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Lynn Somerstein, PhD, RYT blogs about therapy, yoga and living a life of meaning- not to mention fun.

Help! My partner is a terrible kisser!

 A few months ago I started dating a woman who has a lot going for her—great personality, whip-smart, professionally accomplished, lots in common including music and sports—but things have not been ideal in the romance department. I think a lot of it has to do with how she kisses me. She has this thing she does (almost every time) where she practically sucks my lips entirely into her mouth, uses her teeth, darts her tongue, and slobbers all over me. It’s way too wet and over-the-top for me, and it distracts heavily from anything else that might be happening. In fact, it not only makes me not want to kiss her, it makes me not want to have sex with her because I know kissing will happen. I have erectile difficulties with her in part, I think, because this is always in the back of my mind. (I have not traditionally had such issues with other women.)


Day 3, Integrative Health Care.

Today was the third and last day of the Integrative Healthcare Symposium–I miss the meetings and the people I hung out with. I’m also glad to have nothing to do, nowhere to go. Sometime in the next week or so I intend to review my notes and the many handouts to frame a list of… Continue Reading


Integrative Health Symposium, Day 2.

Day 2 of Integrative Health Symposium. Today I concentrated on meditation- especially Energy Meditations led by Dr. Richard Schaub PH.D. and @Ching-Tse Lee, and, of course, Kali Coline Morse of the Integral Yoga Institute New York City. I switched gears later and enjoyed listening to Burke Lennihan RN CCH talk about Homeopathy. Her presentation was… Continue Reading


Integrative Healthcare Symposium, Day I.

Integrative Healthcare Symposium, day one- began with John Weeks’ energetic historical review. The top reason people seek out Integrative Healthcare, he explained, is for pain control. Integrative pain control techniques are very effective. This is especially important when we think about the current opioid epidemic. Next Dr. Robert Roundtree talked about fatty liver disease, which… Continue Reading


Your Money and Your Life

Your Money and Your Life. By Lynn Somerstein, PhD, RYT Doctors prescribe medication to two thirds of the people who come to them for help. There are certainly many instances when medication saves your life, but taking medication should not be an easy, automatic decision. If you are prescribed something, it’s wise to ask if… Continue Reading