How to do Forever

Forever can be a daunting proposition.   Nine years ago I got divorced. Although severing a forever commitment is heart-wrenching and stressful under any circumstances, it was a very happy decision for me. And I was convinced at that point that marriage was a completely useless institution. If you can be married without actually beingContinue reading “How to do Forever”

How to fall in love daily

Photo by Fabrizio Verrecchia on Unsplash   I’ve been thinking a lot about my ex-boyfriend. What if I hadn’t broken up with him? What if we were still together? How might my life and relationship be different?   These were questions that came up in a coaching conversation recently. Not out of loneliness, but out of restlessness andContinue reading “How to fall in love daily”

Trust that he can take care of himself

Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash   One of the most precious gifts of partnership is being able to care for one another, daily and in times of need. I do the cooking, he does the washing up. He’s got the flu, I put cool washcloths on his forehead and make him soup. I’ve got cramps, he fillsContinue reading “Trust that he can take care of himself”

Take responsibility for your own joy

Part 1 of How to Love Your Relationship NOW (even if you think it sucks)   Women thrive on pleasure. It’s like fuel to our souls. When a woman is happy, when a woman is in her joy, everyone around her feels it. The air around her feels lighter and brighter, and she brings everyoneContinue reading “Take responsibility for your own joy”

How to Love Your Relationship NOW: Intro

Photo by Isaac Benhesed on Unsplash   Welcome to How to Love Your Relationship NOW (even if you think it sucks). This is for you if you’re in a relationship and find yourself feeling restless, unsatisfied, annoyed, or regularly pondering jumping ship. Yet, there’s something keeping you in place and you’re not ready to give up just yet.  Continue reading “How to Love Your Relationship NOW: Intro”

When the pain is real

Photo by Lua Valentia on Unsplash   Last week, I was in A LOT of pain. Physical pain, emotional upheaval, mental turmoil. It was rough. And as hard as it is to admit, I made it so much worse than necessary. Let me explain…   A couple weeks ago, I was having a FaceTime conversation with a friendContinue reading “When the pain is real”

What to do when someone drives you crazy

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.67″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] Photo by Sam Manns on Unsplash   As adults we have the privilege of choosing our relationships. Yet, there are certain people that we’re a little more “stuck with” than others, such as parents, in-laws, ex-spouses (if you have children together), siblings, the love of your best friend’s life, and co-workers.Continue reading “What to do when someone drives you crazy”

Emotional Boundaries: Feeling Responsible vs. Caring for Someone Else’s Emotions

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.61″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] Feeling responsible for someone else’s feelings can be extremely draining – it leads you to a lot of analyses, game playing, coddling, and avoidance. It’s been coming up a lot lately in my coaching sessions…   One of my clients was feeling so ready to quit one ofContinue reading “Emotional Boundaries: Feeling Responsible vs. Caring for Someone Else’s Emotions”

Worth It Book Review

I talk a lot about wellness, yet probably not enough about a key area of well-being in all our lives – financial well-being. If we are not well in our financial house, that can bleed into basically every other area of our life. Because the truth is, money is an essential component of our modernContinue reading “Worth It Book Review”

You Never Know What You’re Gonna Get

Decisions, decisions…   They can be both overwhelming and exciting, and if they’re big enough are usually accompanied with much discussion, research, and weighing of pros and cons. That’s all good, yet most of the time what determines whether or not we pull the trigger is the strength of our desire. Because you can findContinue reading “You Never Know What You’re Gonna Get”