• Relationships, Sex, etc.

It's the damndest thing. For the first time in years, I'd let negative events in my personal relationships & professional life poison most of my present moments--for months. . . . Needing a jump-start, I spent hours searching YouTube for hypnosis videos. Eventually I found one by Alexander Wilon: "Positive Attitude Positive Thinking Hypnosis Session" (shared at bottom of this post). . . . What I like about it . . . . Tips & Notes . . . . Other Blog Posts . . . . The Video. Read more →

Teaching -- and Learning

For several months now I've been teaching my lover to play the piano. I started learning piano when I was about six: he and I are now in our 50s and there were a few decades there where I didn't live in the house with a piano. So this process has involved first... Read more →

GOOD PEOPLE CAN BE INCOMPATIBLE Two video gamers might enjoy each other. A barfly and a recovering-alcoholic probably won’t. Good relationships require common ground beyond sex so the people can blend their lives beyond the bedroom (or elevator or kitchen floor).... That a man isn’t compatible with me doesn’t make him Voldemort; it makes him a Read more →

Meditating reduces mental chatter: that near-constant stream of verbal thoughts (also called “chattering monkeys”). The monkeys can distract us from being all that we can be. . . . When the mind is clearer, we're more perceptive, effective, and powerful. Read more →

How we view and deal with ourselves affects how we relate to others . . . . Many successes require other people’s contributions, so how we relate to others affects our success.. . . What "loving ourselves" means . . . How to build a habit of loving ourselves Read more →

Relationship Red Flag: Conflicting Words & Actions

“I want to see you” someone says, but you don’t get a text about meeting up, or it doesn’t happen after you suggest it. Real things can prevent people from giving or accepting invites, like work deadlines or hospitalization. But if reasons keep preventing meet-ups, ignore the words and focus on the actions—on... Read more →