How do you know how to love a person? As we grow and experience more, we refine our needs and realize what works for us. Love is dynamic. Here’s a short list of ways I like to be loved. How about you?
Why do people still ghost? Many people thought it was a phenomena that would stop, but it’s a communication pattern that still exists and creates doubt and anger. What do you do when you’re ghosted?
Was it a coincidence that I opened up my first yoga book on the 99th anniversary of the birth of B.K.S. Iyengar? Please read along as I begin this yogic journey.
When do you make it “official”? Is your relationship only official when it’s posted on Facebook? Maybe that depends on your age and social media presence. Is it official when you decide to sleep together? In this day, a resounding “NO!” came across the phone line on our recent Sex, Love, Etc. convo-cast. Is it […]
We’ve all done it before. Not only haven’t we learned from our mistakes, we’ve made the same ones again!! Are we purposely trying to self-sabotage our development? Why don’t we stop ourselves?
Would you rather read your partner’s mind or get to know him or her better through easy and clear communication?
I highly recommend making an effort and trying to reunite with YOUR old friends and buddies if it’s been a while. The feeling of getting together is usually nothing short of magical and satisfying. Here’s what’s happened for me when I’ve reunited with old friends.
The “me too” club. This is a club I wish had zero members. Why are women posting on Facebook the words “me too”?
Tom Petty, the great American legend and musician, has been incredibly influential in my life. It’s felt like he’s been my friend. Please read my short tribute to him.
A few months ago, I wrote about Nighttime Anxiety. Now, something’s in the air causing a force of Anxiety that feels harrowing and uncomfortable. Here’s what I’ve done about it.
Some endings are tough for me. Actually, let me be honest. Most endings are challenging for me. And, writing an ending to individual blog posts can be the most challenging aspect of writing. Often, telling (or writing) a story, I feel compelled to give a thorough background, replete with relationships and descriptions of how I felt, then […]
People often wonder why I’m not married. Here’s a follow-up to the “Why Are You STILL Single?” piece — I talk about my experience as an unmarried woman in her 30s.
#Total #Eclipse and tons of fun on a road trip to #Oregon. #afterdefeat #lifecoach #blog
The truth always resides inside us. We opt to ignore it, to distract ourselves from listening to our hearts and heads. What happens if we slow down and find our truth?
I LOVE this post by guest blogger, Brita. She’s an incredible writer and offers amazing insight to the world of dating while working at a bar. Note to men: don’t do this anymore.
I wasn’t sure where I was going when I started this post. And then I ended at the end. Here’s a short, meandering post.
Wondering what’s REALLY important, my client and I have an ongoing discussion about whose life he’s living. Is he living the life that makes him happiest or the life that others ascribe for him? What about you?
How are men and women communicating in 2017? My clients and I have experienced a certain passivity and vagueness coming from men. Read more here!
I was approached by a Good Men Project editor, Jeremy McKeen, around January 2016. We started talking about all sorts of topics I wasn’t having with anyone else. We were emailing about love, relationships, passion, balancing time and dating in cities. Jeremy believed in me and encouraged me to submit my writing to GMP. Nervously, […]
After learning about the death of one of my teachers and my cat going missing, I realized I’m over death and loss. However, it’s not ending anytime soon, so how can I come to peace with this?
Aren’t we supposed to feel like adults who know what we’re doing? Guest blogger, Sarah Fader, challenges this concept.
Coaching is appropriate for people who feel like they can’t get ahead. They can’t get over the hurdles between where they are now and where they want to be.
Are you nervous to set a fee for your side hustle or service gig? Are you under earning and over working? Read this.
I’m co-leading a group called Sex, Love, Etc. for all people with The Good Men Project. Calls are on Thursdays at 4:30pm Pacific. Read more for details!
Do you mind when your yoga instructor blasts music? When does music interfere with your practice?
One of the powerful aha moments of a recent session with a client was when she realized she has been going nowhere fast. She’s stayed put while everything and everyone else moved forward.
How do you know when a place is right for you? Do you commemorate how long you’ve lived in your current apartment, house or city? What’s made you stay?
Recently, I wrote a post about putting myself out there. Here’s how it’s been working in my favor.
Are leaders crowned? Or are they self-appointed? My revelations on leadership after an excellent workshop.
Would you rather keep your problems or inherit someone else’s? Where would you start?
Have you ever tried going to bed but your mind won’t let you rest? You can’t catch any sleep because you’re too busy scrolling through the internet. Here’s my experience with nighttime anxiety.
I’ve struggled with the concept of putting myself out there. It’s time to announce my new women’s program and business partner! Read for more details.
Romance is a way of thinking about your partner in an intimate and amazingly considerate way that comes from the heart and makes the other person feel absolutely considered, loved, and appreciated.
Found this list of 10 Things That Require Zero Talent. Is this true that they really require no talent and they’re innate to all of us? Read the list to find out!
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.
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 think (many) men associate strength with stoicism and keeping a tight upper lip. Women, in general, liken strength to being able to honestly express themselves and negotiate to an end goal. Since men don’t often have a safe place to express themselves, they internalize issues and become moody or irritable. How do you deal with moodiness?