Guest blogger, Ivanna Stanfield, discusses authenticity and comfort zones while also considering her “elevator pitch.”
I recently learned of the death of my Rabbi. He was someone who taught me so much about life and mostly about myself.
Falling in love feels so right. How long does it actually take? Is it minutes? Weeks? Months? Years? Are there different iterations of love?
I’ve been singled out as different, unique, quirky and weird for most of my life. Here’s a blog post that highlights how I came to love these descriptions.
Originally posted in September 2015, now this piece is even more relevant.
How can we aid and assist the individuals and families seeking asylum? I see this immigrant crisis as a call to action to do more.
Guest Blogger, Jayne Portnoy, eloquently writes about the #warrior deep within yourself. How do you see yourself?
The Women’s March in Los Angeles was one of the best days I’ve had in a long time. Short post on my experiences.
I have a new client who inspired me to look at relationships differently. His love of music has opened my eyes and ears differently.
A guest blogger offers her clear and thorough perspective on the topic of victim blaming.
Generally, tolerance is assumed to be a great thing. It’s viewed as an unbigoted, open-minded perspective, kind of like an undiscriminating crushed velvet blanket that warms everyone and anyone…But tolerance has another side, as well.
One of my goals for the New Year is to highlight writing and different perspectives in the blogosphere. I’ve read so many amazing personal essays on your pages and I’d love to showcase your work. If you have a blog post or a personal essay about something you’ve learned in a relationship, if you’ve felt […]
I’ve seen it often: someone hitting his head against the wall in frustration. He can’t get ahead. He’s stifled in his romantic relationship. He has a bad living situation. He’s broke and not making enough money at work. He comes to see me. Now what?
Here’s my last blog post of 2016. I’ve been privileged to write this blog and want to thank you. It’s been a tough year. I’m planning to make 2017 better.
Surreal is the word of 2016. Here’s a blog about this past year. I’m curious about your intentions for 2017.
I’ve been working on this personal piece for months, debating whether to come out with my story or keep silent. With all that is happening in our world, I’ve decided I need to speak up and share my own story, so maybe, hopefully others won’t feel the need to silence themselves. Please take a read.
A note: though this is most definitely not holiday related, I debated putting it up now, and then remembered that good and bad things in life happen all the time.
Well, it’s here. The ubiquitous holiday season. I happen to love the beautiful, sparkling lights decorating homes and trees. Despite the bright lights, I notice many of my clients experiencing some holiday anxiety. People of all walks of life worry during this time of year, and are concerned about money (how to pay rent and […]
I used to think it was mostly willingness that was more important in keeping relationships healthy and alive. Lately I’ve had a change of heart and believe timing is crucial.
Not only is Thanksgiving upon us, but many people have great stress due to the election results. Some are happy with the President-elect, but feel anxious to eat their meals across the table from opposing political party members. Sounds silly for many, but to put this in perspective, those who grieve loss experience an unfathomable […]
Lots of people have been feeling disoriented with the new President-elect. Here’s post about how to change the things you cannot accept anymore. Take action and hold empathy dear to your heart.
The election made me see that there are so many underrepresented members of the population. I do not want to go back to the “good ol’ days” of the 1950s with racial and gender inequality.
Here’s a quick post about the importance of the 2016 presidential election.
Here’s a new post and I gave some reflection to the month of October, my birthday month. As November starts, I’m setting intentions for the month.
The bad days you experience feel so terrible you might want to give up. Is that the best choice? Is it the only choice? You also have the crazy fantasies of your life being different, but remember what’s really happening. How do you handle it?
I recently met a photographer who invited me to update my head shots and do a few looks. Thinking it sounded fun, but not knowing if I needed to do this, I took a few days to consider what I wanted and to peruse her portfolio. Turns out, she has photographed over one thousand women […]
It’s weird because it feels like everyone has kids. There’s a movement for people who opt out of child-rearing, people who are childless or child-free. What about the people who might want to have children and simply haven’t had the opportunity to do so yet?
Why do we fall for aloof or flaky people? How do we know (or finally decide) it’s the end? What makes us stop?
Some things are good for us now but not in the long or medium term future, while other things might feel uncomfortable now but are good for us in the long term.
“The key to life is resilience. We will always be knocked down. It’s getting up that counts.”
“Perfectionism is self-abuse of the highest order.”
Why didn’t I apologize right away? I knew better, but pride got in my way.
One of the hardest decisions you’ll ever face in life is choosing whether to walk away or try harder. Not all relationships are meant to last forever.
People habitually reflect on their lives and set resolutions during the New Year. This blog post is all about a year, or four seasons. Do things really change? What stays the same?
It was the antidote to my worries: getting help. And all I had to do was speak up and ask.
In the last few months, my relationship with my dad has changed. It’s been awesome to get to know him better.
The Orlando nightclub shooting has me thinking about the United States of America and how we are in a heap of trouble. How are you contributing to a better solution?
“You don’t know my boyfriend.”
“He’d never do that.”
The doubt in your stomach is a tell. But you ignore it. Nobody could be so insensitive, especially your significant other, whom you’ve known forever. He assured you you were the ONE. Then how are these delusions even possible?
Working for myself as an entrepreneur has not been without challenges. Here’s my list of what I’ve learned through the past few years.
Planting seeds and cultivating a garden of professional and personal advancement takes work rather than spiritual manifestation.
Here is a tribute to my beloved kitty, Olive. I imagine any cat, dog, horse, bird or any other animal lover can relate to the loss and grief associated with losing a furry member of the family.
What do you like about the Star Wars films? I’d love to hear what makes them so special!
Success is a big revelation. Each of us define it differently, and in this post, I’m considering success in terms of setting a goal, working on said goal, and achieving it.
I recently hosted a popup brunch at a restaurant with one of my best friends. Here’s how it happened.
Today marks the end of the A to Z Blogging Challenge and I’m proud to have finished. Thank you to my readers and Zac for helping me through it. Here’s what I learned!
I want to say YES to so many things. In fact, I even went to a summer camp retreat weekend a few summers ago called The Life of Yes! I truly want to do everything. Despite my wishes of wanting to be open and having every experience, I can’t do it all. It’s just not possible. […]
I traveled with one of my best friends to Petra, Jordan and had the adventure of a lifetime. It was all good until it wasn’t. No exit plan in place. Uh oh.
Maybe you’re in hell now…Ask yourself if what you’re experiencing is worth the pain. Is it worth it?
If you have a relationship with a victimizer, you might feel like you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. Here’s what to do when people play the self-victimization game.
Is anyone perfect? How can you love the imperfections as much as you enjoy the perfections? Are you sabotaging the relationship?
When text messages turn terrible and rogue… How to text better.