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Do you want to please your man or please your woman with the kind of love they’ve only dreamed about? Have you always wanted to feel that toe-tingling love yourself? Remember how you felt when you first fell in love? It’s time to reward yourself with the love of a lifetime while enjoying better sex and a stronger connection with your lover. Love Shack Live is a fun place to explore fresh perspectives on love, eavesdrop on sexy conversations, and uncover relationship mysteries that nobody tal ...
 
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The holidays are here! It's the time of year we usually spend the most time with family, but that doesn't always mean it's easy. Whether you're in a new relationship or have been married for years, navigating the holidays can be tough. This episode is all about how to survive the holidays with some of our best tips and tricks! Join us in the Love S…
 
Let’s talk about how attachment styles can help us gain a better understanding of how we show up in our marriages and relationships. New to this topic? Attachment styles are a common exploration technique in relationship therapy and counseling. Attachment theory is the joint work of John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth. Later on in the 1980s, psychologis…
 
Managing emotionally tough stuff is hard! Worrying about our relationship falling apart, experiencing money stress, health problems, fertility issues, bringing our job dilemmas home, arranging childcare…The list of things that we worry about is never-ending. So, how do we get through tough times? And, how can we be a supportive partner when our sig…
 
Is it possible to care for elderly loved ones while maintaining our marriages and taking care of our families? And do them all well? Can there be a way to make it an enjoyable, rich, and rewarding experience more of the time? And if so, how do we make it all work? And why would we want to? What’s the payoff? Do we only do it because we feel obligat…
 
Come to find they have a lot in common according to Dr. Kristy Sumner, Founder of Soul Sisters Paranormal. In 2014, Dr. Kristy Sumner coupled her passion for travel, history, and the paranormal when she formed Soul Sisters Paranormal, an all-female team, made up of Sumner, her two sisters, and two friends. As a team of 5 investigators, Soul Sisters…
 
Have you ever wondered WHY we do what we do in our relationships? Like, have you ever been curious about why we are drawn to fall in love with certain people and are so turned off by others? In my work over the past decade, I have gotten the privilege of seeing a person discover their relationship patterns. It’s a connecting of the dots so to speak…
 
Narcissism, as it relates to relationships, is a hot topic lately. There are tons of articles and quizzes saying they can tell you whether or not your partner is a narcissist, and how your relationship is surely doomed if they are. It seems like people are often using this label as an excuse for all kinds of bad behavior in their relationships. It’…
 
Welcome to October! For most of us, the first thing we think of is Halloween. But guess what? October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month too. This week we’re going to discuss how to love best during times of challenge. Have you ever wondered how breast cancer can affect a relationship? What can you do to love and support someone who may be in th…
 
What does courage have to do with your relationship? The answer is: well everything! The more you care about someone, the more you need it. When it comes to our relationships, we tend to think that communication is our number one challenge. It's not. Our biggest hurdle in relationships is our ability to show up for the conversation. Without the cou…
 
Ready to get your sexy on? Let me ask you, what happens when you think of the words sex and sensuality? Do they make you curious, uncomfortable, or maybe a bit of both? Most of us experience an emotional response when we feel these words. Both in the feelings they kick-off, and (most likely) create a few sensations in our bodies as well. Not to men…
 
Do you feel like all you and your partner do is fight with each other? It probably goes something like this: you go round and round having the same argument and instead of resolving anything you both just feel crappy and lonely. Either they’ve said something that really hurt your feelings, or you did something to hurt theirs. And the thing is...the…
 
This week, days away from the 20th anniversary of September 11th, we are honoring the many couples that sacrifice so much day in and day out by serving in our military. The impact and sacrifices that military members and their families make are huge. Typically as one person is training or deployed, the other is keeping the home and family together.…
 
Sexual infidelity is not the only way betrayal poisons our relationships, but it seems to be the one we are most familiar with and fixated on. Let’s uncover some of the other forms of betrayal that are just as deadly to our relationships. These forms of betrayal often seem like little things on the surface, and many times we easily dismiss them. Th…
 
Sexual infidelity is not the only way betrayal poisons our relationships, but it seems to be the one we are most familiar with and fixated on. Let’s uncover some of the other forms of betrayal that are just as deadly to our relationships. These forms of betrayal often seem like little things on the surface, and many times we easily dismiss them. Th…
 
Have you wished you could get some clarity on exactly what breaks a relationship down? Or what causes a breakup? Because, when we start a relationship, breaking down or breaking up is never what we are after...is it? This week in the Love Shack, we have Patrice Francois, MHRM, MBA, as our special guest. She is a dynamic entertainer, speaker, pro­du…
 
