Sex Addiction
Jun06

Sex Addiction

Just like drug, alcohol and gambling addictions, sex can be an addiction too, just as nasty as the others. And usually, it is completely misunderstood and hard to diagnose. The difference between having a high sex drive and having a sex addiction is that sex (whatever form it takes for the person) becomes so important that is begins to negatively impact your life – your job, relationships, hobbies. With over 30 million people...

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BlogHer Health Event
May23

BlogHer Health Event

We got to attend an awesome event at Rolling Greens On Mateo Nursery hosted by BlogHer She Media! They brought together a wonderful a-list blend of thought leaders, educators and women who love to get social and share their knowledge. It was a beautiful LA day filled with lots of great info, products to get to know and new friends to make! Check it out below as we go live on Conscious Straight Talk With Katie &...

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Trauma Bonding Explained
May16

Trauma Bonding Explained

One of the worst things about a toxic relationship is trauma bonding. Trauma bonding creates powerful feelings that are completely confusing and so so real… What Is Trauma Bonding? Trauma bonds are deep, emotional bonds with an individual rooted in reoccurring cyclical patterns of abuse or devaluation followed by positive reinforcement. When we experience long term abuse, our sympathetic nervous systems become activated placing you in...

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Toxic Relationships – Everything You Need To Be Conscious Of
May09

Toxic Relationships – Everything You Need To Be Conscious Of

I learned a really interesting thing today. It was almost like an ah-ha moment… We have been talking a lot about domestic violence and the different forms of abuse lately on Conscious Straight Talk With Katie & Lindsey. The topic of toxic people and relationships has come up a lot hence we thought it would be helpful to do an episode just on toxic relationships. So we started researching, thinking about the experiences we have...

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Finding Your New Normal After A Loss
Apr18

Finding Your New Normal After A Loss

Over on Conscious Straight Talk With Katie & Lindsey we have been sharing the raw journey Katie has been on since loosing her father very suddenly and unexpectedly 2 weeks ago. We have talked about how to talk to each other on grieving and our children. Today we talked about finding your new normal after a loss. When everything slows down and the realization sets in, finding your new normal after a loss can be a huge challenge....

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12 Ways To Consciously Keep Your Relationship Fresh Today
Apr11

12 Ways To Consciously Keep Your Relationship Fresh Today

We all know that relationships can be a LOT of work. They don’t just happen, no matter how hard Hollywood tries to make us think they do! So Katie and I thought it would be fun to share some tips to consciously keep your relationship fresh today! 12 Ways To Consciously Keep Your Relationship Fresh Today DO NOT offer your partner a solution to their problem unless asked. Listen to them, maintain some eye contact and let them get to...

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 How To Talk To Someone Who Is Grieving
Mar28

 How To Talk To Someone Who Is Grieving

Grieving is one of the more difficult parts of the human experience. Every single one of us goes through it at several times in our lives, loosing loved ones, family, acquaintances, and even pets. To be honest, I look at grieving as another one of life’s lessons, a time to learn a new way. It is one that teaches us how to be in a world without someone we love. It guides us as we find our way to a new normal; it takes time and it does...

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The Cycle Of Abuse
Mar21

The Cycle Of Abuse

You most likely don’t even know it is happening. You most likely have already created every excuse as to why your life is like this. If you know somebody living like this, you probably have discounted it because the person seems like it is just the way it is. When you are living it, when you are listening to it, when you are feeling it, the cycle of abuse may feel like what life is supposed to be like as often times it is all we know....

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Situationship – Redefined
Mar14

Situationship – Redefined

First there were ‘booty calls’ which somehow turned into ‘friends with benefits’. The latest term trending right now for this ‘Situationships’. I have to admit, I am not a huge fan… but Katie feels they do play their purpose. Over on Conscious Straight Talk With Katie & Lindsey we were discussing this last week. You can catch that episode here: What Is A Situationship? A situationship is a romantic arrangement that exists...

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International Women’s Day
Mar08

International Women’s Day

  March 8th marks International Women’s Day around the world, and here in the USA we celebrate all month with National Women’s History Month. Every year around this time I like to take this opportunity to reflect and celebrate the courage of the women in the past generations and to celebrate how their efforts and bravery afforded women the opportunity and freedoms we enjoy today. You can read this post here for a full...

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