From a yoga blogger, this is a wonderful post about how to deal with a toxic family or family member. Especially in this season of holidays and family gatherings, it can be very difficult for those who feel disconnected from or hurt by someone in their family. Take a moment to read this article’s 12 suggestions. If you are struggling through the holidays and dreading to be with your family, know that you deserve to feel loved, cared for, respected and appreciated. Call Rosara Torrisi today at 516-690-6779 or email her at RosaraTorrisiLMSW@gmail.com to ensure that next year’s holiday season is filled with joy and happiness for you.
This ad does a great job of easily displaying the dichotomy of societal views of men and women in the workplace, the double-standards which we all have to contend with, but it misses the important note that the messages men receive are just as harmful. Either way, take a look. If you’re having difficulty balancing your roles in the office, with your family and with your friends, reach out for support and call Rosara Torrisi at 516-690-6770 to schedule an appointment today.
As a PhD student, I am often in contact with other researchers seeking participants for their studies. Lately, it has been wonderful to view the growing number of strengths-based studies for transgendered individuals. Below is information for one of those studies.
Of those who experience and report sexual assault, males are 10% of all victims. Males are some of the most under-representated and under-served populations when it comes to sexual assault, especially because of harmful social norms which shame men in to believing it was their fault and that they should never ever tell anyone. This only prevents men from seeking and receiving the support they need. Something I discuss with all survivors is the need for you to take the reins of power back from your perpetrator, invigorate the life force within you, and start guiding your own life. If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, reach out to a healthcare provider and seek support. You CAN regain power. Call Rosara Torrisi at 516-690-6770. You can also visit RAINN for more information.
This is a link to a BuzzFeed article wherein 25 men speak out about their sexual assault through the use of written words and photography. It is powerfully moving.
Have you had a baby recently? Take a peek at these great tips from A Woman’s Touch about healing your perineum, re-strengthening pelvic muscles, breast issues, vaginal pain issues, and low sex drive. If you’d like to read more, I suggest reading And Baby Makes Three for strengthening relationships, Your Orgasmic Pregnancy for women who are pregnant, and Hot Mamas for women who are pregnant or new mothers.
Just as there is a difference between fantasies and what you want to do in real life, there is a large difference between sex portrayed in pornography and real sex. Here is a great video, using fruits and vegetables, depicting what some of the differences are.
Renowned sexologist Joan Price explains why sex after 50 must include STD protection.
People over 50 are more social than ever and more are having sex! That’s the good news. But with this change come issues. People over 50 are getting STDs more than ever before. Incidences of syphilis and chlamydia in adults aged 45 to 64 tripled between 2000 and 2010
What if the critics are correct…What if same-sex marriage does change marriage, but primarily for the better?
By providing a new model of how two people can live together equitably, same-sex marriage could help haul matrimony more fully into the 21st century. Although marriage is in many ways fairer and more pleasurable for both men and women than it once was, it hasn’t entirely thrown off old notions and habits. As a result, many men and women enter into it burdened with assumptions and stereotypes that create stress and resentment. Others, confronted with these increasingly anachronistic expectations—expectations at odds with the economic and practical realities of their own lives—don’t enter into it at all.
Read more in the Atlantic article.
There has been a heightened awareness of breast cancer lately– with Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy and the conversations and rebuttals since– so here is a timely column written by Rosara Torrisi with advice for holding on to your sexuality while undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
For more information, take a look at these books:
- “The Lovin’ Ain’t Over for Women with Cancer” by Barbara and Ralph Alterowitz
- “Woman Cancer Sex” by Anne Katz
- “I Am Not My Breast Cancer” by Ruth Peltason
Also, consider these Web sites:
This article in the Scientific American, entitled How To Have A Longer Marriage Than Kim Kardashian is a wonderful synopsis of the publications by John and Julie Gottman and their colleagues.
Gottman and colleagues have uncovered four crucially toxic behaviors that are bound to end your romantic relationship– contempt, criticism, stonewalling, and defensiveness.
If you want to stop fighting and start loving again, contact Rosara Torrisi to reignite the passion in your relationship.
You can call Rosara at 516-690-6779 or email her at RosaraTorrisiLMSW@gmail.com.
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