Unhealthy Relationships: Why in the World Are You Staying? I cannot tell you how many people, women in particular, stay in ridiculously unhealthy relationships. This pattern is due, in part, to the unhealthy socialization messages we give females. The messages to women and young girls are all about being attractive enough to find a man [...]
10 Ways Women Give Their Power Away (Part II) Several weeks ago, I wrote the first part of this post; here is part II and the remaining five ways women give their power away. These ten ways are some of the most common ways we give our power away; there are many other smaller ways. [...]
An Open Letter to Men About Sexual Harassment/Assault/Rape Dear Men, As you know, countless women are coming out and talking openly about their experiences with sexual harassment, assault and rape (#MeToo). They’re speaking out in growing numbers against men who mis-use power—and for the first time in history, our world is hearing the women. For [...]
Toxic Masculinity and the Cost: What Men Don’t Speak About Toxic masculinity has done a number on men. It teaches them to shut down, toughen up and don’t talk. As a result, many men . . . don’t talk. They don’t talk to their wives. They don’t talk to their friends. They keep things superficial [...]
Words Matter Everywhere: At Home, Work and in the World Words have the power to engender trust, ignite passion, heal a broken heart and/or cause a broken heart. They can help people rise or contribute to a person’s fall. They can help save relationships or end them. They even have the power to start wars [...]
Sexual Harassment: Another Man Down To say “the tides are changing” regarding women’s voices being heard and men paying for sexual harassment is an understatement. Matt Lauer is the latest man to lose his job following a sexual harassment accusation. The list of men going down is getting longer by the day and the number [...]
Seeing Through the Lies: A Cheat Sheet (Part I) At a time when lies, half-truths and finger-pointing are rampant, it’s more important than ever to have a clear head. Our world today seems to be struggling with a crisis of honesty and integrity—starting at the top and trickling down to all levels of humanity. From [...]
The “Grace” and Aziz Ansari Story: What Men Can Learn   The #MeToo movement broke open the floodgates and has left many men re-examining their behaviors regarding women and sex. Many are anxiously waiting for the next wave of men to be called out and hoping they will not be among them. But the real [...]
Is Our World Trying to Turn Men into Women? I often hear men complain that women, or our world, want to “turn men into women.” Men who believe this to be so, complain that there’s a push to make men emotional, feminine, wimps or worse. This sentiment is the most absurd spin I’ve ever heard. [...]
Is This Harming Your Relationships, Too? Many people engage in this harmful practice without realizing how detrimental it is to relationships. They do it under the guise of being nice and not wanting to rock the boat. More times than not, it has the opposite effect and over time it tips the boat over. Avoiding [...]

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