How to Maintain Emotional Stability When Loved Ones Are Far Away

emotional stability

When you move far away from all your support systems, your community, and even your partner, it can be hard to maintain emotional stability. When I first boarded a plane across the ocean by myself, I realized all that I was leaving behind. The beginning excitement of my time overseas kept me distracted, but ultimately,…  Continue Reading

10 Healing Steps To Move On From A Relationship

Move On From A Relationship

Getting over a break-up is gut-wrenching. There’s no other word for it. I have been both the recipient and the instigator of ending a relationship, and both scenarios create their own brand of personal anguish. I still ache at the feelings of rejection I experienced when I heard the words, “I want to break up.”…  Continue Reading

50 Strong Women Quotes For Kickass Ladies Who Rock The World

Strong Women Quotes

You may have noticed recently that women around the world have been making their voices heard. From the five million women worldwide who participated in the Women’s March to the “Day Without a Woman” strike, women have banded together to express their concerns, challenges, and dreams. Women have struggled for hundreds of years for equality…  Continue Reading

Long Distance Relationship? 20 Ways To Stay Connected And Close

long distance relationship

So you’re involved with this amazing person. He is everything you want in a love partner. She is so exciting, loving, and beautiful. When the two of you are together, it’s magical. You want to spend every moment together learning more about each other and deepening your intimacy. But there’s just one problem . . ….  Continue Reading

10 Insightful Questions For Couples To Enhance Love And Intimacy

Questions for couples

In a recent survey of my blog subscribers, I asked them to share the number one challenge they experienced in their love relationship. I’m sure you can guess what the vast majority of the respondents said — communication. No matter how good your marriage or relationship might be, communication difficulties can erode your closeness and…  Continue Reading

10 Devious Tactics Of Manipulative People

Manipulative people

When I was a kid, one of my best friends had a swimming pool. Her parents were generous about allowing the neighbor children to come over to swim. But my friend’s mom was quick to admonish us never to pee in the pool. She told us that urine would turn a purple color, and the…  Continue Reading

21 Happy Thoughts To Help You Snap Out Of A Negativity Slump

Happy thoughts

If I could offer you just one life-changing concept, it would be this . . . Your thoughts determine your reality. Now maybe this idea seems overly simple and self-evident. But to really embrace this concept, for it to grow roots in your consciousness, and for you to use it as a manifesto for your…  Continue Reading

60 Deep Questions To Ask Yourself To Create “Aha” Moments

deep questions to ask

Questions are powerful. They force answers. Compelling questions force us to think deeply and examine ourselves. Sometimes they challenge our beliefs about what we “know” to be true. As a coach, I use thoughtful questions to help clients elicit insights, uncover buried beliefs, and reach conclusions about who they are and what they want for…  Continue Reading

10 Relationship Goals To Nurture And Protect Your Bond

relationship goals

Ask anyone who is married or in a committed relationship what their number one priority is, and the majority of people will say, “My relationship.” According to social psychologists Roy Baumeister and Mark Leary in a groundbreaking report, humans have an inherent motivation to belong with others in close and intimate relationships. They theorize that we…  Continue Reading

Socially Awkward? 10 Proven Methods To Turn It Around

Socially Awkward

Remember back in school that one kid who was a social pariah? You’d cringe just looking at him because he seemed so shy and uncomfortable. Maybe he was a little overweight, had a bad complexion, and just seemed a bit dorky. He was sometimes the target for teasing or behind-the-back cruel comments — comments that…  Continue Reading

How To Stop Anxiety From Spiraling Out Of Control

How to Stop Anxiety

Anxiety is awful. It is one of the worst mental and physical feelings in the world. You literally want to jump out of your own skin. Inhabiting your body is like living inside of a live-wire suit with no means of escape. You are buzzing, overstimulated, and filled with a vague sense of dread. Living with…  Continue Reading

How Low Self-Confidence Will Cost You Thousands

low self confidence

Every year we have the opportunity to start with a fresh slate. The New Year yawns before us, brimming with opportunity and new beginnings. Whether or not we consciously make resolutions for the coming year, most of us have a sense of what we want to achieve for the year. According to a 2012 Harris…  Continue Reading

10 Clues That You’re An Extroverted Introvert

Extroverted Introvert

I love spending time with my friends, but I’m often the first to go home. I’m fulfilled by my work as a personal coach, but after a coaching session with someone, I feel exhausted. Sometimes I’m really lonely and claustrophobic working from home, but when I go out, I’m quickly ready to go back home. Although I test as an…  Continue Reading

Feeling Down? 10 Thinking Patterns That Can Make You Depressed

Feeling Down

The past couple of months have not been my best. I lost my brother unexpectedly and tragically, and a few days later my father-in-law passed away. Around the same time, there were some other family events that were upsetting, stirring up painful and difficult memories. More recently, I slipped and fell on a sheet of…  Continue Reading

How To Find A Career You Love in 2017

Career You Love

If I had gone another year doing the same thing, I think I would have chewed my foot off. That’s how I was feeling during the fall of 2008 when my oldest child was entering her senior year of high school. I’d spent the last several years supporting her dream to become a ballet dancer,…  Continue Reading