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Move Beyond Casual Dating: 3 Tips for Choosing a Partner You Can Grow With

You met at the right time and everything just fell into place. You’ve dated plenty of other people but it has never felt this right. You’re ready to move past casual dating and take the next step. A big, scary, exciting step. When you find someone you’re ready to take that leap with, it isn’t […]

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15 Ways to Interact in a Crowd — When You Hate Crowds

If you are in a relationship—or want to be—you’re sure to find yourself in a crowd of new people at some point. A friend might drag you to a singles’ mixer, your roommate might host a party with guests you don’t know, or your new partner might bring you to a family gathering. You may […]

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About You, Expert Advice, Mind, Body And Spirit
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5 Ways to Cope with Dating Frustrations

Once you set out to find your ideal match, the search can seem as if it’s taking forever. Impatience and frustration commonly occur once you immerse yourself in dating  — and finding love does not happen as quickly as it has for others. Love may seem within reach, but also far away. Going on a […]

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4 Strategies to Connect with your Desire for Love

It is easy to hope for a more satisfying love life, but are you truly connected to attaining one? Can you imagine yourself in a happy, healthy, and stable relationship? Or do you notice yourself avoiding the answer? Some of my single clients who are looking for a partner can so easily report that they […]

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4 Ways to Handle Loneliness This Time of Year

While this time of year brings excitement and joy, it also typically brews sadness, loneliness, jealousy, disappointment, and anxiety. These feelings can become especially overwhelming as you reflect on your life circumstances and come to terms with being single. So, why does this season bring up difficult emotions, particularly loneliness? Holidays breed high expectations and anticipation as there […]

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Are You a Pleasure Pig?

Our cat Yoda is nicknamed “the pleasure pig.” Yoda demands massive amounts of attention, belly rubs, cheek scratches, and snacks of his favorite baby food, which we call “Yoda’s Crack.”  The other day, I watched my husband Brian give Yoda a yoga stretching massage and silently wished that I was as good at demanding pleasure […]

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About You, Being Single, Expert Advice
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15 Ways to Deal with the Grinches in Your Life

In 1957, the incomparable Dr. Seuss unleashed one of his most memorable characters, the scowling, green-hued Grinch. This, of course, is the cranky guy who seeks to ruin Christmas and rob others of holiday joy. The term “grinch” went on to be applied not only to the Seussian character, but to all sorts of people who […]

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5 Keys to Creating Relationship Respect

If there is one common theme in almost every female singer’s repertoire it is a ballad or anthem about being treated with respect. We are empowered by the music and the passion of the words, we are determined to be that woman who has equality at home. But do we actively seek and expect equality […]

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4 Tips for Conscious Dating: How to Go from Dating to a Relationship

Dating is a dance of harmony and attraction. Being attracted to someone physically is a subjective matter. While matching your desired criteria has become electronically possible through computer software, it certainly does not guarantee you a harmonious relationship. That part is up to you. In my own life, and in my work with others, I […]

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Lonely? 10 Helpful Ways to Deal

Have you ever been lonely in a crowd? Have you ever been perfectly content all alone? Me too. And I have also suffered from loneliness. What’s up with that? Loneliness is a complex mental and emotional phenomenon that has at its base a powerful emotion which has survival value for children. All of us have experienced some […]

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