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The Wholistique Show

20 EpisodesProduced by Mike Caha & Eric Sangerma

On The Wholistique Show we explore how to reach peak personal and professional performance while living a minimal and balanced life.No topic about the human body, brain, or the pursuit of achieving your best life is off-limits.The core focus of the show is empower you to make proactive choices about… read more


Relationship Wellness with Ken Blackman

Human connection is something that’s not easily defined, yet it’s such a fundamental component of human nature. It helps lay the foundation for healthy, lasting relationships while contributing to both physical and mental well being. In today’s episode, we learn about managing emotions, de-escalating conflict, and sex in healthy romantic relationships. 

Key Topic Timestamps

  • 01:05 - Introduction to Ken & his work
  • 03:00 - The importance of human connection
  • 10:40 - The evolution of emotions
  • 15:25 - Types of contact & touch
  • 17:45 - Cultural differences of physical touch
  • 21:05 - How to have a healthy “fight” with your partner
  • 22:35 - The contagiousness of emotions & limbic regulation
  • 24:20 - Managing emotions of ourselves and our partners
  • 27:50 - Ways to de-escalate conflict with your partner 
  • 30:25 - Sex vs. Human Connection
  • 32:35 - What is sex? Prosaic vs. Erotic touch
  • 34:25 - Is it possible to have a healthy, happy relationship without sex?
  • 35:47 - Difference between men & women: simulate vs. stimulate
  • 40:10 - The emotional component of women’s pleasure

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