Calming Down Our Anxious Brains in the Age of Social Distancing

It’s an odd disjunction to be in a high-touch field—intimacy, and sexuality—during an epoch of social distancing. At the same time, we are living in a time of forced togetherness as couples and families, while grappling with significant anxiety.

Perhaps you feel like the end of days is upon us. Many of us glue ourselves to newsfeeds that tell us the worse is yet to come. While


Compassion is Going Viral in the Face of COVID-19

Here at Passion and Presence, we are well aware that the coronavirus pandemic is a global concern. All of us are facing mounds of uncertainty regarding travel, health, economic well-being, and daily life. In Spain, where Halko and I live, everything but grocery stores, pharmacies, and a few businesses are closing, and residents must stay indoors.

No one can say how long we will be in


My Sex Life Is Good

If you are enjoying a thriving, inspired erotic life with your long-term partner, congratulations. Typically, passion fades after the honeymoon period. That’s why people more often will ask me: “I still care about my partner, but our sex life is boring (terrible/absent/on life support). Can a Passion & Presence® Retreat fix this?”

Both questions share the assumption that our sex lives are either functioning or malfunctioning.

Why You Should Visit Portland Oregon

Can you believe how time flies? They say the older you get, the quicker time seems to fly by. I must say, time seems to go by faster and faster with each passing day, week and month. Here we are, finding ourselves into 2019 and probably wondering how we are going to accomplish the intentions we set as the clock struck midnight and a new

You Are Not Alone

You are not alone.

Let’s read that together one more time, nice and slow, so it can really sink in for you.

You are not alone.

One of the hardest things anyone can go through in life is to feel alone in a challenging situation. Connection and vulnerability are two crucial aspects of our human experience that help us know our goodness and worth. Keeping to yourself because


I lived in Boulder for five years and love to visit the city whenever I can. I remember the first time I crested the final hill from Denver and saw a view of the Flatirons. Those majestic foothills are an iconic landmark on the west side of town. Tears came to my eyes, and I knew I was home. Each time I see that expanse,

Join Us In Austin December 7-9, 2018

Hello, Friends and Lovers!

Are you and your partner planning a getaway this winter? Why not leave the holiday gift exchange behind for an experience that will enrich your relationship forever. There’s no better “present” than Erotic Presence, which is the theme of Part One of our Tending Eros program.

Erotic Presence is all about overcoming the dulling effect of familiarity in

Why Consider Mallorca for Passion and Presence?

Have you ever dreamed of vacationing on a beautiful island with your significant other?

As the postcard-perfect star of the Mediterranean, Mallorca has a sunny personality thanks to its 300 days of sunshine per year, ravishing beaches, azure views, remote mountains and soulful hill towns embracing their traditions and bringing their fine roots back to life.

This is why we are hosting Passion & Presence in Mallorca

How Does Healing Happen At Our Retreats?

If you’ve ever been part of an online course, then you are fully aware of the convenience of this popular format.  You can watch at a time that best fits your schedule, and can take a break when life becomes busy. The downside is that there is no way to receive private, individualized input on the topics you want to discuss except for FB groups

Closing the Orgasm Gap, Mindfully

If you’re a woman who sleeps with men, you’ve probably heard of—or experienced–the Orgasm Gap. Also known as the Pleasure Gap, it describes the disheartening reality that men climax much more regularly than women do during partner sex. And while statistics show that hetero hookups fare poorest for women, the odds improve only somewhat for women in long-term relationships.

The Golden Trio

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