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Bedtalks Podcast 38: From Victim to Survivor; A Story of Domestic Abuse with Mannette Morgan

Bedtalks Podcast 38: From Victim to Survivor;  A Story of Domestic Abuse with Mannette Morgan
According to the NCADV organization, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by their intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men who suffer abuse from their partner. 33% of women and almost 10% of men suffer some form of physical abuse. 72% of all murder-suicides involve an intimate partner and 94% of these victims murdered are female. Physical and emotional abuse is prevalent making it difficult for people to leave an abusive relationship. - Source of statistics NCADV.org Domestic abuse can leave long-lasting physica...
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Bedtalks Podcast 37: Our Happy Divorce Part 3 – A Couple’s Unique Approach to Divorce

Bedtalks Podcast 37: Our Happy Divorce Part 3 – A Couple’s Unique Approach to Divorce
Nikki, Ben, Ken, and Me continue our discussion in this  Bedtalks Podcast: Our Happy Divorce Part 3 - A Couple's Unique Approach to Divorce. Divorce isn't easy. When two people make this decision, the feelings are intensified because it's natural to want to cut off your contact and interactions with one another. And when you add kids to the mix, it can make the break-up even more complicated. Nikki DeBartolo and Benjamin Heldfond wanted to handle their divorce differently. And they admit, in the beginning, it wasn't easy. But they wanted to uncouple in a way that wouldn't be disruptive and ...
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Bedtalks Podcast 36: Our Happy Divorce Part 2 – A Couple’s Unique Approach to Divorce

Bedtalks Podcast 36: Our Happy Divorce Part 2 – A Couple’s Unique Approach to Divorce
Nikki, Ben, Ken, and Me continue our discussion in this  Bedtalks Podcast: Our Happy Divorce Part 2 - A Couple's Unique Approach to Divorce. Divorce isn't easy. When two people make this decision, the feelings are intensified because it's natural to want to cut off your contact and interactions with one another. And when you add kids to the mix, it can make the break-up even more complicated. Nikki DeBartolo and Benjamin Heldfond wanted to handle their divorce differently. And they admit, in the beginning, it wasn't easy. But they wanted to uncouple in a way that wouldn't be disruptive and ...
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Why COVID-19 Is Changing You

Why COVID-19 Is Changing You
Things have gotten real. Our new norm is bringing out the best and worse in us. COVID-19 affected China in the latter part of 2019, and then it started spreading across the world. One thing about a crisis is the sad fact that until everyone feels vulnerable, no one truly feels vulnerable. The Empathy Connection As humans, it’s natural for some of us to be more empathetic than others. But, often, genuine empathy doesn’t emerge until we have personally experienced the same pain or setback, which helps us to understand and connect when we see a similar pain in someone else. It’s normal. Whe...
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Bedtalks Podcast 35: Our Happy Divorce Part 1 – A Couples Unique Approach to Divorce

Bedtalks Podcast 35: Our Happy Divorce Part 1 – A Couples Unique Approach to Divorce
If you are divorced, considering divorce and wondering how to navigate your relationship with your ex and still be good parents to your children this show is for you. Divorce is messy. And when you think about divorce, it usually conjures up lots of negative feelings and emotions. Most divorces end in an acrimonious way. It's normal to experience difficulties with one another when a divorce ends and this can be further complicated by shared custody agreements and splitting finances. But, Nikki DeBartolo and Benjamin Heldfond wanted to handle their divorce differently. At first, it wa...
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Bedtalks Podcast 34: Second Act: Life, Love & Relationships: An Interview with Karyn Pettigrew

Bedtalks Podcast 34: Second Act: Life, Love & Relationships: An Interview with Karyn Pettigrew
We are living in a time where we are being forced to take a time-out, be reflective, and re-prioritize what we thought might have been most important to us. During this time K and I think it's important to inspire you to be aware of the current events which are happening and to also use this time to bring on guests and discuss topics that will encourage you towards your greater purpose. Honestly, things are scary now and the events unfolding are unprecedented. However, they also present a unique time to re-evaluate, re-focus and re-energize. Out of scarcity and turmoil, often comes great ingen...
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30 Remarkable Health Benefits of Sex to Take Advantage of During #QuarantineLife

30 Remarkable Health Benefits of Sex to Take Advantage of During #QuarantineLife
Quarantine life and social distancing habits are forcing couples to spend a lot of time home alone together. Boredom and restlessness may be setting in, but there is something committed partners can do to not only bring the relationship closer, but to also boost health and strengthen the immune system—sex. This article from CouplesCandy.com lists 30 remarkable health benefits of sex that you can take advantage of while hunkering down! Unadulterated, consensual, fabulous sex is often a taboo topic. Many people don’t realize that in addition to being fun, there are many health benefits of se...
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Bedtalks Relationship Podcast Ep. 33 – What Is The Medicine to Your Relationship?

Bedtalks Relationship Podcast Ep. 33 – What Is The Medicine to Your Relationship?
COVID-19 is top of mind for many of us and your feelings about it have likely intensified over the last several weeks. While we don't want to add to creating additional anxiety around what is happening, we thought it would be a good time to think about ways to look at your relationship and do things that can help to nurture it. Like COVID-19, there will always be outside, external forces that we can't control that will come along that will challenge the fabric and framework of your relationship. It's important to find ways to use factors outside of your relationship to keep it nourished, th...
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Bedtalks Relationship Podcast Ep. 32- What Is Self-Love vs Superficial Love and Why You’re Getting it Wrong

Bedtalks Relationship Podcast Ep. 32- What Is Self-Love vs Superficial Love and Why You’re Getting it Wrong
Self-love and Superficial love can easily be comingled. But, there is a clear difference between the two. We live in a society where there is a lot of talk about self-love. And there are a lot of perceptions being shared as to what self-love encompasses causing some confusion. Listen in as K and I break down the difference and share our perspective on why one holds a higher value than the other. We will also help to enlighten you as to why self-love may not be what you have been taught to believe. Please remember to subscribe to future episodes of Bedtalks on the Anchor App, Itunes, Goog...
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Bedtalks Relationship Podcast Ep. 31- How You Can Stay Connected In A Long-Term Relationship

Bedtalks Relationship Podcast Ep. 31- How You Can Stay Connected In A Long-Term Relationship
Long-term relationships seem to be rare these days. Often times two people in a relationship opt to throw in the towel versus working to make their relationship work with one another. Sometimes it may feel easier to walk away versus putting in the additional work to make a relationship work. The pull of additional family responsibilities, demanding careers, and other factors also play a pivotal role in affecting our relationships. It’s not uncommon for two people to settle into a relationship once they’ve been together for a period of time. How do you stay engaged and committed with your si...
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