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Sex of the Talk complaints couples face is
having problems with intimacy. Meeting with
each spouse separately in a session, a partner will
often disclose how being overweight is an issue in
their relationship. Sometimes a partner may feel
overweight and embarrassed of their body image.
This may often affect the frequency or quality
of their intimacy. However, many couples are
deciding to take back control of their health and
marriages by making the joint decision to learn to
increase communication as well as get fit together.
These are some benefits:
• Opening communication of thoughts and feelings
• Establishing mutual support and encouragement
• Exercising together for more quality time
• Creating a common goal
• Sharing a common interest
• Having more energy helps increase sex drive
• Reducing stress levels
Everybody needs a break now and then, and what better way to enjoy one than
by playing a few rounds on a classic leather chess and checkers set? Zontik
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designers. This set is crafted from soft and supple Nabuk leather and includes 32
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It’s like a mood ring on steroids. Meet the
Q Sensor from Affectiva. If you’re feeling
out of touch with your emotions, this
wearable, wireless biosensor will help clue
you in. The Q Sensor detects electrodermal
activity to help figure out when you’re
feeling stressed. Identify your stress
reactions to help determine what events
are causing your emotions the most wear-
Once you spend more time together doing
something both of you enjoy, it opens up the
channels of communication. Your time together
will be more enjoyable, enticing and may even be
creative. So, if you are tired of being overweight
and you find it is affecting your relationship,
resolve to do something about it today. Talk about
your plan as a couple. Both of you can help each
other. The intimacy you want is possible, it just
takes commitment to make it happen. Have fun!
L isette Beraja is a Psychotherapist,
Licensed Marriage & Family
Therapist and Founder of Beraja
Counseling Center. For more than 10
years, she’s provided guidance and
counseling to individuals and families.
She’s also a Florida Supreme Court
Family Mediator & 11th Judicial
Court approved Parenting Coordinator; 305.858.7763;
World Think El Niño is odd? The
world abounds with strange
and fascinating natural
phenomena, from never-
ending storms to goats that
can climb trees. Here are
some of our favorites.
24 Perfect Storm
At the mouth of the Catatumbo River in
Venezuela, bizarre cloud lightning can
be seen with startling frequency on up
to 160 nights of the year. It’s thought to
be the world’s greatest ozone generator.
The goats of Morocco don’t let gravity
get between them and a good bite.
These clever critters have been known
to climb to the top branches of argan
trees to nibble on their favorite fruits.
Though we don’t see much of it in Miami,
we all know snow is supposed to lay like a
big, soft blanket. Except, it seems, in the
Dry Andes, where it has been known to
form blade-like shapes up to 6 ft. tall.