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5 Ways to Prevent Communication Breakdowns
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5 Ways to Prevent Communication Breakdowns

In this technology age, there are many ways to communicate with your partner. Each one offers benefits and pitfalls. Texts and email, in particular, offer similar benefits and pitfalls. Both can be used effectively for some communications, but they have their limits. It’s often too easy to text when you really should pick up the phone… easy, that is, until you find yourself in the middle of a communication breakdown. Keep these in mind when you’re deciding which method of communication you want to use.

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6 Reasons To Savor Being Single

In a society that makes marriage the Holy Grail, virtually every adult will be single at some point in their lives. Because of the intense focus on marriage, very few of these adults will be prepared to be a successful single. There are many benefits to being single, but if you spend all your time trying to be in a relationship again, you’ll miss all the fun.

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Learning to Trust Yourself

Uncertainty is torture. It’s one of the most difficult things for people to deal with. The old saying “the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t” keeps many people stuck in old relationships, in jobs they can’t stand, and living in parts of the world they don’t like. Change is scary, and new situations bring about uncertainty. But that doesn’t mean we should shy away from change. A much as it’s scary and uncertain, it offers that same measure of growth and excitement.

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The Hell of How

I’ve been thinking about the process of manifesting what you want for the past few days. Specifically I’ve been thinking about how, for me, sometimes it seems to work and sometimes it doesn’t. And I’ve noticed that a key component to successful manifestation is becoming detached from how it will manifest. This seems counter-intuitive. After all, if you want something to happen, don’t you have to figure out how to make it happen?

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Finding God in Sex

As a Tantrika, I see God everywhere… but not like that kid in the Sixth Sense saw dead people. Instead, I see everyone and everything as particles of divine consciousness.

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Authentic Arguments

Last week I wrote about speaking authentically. How on earth is a person supposed to remember to speak authentically when they’re in the middle of an argument? Well, that’s the time it’s the most important, so the more you practice when you’re not arguing, the better you’ll be.

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Authentic Communication

Communication is critical to growing and nurturing relationships of all kinds. When we communicate about our feelings, we come from either love or fear. In other words, we communicate either authentically or from a place of vulnerability. Communicating authentically will always improve a relationship, even when what we communicate is not something the other wants to hear.

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Orgasms 201

“Orgasms are like snowflakes; no two are alike, they’re free, they melt in your mouth, and not even the weather forecast can predict when they’ll come.” Cory Silverberg. I counted eight different types of orgasms last week, then immediately thought of eight more. Here goes: 1. Multiple orgasms (my personal favorite):