Online dating sites have been booming for years, but even more so since the start of the pandemic. Feelings of loneliness and social isolation have caused many people to look online for safer social and emotional fulfillment. COVID-19 makes it harder to meet new people and safely progress in new relationships. We’re all craving real human connection and intimacy, though, and it’s essential to have some basic things in mind going into online dating.
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
From #MeToo to #TimesUp to ...#WhatsNext The year 2017 was a coming out year for women in many ways. On an unprecedented scale and with unprecedented results, women throughout the world marched for their rights, joined the political arena in growing numbers and called out sexual harassment by those in power. It was a [...]
The “Grace” and Aziz Ansari Story: What Women Can Learn If we have any hope of changing the landscape for women regarding equality, sexual harassment and assault, we have to be willing to have difficult conversations about the role males and females play in these dynamics. I cannot think of a more perfect story [...]
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 [...]