The Breakthrough After a Breakup

“Each of our paths is uniquely perfect. Life presents us with what we need to grow.” Judith Orloff, M.D. The Ecstasy of SurrenderShe was crying daily, uncontrollably, in front of clients and behind closed doors. It had been several weeks since her break-up and she was feeling so out of control with her emotions that she thought she needed to be put away somewhere....more

God Answers Prayers!

I am a happily married mom of 3, 1 "adopted" daughter and Mia to 8 awesome grandkids.  Today I want to focus on my "adopted" daughter, Monica.  She like every other woman her age wants and deserves to love and be loved in return.  It is my prayer that she find the man God has planned for her.  Kelly, if this is the forum - I'm all in....more

can being 'Too good' be a bad thing?

Even though Gideon was stealing my attention from Billy, Woo was still ever present in my life. However this time, I would lose Gideon if I didn't cut ties completely with Woo. Woo was my first love. It felt like he was a part of me and he was and not in the sense you think. I had to remove that part or else I wouldn't really be able to move on, to give my heart to someone who actually wanted it. Woo had taken my heart and left me empty, just barely existing. To be with Woo I had to shut off part of me, the part that wanted to be loved, deeply and honestly....more

If You Have To Hide It, Then You Know It's Wrong...Right?

Im pretty sure that some people say that if you have to hide something, then you know it isnt right.. But when it comes down to the person that you love, you never want to think that something is being hidden from you. ...more

Los Angeles Arts District- Barcade, Sausage & Pie

The city and I have a love hate relationship. Sometimes I contemplate what it would be like to part ways and live in a much quieter town, a place where traffic and graffiti are considered big city problems and where space is in abundance. I imagine rolling hills, bike riding through the countryside and meeting up with my neighbors in the town square. It is a very seductive image until I think, “What the heck would I do for fun?!”...more

10 Things I Don't Care About Now That I'm 29

I once cared deeply about these things. But I’ve gotten older and “wiser” (debatable), I’ve realized they just don’t matter to me....more
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Six Months Later – The Romance Checkpoint

This post is for the romantics - for those that actively pursue those passionate and romantic moments in a relationship.It has been six months since “V” Day and time to prompt all you lovers to check the romance gauge in your relationship. Here is a checklist to get you started. Image: Rennett Stowe via FlickrIn the past six months:...more
Hi Rachel,   7/10 is great!    Also, I'm sure there is more that keeps you happy that is not on ...more

Why Do I Nickname Boyz And Why Do They Like It?

Before I go any further along my own convoluted and surprising path o’ dating, I want to address this issue aka “my thing with names” so you won’t get all confused as we continue on together and everyone is called something else.The short answer to both title questions is: “I have no idea.” Sorry....more

Why I Threw My Drink at a Guy at the Bar.

Why is it that when a woman is defending herself she is harshly labeled? But when a man defends himself he is just making a point? While at a bar a friend and I were provoked by a young man and no one seemed to notice or care. Living in New York has its share of unsavory characters and sticky situations. I’m pretty well-adjusted and try to take these occurrences in stride. However, sometimes you just have to do something out of the ordinary, like I did. A friend and I were spending an evening at a popular neighborhood bar....more

Dear Dr. Romance: I am somewhat leery of another romance

Dear Dr. Romance:My last romantic relationship (that I thought was mutual) ended because she said one day out of the blue, "I don't love you any more." I think she never really did, but rather I was her crutch after her lastbreakup. I loved her wholly, with all my everything, however she did not do the same. That, of course, hurt....more