The Five Love Languages

The Five Love Languages

If you’re in a couple or have spent time around other couples, you may have heard of the term “love languages”. The term was popularized through the relationship guidebook ‘The Five Love Languages’ by Dr. Gary Chapman, and provides...
Too Tired for Sex?

Too Tired for Sex?

It’s isn’t just a lame excuse to avoid sex! 1 in 4 Americans say they are too sleep deprived for sex.  Think about it… Do you want to go to that restaurant you’ve been trying to get a reservation at forever when you’ve just had the longest day of your life? No,...
Intimacy After Breast Cancer

Intimacy After Breast Cancer

Firstly, my mother had breast cancer. When I asked her: ‘Mom, how did you feel about losing your breast?’. She said, I have another one, and other lady parts that are still working just great.’ It is that exact positive attitude, along with education...
4 Sexy Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

4 Sexy Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Between the diminishing sunlight, below-freezing temperatures, and snow squalls – winter isn’t most people’s favourite season. But December-March doesn’t have to be a total drag. Use these 5 tips to heat up the winter months in the best possible way.

Best Natural Lube

Best Natural Lube

Using lube is a great way to make sure that both partners stay comfortable and feel sexy during the act. However, be careful when you are choosing what kind of lube to use. Here are some of my favourite all natural lubes!

Can Sex Save Your Marriage?

Can Sex Save Your Marriage?

Can sex save a marriage? The short answer is: sort of. When couples’ sex life starts to lag, or they forget how to communicate their needs and desires, the overall relationship well-being can seriously suffer. These are the stories of 2 couples who saved their marriages through intimacy guidance.

Day 29: 30 Second Hug

Day 29: 30 Second Hug

Hugs are marks of intimacy, and help build feelings of trust and safety. This feeling lingers long after the hug, and can promote open and honest communication. Hugs also boost oxytocin and serotonin levels instantly, to elevate mood and happiness. So hug your partner...
Day 28: Farmers Market

Day 28: Farmers Market

In many couples, one partner does the majority of the meal planning and cooking. But planning and making supper doesn’t have to be a chore! Head to your local farmer’s market, and pick out the delicious, fresh ingredients to make a simple supper at home together. Many...
Day 26: Fly a Kite

Day 26: Fly a Kite

Being outdoors in the sunshine and fresh air with your partner will have a positive effect on both of your moods! Pick up a fun kite from a children’s store, and try your hand at flying it together – it might be harder than you...
Day 25: Play a Board Game

Day 25: Play a Board Game

Board games offer the perfect combination of competition and nostalgia. Pick up your favourite childhood board game, and challenge your partner to a game or two! Many classic games are now in App form, so playing couldn’t be easier. Up the stakes by offering the...
Day 23: Plan a Trip

Day 23: Plan a Trip

Travelling together creates beautiful memories that last a lifetime. Over dinner and a glass of wine, reminisce about your favourite trips of the past – what did you love about them? What is your favourite memory? Keep the travel bug alive by planning future trips:...
Day 22: Memory Lane

Day 22: Memory Lane

Maybe your very first date was magical, or maybe an anniversary celebration was particularly memorable. Take a trip down memory lane and re-enact your favourite date. If your date was abroad, re-create the atmosphere at home. If your date was local, go back to the...
Day 20: Unplug

Day 20: Unplug

These days, it is common to see couples out to dinner with their phones on the table, or within easy reach. It is difficult to focus on your partner with the constant demands of technology surrounding you. Enjoy an entire dinner – from prep to dessert – without ANY...
Day 19: People Watch

Day 19: People Watch

Have you ever wondered about the lives of strangers? Most people like to “people watch” – this pastime makes the perfect couples activity! Go to a high-traffic area of your city, and take turns making up stories about interesting strangers that pass you by. Creating...
Day 18: Book a Session

Day 18: Book a Session

Whether you are dealing with particular intimacy issues, or just want guidance on making your time in the bedroom sizzle, or if your relationship could benefit from increased communication – book a session with me! We will customize the session to suit your couple’s...
Day 17: Sensual Massage

Day 17: Sensual Massage

The desire to feel safe, loved, and connected to those around us endures throughout our lives, and the art of sensual massage is one of the best ways to experience it in full force with a partner. Check out our step by step instructions to give an amazing sensual...
Day 16: Comedy Club

