What is sex therapy? Discussing sex therapy, common misunderstandings about human sexuality, and what is needed for healthy fulfiling sexual relationships.

Exploring the nature of self-control, the connection it has to empathy, and the picture we have of our ideal self. Reading from The Atlantic article “Self-Control is Just Empathy with Your Future Self” by Ed Yong. We can think of self-control as the “present” you taking a hit in order to help out the “future”...