Breast cancer and sexual dysfunction: hitting close to the heart.

When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and treated, sexual satisfaction can easily fall to the back burner when it comes to conversations with doctors. After all, when cancer is in the picture, ‘survival mode’ and health concerns may preclude sex as a priority or recommendation. However, once the dust settles after treatment and …

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Feelings, colors and your body.

As a therapist I sometimes ask a patient where in their body they feel an emotion. By identifying the feeling in one’s body we can sometimes get more connected to ourselves. The experience  can be both grounding and validating. Several studies have come out recently proving that there is some universality as  to how and …

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Happy New Year!

Joining a gym and getting more exercise is probably the most common resolution year after year. No doubt the fitness industry booms after we ring in the New Year. Gym memberships can be very expensive especially when you factor in the money you spend on new sneakers, workout gear, gym bags, iPods and gas money!! …

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A bridge to connection.

With the increase in awareness around emotional issues and the benefits of therapy treatment, the stigma associated with seeking therapy has declined over time. In urban areas, especially in New York City, it’s not uncommon to be at a social gathering and hear a peer share a revelation she had in her therapy session, or …

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In hookups, inequality still reigns.

Here’s the deal. A NY Times article talks about how more young women are willingly taking part in hook-ups. But then, they go on to report, many times women aren’t comfortable asking for what they want. As a result, often they get no pleasure or they don’t have an orgasm. Oddly, the article then says: …

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A satisfying sex life without orgasms?

Anorgasmia is the inability to have orgasms. A small part of the female population suffers from this condition. A more wide spread issue we see here is women complaining that their orgasms are weaker and/or more difficult to achieve. Sometimes these issues can be treated easily by increasing dopamine and using a strong vibrator. However, …

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The sunshine vitamin.

It’s that time of year again when our exposure to sunlight is greatly limited. Many people leave for work when it’s dark and return home in darkness, spending most of their daytime hours inside an office. It’s this lack of sunshine that can lead to Vitamin D deficiency. I am convinced of the health benefits …

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Menopause: the whole story.

Menopause can be a confusing and isolating time both psychologically and hormonally, and added to the stress is the fact that sexual side effects of menopause often get lost in the babble about hot flashes. There are menopausal women who will suffer from sexual dysfunction for years, see a rupture in the relationship or avoid …

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“Your Daughter’s Bedroom.”

This is a great book. After I read it, I started recommending it to every woman I know who has a daughter. Or was a daughter. Or is thinking of having a daughter. I didn’t recommend it to Dr. Werner. He has four sons! Joyce McFadden posted an on-line survey for women on the internet …

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“Quiet — The Power Of Introverts.”

I am writing yet another blog about introversion because it seems to me to be such an important aspect of who someone is. Author, Susan Cain, in her book Quiet, explains that the distinction between introverts and extroverts is born out of how one deals with stimulation. Cain clarifies that the term introvert describes a …

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