February 20, 2019

Asking for What You Need – Why You Should and Why It’s Hard

We are born fully programmed to ask for, and receive, what we need.  A baby just minutes old will turn its head expectantly, assuming its biological need for sustenance will be met promptly.  If it isn’t, the baby cries, and mama puts the little wiggleworm to her breast.  Feedback loop complete.  Easy, right? Well, yes, […]

Forgiveness—Divine Release

“To err is human; to forgive, divine.”  A quotation probably more famous than the man who first said it, English poet Alexander Pope.  You may well have not heard of him, but you have probably heard his words. Screwing up (to err, in other words) is human indeed.  We are all flawed human beings.  In […]

Can long distance relationships last?

Long-distance relationships have been around for a long time.  At one time in history separation by ten miles would constitute a long-distance relationship and contact would be done via handwritten letters.  Much of the courtship between poets Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning was conducted via love letters, which are wonderful to read!  They fell […]

Dating before Engagement: How Long?

You are probably familiar with the show, The Bachelor. In a recent blog, I used this highly popular show to garner some practical tips for people in the dating market. One of the most persistent questions that arises among fans and critics of the show is: “Is 12 weeks long enough to know someone before […]

6 Steps to Escape Relationship Déjà vu

Is there something eerily familiar about your current relationship? Do you have that funny feeling “I’ve been here before….” “Déjà vu all over again,” as the saying goes. If you are headed down a familiar road, trapped in the well-worn ruts created by your last (several) relationships, what makes you think that this time the […]