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Good Grief (It’s the holidays)

I have a love/slightly contentious relationship with Christmas. I love the spirit of giving pieces of my heart to my most loved. I love going to church (any one will do) to soak in words of hope, to hear “Be … Read More

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The Magic 5

I talk about relationship with some people and I can see their eyes glaze over with the story of it: that it’s hard, that it’s work, and that like Pinterest, it may, possibly, involve a lot of mason jars. It’s … Read More

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What’s Enough, Anyway?

Ok, we’re going to talk about SEX. A few weeks ago, I jumped on a call with some clients, and when I asked where they wanted to go in the session, they blurted out: “Sex. We want to talk about … Read More

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My Girl Crush

Because I am now old and have very little recollection of what happened in which decade (seriously, am I the only one? I blend Expo 86 with the events of the mid 90’s, vividly remember where I was when we … Read More

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Let Your Anniversary Change the World

I have been thinking about celebration a lot lately. I was comfortable enough with my work-to-celebration ratio. I mean, celebration is the more-fun cousin of gratitude, and I talk about it all the time, and now it’s actually fuelling a … Read More

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Surviving Family-ing

Oy. It’s here. The onslaught of holidays: ThanksgivingHalloweenChristmasNewYears It’s October, but Costco has had Christmas stuff out for several weeks, and I spotted eggnog at Safeway just the other day. What is up with all this? All the other hoopla … Read More

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Pinterest = Possibility Porn

I have a confession: I spend a lot of time on Pinterest. It could be worse. Years ago, my ex-husband and I traveled to Omaha, Nebraska, to attend the shareholder meeting for Warren Buffet’s company, Berkshire Hathaway. We held some … Read More

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Leaning In

I’m always going on and on about how we are in relationship with everyone in our lives, from our barista at Starbucks to whomever we land with in bed at the end of the day, and I also know that … Read More

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Wisdom from a grandfather in a boat

When I was little, my family spent a lot of time at my grandparents’ cabin. It was about an hour from our house and we would drive there for the weekend so Dad could help Grampa with the property. I … Read More

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After Making Love: Why I Coach

I have a favourite poem and it has, on the surface, at least, very little to do with being a relationship coach. Or does it? After Making Love We Hear Footsteps  by Galway Kinnell For I can snore like a bullhorn … Read More

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