Author Archives: Doug and Leslie Gustafson, MFT's

About Doug and Leslie Gustafson, MFT's

As writers, speakers, therapists and coaches, our mission centers on working with men, women and couples who want a more fulfilling life by living out their true vision and passion. We have written the book Amazing Intimacy - Create A Spectacular Marriage In and Out of the Bedroom as a how to guide for love, sex and passion. Ultimately, we all have an incredible potential we have only partially discovered and fulfilled. This brief journey in life gives us the opportunity to realize and pursue this exciting potential.

A Mindful Heart

“For as he thinks within himself, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything … Continue reading

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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.” Marianne Williamson

This quote, often attributed to Nelson Mandela, interests me – because we don’t often think, as men, of being afraid of our own power, light and even brilliance. I believe there is a measure of truth here – for several … Continue reading

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“It’s Never Too Late To Be What You Might Have Been” – George Elliot

I love this quote because it suggests that we can step into, grow into and become the man we might have been – had we the clarity of mind and the courage to create that life. It suggests that our … Continue reading

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Fully Awake – Fully Alive

“Sometimes the fog lifts, however slightly, and we see more clearly the better road ahead. And while it may be dimly lit, if we keeps our eyes wide open, we see places we have never known but only dreamed possible.” … Continue reading

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From Head to Heart to Hands. A Success Model for Men

“Choosing to live your life by your own choice is the greatest freedom you will ever have.” Shad Helmstetter Models for Living When I think of all that goes into each individual choice we make in life, and we make … Continue reading

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From “Me” to “Us” – Creating an Authentic Marriage in a Culture of Want

Authenticity. More than a current buzz word. The lynch pin necessary to create and sustain deep, connection between two married lovers. The only way to truly know someone’s heart, intentions and what they bring to the interpersonal table. Real stuff … Continue reading

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The Power of a Man’s Story

Every man I meet has a story, created from the sweat and tears, sorrows and joys, ups and downs that have occupied his moments, infiltrated his hours and hijacked his days. I’ve noticed that some men seem to wear their … Continue reading

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