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The advice you typically read is very simple. Here are the top ten reg flags in a relationship. If you see one, run.

But honestly, should we always run? Is it possible we are cutting people off way too soon?

Some people may show us truly bad signs. I will…


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Years ago, I was at a party. It was your typical early 90’s high school, keg-fueled, red solo cup kind of affair. I only remember glimpses of the night.

Taking long sips straight from a bottle of vodka left me with hazy memories after an hour. I remember opening my…


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If we are in the third wave of feminism then why is it so difficult to talk about female sexuality? Should the most basic functioning of our bodies be off-limits in normal conversations? I am not saying you can’t find daring articles pushing the boundaries and exploring female sexuality….but are…


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Romeo and Juliet. Not a great story. Girl meets boy. They fall in love over a weekend and cause so much mayhem that several people died.

Fifty Shades of Grey. Girl meets boy. He says what he wants out of life and she methodically sets about deconstructing his vision of…


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The women in my life are incredible.

We don’t hear that enough. People love a story that highlights the negative. Mean girl culture makes the news. Competitive parenting reigns on the sports fields.

Magazine covers, red carpets and reality TV all exhibit plastic standards of beauty. We inadvertantly find ourselves…


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Every year I see the same post on Facebook. It’s New Year’s Day and one of my friends posts the following: Welcome to the annual cut. I deleted 50 people. Congratulations, you made it.

That made me laugh the first time I read it.

And then it made me think…


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It is probably the only movie I know by heart.

When Harry Met Sally is a rainy day movie, the one I can never turn off anytime it crosses my screen. It’s the ultimate falling in love movie. Your soulmate? You knew him all along. You hated him in college…


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Your eyes meet across a crowded room. It is an electric feeling. All the waiting, the dating, the failed romances, the tears, all add up to this one moment. And you just know. You met the one.

As it turns out…probably not.

According to a recently published study, the most…


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Many of us are sleepwalking through our relationships.

We are there, but not really. We show up, but our heart isn’t in it. We make small talk. We are polite. We split the chores. We split the bills. We check the boxes.

But we feel nothing.

Psychologists call it a…


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There are quite a few CEO’s who have admitted to using business meals to perform a very particular test. And it is one you might not see coming.

Have you ever been out to dinner with someone who was incredibly rude to the wait staff? …

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Writing about the beautiful journey of life and love. We are all figuring this out together

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