Blog 2017-02-06T10:04:48+00:00

INSIGHTS FROM GUESTS AND EXPERTS

The Business of Selling Love

The Business of Selling Love By Erin Bosik March 14, 2017 What is love if not a language? It’s an experience. A feeling. An action. A point of view. It’s all of these things and more, but perhaps most importantly—and for the purposes of this blog, at least—it’s a mode of communication. As a copywriter, I get to evoke all kinds of emotions through the written word, and love might actually be one of the easiest because it can manifest itself in so many unique forms. When I think about my work in branding, the goal is pretty much always [...]

March 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Unseen Forces in the Lives of Couples

Unseen forces in the lives of couples By Raven Wells March 7, 2017 Gender dynamics in intimacy most often show up as a dance between internalized sexism in women and unconscious privilege in men. Over years of working with couples, I’ve come to respect how influenced we all are by forces outside our awareness. Contrary to media depictions of falling in love and living happily ever, is the reality that relationship is hard work. Intimacy can be amazing, it can also bring out the most difficult and sticky dynamics people will ever experience. The longer people engage in intimacy the more likely [...]

March 7th, 2017|1 Comment

Travel: The Ultimate Relationship Litmus Test

Travel: The Ultimate Relationship Litmus Test By Kyle Wagner @kylewagnerworld February 21, 2017 Two days into the trip, we knew we’d made a terrible mistake. We’d been dating for about three months, and it seemed as though we were ready for the big relationship test – a week away in the romantic Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. There would be skiing and hot chocolate and après-ski cocktails. There would be delicious restaurant meals. And there would be that sweetest of getaway perks: hotel sex. Except that it didn’t go quite as planned. First of all, he had skied only a few [...]

February 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Facing Cancer Together: The Power of Communication

Facing Cancer Together: The Power of Communication by Dr. Katherine Puckett @DrKPuckett @CancerCenter February 14, 2017 When it comes to a cancer diagnosis, or any life-altering illness, relationships are affected. In some cases, this type of crisis may bring a couple closer together, while in others, it may put distance between them. Which path a relationship takes depends on the couple, their history, how they communicate and their willingness to courageously talk about the hard topics together. As a mind-body therapist with many years of experience in social work, I have noticed that caregivers and patients commonly respond to a cancer [...]

February 14th, 2017|0 Comments

A Look At Season 1

In her book “Rising Strong,” Brene Brown writes about how important it is for people to tell their story. She says, “We are the authors of our lives.” Instead of “running from struggle, we turn towards truth and look it in the eye.” Nowhere else is this more necessary than in our intimate partnerships. It is imperative that we speak our own truth about what it means to be in a relationship. Elephant Talk is a podcast, platform, and forthcoming book. For the show, we record couples sitting down face to face and talking about this thing that is [...]

January 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Why Elephant Talk?

It was a cold morning when Sara and Robert walked into my office and sat down.  I had been practicing as a licensed couples counselor for a little over a year. I was full of optimism about the power of therapy to help couples do better together.  I still am a believer.  But something changed that morning.  I became aware of a force that kept getting in the way of nearly every couple I would see over the next fifteen years.  Ultimately, it drove me to leave my job as a therapist and start Elephant Talk. Towards the end [...]

January 22nd, 2017|0 Comments