It Takes Courage!

Courage comes in many different forms. Often we think of courage as what the men and women of our military display when they're in combat situations. Many times we think of courage as being able to speak out for or against something when you have an unpopular point of...

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The Financial Crush of Starting Over – Part 2

Last week I talked about the financial challenges of starting over after divorce. This week I want to explore some of the financial challenges of starting over after the death of a spouse. Many of the challenges will be the same such as living on one income and now...

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The Financial Crush of Starting Over – Part 1

As a former financial adviser, this is a subject that is near and dear to my heart. I have both personal and professional experience in dealing with the financial consequences of divorce. Starting life over after a divorce is always difficult! There are so many things...

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Falling in Love with a Fantasy!

Falling in Love with a Fantasy!  This title sounds a little silly doesn't it? The reality is most of us have, at one time or another, fallen in love with a fantasy. For some of us it may be that we fall in love with a movie star, a rock star, a country singer or maybe...

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Toxic Relationships of Enablers

  Toxic Relationships of Enablers We all can agree that when we think about toxic relationships we think of those relationships where physical, verbal, or emotional abuse is present. Dysfunctional relationships such as alcoholism, drug abuse, and even workoholism fall...

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Raise your standards!

Raise your standards! #Dating #Love #Loveforalifetime #Relationships   What do I mean by raise your standards? I mean that you need to start expecting more from the man or woman you are dating. As a society, we have "dumbed down" our expectations for a great...

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Defining Moments!

Defining Moments! #Dating #Love #Loveforalifetime #Relationships   Most relationships have defining moments. Some of these moments are life changing and some are not. They can take a relationship form poor to good, from good to great, or from great to extraordinary....

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The Power of Our Beliefs!

The Power of Our Beliefs! #Dating #Love #Loveforalifetime #Relationships Over the past couple of weeks I've had the pleasure to lead or be a part of several singles groups. One of the recurring themes is that 'we cannot have everything we want in a relationship'. I've...

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Which is the Best On-line Dating Site for You?

Which is the Best On-line Dating Site for You? #Dating #Love #Loveforalifetime #Relationships It is estimated that there are over 1,500 dating websites today. Frequently I'm asked which is the best one to use. Over time I have developed my recommendations based on...

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Six Characteristics of Healthy Relationships

Six Characteristics of Healthy Relationships #Dating #Love #Loveforalifetime #Relationships I had the pleasure of sitting in on a group discussion about relationships and boundaries. It was a great conversation and quite eye opening for me. One of the things I...

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