How to Know When to Say I Love You

11 August

For several weeks — possibly even over a month — I had been debating about doing the one thing that take any new relationship to the next level: When to say I love you. I can’t remember exactly when the thought first crossed my mind to say those words to my current boyfriend.  However, I noticed […]

How to Create Balanced Boundaries: Say “Yes” to Your Heart’s Desires

04 August

The other day I heard from a teacher of mine something about boundaries that I hadn’t heard before.   She said that for many of us when we are learning about boundaries we interpret it as if it’s about knowing when to say no.  We think its about checking in with ourselves and knowing when […]

10 Characteristics of a Vibrantly Healthy Relationship

28 July

We all desire a happy and fulfilling relationship.  You know, that partner who is our perfect half who can help bring out the best in us. Unfortunately for many of us, we have been exposed to so many unhealthy and less-than-fulfilling relationships in our lives that we don’t know what a truly healthy relationship even […]

The Real Reason You Try So Hard to Be Perfect

21 July

There have been several periods in my life where I have found myself caught on the perfectionism train and unable to get off.   That one college relationship where I desperately tried to be the perfect girlfriend who never complained or had any problems.  That flute solo that I practiced over and over again back […]

3 Things To Do When You’re Scared To Date Again

14 July
scared to date

A few years ago, I went through a very challenging relationship with a guy that I was dating for only 4 months while living abroad.  This difficult relationship then left me in this state of uncertainty, disappointment, and distrust (somewhat of others, but mostly of myself). The extremely high levels of stress and challenges from […]

Lesson on Forgiveness: Recreate Your View of the Past

07 July

A few years ago, I went through a very challenging relationship.  The relationship was “on again off again” and involved a fair amount of yelling and boundaries being crossed. Even though the relationship only lasted four months, it was certainly one of the most stressful, difficult, and emotionally taxing relationships I had ever experienced. For […]

Transform Love Addiction into Pure Love

30 June

Ah, love.  It’s such a blissful feeling when you’ve found it.  The sound of birds singing sounds so much more peaceful.  Every day feel so much more brighter and happier.   You feel like you’ve been floating on cloud 9 and you don’t want anything to ever take you off of this wonderful high.  If […]

6 Steps to Setting Boundaries in Relationships

23 June
boundaries in relationships

One of the most vital components to creating a happy, healthy, and fulfilling relationship is to become a master at setting boundaries in relationships.  In simple terms, boundaries are the thing that keeps us separate from the other person.  The boundaries are what set the place between where you end and the other person begins. […]