Taking space to find your heart.

by Joanna on December 17, 2014

For many years, I grew up in the Protestant faith. First we attended the American Baptist Church and I was later confirmed in the Presbyterian tradition. There were many beautiful aspects of those spiritual lineages. The music. The stories. The holiday traditions. I was especially in love with a tree at our Baptist church- decorated […]


Soul, Sensuality, & Sacred Holiday Space

by Joanna on December 10, 2014

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For so many of us, the holidays are a sacred space. Or, we would like them to be. We remember the beauties, whatever they may be, of our childhood holidays. Special moments. Silly family traditions. Delight and joy. Perhaps a slowness that seems to be missing in our own holiday plans. Many of us are […]


Three Tools for Holiday Hormone Management

by Joanna on December 3, 2014

Soooo…I haven’t done my holiday shopping yet. And whenever I think about it, I get a little – frazzled! When you’re in peri-menopause, though, that bit of ‘frazzled!’ can turn in to a full-fledged hot flash at your desk. Or another headache. Or staying up too late and your body won’t go to sleep until […]


You go to one holistic sex therapy training…

by Joanna on November 26, 2014

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A couple of weeks ago I attended a holistic sex therapy training program with the grandmother of holistic sex and sex therapy, Gina Ogden. She was a firecracker of wisdom, wit, and support. A true jewel of a teacher and practitioner. She wrote several amazing books on women, desire, and sexual expression. They include: Women […]


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