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The Friday Takeaway

Sparks! and a Note About Love

If you’ve been following my advice for a while, you know how passionately committed I am to helping women find their footing when it comes to love and relationships.

My goal, when I first started this blog, was to dispel some of the misinformation and bad advice floating around out there. In my work as an elite matchmaker and dating and relationship coach, I meet women every day who are confused about love and dating. I see how easy it …

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The Three Biggest Dating Myths

With Valentine’s Day upon us, I thought this might be a good time to get back to some dating basics. It’s so easy to slip back into your tried and true routine, absorbing all the conflicting and misguided information out there. Are you a princess on a white horse? No. You’re a real woman, and believing in myths are not going to get you any closer to the loving relationship you want!

So with that in mind, grab yourself some …

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Three Ways Your Social Media Persona Works Against You

Last year, while scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed, I learned that my beautiful 39 year-old friend Sarah had passed away in her sleep. It took 10 minutes of disbelief and staring at the post several times before my mind could put it all together. Although I was glad to be in the loop, it was a shocking way of hearing of her sudden and untimely death. My knees buckled, and I literally fell to the floor. We hadn’t spoken in …

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Attracting Love from the Right Kind of Man in 2016

Reflect and Reset

As 2015 comes to an end, we have the opportunity to look back at what the year has brought us, and at what lies ahead. It’s a time to hit the reset button and, although I’m not a fan of New Year’s resolutions, I am definitely someone who believes in changing behavior when something isn’t working.

If you’re a business owner as I am, you’ll know that I always have an ear to the ground listening to …

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How Celebrations Reflect Your Values — A Personal Letter

It’s been a busy year. If you’re feeling that everything has seemed more challenging, chaotic and different from how things used to be, you’re not alone.

The beauty of life is that it’s always changing for and around us. We can’t always impose our will and turn back the clock. Not only is it not possible, it’s the opposite of what will truly make us fulfilled and happy. I truly believe that when we are sad, disappointed or heartbroken about …

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Six Secrets About Men and Holiday Gift-Giving

This time of year can be fraught with unnecessary stress, especially if you’re in a new or budding relationship. But giving to someone you care about can and should be fun! This is adapted from a piece I did for a Ebay gift guide and I thought you might enjoy it. Here are six secrets about men and holiday gift-giving!

1. Men Don’t Expect You to Go Overboard

Overdoing a gift is a common mistake. A gift is not a …

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Are You Lovable? Three Ways to Inspire Love

I want to be loved.

It’s the most common request women have when they meet with me.

LOVE. Shouldn’t it be given freely? Shouldn’t you receive love simply because you’re a good person and you’re ready for it? You’d think so, but there’s a bigger piece to this, and one that’s often overlooked. It begins with asking yourself a very important question:

Am I loveable?

Before you answer, close your eyes and think. Imagine how people see and receive you. …

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A Thank You and Something to Look Forward to…

Recent events and the uncertainty of our world have created a layer of sadness, chaos and fear in our lives around the globe. When something happens to one of us, it happens to all of us and it’s challenging to keep a smile on your face and gratitude in your heart.

Your relationships have been teachers. Be grateful to them for they have stretched you and made you the beautiful person you are today. Like anything in life, feel the

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Lululemon and the Demise of Feminine Attire

I love my Lululemon pants. After all, I’m not immune to the comfortable yet stylish look and feel of these modern updates from the tired and baggy sweat pants of the Days of Yore. I too, have been guilty of spending a small fortune on active wear, like so many millions of women walking and jogging the earth.

The shiny, hanging, price tags from our stretchy pull on pants scream out to us, and make us feel o.k. (no, downright …

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Is Your Relationship a Fixer-Upper?

One of my favorite shows on HGTV is Fixer Upper. Joanna and Chip Gaines are a designer/builder duo who are not only partners in business — but in love, marriage and family as well. Throughout the show we see this dynamic and gorgeous couple working together, and from time to time we get a peak into their personal life. It’s like a picture: The beautiful kids and the family farm. It’s ideal, and the feeling you come away with …

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