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December 26, 2018

How to Prepare Yourself for the Perfect Relationship

The process of dating can be one of the best personal growth experiences you can participate in. How? You may ask. First of all, not only can the dating process help develop self-awareness, it can also prepare you to be in a relationship by putting yourself out there and meeting new people. That act alone takes courage. Dating also prepares you to be honest with your heart, to find exactly what it is you’re looking for, and to allow each date to teach you what you really want in a relationship. If you’ve been single for a long time, gone on a bad date, or jump into a relationship only to realize that the person you’re dating is just not right for you – rather than beating yourself up, ask yourself what it is that you can learn from the experience. What can you do differently next time? Don’t just […]
February 13, 2019

Is He What You Want?

If you’re in a relationship and having some doubts, I’d like to ask you a question that my coach used to ask me all the time; “Is he what you want or what you think you can have?” This is HUGE because if you’re anything like I was, you can just get so tired of dating that you settle and get a bit lost. I was in this situation a few years ago. I’d been single for years and then I met someone who wanted to stick around. I thought it was better than a constant string of first dates or month-long relationships, but I knew it wasn’t what I really wanted. I was always trying to decide if I should stay or go and I was really struggling because I didn’t want to get back out there and start all over again. Have you been there? My coach would […]
February 20, 2019

It’s Okay to be Weird

Back in the day I used to host bible studies at my house. Many of the people who attended were couples. There was one couple that stood out to me. They were newlyweds, weren’t in the best of shape and dressed kind of funny. Ok, really funny. I often wondered how on earth they found each other, but they were really sweet and affectionate with each other which was super adorable. I used to look at them, as a single person trying to date and wonder what I was missing. I was “normal” compared to them, in good shape, younger, dressed better, but I wasn’t meeting anyone! Despite being the strange birds that they were, they were completely in love and were the exact right kind of strange for one another. It seemed like a miracle to me. I remember thinking about it a lot. As they say, there really […]
February 27, 2019

Dating When You’re Older

Do you think that dating is for the young and feel totally left out of the mix? I get it! For a variety of reasons, many of us end up single long past when we expected to be married. Despite your best efforts, you may end up single a little later in life but it’s not the end of the world. So many women date successfully when they’re older and even find their soulmates. I found mine on Tinder just over 2 years ago! Is it going to take a bit more work than when you were younger? Quite frankly, yes, but it’s worth it. You need to be willing to put yourself out there with online dating and making the first move by reaching out to someone you’re interested in and introducing yourself. If you’ve gone through a divorce, please don’t bring that baggage into your next relationship. Get […]
March 20, 2019

Coffee Date as a First Date

Do you like coffee dates? Honestly, I was never a coffee date kind of girl in my single days, but everyone’s different. If you like coffee and coffee dates, go for it! Just be sure that you like the reason you’re going on them. Is it because you actually prefer to meet for coffee or because you want a quick exit if it doesn’t work out?  If you’re using coffee dates as a quick low-investment way to screen your dates, getting on the phone before agreeing to meet is much easier and less time-consuming than meeting for coffee. If you decide to meet after your chat on the phone, you can do something a little more romantic that actually resembles a date, such as drinks after work,  a walk in the park, or even dinner if he suggests it. If you’re really hesitant to meet him for dinner, ask yourself […]