“Swoon” Show Notes: Episode #92 – Joy to the World: Accessing Passion and Pleasure in a Pandemic

Jeff Guenther, LPC on Dec 20, 2020 in swoon

On today's show Julie and Gina talk you through creative ways to access pleasure in the pandemic new year.

Join us at our new event, Sparkle: A Relationship Refresh for 2021

This episode covers:

  • How hard it is to prioritize a relationship in a pandemic
  • How are you can fuel your sense of individual passion
  • How you can reimagine shared passion and chemistry
  • How the holidays distract us from a passionate sense of connection and wonder

      Memorable quotes

      "Experiencing passion and joy requires attention and intention."

      "When our go-to experiences of passion and pleasure are gone a lot of us just give up."

      "There is still possibility."

      "We tried something once years ago and decided it doesn't work."

      "Do I feel like a passionate person? Do I feel alive?"

      "You need small tangible actionable ways to keep passion and desire in relationships every day."

      "You don't have to take a night away together, you can set aside five minutes."

      Resources from the Podcast

      Sparkle: A Relationship Refresh for 2021

      Love More Fight Less: A Relationship Workbook, Gina Senarighi

      Action Steps

      How can you prioritize passion, play, and pleasure in small ways in your regular everyday life?

      Join us for Sparkle: A Relationship Refresh for 2021

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      Your Swoon hosts

      Gina Senarighi, MS, MA, CPC is a sexuality counselor and communication consultant specializing in healthy boundaries, passionate relationships, jealousy, and infidelity. She supports non-traditional couples all over the world as a retreat leader and certified relationship coach.
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      Julie Jeske, LPC is a sex and relationship counselor. She has a private practice where she helps clients increase intimacy, ignite passion and deepen their connection to themselves and others. Julie especially loves to help women discover who they are sexually. Through counseling, online classes, or in-person retreats; her clients learn how to talk about their sexual and relationship desires, and explore ways to make them a reality.
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      Jeff Guenther is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Ashville, NC.

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