Entries by Toni Parker

Relationship Connection

Connected relationships lead to a greater stability in all of your relationships – including family, friends and coworkers. To create shared meanings and values in your relationships, identify the shared meanings you already have and decide what new meanings you may want to add. Shared meanings help people, whether family or friend, settle conflicts and […]

The Brain Science Behind Love

Psychologists have demonstrated that it takes most people between 90 seconds and 4 minutes to decide whether or not they are attracted to another person. It is an almost instant feeling that is caused by a chemical reaction in your brain. What makes us fall in love with a particular person? Our brains are actually […]

Self-Compassion In Relationships

Our relationships with our partners, family and friends often take some effort to maintain as neglecting any aspect of one of our relationships can result in miscommunication, misunderstandings, hurt feelings, and resentment. Many factors go into making a relationship work, including what you do to take care of yourself during high stress moments. In this […]

Sex Life After Children

Having children will likely result in countless new responsibilities that can distract from the usual passion and sexual excitement of your kid-free days. Many new parents experience significant sexual dry spells, or they simply squeeze in ten minutes of missionary sex once a month just so they can feel like they are not missing out […]

Sexuality During the Postpartum Period

For a woman, giving birth to a child is a tremendous experience. Giving birth affects women in various ways and on many different levels – including physically, emotionally and sexually. Many women experience a change in the way they view their bodies after having a child. Even women who are typically satisfied and accepting of […]

Date Night for New Parents

If you have recently had a child, it is likely that your life has done a complete 180. There is a new little person in you and your partner’s life which will be a source of much happiness from here on out.  However, what about your relationship with your partner? With all the midnight feedings, […]

Taking Care Of Yourself During The Holidays

Most of us tend to be overwhelmingly busy during the last two months of the year with the holidays.  We have our daily tasks to maintain such as work, our partner and children, and the upkeep of our homes, while adding on extra holiday related events and family gatherings. One of the most important things […]

Parenting and Oxytocin

Oxytocin is often referred to as the “trust hormone” but it is also a brain chemical that does a lot more than just bring couples closer together – it’s an indispensable part of childbirth and parent-child bonding.  Oxytocin helps women get through labor by stimulating uterine contractions.  After birth, mothers establish intimacy and trust with their […]

The Truth About Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is a serious medical condition that can make you feel hopeless or sad for no particular reason. It usually occurs within the first few months after you have given birth, although it can also happen after a stillbirth or miscarriage. Postpartum Depression Compared to the Baby Blues Postpartum depression is often confused with […]