Advice for Women

3 Reasons Why Bad Relationships are the Best Teachers

3 Reasons Why Bad Relationships are the Best Teachers
Good relationships can teach us a lot. But bad relationships can teach us things too. In fact, our appreciation of a good relationship strengthens after we've been through bad relationships. Love is splendid and crazy. The ups, downs, good and bad times, good love, bad love, separations and reunions and break-ups combine to create interesting dynamics. This can show us who, how, and why we love. When a relationship is going well and the love is good, it is the best feeling. But when love takes a turn and things fall apart in a relationship, it can be the worst feeling. This may leave you...

5 Ways to Invite Love Into Your Life

5 Ways to Invite Love Into Your Life
Originally Published in Jet Magazine A new year always brings new possibilities. It’s an opportunity to learn from past relationship mistakes, put bad relationships behind you and to love smarter so you can have a more fulfilling relationship. In order to obtain something new, you must try something new. Here are five ways to invite—and keep—love into your life. 1) Find your tribe. Think about how much effort you put into planning your favorite vacation. You get down to the nitty-gritty details to make sure each moment counts. Approach your dating life in the same way. Look at it as an...

5 PLACES TO MEET NEW PEOPLE IN CHICAGO

5 PLACES TO MEET NEW PEOPLE IN CHICAGO
Originally Published on ABC7Chicago.com Wednesday, January 11, 2017 02:16PM A big New Year resolution for singles is finding love, so to help us with this, we brought in "The Relationship Investigator" -- Elizabeth Overstreet! She wrote two books - "The Relationship Investigator's Fast Guide to Successful Dating" and "Love You & He Will Too: The Smart Woman's Roadmap for Happy, Healthy Relationships." Overstreet gave us hints on places to meet new people and ways to break the ice when meeting new people. ELIZABETH'S LIST OF 5 PLACES TO MEET NEW PEOPLE IN CHICAGO Singl...

3 Effortless Ways to Change The Way You Find Love in 2017

3 Effortless Ways to Change The Way You Find Love in 2017
  A new year is an excellent opportunity to start anew, learn from your past mistakes and have another shot at a do-over. I don't know about you. But, I'm sure 2016 had its ups, downs and moments where your love life may have been good, bad and at times at a standstill. The good thing is you can always improve even in finding love. With wisdom, experience, and growth you can learn what is and is not working for you. In 2017, focus on things that bring you joy and ways to help others. Take it one day at a time. Do one thing daily differently than what you may have done before. ...

5 MAJOR TURN OFFS FOR MEN

5 MAJOR TURN OFFS FOR MEN
If you want love ladies, here's what NOT to do... Originally published on Jet Magazine. OK, ladies, it’s your turn. Recently we wrote an article about what turns off women. As you know, our lists could be longer, but we kept it to five. But what about men? What turns them off and gives them pause in a relationship? After interviewing a panel of men, I realized that as much as we may think turning on a man is easy, you’ll never fully succeed if you are always turning him off. If you’re wondering what’s shutting down your relationship success, read on to discover the five ways in which...

5 Rules of Relationship Self-Care

5 Rules of Relationship Self-Care
Originally published in Jet Magazine I’m sure you can relate, but I use to let things build to a crescendo. Work stress, taking care of my significant other, my daughter and everyone else’s needs above my own would literally push my stress levels so high to the point where I would hit the wall. Not literally, but emotionally. And I would just keep trying to continue to push myself forward without taking time to pause and care for myself. As you can imagine, this was quite ineffective. The bottom line was that when I neglected my own self-care, everything around me got out of whack. If...