Category Archives for Relationships

Creating Intimacy in Uncertain Times

Creating intimacy in uncertain times can be a huge challenge. In creating intimacy during uncertainty, compassion will be required more than ever. Without compassion, we will feel more distressed and less connected. For some partners, creating intimacy during this time of quarantine and social distancing will come naturally. It can be a welcomed time of […]

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Coming Home – A Sacred Wild Belonging _ Ryan Couples Therapy Tacoma, WA

Coming Home: A Sacred Wild Belonging

Coming Home: Welcomed Retreat or Fostering more Fear? Coming Home to ourselves and our loved ones has become something quite different than “business as usual” in the last couple of weeks in our country. With the COVID-19 pandemic, coming home and staying home, now is filled with complex emotions and lots of uncertainty. For those […]

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Woman walking into water - Alchemy of Love and Sex – Ryan Couples Therapy – Tacoma WA

The Alchemy of Love and Sex

The Alchemy of Love and Sex is real, potent, and transformative. Love is the great healer. When we open to love’s presence, drinking in its essence, receiving it for ourselves and giving it to others, we become the great alchemists. It is our magic. Love is an ethereal presence; an energy of mystery, of the […]

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Shedding our Skin – Returning,Reclaiming,Redefining – Ryan Couples Therapy Tacoma, WA

Shedding our Skin: Returning, Reclaiming, Redefining

Shedding our skin is the journey of returning, reclaiming and redefining our true nature and our Sacred Sexuality.  It is a powerful act of both letting go and reclaiming; letting go of the lies that have imprisoned us and reclaiming our truest, most divine selves. I want to share with you a most potent dream […]

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Sacred Sexuality – How Do We Create It_ _ Ryan Couples Therapy – Tacoma WA

Sacred Sexuality: How Do We Create It?

Sacred Sexuality… how do we create it? Access it? Cultivate it? In my last post, I introduced the idea of  Sacred Sexuality. Today I want to start the conversation about how we can create and access it so that it benefits our lives, our relationships (to self and others), our health, and our overall sense […]

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Taking Back Your Life - Ryan Couples Therapy | Tacoma, WA

Taking Back Our Listening, Our Voice, Our Light

Practice #10: How to Reclaim Your Life and Strengthen Your Marriage. Taking back your life… by now I hope you have a sense of why reclaiming your life, discovering your true nature and participating in the re-wilding process is so important. Not only for yourself, but for the life of your marriage. Here are words written […]

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Cultivating Our Inner Life – How to Take First Steps – Ryan Couples Therapy _ Tacoma, WA

Cultivating Our Inner Life: How to Take First Steps

Practice #9: How to Reclaim Your Life and Strengthen Your Marriage. Cultivating our inner life can be richly satisfying and simultaneously daunting. It is important to spend regular time cultivating one’s inner life, because this is what feeds the soul and leads to a deeper sense of connection to oneself and to one’s partner. Cultivating […]

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Resentment is Toxic to Your Marriage – Ryan Couples Therapy | Tacoma, WA

Resentment is Toxic to Your Marriage

Practice #7: How to Reclaim Your Life and Strengthen Your Marriage. Resentment is a toxic emotion. And it is especially toxic to your marriage. It is defined as: a feeling of indignant displeasure or persistent ill will at something regarded as a wrong, insult, or injury This definition clearly highlights why the feeling of resentment can […]

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Goodness–Hold up the Mirror for your Partner

Goodness: Hold up the Mirror for your Partner

Practice #5 of Improve your Marriage Without Therapy (in 5 Steps) In my ebook How to Improve Your Marriage Without Therapy, I outline 5 simple, yet effective, practices you and your partner can do to improve your relationship now from the comfort of your own home. Today I want to talk about the practice of holding […]

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Emotional Temperature–The Art of Emotional Awareness

Emotional Temperature: The Art of Emotional Awareness

Practice #4 of Improve your Marriage Without Therapy (in 5 Steps) In my post How to Improve Your Marriage without Therapy, I outline 5 simple things you can do to improve your marriage from the comfort of your own home. Today, I want to re-visit the 4th suggestion: Taking your Emotional Temperature.  Learning how to be […]

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