What effect does being adopted have on loving relationships? This is a question that I had not even considered (even though we have an adopted daughter ourselves) until Tom and I met Joi Fisher-Griffin, who happens to be adopted herself. The reality is there are approximately 5 million adult Americans alive today who have been adopted. It's not som…
 
Do you ever feel like no matter how hard you try to fix your relationship, instead all you do is make mistakes? You know you want to please your partner, make them happy, and get your relationship running smoothly, but no matter how much you try it feels like you can’t do anything right. If this is you, please know you are not alone! I am here to t…
 
All we need to do to witness power struggles these days is to tune into the news or scroll through Facebook. The power struggles that challenge us the most are the ones that take place within the walls of our homes with the people who matter most to us. I’m sure you know, a good old power struggle can destroy years of a good, loving relationship in…
 
Joshua Shea is a pornography addiction expert, certified betrayal trauma coach, and the author of three books about pornography addiction, including He’s a Porn Addict…Now What? An Expert and Former Addict Answer Your Questions (2019). This week, Joshua is our guest on Love Shack Live and he’s going to share the story of his struggle with addiction…
 
When infidelity happens in our relationships, most of the time we have a pre-programmed social response that happens automatically. The person who discovers the infidelity is the victim, and the person who committed the act is undoubtedly the monster. If we’re the victim, our friends and family say things to us like: “You're leaving them right?!” “…
 
Lying is a big topic when it comes to love because when we ask ourselves what’s most important in a relationship, honesty is usually near the top of the list. When we’re dating, we can spend a lot of time discerning whether or not someone is lying to us in our relationships. And, discovering a partner has lied can end a long-term relationship in se…
 
Do you ever feel like you're in prison inside of your committed relationship? This is a super common feeling that I hear all the time from my private clients and see collectively in our population. This feeling is so prevalent, that as a society we have come to question whether committing to a significant other is worth it at all. After all, if we …
 
Last week in the Love Shack we began sharing the eight epic ways to actually maintain a healthy relationship. In my body of work, I actually call them the 8 superpowers to achieve toe-tingling love. We've shared 4 of them so far: Get to know yourself and your partner often. Avoid pretend and illusion. Emotional weightlifting is a thing…and you bett…
 
Everyone wants to make sure their relationship is running as smoothly as possible, but there are so many tips and tricks out there. How are you supposed to know what advice you should be following? How do you know if your relationship is healthy or not? And, is there an exact formula to maintain a healthy relationship? Throughout the last decade wh…
 
When you’re struggling in your relationship, how do you know when to work harder and when to let go? This is the dilemma I have personally been in (multiple times) and this is also the place where most of my clients seek me out. When you're in this place, there are so many perspectives and opinions depending on who you talk to. You’ll hear one thin…
 
Have you ever wondered why love and relationships can be so challenging and hurt so much? How are we supposed to understand WHY the people we love most do what they do? Heck, I’m sure you’ve questioned why you’ve done certain things to yourself. (Myself included!) I can almost guarantee we’ve almost never been given the whole story, so when the emo…
 
Money challenges are the number one cause of relationship breakdown, yet most couples don’t have the tools to navigate them. They carry on simply hoping things will just work out. Unfortunately, hope is not a financial strategy. And even worse, relying on hope alone robs us of communicating and working together to create a thriving relationship and…
 
In the wake of COVID-19, millions of people are experiencing new mental health challenges, and millions more have had their symptoms exacerbated. What was once healed and managed, has presented itself again, but in a whole new way. Some of the greatest challenges we face in relationships revolve around mental health. It can be so hard to know exact…
 
At a young age both hosts of Love Shack Live, Tom and Staci, were faced with the loss of their fathers. Later in life, they both experienced the loss of jobs, houses, money, and even lovers. Their stories are really no different than what most humans experience. It seems endings are more abundant than beginnings with all we are going through right …
 
On this episode of the Love Shack, we’re toasting to all mothers of the world. We’re honoring mothers who are grieving the loss of children, people who have difficult relationships with their moms, women who are struggling to become mothers, people who have lost their mothers, women who have chosen not to be mothers, moms with strained child relati…
 
Technology has had a huge impact on our relationships, from the way we find potential partners to the way we communicate with each other when we’re in our relationships. We have the universe at our fingertips with our phones every single day, and many of us sacrifice connection with humans to spend more time scrolling. So, it’s important that we as…
 
If the quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives, why do we spend so little time (and money) investing in them? We expect our partners to support us through the hardest times in our lives, to literally hold us up when we feel like collapsing. But, our relationships are also the first thing we neglect when our lives get too fu…
 
What would your day-to-day look like if you felt cherished all the time by your partner? Can you even imagine such a thing? (Yes, it’s possible!) Sadly, so many of us, especially those of us in long-term relationships automatically think “can’t relate” when asked this question. What does it even mean to be cherished, anyway? It sounds good and all……
 
