How to move on from a toxic relationship: recognize a relationship serves 2 functions!

Want to know how to move on from a toxic relationship? You must recognize a relationship serves 2 functions. Find out what these 2 functions are – and how to better ensure you get them. And be sure to read to the end, for a helpful metaphor – which will forever change how you view potential partners! Read on…

About a decade ago I became involved with a guy who was in such hot pursuit of me I jokingly referred to him as “A Romantrix.”

Don’t bother googling that term. I made it up. For me “Romantrix” describes someone who dominates you […]


    How To Raise Kids Who Are Resilient People – Able To Bounce Back From Challenges

    Want to raise kids who are resilient people? Read on…

    There are many ways to say “I love you” – without actually uttering those 3 small-but-mighty words. Below are my 6 favorite alternatives – which also double-duty as “Resiliency Tools ” for raising kids who will feel that deep inside themselves they have what it takes to bounce back from life’s assorted (and sordid!) challenges.

    After all, let’s face it. No matter how hard we all try to travel a bump-free path to happiness, life will always present its share of surprise potholes.

    I have a wide range of “Resiliency Tools” – which I share […]


      9 Reminders To Help You Avoid Toxic Partners

      About a decade ago, I was enjoying a yummy brunch with my good friend Lisa, when she suddenly blurted something I’ll forever remember.

      “Your ex always reminded me of the U.N.,” Lisa announced.

      “The U.N.?” I repeated – not sure where Lisa was going – although she and I usually finished each other’s sentences (as well as each other’s leftover omelets and fries).

      “You know how the U.N. has all those flags waving outside it? ” said Lisa, “When I think of your ex, I think of lots of red flags waving in the wind!”

      I laughed. “Yeah, you’re right,” I said, “Why didn’t […]

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        Recovering From A Break Up? Throw A Break Up Party!

        Recovering From A Break Up? Here is an unconventional tool for letting go of the pain: throw a break up party! Read on…

        The word shiva has two different meanings — in two entirely different cultures — yet the meanings share the same underlying message.

        In Hinduism, Shiva is a deity who represents transformation. Through destruction and restoration, Shiva reminds us that endings are beginnings, and that our world is constantly undergoing a cycle of birth, death and rebirth.

        In Judaism, shiva is the post-funeral ceremony when family and friends gather to share happy memories of the departed. Shiva is an uplifting time, reminding the […]

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          How To Recover From Betrayal (Not just love betrayal, but betrayal of all kinds.)

          I endured a huge betrayal from an unlikely place – a younger woman whom I was close friends with and mentored for many years. When we first met, she was trying to write and sell a book – to no avail. Eventually,  I gave her an idea for a book – then helped her to write the proposal – asking for no upfront money – just a small 10% back end commission – should the book sell.    She enthusiastically agreed – thanking me profusely for not charging her upfront for my time. She had a lawyer draw up papers – which we each signed.

          To my shock, soon after […]

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            28 Benefits To Finding A Partner Later In Life

            You’ve had the breakups that led to breakdowns that led to the breakthrough.
            You’ve sowed your wild oats — and now think, “Sow what?” All those tempting choices aren’t really so tempting.
            You’re healthier and more together — meaning the relationship now has at least a 50 percent chance of being healthier and staying together.
            You now wisely know the “ability to compromise” is very, very sexy.
            You no longer confuse conflict for passion — and recognize that bumper sticker you’ve read on cars is oh so true: “It’s better to have loved and lost…than to live with a wacko for the rest of […]


              How To Recognize And Stop Self Sabotaging Behaviors

              Are you (or someone you love) suspect for self sabotaging behaviors? Read on…

              A famous research study was done on a clique of youngster goldfish, who were raised in a luxuriously long aquarium with a pesky glass wall smack down its middle. Every time these goldfish tried to swim to the far side of the aquarium – ouch — they’d hit their little fish noses on the glass wall’s hard surface.  Eventually the goldfish became resigned to their limited swimming options, and stayed swooshing around in the mere half-sized portion of the aquarium which they now recognized as home.

              After a few […]

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