Here are the Ingredients of the Perfect Romantic Meal

Food and Mood If you were asked to visualize your favorite meal, would you picture a perfect piece of steak, or the dark wooden columns in your favorite steakhouse?  Would you describe your favorite dessert as a slice of apple pie delivered to your brightly lit, red and white checkered table clothed booth at your neighborhood … Continue reading Here are the Ingredients of the Perfect Romantic Meal

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Understanding Intersectional Identities

A few years ago I was introduced to the term, “intersectional identity,” and have since come to believe that it is important for everyone to understand.  To grasp this concept, think about the many ways we identify ourselves and others, which of these identities form the core of how we think of ourselves or about … Continue reading Understanding Intersectional Identities

A story of emotion: morality and emotion

Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace - Oscar Wilde Morality and moral emotions: A definition Source: Clipart Library When looking at the Oxford dictionary, morality is defined as “principles concerning the distinctions between right and wrong or good and bad behaviours”; it is thus a set of rules to follow in a given society … Continue reading A story of emotion: morality and emotion

10 Tips For More Effective Emotional Communication

            Communication is the most important thing in any relationship. Without it you are doomed to a life of uncertainty and misunderstanding. Non-communicative couples seldom last and usually end up living separate lives, which leads to separate relationships. Once you are able to really talk with each other, the blocks to risk taking, overcoming barriers and … Continue reading 10 Tips For More Effective Emotional Communication

Five Ways Our Relationship Baggage Can Be Beneficial

Relationship baggage—the difficult and painful things we’ve gone through in past relationships that tend to follow us into future relationships—gets a pretty bad rap. And for good reason. Left unchecked, it can completely sabotage even our healthiest and strongest relationships. It can cause tremendous pain for us and overwhelm anyone we try to love. If … Continue reading Five Ways Our Relationship Baggage Can Be Beneficial

Physician Communication in the Age of Social Media

Source: Free-Photos / 9105 images/Pixabay The earliest adopters of social media were the technologically minded, including, I'm sure, some health care professionals. Then came physicians who knew how to engage with and communicate to a larger non-health-care audience. Now social media has become part of regular life and physicians, who heretofore would at most publish … Continue reading Physician Communication in the Age of Social Media