What is Intimacy?
Intimacy is the lifeblood of relationships. It is what allows us to know and be known, love and be loved. It is a dance, a creative clash of human imperfection, of coming together, falling apart, and rebuilding. Intimacy challenges us to tolerate the paradox of safety and vulnerability. True intimacy is not for the faint of heart!
We usually think of intimacy as what occurs between us, but originates within us. Our capacity to know and love others begins with our capacity to know and love ourselves. Relationships are proving grounds, the crucibles where we develop and grow as individuals.
We are born to be intimate, yet none of us enter our adult relationships unscathed. Trauma, abuse, loss, and the stress of modern living all impact our capacity for intimacy. My work is about helping people be courageous in love, and to continuously find new ways to open their hearts.