In episode 12… We think we need to wait for something good to happen before we savor life. But it’s possible to savor the little things and in so doing, grow more of the good things we want.

0:44 I share a fun secret with you about my podcast and sex
1:35 Dad loved food – “savoring and sweating”
2:15 When you choose to lean into enjoying a moment, it can reward you with more things to enjoy.
2:57 Why this is hard
3:58 Find the one thing you can be grateful for and savor the sh***t out of it.
4:00 We need to sit at the table of pain and sweat and savor to grow the resilience to face what needs to be faced.
4:25 Training our brains to associate a sensory experience with pleasure
5:25 I improved the quality of the massage by telling the therapist what I liked.
6:40 If all that is happening in relationship is a pointing out of what isn’t working, then there isn’t fuel to create the better version of the partnership.
7:30 Enjoyment is vulnerable.
8:30 Mmmm’ing and hearing yourself affirm your right to pleasure
9:05 This week’s homework – two practices

Resources: Dr.Rick Hanson and “growing the good”

Podcast produced by Sal DeRosalia
Music composed and performed by Aimee Mia Kelley
Photo by Mc James Gulles on Unsplash


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Dr. Jessica Tartaro
Intimacy Coach & Connection Facilitator
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