planning the life you love

The Importance of Emotional Healing

Proclaiming your own need for healing has become — I hate to say it — just another cliché and contrived saying. We say things like, “I’m embracing the healing process,” “I need to work on me” or “I’m trying to live my best life,” but do we mean any of it? Or maybe we mean it, but do we know […]

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Make Your Love Last

Your relationship is pretty good. Make Love Last:  You still make each other laugh, cuddle, and feel loved. However, even in seemingly happy relationships, couples get stuck. Maybe it’s been a slow fade or a quick switch, but you and your partner are on two different pages (of two different books in two different languages), and no matter how hard […]

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3 Reasons Relationships Fail

Attitude is everything. You’ve heard this before. Your middle school basketball coach probably even said it during a pre-game speech, or maybe it was the mid-level manager at your very first job. But have you ever applied that motto to your relationships? If you haven’t, well, it’s time to start. When I see couples who have the right attitude, there […]

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What Dreams Tell Us

I believe in the power of dreams. Dreams are internal signals, guiding us in the right direction. They are spotlights, beacons, and big, bold this-is-a-bad-idea warnings. They are answers to the questions we didn’t we knew we had. Yes, I am a dreams girl, and when I have a dream with a strong message, I listen. That brings me to […]

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Determine Your Direction

When life gets hard or confusing, it might difficult to know what to do. It’s important to remember that you are the one who determines the direction of your life in even in the face of adversity. Getting what you want and creating a life you love takes courage. And remember, courage isn’t about not being afraid. It’s about being […]

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Moving Forward

Welcome to the weekly round-up! This week the round-up includes a diversity of items and the focus is on moving forward. We move forward with understanding our teen’s behavior, moving forward with making new choices about the direction of our life and moving forward with healing our relationships. Take a moment and think about how you are choosing to move […]

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Make It About You

Welcome to my weekly round-up! I hope you had a good week and that you have a fun, relaxing and restful weekend ahead. This week we are focusing on YOU! Sometimes we think it might be selfish to make it all about ourselves, but the reality is that it’s actually very important that we do take time to solely focus […]

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Finding Your Way

Each week, we’ll be doing a weekly round-up of the posts that were most popular on my Facebook Page.  I share about a variety of topics on Facebook and thought it would be helpful to have a round-up of them here each week in case you missed one. Got an article you’d like to recommend for my round-up? Feel free to […]

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Do You Deserve Better?

When you’re happy and your needs are being met, you feel content, fulfilled and secure in your relationship. But if your mind starts to wander and think about if you deserve better than what you’re getting, then it likely means that you do deserve better. Your needs matter. Your partner’s needs matter too. If you feel like your needs aren’t […]

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