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.
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.