When you feel stuck, stale, and overwhelmed in your relationship, don’t you wish you could just ask for a do-over? I’ve got great news, you can! But, the trick is that understanding that being able to create a new beginning is a learned skill. Experiencing this feeling of renewal will allow you to truly move forward and release the past. (And, it’s…
 
What does April Fools’ Day have to do with relationships? Well, you better learn how to laugh, or you're going to cry a lot! With the current state of the world taking a toll on our mental health and stability, this day of joking has arrived just in time to help us remember that it’s ok to laugh even when things are tough. This week, Tom & I are ex…
 
More than 80% of men and women report a lack of satisfaction in their sex lives at some point in their relationship, and for many, it can be devastating. Some may find that masturbation, pornography or affairs can fill the void in their sexual needs, or they may shut down and become completely nonsexual. And, although these may be workable solution…
 
In honor of March Madness and this week's show, we're going to be talking about what a “hot mess” is when it comes to relationships. How do you know when you are a hot mess? And more importantly, when you discover that you are a hot mess, what are you supposed to do about it? We're also going to be doing a recap of our Reset Your Relationship chall…
 
Most relationship coaches, therapists, and counselors would probably say that communication is the number one problem that we face in our relationships. And, I would say that is absolutely not the truth. Yes, of course, communication is a part of the problems we face in our relationships, but what's more important than communication is our ability …
 
We are all going to be touched by grief in our lives, but most of us aren’t sure exactly how to deal with it. It can also be uncomfortable and confusing when you’re trying to best support your partner or a friend in their grief. Do you mention the person they lost? What is the right thing to say? What do you do when they feel hopeless? This week in…
 
When we feel like our relationships are dying, we all tend to do very similar things. We feel like our backs are pressed against a wall, so we start to panic, then we experience uncomfortable feelings, and our emotions ALWAYS take us to the same place. Where is that? Knockdown, drag-out fights. And as I’m sure you’re aware, those kinds of fights ne…
 
Show Title: 5 Expert Ways To Move Past Manipulation In Your Relationship Show Description: What if I told you that we are all manipulators? Typically, when the word manipulation comes up, we grab our chests and go, “Oh, I don't do that.” But the reality is: we all do it. Now that we have that truth out of the way… We have all been taught the skills…
 
We’ve prepared a special Valentine's Day episode just for you this week in the Love Shack.Let’s be honest, if you’re struggling in your relationship, Valentine’s Day is probably the last thing you want to talk about.Just hearing about other people’s plans can bring up some super complicated emotions and make you think about all the problems between…
 
Most of the time when we’re trying to save our relationships, we tend to focus on all the things we think our partner needs to do differently. But, what we don’t realize at the time, is that attempting to control your partner is ALWAYS going to lead to more fights, more pain, and more problems. So what are we supposed to do?First, we have to accept…
 
Emotional intelligence is probably a term you've heard many times, but have you ever stopped to think about how much it affects your relationships? The truth is, most of us are much more comfortable talking about the physical aspects of life, rather than the emotional stuff. But, that's not because we aren't capable of it, it's just because we've n…
 
Do you ever get frustrated your partner can't read your mind? Sometimes do you even find yourself getting angry because they didn't do something you really wanted? But then you realize you never actually voiced your emotional needs...This week on Love Shack Live, we are busting some myths! Like: Why do we consider having to ask our partners for wha…
 
This week on Love Shack Live, we're talking about how we can finally address the elephant in the room. You know that thing that’s been bothering you (maybe for a long time), but you have no idea how to bring up with your partner? That thing. Listen, we know that most of us are crammed into our homes with our partners, children and pets, attempting …
 
In this episode we’re talking to Keely Meagan, a certified Community Resilience Model teacher, Reiki practitioner and Reconnective healer, who has been helping people break free from anxiety’s grip for the past decade. With everything 2020 delivered us, navigating the world today is hard enough. But you know how much harder it can be if you, your s…
 
We're coming into a new year! 2020 brought us all some unique challenges one way or another. And if you're like most of us, you're probably thinking, hallelujah, 2020 is done! I'm inviting you to join us this week as we have a conversation about how to step in 2021 with a new perspective, some fresh possibilities and hope in truly being able to und…
 
If you’re like me, you have powerful memories of being a kid and laying under the decorated Christmas tree looking up at the twinkling lights. I loved to put on some tunes, and lay under there for hours imagining how I might catch Santa this year eating the cookies I had made (always a secret hope). My imagination was so alive and magical, I could …
 
As the song goes, “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.” If you are like me, you’re doing your best to sing along as you try to get into the spirit of the holidays. But, this year has a much more sobering feel to it doesn't it? We've faced some pretty big stuff this year. I mean it really doesn't get more REAL than confronting the reality that…
 
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