Personal Relationships
vulnerability

Avoiding Vulnerability…You Shouldn’t Be

Our shame chat continues on this lovely Monday and what I want us to explore are what Brene Brown calls “Vulnerability Shields.” She says they’re what we put up when we’re trying to avoid vulnerability.  Remember a few...

Business with Pleasure

5 Reasons You Must Mix Business with Pleasure

We’ve all watched that scene in the movies. A blonde bombshell turns to a man at a bar, asks for a light and with a Marilyn-esque voice says something like, “Tell me, sir, are you in town for business or pleasure?&#...

shame

Confronting Feelings of Shame: Part 2

The next part of this series looks at how shame and vulnerability show up differently for men and women. Much of this information again comes from Brene Brown and her book, “Daring Greatly” as well as my clinical experience...


onlinedating

A True Analytical View of Online Dating

Today, I’m a happily married woman, but just a few years ago, I was what my friends and I lovingly referred to as a “professional dater.” I tried Match, I tried eHarmony, I even tried JDate, and I’m not ...

makingfirstmove

Single Career Girl: Should You Make the First Move?

There’s a guy you really like, and you think he likes you — he’s always talking to you, asking what you’re up to, maybe even emailing or texting you. But he’s not making a move. He’s not aski...

happycouple

Top 4 Ways to Boost Your Relationship in the New Year.

The New Year signifies lots of “New You” opportunities and those new healthy changes you’re choosing probably impact your relationship. Here are some ways to incorporate positive changes into your relationship in 2013 ...


datinglessons

Single Career Girl: 12 Dating Lessons of 2012

In 2012, I ended a year-long relationship and voluntarily returned to the single life. I started dating again by pushing myself out of the house — going to singles parties, speed dating events, and 8 at 8 dinners. I’...

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Finish Your Book! What Does Your 2012 Look Like?

In “Organized Chaos,” I told you about the amazing organizational benefits of a “Junk Drawer” notebook — that notebook you can carry with you everywhere to record important notes and all your brill...

The 7 Most Influential People

In the hustle in bustle of the holiday season, I very rarely get around to cards. I don’t know about you, but I’m always amazed at the organization of people who send out adorable holiday cards with photos by the first week...


holiday-table

Talking About Your Career ‘Round the Holiday Table

If you’re spending any time with your family these next few days of holidays, you’ll no doubt be subjected to a question like this: “So, Susie, how are things going with your job?” Then, some strange unc...