How to work through conflicts in your love relationship

When you build a strong foundation to your love relationship, it can withstand the most turbulent of storms that come your way. How to build a strong foundation? Find effective strategies of working through conflict (amongst other things). Here are 4 rules to live by: Continue reading How to work through conflicts in your love relationship

Why politeness is likely the first casualty of romantic relationships

Have you noticed how some couples in long-term relationships treat each other worse than you would ever think of treating a friend or an acquaintance? I hope that’s not the case in your love relationship. If it is, it may be time to consider implementing some changes.

There lies an assumption and expectation that if both people are committed, you’ll be loved whether or not you ignore rules of common courtesy.

That may be true to a certain extent, but it Continue reading Why politeness is likely the first casualty of romantic relationships

Who should initiate a dating relationship: does it really matter?

There is not a “right way” to date. I’m here to encourage you to step into your authenticity, and not conform to what society, media or the people around you suggest are things to do/not do in a dating relationship. I dare you to to be yourself.

I once read about a social research where six hundred ninety-two women were surveyed re: heterosexual dating and initiating. Results showed women who initiate asking men out are likely to be more Continue reading Who should initiate a dating relationship: does it really matter?

Why I keep going back to a magical place I call Camp

A LETTER TO THE PARENTS…

I sit at my computer with my heart pounding and hands shaking, as I wait for the digital clock to turn to the magical number that marks the opening of online camp registration for counselors. You see, it’s like The Hunger Games, and sometimes, within 30 seconds, all counselor spots get filled.

I make a point to block out my schedule a year in advance, so I’m able to make coming to Family Camp a priority. Why, you ask? Because of the subtle and changing expressions you wear on your face throughout the weekend, Dear Parents…it’s your eyes that are insight to your unsaid thoughts, and the rawness of the in-between moments that reveal your true feelings.

I see your Continue reading Why I keep going back to a magical place I call Camp

Running is like drinking beer

Running is like drinking beer (or any kind of alcohol). For some people, it’s an acquired taste.

There was a time in my life when I hated running with a passion, when running half a mile was torturous and I told myself I’d rather die. And when I gained 35 pounds and read that the quickest way to lose weight was to pick up jogging…I gave it a go (and still hated it initially). But that’s the shorter version of the story.

The fact that I gained weight wasn’t the real issue. Sure, I wasn’t happy that I didn’t look like I did in high school anymore. But the weight was just surface level problem.

The real issue was I hated life. I hated myself, and every part of my being. I felt stuck, depressed, hopeless, gross, because I felt like I couldn’t get out of the life I was given. I felt victimized. And then I hated how I felt about that. And hated the fact I felt stuck. I could go on. It was a vicious cycle (insert angry Hulk smash here)…

I knew the only Continue reading Running is like drinking beer

You are deserving of love, but…

You deserve someone who thinks you are perfect through all of your imperfections.

We all deserve it.

But while you’re waiting or proactively searching, there’s something you should know. Continue reading You are deserving of love, but…

How to know when you’ve found that person

While you’ve got your head in the love cocktail that’s got you feeling swooned and gaga over your MCM (man crush Monday) or WCW (woman crush Wednesday), you’re missing all the important aspects for what could truly be key to a successful and long-lasting relationship.

There are many questions you probably should be asking yourself throughout a dating relationship, but only really THREE that I feel are most important and determines whether or not he/she is that person for you. Continue reading How to know when you’ve found that person