Personal Relationships
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Your 5 Biggest Players

As human beings we can do incredible things alone. But our power seems to multiply when we connect with others. When we partner or surround ourselves with people that support, care for, and love us, we are able to do more than ...

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You Spent How Much?! Valentine’s Day Facts For the Frugal Career Girl

As Valentine’s Day is approaching, I’m going to do something a little unusual and, instead of talking about what to do on that special (or not-special, depending on who you are) day, I’d rather remind us all o...

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Cheating is Cheating: Financial Infidelity Disrupts Relationships

Most couples aspire to a completely transparent relationship built on trust, but according to a SELF Magazine survey, 46 percent of people in relationships have committed “financial infidelity,” which is lying to th...


Self-Help for the Heart

We’re kicking off Valentine’s Day Week with a few pieces of suggested reading. Scoff though you may at the idea of reading a “self-help” book, whether you’re in a marriage, relationship, single and...

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Valentine’s Day Angst?

Valentine’s Day is one of the most celebrated holidays and perhaps the one that evokes the strongest feelings whether you are coupled-up or couple-less.   This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Thursday – a work day.  Th...

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The Toxic Things You Digest Without Realizing

“You are what you eat” You’ve probably heard this before. It makes a lot of sense. What we put into our bodies is our fuel. When you make healthy food choices, you can see and feel the benefit of your body working optimal...


The Stress of a Woman

Last week, The Huffington Post highlighted women and their stress levels in one of their regular Twitter question slideshows. They asked women, “What’s the biggest stressors in your life?” Answers included: &#...

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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...

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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?&#...


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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...