The difference between letting go and giving up

The difference between letting go and giving up

You’ve been plugging away on That Huge Goal for years now. You’ve taken all the classes. You’ve worked your way through checklists. You’ve had friends take a fresh look at it and you’ve brought in experts. And it’s still not happening. Is it time to give up? Or is it time to let it go? […]

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An Ode to Love (on the heels of my recent wedding!)

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Love is primal.  Love connects us to our mission, to other people and — most importantly — to our own unfolding selves. Love in its darkest, most foreboding of forms, can be unnerving. It can sting, decimate, and dismantle. But there is a particularly riveting flavor of love: passionate love. The “Oh man, I’m standing […]

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The Life You Want Most — Get it Here

It’s here! Finally! My book Soul Sessions: A 5 Week Guide To Crafting Greater Joy And Making Big Things Happen In Life launched today. BUY NOW $39 I made this book just for you.  You, with the impressive job you don’t love anymore. You, who thought you’d feel complete once you got married. (And you […]

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Why Do Relationships Hurt? | How to Hurt Less + Love More

Being one half of a couple can be wonderful, inspiring, heart-poundingly lovely. Romance! Compliments! Someone to share inside jokes with while giggling into your cocktail! Being single can be thrilling, invigorating, heart-poundingly lovely. Flirting with charming strangers! First kisses! Going wherever you want, whenever you want! While single-ing and partnering both have their merits, like […]

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Our Love Story: The Secret to Making Marriage (+ Relationship) Last

One of my favorite past times is asking couples what makes their relationship work. Recently,  I was fortunate to sit down and hear the story of Cindy and Ken Schmale who have been together for 25 years! What’s the secret to making marriage/relationship last? This question can be a difficult one to answer.  In my […]

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Loving Yourself + Your Body and Getting The Sex Life You Deserve

Sally McGraw is a Minneapolis-based freelance writer, blogger, and communications professional.  Her blog Already Pretty helps women recognize their beauty, one post at a time.  You can befriend her on Facebook and Twitter. Have negative body image issues ever affected your relationship with your romantic partner? I have grappled with bedroom-specific body hang-ups for ages. They’ve […]

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Dear D, I’m Getting Mixed Messages From A Guy

Hello Danielle, I met this amazing guy on a dating site, he was very sweet, funny, charming, cute, smart and great to talk to. Everyday, he would text me and/or call me first, and even send me cute little good morning texts. Two weeks later, we decided to meet up and we finally did, five […]

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How To Make A Long Distance Relationship Work (sweat required)

This post originally appeared on the uber talented Michelle Vargas’s website Fart With Headphones On.  I was thrilled to write it for her + delighted to share it now with you! ***************************************   Long distance relationships are not for the fearful; they’re for the audacious. The brassy, bold + brave. You exchange massive time alone for fleeting […]

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4 Signs You Should Breakup With Him

4 Signs You Should Break Up With Him

We’ve all been there. You and your honey have been together forever and a day. You’ve even mentally designed the ideal wedding,  kitchen island counter-top and  the kids’ grammar school graduation. But lately, the relationship is hitting the skids and getting through an average day feels like wading through knee-deep Mississippi mud. You thought you’d […]

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