Self-Love

Warning Signs That You May be in a Toxic Relationship (Part 2) on @RTRLRadio

Warning Signs That You May be in a Toxic Relationship (Part 2) on @RTRLRadio
  How do we protect ourselves against toxic relationships? What are the warning signs of a toxic relationship? How do we know when to leave a toxic relationship? Toxic relationships are sneaky. When we first fall in love, it's easy to idealize our partner and ignore the red flags. We discussed some of these tell-tale signs in Part I of this series. Today we delve further into toxic relationships. How do we know if we're in a toxic relationship? Be aware of your and your partners behavior and look out for these patterns: You spend more time being unhappy than happy You find ...
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Uplifting Advice on Self-love From 22 Successful People

Uplifting Advice on Self-love From 22 Successful People
We have so many things going for us, don’t we? Despite the limited number of hours in a day, we are somehow able to include time for work, family, friends, and even other extracurricular activities into our already busy schedules. But how much time do we set aside time for ourselves? We often get so caught up in the business of life that in the list of our priorities, we forget to include the people and things that matter the most—and yes, that includes ourselves. With self-love, comes confidence and contentment. So today, I challenge you to open your heart to the...
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7 Common Phrases We Use In Relationships (And What They Mean To Women Versus Men)

7 Common Phrases We Use In Relationships (And What They Mean To Women Versus Men)
As Justin Bieber put it, "what do you mean?" There have been many books written about the ways men and women communicate. While men and women share much in common, they often express it a little bit differently. Women are more verbose in nature and men tend to use fewer words leaving women guessing at their end game or intentions. This article is written with the intention of breaking it down in simple terms of 7 common relationship phrases women and men use and what they really mean. Hang on tight — you’ll enjoy the ride and learn more in this quick read that will help you the next time...
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This Is How To Beat Self-Doubt When You Feel Like It’s Beating You

This Is How To Beat Self-Doubt When You Feel Like It’s Beating You
I’m not sure about you, but sometimes there is a nagging voice in my head that is constantly trying to shake my self-confidence. I come to learn it’s normal and every one of us has probably had that feeling or moment at one time or another where you felt lost, incomplete, or like your life wasn’t heading in the right direction. The next time you feel as though you are going to freak out and your inner voice becomes too loud to bear, here are some proven techniques to help you beat your self-doubt. I’m not sure if you have heard of Mel Robbins. She is a motivational speaker, serial entrepren...
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How You Can Find Love Again After A Break-Up

How You Can Find Love Again After A Break-Up
If you are or have gone through a break-up, it is one of the most difficult and jarring experiences you will face in your life. The sudden loss of someone you held dear and close and love can feel similar to the feelings you have when you lose a loved one to death.  At the onset, it can look hopeless and feel as though you will never find love again. When you have been in a long-term relationship with someone, it's difficult to move forward because of the time and energy you have invested in your relationship. You thought it would work. And when it doesn't, it is devastating. Love may se...
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This Is The Most Overlooked Secret To A Truly Successful Relationship

This Is The Most Overlooked Secret To A Truly Successful Relationship
There is a secret to relationship success that no one ever discusses. Many articles I have read and seen written fail to touch on this subject, but I think it is one of the essential ingredients to a successful and long-lasting relationship. I’m not trying to fool you or give you some secret formula to relationship success. Because having a successful relationship consists of many factors. But, here is what I’ve observed and seen in happy couples. It is an ability to look beyond focusing entirely on their partner and putting the onus on them for their happiness and instead redirecting focus o...
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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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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...
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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...
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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. ...
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