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weekly chocolate

May 28, 2010

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When we lose someone we love, it is only natural to grieve. But when we lose something like a relationship, or a contract, or a item we were really attached to, we often don’t know how to respond with anything other than grief. At some point, it may help if you ask: How does this […]

Your lizard and your thighs

May 26, 2010

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We’ve got two beautiful pools in the condo community where I live. So naturally, I take advantage of this. Put on my bathing suit, head down to the pool and spend an hour or two there some afternoons. And of course I can’t help but notice that there are quite a few beautiful, tan, model-esque […]

Dysfunctional Dating Pattern #1

May 24, 2010

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Being in my line of work as a dating and relationship coach, I am privy to some of the most common dating disasters women make. Add to this not settling down until I was in my 30’s and you can just imagine the amount of ¬†material I have on this subject. One of the first […]

weekly chocolate

May 21, 2010

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“When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability…to be alive is to be vulnerable.” -Madeleine L’Engle

Four people who will waste your energy in conversations

May 21, 2010

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In my last post, I discussed one of the most important relationship tools anyone can use to deepen their relationship with someone they love-empathetic listening. Listening and communicating with empathy can be transformative. But let’s face it-there are some people with whom this communication tool will be a waste of your time. Why? Because some […]

The most important (and rarely used) communication tool

May 19, 2010

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Several weeks ago, while on Facebook, I noticed a status update from a girl I went to high school with stating how hurt and disappointed she was.¬†She and her fiance decided not to invite children to their wedding and some of her guests were declining their invitations because of this. Her post had over 25 […]

If you want a better relationship, stop this bad habit.

May 17, 2010

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There’s a disturbing trend I’ve been noticing lately with women in relationships. I feel obligated to write a post specifically to women who need a little reality check about their communication styles. Over and over, my female clients complain about disrespectful communication from men. They say how they feel disrespected when their boyfriend looks at […]