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”

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”

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”

How tidying can change your life

If you follow me on Social Media, you might already know that I’m having a fairly intense love affair with an author named Marie Kondo. She wrote two glorious little works of life changing art, The life-changing magic of tidying up and its essential companion Spark Joy.   For months I’ve been bypassing these books,Continue reading “How tidying can change your life”

The truth about the holidays

How are you feeling about the beginning of the holiday season? Excited? Anxious? Stressed-out? Depressed?   While this is no doubt a celebratory time and an opportunity to gather with loved ones, the truth is, it often evokes heavy feelings of sadness, loneliness, and holiday depression. With all the joy being shoved in your faceContinue reading “The truth about the holidays”

How to Expand Abundance

All too often we think about what we want in the context of what we don’t have.   “I want to go shopping!” Underlying thought: I have no clothes. My wardrobe sucks.   “I want to go on vacation, but I don’t see how that’s possible anytime soon.” Underlying thought: I have too much workContinue reading “How to Expand Abundance”

What you’re learning about getting the relationship you want isn’t true

What you’re learning about getting the relationship you want isn’t true.   For years every time a relationship didn’t work out, no matter how obvious reason for its demise, I would think, “This is an opportunity to keep working on myself so I attract the kind of person I really want to be with.”  Continue reading “What you’re learning about getting the relationship you want isn’t true”

Healing the heartache of a breakup

Oh breakups, really no fun at all. It’s a difficult topic to write about because every situation is so unique, yet over time I’ve come to learn a thing or two about the process of letting go. That doesn’t mean that I’m very good at it, and all experiences have their distinct variables, but thereContinue reading “Healing the heartache of a breakup”

‘Tis the season of break-ups

I made a startling discovery last night. Ever since separating from my husband 5 years ago, which happened right around Thanksgiving/Christmastime, I have gone through some form of a break-up at this time every year. Whether it’s small, such as calling off dating someone, or saying goodbye after several months of relationship building, or walkingContinue reading “‘Tis the season of break-ups”