Day 16: Comedy Club

Laughter is the best medicine – even if all you are suffering from is a little monotony in your date night routine! Head to a comedy club together to get the feel-good endorphins flowing. Make sure you sit in the back unless you don’t mind being the center of...
Day 15: Picnic

Day 15: Picnic

Pack a basket with fresh-baked bread, a gourmet charcuterie board of delicious meats, fruits, and cheeses, and a bottle (or two!) of your favourite wine. Take turns feeding each other slowly, and really savour both the food and each other’s company. If things start to...
Day 14: Hide and Seek

Day 14: Hide and Seek

This is your favourite childhood game with a sexy twist: give your partner 30 seconds to hide. If you can find them within 1 minute, you get to tell them exactly what to do to you for one whole minute! Do this for at least 6 rounds, and it becomes a delicious extended...
Day 13: Bathtub Art

Day 13: Bathtub Art

Bring out your artistic side, and kick the heat up a notch with this activity. Strip naked and get into an empty tub. Facing across from each other, take turns using washable paint to draw designs on each other’s bodies. When you’ve had enough, run the bath and soap...
Day 12: Student/Teacher

Day 12: Student/Teacher

Your partner likely has a lot of knowledge on things you aren’t familiar with, and vice versa. Pick something your partner can do that you’d like to learn more about, and ask them to teach you. They will be flattered that you are interested, and you’ll get to learn...
Day 10: Go Glamping

Day 10: Go Glamping

Camping is fun, but it can be a lot of work. Why not go “glam” camping – glamping – it has all the perks of camping, with none of the inconveniences. Elements Luxury Tented Camp recently opened in the Ottawa Valley, and features queen-sized beds with crisp white...
Day 8: Be a Kid

Day 8: Be a Kid

Sometimes it’s nice to just be a kid again! Brush off the worries of adult life, and get your adrenaline pumping on the go-cart track. Bust out your best Rory McIroy impression in a game of mini-putt. Or give yourselves special forces code names and hit up the local...
Day 7: Exercise Together

Day 7: Exercise Together

Exercise releases lots of feel-good endorphins, so working up a sweat with your partner will generate a warm connection. Why not try a fun exercise glass, like Zumba? Zumba is a great dance-style exercise class that is fun for all experience levels: most gyms offer...
Day 6: Star Gazing

Day 6: Star Gazing

On a clear night, grab an air mattress and some sleeping bags and park yourself in the backyard for some romantic star-gazing! Play some soft music, and try to identify some of the constellations (or – make them up!). Staring up at the universe can be a powerful...
June 11: Merrickville Celebrates Women

June 11: Merrickville Celebrates Women

Send your female partner to a festival all about celebrating women! Merrickville’s first ever “Merrickville Celebrates Women” on June 11, offers shopping, events and activities, all geared towards HER. After the keynote presentation from power-woman Arlene Dickinson,...
Day 5: Home Spa

Day 5: Home Spa

Spas are expensive – and they can be intimidating if you have never been to one before. Instead of spending money to be pampered by strangers, pamper each other in the comfort and privacy of your own home! Put crisp white sheets on the bed, light some fresh scented...
Day 4: 30 Second Kiss

Day 4: 30 Second Kiss

A deep kiss with soft lips and loving eyes before asking your partner how their day went is a powerful way to start a positive conversation. But most of us see kissing as a means to an end, rather than as something to savour. So take a full 30 seconds to kiss your...
Day 3: Hit up a Garage Sale

Day 3: Hit up a Garage Sale

Garage Sales are treasure troves of nostalgia and oddity. Spend a warm Saturday afternoon hitting up as many garage sales as possible. At each sale, compete with your partner to find the funniest or strangest object, or the biggest blast from the past. Purchase is...
Day 2 : Volunteer

Day 2 : Volunteer

Giving your time to someone that needs it is such a rewarding activity. Doing it with your partner will bring your couple closer, as you join together to offer something more than yourselves to the world. Whether you volunteer at the Humane Society, or the food bank,...
Day 1: Cook Together

Day 1: Cook Together

Cooking doesn’t have to feel like a chore! Pinterest is full of some truly fabulous, and downright intriguing, recipes. Browse Pinterest for inspiration, and select a few recipes that pique your interest – then make the recipes with your partner!...
June 4-5: Doors Open Ottawa

June 4-5: Doors Open Ottawa

Doors Open Ottawa is the perfect opportunity to act like a tourist in your own city! Whether you are single or in a relationship, get out and meet new people while exploring all the cool buildings, history, and food that Ottawa has to offer. Click here for more...

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