Tag Archives: love

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

Posted in Anxiety, Dating, Emotional Well being, Happiness, Inspiration, Love and Intimacy, Personal Growth, Positive Energy, Psychotherapy, Relationships, Self-care | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Connecting Offline: How to Know if You Should Meet Your Match- eHarmony

If you are hitting it off online and the interest is there, the natural next step is to meet in person. However, making decisions regarding online dating and if/when to meet can feel complicated and confusing. So how do you … Continue reading

Posted in Anxiety, Dating, Emotional Well being, Love and Intimacy, Relationships, Self-care | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

12 Ways to Show Your Partner Love and Appreciation

Relationships are all about the little things. Daily loving and thoughtful gestures ensure that your relationship or marriage will stand the test of time. If you haven’t heard of “The Five Love Languages” by Dr. Gary Chapman, I highly recommend … Continue reading

Posted in Dating, Emotional Well being, Love and Intimacy, Personal Growth, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

10 Dating Skills for a More Successful Love Life

If dating doesn’t come naturally to you, know you are not alone. Dating takes time, practice and patience. Dating is a skill you can grow and get better at through mindful intention, personal growth and experience. To learn 10 key … Continue reading

Posted in Anxiety, Dating, Emotional Well being, Love and Intimacy, Mindfulness, Personal Growth, Positive Energy, Relationships, Self-care | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to Have a Healthy Long-Distance Relationship

If you’re in or have ever been in a long-distance relationship, you have experienced the unique challenges and opportunities for connection that long-distance relationships create. There’s a lot you can do to ensure your long-distance relationship thrives and you continue … Continue reading

Posted in Anxiety, Dating, Emotional Well being, Love and Intimacy, Personal Growth, Relationships, Self-care | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

5 Tips for Dating as an Introvert- eHarmony

For increased dating success, it is important to own who you are and understand what works best for your personality.  In fact, different dating strategies work best for different personality types because introverts and extroverts (and everyone in between) may … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Anxiety, Dating, Emotional Well being, Love and Intimacy, Mindfulness, Personal Growth, Positive Energy, Reflection, Relationships, Self-care | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

10 Effects of Depression on Relationships

Depression impacts the quality of your life and relationships. Specifically in romantic relationships, depression can make quality time with your partner less enjoyable and create feelings of hopelessness about where your relationship is going. Depression can also affect your relationship … Continue reading

Posted in Anxiety, Dating, Emotional Well being, Happiness, Love and Intimacy, Personal Growth, Relationships, Self-care | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Comprehensive Guide to Couples Counseling

This article, written for www.datingadvice.com, a leading online resource for dating and relationships, serves as a guide to couples counseling (aka couples therapy, marital therapy, premarital counseling, relationship counseling). It discusses 15 issues commonly addressed in couples counseling, as well as … Continue reading

Posted in Anxiety, Dating, Love and Intimacy, Personal Growth, Psychotherapy, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

4 Strategies to Connect with your Desire for Love- eHarmony

Can you imagine yourself in a healthy and happy relationship or do you find yourself avoiding the answer? If you are looking for a loving relationship, but find it easier to picture your future without one, this article is for … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Anxiety, Dating, Happiness, Love and Intimacy, Personal Growth, Positive Energy, Reflection, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Men Want in a Woman

What do men want in a woman? Below are seven qualities based on research and my experience working with male clients looking for love: Intelligence A sense of humor Kindness Ability to show mutual attraction Dependability Emotional stability Responsiveness Click … Continue reading

Posted in Dating, Love and Intimacy, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

5 Signs You’re An Unavailable Dater (Part 1)

If you are not open to love, it can’t exist in your life.  All too often my single clients buy into cognitive distortions and engage in behaviors that they believe bring them closer to love or protect them from getting … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Anxiety, Dating, Happiness, Love and Intimacy, Mindfulness, Personal Growth, Positive Energy, Reflection, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

3 Ways to Handle a Suffocating Boyfriend

Love expands through healthy boundaries and a balance of individuality and togetherness.  On the other hand, smothering and suffocation easily destroy love. Click here to learn more about how to handle a suffocating boyfriend and create a healthier relationship, written … Continue reading

Posted in Anxiety, Dating, Happiness, Love and Intimacy, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

5 Components of a Healthy Sex Life

With so many misconceptions, myths and unrealistic expectations attached to sex, how do you know what is healthy for you? Click here to read my article on the five components of a healthy sex life, featured on eHarmony. Take care, Rachel … Continue reading

Posted in Dating, Love and Intimacy, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Acceptance, Anxiety, Dating, Emotional Well being, Happiness, Inspiration, Love and Intimacy, Mindfulness, Neuroscience, Personal Growth, Positive Energy, Reflection, Relationships, Self-care | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Acceptance, Anxiety, Dating, Emotional Well being, Happiness, Inspiration, Love and Intimacy, Personal Growth, Positive Energy, Reflection, Relationships, Self-care | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Single and Frustrated: Five Things to Consider- eHarmony Guest Blog

Many of my single coaching and psychotherapy clients report feeling frustrated, among other emotions, about being single, especially when they feel as though they are putting great effort into finding a partner with little success. My clients have inspired me to … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Anxiety, Dating, Emotional Well being, Happiness, Love and Intimacy, Personal Growth, Positive Energy, Reflection, Relationships, Self-care | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment