This simple, fast (and free) exercise could change your life!

I had a not-so- pleasant realization the other day that really stopped me in my tracks; I am not sure I have been living my priorities.  It’s not that I’ve been living without values and that I don’t have priorities.  But if someone were examining my daily, weekly and monthly schedule they might be a little confused with how my “priorities” are jiving with how I’m spending a lot of my time....more

3 Ways You Are Sabotaging Your Dreams

Something inside of you is saying that you want more…that you have more to offer the world. But, the thing is, it just stays there—sitting stagnantly inside that head, that heart, that gut of yours…Why?Here are three ways you may be sabotaging your dreams:...more

What's Your Secret Ingredient for a Successful Relationship?

We all have certain qualities that we’re drawn to when it comes to choosing a romantic partner —humor, success, good looks, intelligence… It’s totally normal to appreciate these things and they are a big part of what makes dating and mating fun....more
NichelleRae great addition! Thanks for reading.more

Do We Really Get Second Chances?

“I’ve decided I am giving myself 200 more second chances. I should have it down by then!”That was a Facebook post from one of my  funny, thoughtful friends the other day. Her musings are often playfully poignant, but this particular post struck me as sheer brilliance.How freeing would it be to feel like you have 200 second chances? What about 2,000 second chances? Or, wait, what if “second chances” were actually unquantifiable?The truth is, they are.  Each day, each minute…each breath second gives us another chance....more

Single On Valentine’s Day. But, Would You Change a Thing?

A few years ago, I was having a conversation with a male co-worker about relationships and my state of singleness. Okay, if I’m honest, it was one of many conversations I had made this kind man patiently endure on this topic. After listening to me drone on about my horrible affliction for the gazillionth time, he asked with a voice of exasperation, “Amanda, why do you let being single define you so much?”I remember it like it was yesterday because it struck me deeply and I felt embarrassed.He was right....more

Single on Valentine's Day. But, Would You Change a Thing?

Single on Valentine's Day. But, Would You Change a Thing?A few years ago, I was having a conversation with a male co-worker about relationships and my state of singleness. Okay, if I’m honest, it was one of many conversations I had made this kind man patiently endure on this topic. After listening to me drone on about my horrible affliction for the gazillionth time, he asked with a voice of exasperation, “Amanda, why do you let being single define you so much?”...more

When Your Holiday Doesn't Look Like a Holiday Commercial. 4 Tips.

  Be Honest- Be honest with yourself and the people close to you about how you’re feeling.  You don’t have to be in a good mood for two and a half months just because it’s the holiday season.  Give yourself permission to have fun when it feels right and to take a pass on activities that don’t sound good to you.  But, fight the urge to isolate yourself.  Be honest about what you need from your support system. Even the most well-intentioned friends and family members can’t read your mind....more

The Do's and Don'ts of Online Dating

I bet you know at least one success story of a cyber-romance that ended in love and marriage.  But, I’m sure you’ve also heard at least a dozen online dating horror stories.  So, what’s a girl to do?  Whether you are contemplating online dating or have been using it for awhile, I hope you find these tips helpful....more

Have You Bubble Wrapped Your Heart?

I grew up being scared of a lot of things— participating in a sport where there was a significant chance of injury (or, even worse, embarrassment), spiders, snakes, skiing, roller coasters…the list goes on.  Every day before I left the house, my mom would wrap me in bubble wrap.  OK, she didn’t literally wrap me in bubble wrap, but between the two of us scaredy cats, I successfully avoided most physical injuries....more

Are Your Friendships Healthy?

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