Important Answers to Your Valentine’s Day Dilemmas

Valentine’s Day is sneaking up on you. If you are like many people, you not only have mixed feelings about the holiday, but you also have some uncertainty about how—or whether—to celebrate it. Here are some tested tips and answers to the most common questions and dilemmas. 1. Why can’t I just ignore the holiday—and save my money? I don’t recommend putting on blinders and skipping the holiday. Ignoring it is like closing up your heart. You … [Read more...]

Your Intuitive Guide To Successful New Year’s Resolutions

If you rolled your eyes, felt a pang in your stomach, or winced at the thought of making—and keeping—New Year’s resolutions, then your intuition is already working! Why? Because most of us know from experience that we break our New Year’s resolutions before the end of January. Here are some tested tips: 1. Your intuition probably allows you to recite by heart the main tips in keeping these resolutions: Break up your resolutions into … [Read more...]

How to Make (And Keep!) Smart New Year’s Dating Resolutions

Yes—it is that time of year again when we vow to make important changes in our lives. I cheer for you—even if making New Year’s resolutions may not be the only—or necessarily the best—time to make them. Why? The New Year is one of those emotionally powerful dates that can motivate us. But it can also demotivate us. Here are the top reasons that our New Year’s resolutions don’t tend to hold up for very long. As you read them, jot down the ideas … [Read more...]

Your Intuitive Guide To Growing “Grit” For Success

Sometimes the road ahead looks long and bleak. Choices seem to fade into just a few shades. You want to give up your dream—it feels stupid, really, to you. Experts might say you need more “grit.” But what is it, you wonder, where did it come from—and how do I get it? The term grit probably came from the military to indicate “what it takes” to get the job done regardless of the odds. The word grit is often used to mean “perseverance.” But that … [Read more...]

Why You Should Stop Thinking That “Being Nice” in a Relationship Is a Weakness

Being nice has gotten a bad rap in relationships. Many of the women in my study said they feared that being nice made them look weak, too pliable and disrespected. First, let’s look at the benefits for you individually and for you and your intimate partner. Hopefully, when you read the list below, you will change your thinking about being nice from being weak to being caring and savvy.Speak up—yes! But it is both what you say and how you say … [Read more...]