Self-Love

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...

3 Reasons Why Self-Love Is Important

3 Reasons Why Self-Love Is Important
As a relationship coach, people often ask me why they are having a difficult time attracting the right people into their lives. They lament the difficulty of navigating dating, meeting people who are dysfunctional, or who don’t add value to their life. I get it. I’ve had my ups and downs when it came to finding someone who was truly compatible with me. And the reality is dating can be hard. I had to go through many instances where I even started to think maybe it was me that was the problem. Then I had an epiphany which helped me to understand things a lot better. The foundation for any hea...

Interview with Elizabeth Overstreet, Author and Relationship Coach

Interview with Elizabeth Overstreet, Author and Relationship Coach
On today’s Client Spotlight, I am very proud to introduce you to Elizabeth Overstreet. Elizabeth is a relationship expert and the author of Love You and He Will Too: The Smart Woman’s Roadmap for Happy, Healthy Relationships. She’s a digital contributor to Jet Magazine and is a regular on radio and TV. I feel most of us expect relationships to run on auto-pilot, and when they don’t go smoothly, we have no idea how to fix them. Being a writer of character-driven stories, relationships are central to every plot I create. I took this opportunity to satisfy my curiosity about love, marriage, an...

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...

Self-Love Makes You An Original Not A Copy

Self-Love Makes You An Original Not A Copy
Originals are always valued more. People will pay for something which is unique and different. I'm not equating you to be worth a monetary number. But what I am saying is how important it is that you know what makes you special and unique, because you definitely have something which is different, stands out, or is specific to who you are. It might be your wit, sense of humor, candor, or ability to rally others to a specific cause. You have something and that something can help you down the path to creating a healthy sense of self-love for yourself. As I coach my clients about finding mates ...

Stop Validating Your Feelings for the Wrong One

Stop Validating Your Feelings for the Wrong One
Why Validate for Someone who Invalidates You It's hard when you are in love and you are constantly trying to validate your feelings for someone who won't be definitive or specific with you about their feelings for you. When this happens, you question yourself and your worth because when you are in a relationship like this where the emotions and energy are one-sided, it is a constant roller coaster of ups and downs. (more…)

How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day
Happy Valentine’s Day to those of you celebrating today! Today is a great day to celebrate love you have for yourself, your significant other, and your children. If you are still looking for some ideas on how to kick off the holiday, here are some tips for you whether you are single, trying to figure out what to do with your kids, or in a relationship. (more…)

3 Ways To Attract Who You Want

3 Ways To Attract Who You Want
Your Most Important Relationship James Sama, a Dating Expert, recently posted this quote on his Facebook page: "Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have." This is a simple but true statement. When I speak with my clients about their relationships and how they can get what they want from someone else, the question arises: "How do I attract who I want?" Or they start talking about the traits they want the other person to have. In order to know who you want to attract, you do need to know what traits you want the other person to have. But a more impo...

Doing This Will Add To Your Positive Mindset

Doing This Will Add To Your Positive Mindset
"Ignore those that bring you down. Don't invite that negativity into your space." One thing which can have a huge impact on your positive energy and the type of energy you attract is related to those individuals which you allow into your personal space or inner circle. For your growth and your peace of mind, it is so important to have the right partner, family and friends around you. Yes, I added family because even though you do not get to choose your family, you can choose the impact and effect they have in your life. You can do this by limiting your interactions with those people arou...