One of my clients, who just recently retired, is trying to find a new life direction. Now a multimillionaire, from the sale of her company, she’s now bored and feeling emotionally paralyzed regarding her perspective future. After crossing her own “financial finish line,” as millions of us aspire to — instead of booking a… More »
Growing up with three sisters, I can guarantee there is no fight worse than one with a sister — not with your husband, wife, ex-wife, ex-husband, mother, child, father, neighbor, co-worker, boss, or friend. Sure, a fight with your child might hurt, but he or she will come around. You’re one of their parents for… More »
What I want is to be happy. I’m often told that I’d make a good mother. Depending on my relationship with the person making this wildly incorrect statement, I have one of two reactions: either a small, insincere smile and a “mmmm” response that does not invite further discussion or a hearty laugh followed by… More »
Nighttime is the right time for drama. Remember that time your partner spilled wine all over your white sofa, and you thought, for sure, you were going to smother him in his sleep after an argument about it? Remember the time and energy wasted on the argument that followed, and the days of letting it… More »
I’ve been watching “The Bachelor” since middle school. Yeah, it’s been on for that long, and I remember watching the first “Bachelor” couple in history say “I do.” Those two were Trista and Ryan. They are still together eight years later, however, “The Bachelor” was a little bit different then. It was much less dramatic and a lot… More »
These two simple little words steal your joy fast (and, sometimes, steal it forever). When I was a little girl my mother never ate peaches. One day, I asked her why she wouldn’t eat those delicious, juicy fruits that tasted like happiness to me. She explained that in 1935, she ate a peach and it made… More »
Think “winning” an argument means always being right? … WRONG! Want to never “lose” another argument ever again? I’ve discovered that reconnecting to your personal purpose when conflict crops up is the secret to understanding how to rise above the energy of a fight, and bring about a win-win resolution. I’ve certainly had my share of fights in my… More »
Love makes us do some pretty crazy things. And sometimes, we feel the need to prove it to the entire world. And no, we don’t mean getting a tattoo of your partner’s name on your leg or proposing on the big screen at the Yankee game. We mean renewing your marriage vows 101 times or… More »
There’s no question that our body image influences our relationship behavior (heck, we did a week-long Experts spotlight on it, that’s how influential it is!). Low body image and self-esteem blinds us to our own self-worth, which in turn can make us settle for a so-so relationship or give up on searching for love altogether. More »
I could read about, talk about and dream about baby names all day long. Some people might call me obsessed. I truly get upset each time I hear a bad name… a bad name in my opinion, at least. Too trendy, spelled too ”Kreatively,” or a given name that sounds plain horrible when paired with… More »
When Caylee Anthony disappeared in 2008, I followed the news coverage with a sick heart. I hugged my then-6-year-old daughter a little tighter and whispered multiple prayers of thanksgiving for her safety. Caylee’s story made me imagine what it would be like to have a child disappear, and those thoughts terrified me on a level… More »
A man’s Facebook profile is his social resume. The photos, friends and groups he chooses, along with other Facebook features he employs, paint a picture of his personality. Here’s how to find out if that picture is a Rembrandt or rubbish. … More »
I’ve been cleaning out a lot of closets lately, and going through old boxes in the basement. Isn’t it embarrassing all the stuff we accumulate over the years? I found some head phones from the 1980s! Spring is the ideal time for organizing our lives—clearing out the old, decluttering, and trying to make our environment… More »
La Bella Figura, translated literally means “the beautiful figure.” It can mean many things but for Italians it is a way of life and it means the way one appears and presents oneself in the world. Italians are very protective of La Bella Figura, they guard it with their lives and would do anything to… More »
When I first met my husband Noah ten years ago, if you had met me, you would have thought to yourself, “Now here is a smart woman. She’s getting her M.B.A, great job, confident. Here is a woman with tons of self esteem.” And you would have been right. That was all true. Which is… More »
With the kind of dating history Kim Kardashian has, one would never expect her to be shy when it comes to men, but this isn’t what we’ve seen on the E! series “Kourtney & Kim Take New York.” Yes, the Kardashian sisters are back and they’re in New York City to open and promote their… More »
Folks, February 14th is almost upon us again and, if you’re not making restaurant reservations or picking out scented bath tablets, chances are you’re in your sad corner crying to a Morrissey album.
Well fret not, lonely souls, because we have the surefire cure for the Valentine’s Day blues: MOVIES, and plenty of ‘em! More »
In the Chinese calendar, 2010 was the year of the Tiger. If you’re feeling a little tuckered out after these past 12 months, that’s natural. It was quite a torrid affair—full of tumultuous mood swings, lots of hard work and over-the-top passionate adventures.
Yeah, we know. Phew.
We survived the drama, and even… More »
Once upon a time, breakups meant saying goodbye and storing away your old love letters, but today’s technology makes it almost impossible to completely part ways. Typical distractions like vacations, dance classes or even new love interests can’t keep you from regretfully browsing your ex’s Facebook profile.
With that in mind, we’ve launched our… More »
When I was working as an English professor, my fiancée ran a medium-sized company and made 15 times as much money per year as I did—before her bonus. Like many men, I’m proud and competitive. I had already accepted that I wasn’t going to earn more in my lifetime than my father. Now I blanched… More »