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Bedtalks Relationship Podcast Ep. 4 — Compatibility: Is your significant other the butter for your toast?

Bedtalks Relationship Podcast Ep. 4 — Compatibility: Is your significant other the butter for your toast?
How important is compatibility in a relationship? Opposites attract, but is this the formula for a lasting relationship? What attributes matter most? That is the million dollar question, and K and I have a few answers that may help you out. Even though we now have access to online dating which has sophisticated algorithms to help you find your match, people still find it challenging to find someone compatible. It's because there is still a missing element. Listen in as we share some insights from a couple who has been together for 82 years, yes 82 years along with the collective ex...
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Bedtalks Relationship Podcast Ep. 3 – The Lustful Truth About Love

Bedtalks Relationship Podcast Ep. 3 – The Lustful Truth About Love
  In this episode of Bedtalks, we focus on lust and love and how the two intermingle. Differentiating between lust and love is hard in the beginning. Desire can be intense at the onset of a relationship, often making it difficult to recognize true feelings versus infatuation or a physical desire for someone. But lust and love have separate definitions. Love is defined as having an intense deep feeling of affection for someone. Lust is having a strong sexual desire for someone. But the two may coexist in a relationship which is why it's important to be able to differentiate...
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Bedtalks Relationship Podcast Ep. 2 – Healing

Bedtalks Relationship Podcast Ep. 2 – Healing
My new Podcast, Bedtalks, where my significant other and I have informal discussions about common relationship topics sharing both the female and male perspective. We always have our best conversations when we are waking up or getting ready to go to sleep. After all, it's difficult to have a tense discussion when you are in a relaxed state of mind. Something about these moments brings about openness, clarity, and vulnerability about various topics. Today we discuss healing as it relates to relationship. Break-ups are extremely difficult. And after suffering a break-up or divorce, it'...
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Introducing BEDTALKS – The New Podcast About Intimacy and Relationships

Introducing BEDTALKS – The New Podcast About Intimacy and Relationships
  Welcome to Bedtalks, the new podcast about intimacy and relationships. In this introductory episode, you will meet relationship coach, Elizabeth Overstreet along with her cohost and significant other, K aka K Soul-o as they explain the inspiration behind the Bedtalks podcast. The bed is where most couples have their deepest conversations. Whether before falling asleep or after waking up, the bed is a laid back place where couples feel safe to open up and be vulnerable. The bed is a quiet, private sanctuary where two people can talk without the noise and distractions of the ...
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5 Powerful Lessons Losing Can Teach You

5 Powerful Lessons Losing Can Teach You
I have been watching a new documentary on Netflix called Losers. It showcases individuals who were extremely talented, worked hard at their craft for many years and while sustaining some level of success, missed out on winning what would have put them at the peak of their aspirations. We often focus on winners, but we don’t focus on the journey of losses, often times significant ones, that these individuals experienced along the way. One friend of mine would often say to me that you will get a 1,000 no’s before you get a yes and while the number is extreme, I think this metaphor has some trut...
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Warning Signs That You May be in a Toxic Relationship (Part 3) on @RTRLRadio

Warning Signs That You May be in a Toxic Relationship (Part 3) on @RTRLRadio
What happens when we choose to stay in a toxic relationship? What if you are married to a toxic person? How do you know if you should get a divorce? We do intensive research before buying a house, a car, or even a new stereo. Rarely do we take the same steps to make sure we are entering a healthy relationship. But relationships touch every aspect of our lives. They affect us emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Often we feel we're in too deep by the time we realize something is wrong. Once we suspect we're in a toxic relationship, we need to do some serious thinking. Choosing to rem...
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Warning Signs That You May be in a Toxic Relationship (Part 1) on @RTRLRadio

Warning Signs That You May be in a Toxic Relationship (Part 1) on @RTRLRadio
  How do we fall into toxic relationships? What are the tell-tale signs of a toxic relationship? How do we stop the toxic cycle? No one purposely seeks out a toxic partner. Often, we’re mysteriously drawn to them. Things are exciting and passionate in the beginning, but little by little we sense something is off. Often, we blame ourselves. If we could just do everything right for our partner, the relationship would be okay. Unfortunately, this is not usually the case. The first thing to look at is yourself. What you attract correlates with where you are mentally, emotionally, and s...
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Surviving R. Kelly – A Candid Discussion

Surviving R. Kelly – A Candid Discussion
Tune in to our video and share it with your friends and family as Alisha Bradley, a Life Coach, and former Domestic Abuse Counselor, and I discuss the recent Lifetime docuseries about R. Kelly and why it has created such polarizing responses and triggers for all of us. We have a real and open conversation about this topic, and while it is uncomfortable, it is making us rethink and revisit the way we may have typically viewed domestic abuse in relationships. Please share your comments about what you think of the video and other topics you would like to see Alisha and I discuss in the futu...
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Why We Love Toxic Relationships And Unavailable Partners Part II—Orion Group Podcast

Why We Love Toxic Relationships And Unavailable Partners Part II—Orion Group Podcast
  Robert Dunn and I continue discussing my article 11 Specific Reasons Why We Love Toxic Relationships And Unavailable Partners on The Orion Group Podcast.  Toxic relationships are addictive, and just like with drugs, a person involved in a toxic relationship must go through a process of acceptance and recovery in order to heal and have a normal, healthy life. Often, people don't realize they are in a toxic relationship because they grew up in a dysfunctional household where unhealthy behaviors were the norm. If a person stays in this toxic relationship, it puts their emotional and ...
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Why We Love Toxic Relationships And Unavailable Partners Part I—Orion Group Podcast

Why We Love Toxic Relationships And Unavailable Partners Part I—Orion Group Podcast
  I had the pleasure of discussing my article 11 Specific Reasons Why We Love Toxic Relationships And Unavailable Partners with Robert Dunn on The Orion Group Podcast. How do you know if you're in a toxic relationship? Why are we attracted to narcissistic or emotionally unavailable partners? How do free ourselves from being addicted to rollercoaster relationships? Find out all these answers and more in this episode! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW! You are capable of receiving love. There is a relationship that will work for you. Sometimes all you need is a nud...
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