We’re officially heading into my favorite time of year, and I celebrate all of it.

Thanksgiving, Chanukah and Christmas, and my birthday is mixed in there too. It’s a thrilling and hectic time, full of wonder and sparkle and cookies and presents and children and parties and wishes and magic!

And tears and fights and tantrums. My own, I mean.

In addition to all the joy and happiness, the holidays also bring up intense emotions for me. And I know I’m not alone in this.

There’s heightened pressure to find the perfect presents. Our schedules become even more jam-packed, and all the family dynamics can do an emotional number on us.

It’s not uncommon to feel sad or to cry a little more.

Plus, the “alone time” we have with our partner can shrink. I know that for me, this season brings a special kind of distraction and overwhelm… And so my usual focus on pleasure, sensuality, and nurturing my intimate connection with my husband often takes a dip.

Sound at all familiar?

If you struggle to keep things hot and healthy with your spouse during the holiday season, this video is for you.

Click below to watch this week’s video and learn 4 Ways to Keep Your Relationship Healthy and Sexy During the Holidays.

Over the last many years, I’ve become more aware of how the holidays can create disconnection in my relationship. In response to that, I became more intentional on creating opportunities to deepen my connection with my husband and, even, to add a little more playful erotic adventure to our sex life.

In today’s video, I share four tried-and-true ways and exercises that I use myself, year after year, so I know they work!

These simple strategies will help you protect your relationship from the holiday chaos, and actually create opportunities for intimacy, connection and play with your partner (even if the kids are all cracked out on sugar cookies and you had the same fight with your dad that you’ve had for the last 20 years).

What’s the catch? It’s that you need to slightly shift your focus from frantically finding the perfect gifts, and put a little more attention on romance.

Because when you do, you’ll find you feel calmer, safer, and closer to your love – which will help you feel less frazzled by your lists, and less overwhelmed by the intense emotions that may arise when you’re in the mix of extended family dynamics.

Sounds good, right?

Go ahead and check out the video and then try a few of the tips  out this year and see what works for you to bring pleasure, sensuality, passion, and fun back into the holidays.

With these tools in hand, you’ll deepen your relationship, feel rooted in gratitude, and create more pleasure than ever during this holiday season.

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and watching my videos. In the comments below, let me know which of my suggestions you’ll try this year — or if you have other ways you stay connected to your partner during over the holidays!

XOXO, Dana

PS: If you get caught up in trying to create absolute perfection for everyone during this time of year, and then get riddled with guilt when everything doesn’t go as planned, take a moment to watch this video called 3 Tips for Saying Goodbye To Mom Guilt. Guilt is a wasted emotion — so don’t let it ruin your holiday magic!





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