Category Archives: Inspiration

5 Ways to Tackle Dating Discouragement- eHarmony

“Discouraged” is a word I often hear when I ask my clients how they feel about their dating lives. In fact, it’s a common response to dating. While the highs and lows of dating may feel out of your control, … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Feel Less Awkward on a First Date- eHarmony

There’s no denying that first dates can be filled with awkwardness and jitters. Wanting to make a good first impression naturally stirs up anxiety, which can result in awkward dating behavior. Awkwardness can get in the way of forming an … Continue reading

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12 Best First Date Ideas

From ballroom dancing to cooking to visiting the zoo, there are endless first date ideas that can fit your unique personality. While there is no need to go overboard with planning, it is important to pick date activities and locations … Continue reading

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When Dating Nerves Take Over: 15 Ways to Decompress- eHarmony

Dating jitters commonly lead to burnout and an overwhelming, dissatisfying dating life. Feeling anxious or insecure naturally impacts how well a date goes, making it important to utilize proactive strategies for anxiety management, personal growth, and relaxation. Self-care is an … Continue reading

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Finding Love for the Long Haul: 6 Ways to Get There- eHarmony

As you wrap up 2017 and welcome in 2018, it is a powerful time of year to reflect on your dating life and confront any fear and frustration you face around relationships. Even though dating may feel miserable, anxiety-provoking and … Continue reading

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How Self-Kindness Leads to Love: 7 Ways to Get There- eHarmony

The way you treat yourself directly affects the quality of your relationships and how you allow others to treat you. Treating yourself in kind, compassionate and loving ways positively impacts your relationships and dating life, as well as offers incredible … Continue reading

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Two Things to Know About Texting and Dating- eHarmony Guest Blog

While texting has become a primary method of connection and communication in many potential or new relationships, an overreliance on text messages can be problematic for your dating and relationship life. Trends on texting and dating intrigue me and prompted this piece … Continue reading

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When Dating Gets You Down: How to Keep the Hope Alive- eHarmony Guest Blog

I hope you will check out my latest dating and relationship advice for eHarmony. Click here to examine your thoughts around dating and to learn how to date in a more positive way without letting the past or fear-based thinking … Continue reading

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5 Relationship Lessons from Bravo TV’s “Newlyweds”

I really enjoyed interviewing Kirk and Laura Knight from Bravo TV’s Newlyweds: The First Year (Season 2).  It was especially exciting to hear that they met on a blind date at a nearby Starbucks in Bethesda, Maryland. After learning about … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Improve Your Marriage in 2015 and Beyond

Happy Friday! I am very excited and grateful to be featured on Corey Allen’s Simple Marriage website and to share ideas on improving the quality of our loving relationships. I am a huge advocate for using a proactive and empowered approach to better … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Lessen that Relationship Baggage (and Improve Self-Esteem)- eHarmony Guest Blog

Happy Friday! I hope you will click here to read my latest article featured on eHarmony. It focuses on how our relationships serve as mirrors, how to avoid letting the past (and old childhood and relationship wounds) dictate the present and … Continue reading

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Why Taking Risks in Love is Worth It

With love, there is potential for loss.  In fact, love does not exist without vulnerability.  It might be difficult to figure out how to leave your comfort zone to succeed in dating or what constitutes a healthy risk in love, … Continue reading

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Friendships and Dating: Five Tips to Manage Your Relationships

It is an honor to contribute to Power Up Living, a website designed to support you in gaining more freedom, flexibility and fun in life and business. My article offers advice on managing the important relationships in your life and … Continue reading

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Five Reasons to ‘Date’ Yourself- eHarmony Guest Blog

I so love the idea of treating yourself with love, compassion, nurturance and kindness, as well as not waiting for anyone (especially a partner) to do this for you.  This brings me to the idea of ‘dating’ yourself, which is … Continue reading

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How to Create Happiness Regardless of Your Relationship Status- eHarmony Guest Blog

I am incredibly passionate about helping others achieve happiness- the type of happiness that is available in the present moment, accessible at all times, cultivated within and radiated outward.  It is easy to get caught up in a pattern of … Continue reading

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How to Take Control of Negative Thinking- eHarmony Guest Blog

Negative thinking patterns make life less satisfying as they keep you stuck in what’s wrong versus what’s right. Negative thinking commonly gets in the way of what you really want. It leaves you feeling empty, dissatisfied and unsettled. When your glass is … Continue reading

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