"As I practiced OM, however, gradually the frustration I used to feel—that I couldn’t ask for the level of attention and engagement that I wanted—was replaced with the confidence to ask for precisely how I wanted to be touched."
"The practice of asking for what I want and making requests and adjustments in OM has been profound. I’ve learned that I can ask for something in a way that’s not judgmental and that doesn’t have to cause a negative reaction."
"Before OM, if a partner was needy with me, I would react with aversion. Now, I can feel that she’s looking for something. And that’s so interesting. So I’ll ask her, “What do you need in this moment?” And I’ll mean it."
"Most of all, OM taught me—and gave me—what my life had been missing when I first moved to San Francisco: deep connection with other human beings. It showed me how to fully show up for another person and truly feel them."