Hi Dr. Phil! I've been listening to your Living by Design podcasts and I am having a very hard time imagining how to practically implement your suggestions in my life. I personally deal with Depression and Generalized Anxiety Disorder; and recently have a spinal cord injury which is damaging my ability to do physical activity. Between my mind and my body I find it extremely difficult to do things like discover what makes me unique, or make a goal and stick to it. I'm wondering if you could do a podcast for how to Live by Design if you're suffering from a disability? I bet there's many people out there who suffer from similar (or different) disabilities, who have a hard time practically implementing your suggestions. I'm really hoping you see this question and have a chance to address this on an upcoming podast - please! Thank you!!!
I will repeat my comment here and add a bit more... This relationship series is fantastic. It has helped to gain a little more insight to myself as well as the people I held captive in my carpool (playing the podcast to over and over). Got to give them some real truth and common sense advice by any means necessary, lol. Fortunately we are all fans. The personal profile is also fantastic for insight and getting on the same page with your partner, friends, or anybody with which one has a relationship. I take issue with the physical needs section of the personal profile guide. If I build my profile out in the 5 areas, physical would maybe be the occasional hug. I see nothing wrong with sex; have all you want, how and when as long as it is legal... I choose not to partake. So the question is – semantics aside—can a relationship exist when acceptance is equated with sexual activity where no activity is desired at all? Intimacy should not be relegated to its euphemistic meaning: sex. I believe such a relationship can.