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By Martina Hughes & Rod Gordon

Getting Clear About Consent With Teens parenting teens written by martina hughes May 11, 2021

Many of you may have or know someone with teenagers, and in Australia you have likely heard about the milkshake and consent video that the Australian Education Department had made recently in an attempt to educate...

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What Age Is Too Soon? Teen Girls & “The Conversation” parenting teens written by martina hughes Apr 21, 2021

It can be very difficult to know when the right time is for “the conversation” with teenagers.

I wonder how much of it is about the teen’s readiness and how much is about the parent or caregiver’s...

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Sometimes Love is Messy relationship written by martina hughes Mar 12, 2021

Our romantic notions of love, the romantic comedies, and the romance novels all seem to convince us that love is beautiful, graceful and just happens easily.

This can create feelings of constant disappointment and feelings...

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How Intimate Relationships Can Nourish Inner Healing relationship written by martina hughes Mar 12, 2021

There’s a quality of love that has opened in me as a result of being loved by Rod.

A love that is much deeper than any openness I could cultivate through solo practice.

Being loved by Rod has created the space for me...

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Seeing Your Woman men's work written by rod gordon Feb 25, 2021

The feminine craves being seen.
The masculine has an innate capacity for witnessing.

If you bring those two experiences together in a way that goes beyond the physical, there is the possibility of deepening intimacy.

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Cultivating a Life of Trust our journey written by martina hughes Feb 10, 2021

The last year has been full of big and unexpected events for many of us.

Covid-19 has catalysed massive change in the way many people do business, has reduced our opportunities for socialising and gathering together in...

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Transforming Sexual Shame sacred intimacy written by martina hughes Oct 30, 2020

As an intimacy coach, I see many men and women battle with sexual shame and how it can cause conflict in relationships, diminished desire and shut down the full expression of who they are.

Recently I presented to a group of...

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Being A Man men's work written by rod gordon Sep 02, 2020

How to be a man and men’s wellbeing have long been passions of mine.

I have had the unique experience of being a heterosexual man and a hairdresser. In that capacity, I saw a lack of leadership and direction around...

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5 Reasons Why Self-Love Can Be Elusive women's work written by martina hughes Mar 11, 2020

Love is often something that we seek.

However, did you know that there are more potent ways to feel and experience love?

Love has many forms and expressions.

Yet, true intimacy with others begins with self-love.

There...

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What is Healthy Sexuality? parenting teens written by martina hughes Oct 02, 2018

Our world today is desperately in need of healthy sexuality.

It is critical to the wellbeing of everyone.

Healthy sexuality includes space to discuss what sex feels like, how to self-pleasure, the value of being connected to...

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The Magnificence Of Touch Without Agenda sacred intimacy written by martina hughes Feb 09, 2017

One of the greatest and most simple joys we can experience is to feel love through conscious touch.

It’s not a ‘doing’ practice, it’s not busy and it’s not about making things happen.

Sadly,...

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Teaching People to Love our journey written by martina hughes Jan 07, 2017

Over the course of a few conversations recently, I really landed in the feeling and depth of this.

What I do, is teach people to love. Really and truly love. Not the romantic version, not the fluffy version. But to really...

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