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7 Reasons Why You Should Never Give Up — Even When You Really Want To

7 Reasons Why You Should Never Give Up — Even When You Really Want To
Life can be tough and wrecked with chaos, happiness, frustration, and despair all at once or in successions. When things are going bad, it can seem like it is never ending and it can be tough to see your way through a situation. In these moments, it is so easy to become depressed, worn down, and just feel like you can’t take it anymore. We live in a world of constant instant gratification, so when your needs are not being quickly met, it’s easy to want to throw in the towel. But when you have these moments, I want you to think of your scenario a little differently. It will go against yo...
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3 Expertly Approved Ways You Can Make Dating Less Challenging

3 Expertly Approved Ways You Can Make Dating Less Challenging
Dating can be difficult for a myriad of reasons. As a relationship coach, and as someone who was married, divorced, dated as a single woman, dated as a divorcee, and as a single parent, dating was one of my least favorite things to do. Often, I would purposefully sabotage my relationships out the gate. I would find ways to discredit and disown any feelings I may have or develop for someone by immediately focusing on what was wrong with them versus paying attention to what was right. And also ignoring what I needed to do to improve who I was as a person. It was my protective shield and self-d...
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10 Non-Negotiable Rules For Dating Smart in 2018

10 Non-Negotiable Rules For Dating Smart in 2018
The dating scene has evolved with online dating, dating apps, texting, and other technology. While many aspects of dating have changed a great deal, with all the new options available now, you may wonder how can you be smarter in your approach to dating. While some of the traditional rules associated with dating still apply, there are new rules too! If you want to date smarter, keep these ten rules in mind. 1. A first date should take place where you are comfortable. The first date does not have to be formal. In fact, the more informal it is, the more comfortable you may feel. This helps ...
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8 Tips For The Person Who Is About To Give Up On Love

8 Tips For The Person Who Is About To Give Up On Love
If you asked my friends one of my worst qualities, they would probably say it is the fact that I can be annoyingly analytical. I tend to overthink things. Sometimes that has worked well for me, but often it has the opposite effect especially when it related to my relationships. Then something strange happened. I stopped overthinking, assuming what the other person in the relationship was thinking, or figuring out in my mind what their actions might mean. I had to do a complete juxtaposition. I almost gave up on love because I started to think that maybe it just wasn’t meant to be. Yes, it’...
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14 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day When You’re Single

14 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day When You’re Single
It's that time of year again. Valentine's Day is quickly approaching. I don't know about you, but as much as V-Day is known as a romantic holiday, I think it's time to make Valentine's Day more inclusive. These are some ideas of how to turn it up on Valentine's Day when you're single. Just because you're single doesn't mean you have to feel left out of the festivities. And if you're single there are some unique ways you can celebrate and make the most out of Valentine's Day. Here are 14 ways to do so: 1. Love Thyself.RuPaul, a famous drag queen, and moderator of the show, Drag Rac...
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7 Ways to Get Over a Break-Up

7 Ways to Get Over a Break-Up
Being heartbroken is one of the craziest feelings you can experience. It rocks your world. One moment you feel like you will be ok. And then in the next moments you are crying, feeling emotionally empty, and venting to all of your friends about how love sucks, and how you will never, ever allow someone into your emotional heart space again. Love is a two-edged sword for sure. When you fall in love with someone, it is one of the best feelings ever. But, when someone you love breaks up with you unexpectedly, or you end a relationship you thought was forever, it can make the most rational person...
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7 Things You Should Know Before Walking Down The Aisle And Saying ‘I Do’

7 Things You Should Know Before Walking Down The Aisle And Saying ‘I Do’
It can be a journey to find love. So when you do meet someone and fall in love, the next natural step is a desire to marry them. But, before you take that walk down the aisle, it’s crucial that you know these 7 things about your significant other: 1. Communication is everything. What is your communication style and is it similar to your significant other? One of the best ways to know if your relationship can stand the test of time is to pay attention to how you communicate with one another. It’s so easy not to say exactly how you feel out of fear of not wanting to hurt your partner. But,...
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This Is Everything You Need To Know About Finding A Healthy Relationship

This Is Everything You Need To Know About Finding A Healthy Relationship
No one ever said dating was easy. Social media and dating apps have entirely changed the dating landscape. However, if you are aware what to look for in your quest for love, navigating dating to find someone who is compatible with you can be easier. There are so many things which have probably happened to you in your dating experience. And this can make any sane person want to give up. But, before you are ghosted, DTR’d, or experience a slow fade, here are some helpful ways to determine if you are in a relationship that is on the right path. The bottom line is that people date in different w...
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Why Vulnerability is the Best Aphrodisiac

Why Vulnerability is the Best Aphrodisiac
Originally published in Elephant Journal. As a relationship coach, I have noticed the strong impact of vulnerability on sexual attraction. And as a real person who dates, I have seen the undeniable effects of vulnerability in my own life. Which is why I want to share the concept with you. Everyone is relationship challenged Even relationship coaches can have relationship challenges. Our challenges, or what I call "relationship setbacks,"  make us wise and understanding coaches. We know how hard it is to find love. Because we've been there and experienced ups and downs in the journe...
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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...
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