love feast

I’m Delightfully Full, Thank You!

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Martha Beck says that a love feast is anything that feeds the true you – whether it’s emotional, intellectual, physical, or spiritual. If you reach out to someone, you’re laying a love feast. If you give affection to someone, that’s a love feast. Give gratitude or pay a compliment…Bam! Love feast. If you wish someone well, cheer them up, give them a high five, atta-boy or atta-girl, pat on the back, etc., you’ve made a love feast! Ben Franklin said,…

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Do You Ever Feel Invisible?

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Maybe you feel invisible amidst all the online dating profiles. Maybe you feel invisible when you walk into a crowded cocktail party, fundraiser, or networking event. Your only friend there is your cell phone or the cheese platter, maybe? Maybe you feel invisible on the weekends when you hole up at home, getting your errands and chores done, and before you know it, the weekend is over and you haven’t gone anywhere or done anything fun – or met anybody…

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How to Be a Rockstar at Relationships & Romance

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Intimate relationships are never easy and career success can never be taken for granted, but for women looking for that elusive “work-life balance,” the equation becomes even more challenging. Ambitious, self-assured women looking for more joy, more passion, more connection, and more abundance in life are usually going at it alone – even when they’re in a relationship with a significant other. Suzanna Mathews, also known as The Date Maven, and Julie Dubuc, Master Coach with JBN Global, use their…

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My Book of Imperfections: Would you like a copy?

By | Dating, Emotions, Love, Millennials, Relationships, romanticism, Self-help, Single

Each of us has an unwritten but deeply inscribed “book” inside that catalogs our insanities and imperfections… but when do you show your lover those chapters?  I’ve been enamored, of late, with The Course of Love, a book by Allain de Botton, and his other work exploring and exposing Romanticism. (He has books, videos, newsletters, and more, if the bug of debunking romanticism bites you too!) He says in one of his lectures that “We don’t need people to be…

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Seven Deadly Dating Sins

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Are you Committing One of the 7 Deadly Dating Sins? Even my married friends are making at least one of these relationship mistakes! In the play Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe – a drama I studied enthusiastically in grad school that has remained memorable all these years later — Doctor Faustus, a German scholar, grew discontent with the limits of traditional forms of knowledge and learning. He yearned to go beyond law, logic, medicine, and religion. So he decided to…

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5 Tips for Overcoming Dating Anxiety

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A first date is always nerve-racking, especially if we’ve been out of the game for a while. The truth is, everyone is nervous on a first date, including the person you’re going on the date with. Sometimes even the 2nd, 3rd, or 403rd date can cause a little anxiety. I’ve compiled 5 tips that I’ve recommended to clients in the past and also applied in my life. Read on and conquer that dating anxiety. 1. You’ve heard that saying “Check…

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You’re Not Forever Alone

By | Dating, Emotions, Forever Alone, Love, Millennials, Relationships, Self-help, Single, Uncategorized

The thought crosses every person’s mind who is single at one time or another. Will I ever “find the one?” or will I be “forever alone.” The answer is all based on your attitude. Negativity is love repellent, instantly killing chemistry’s chances of making a match. Meeting people, interacting, and dating are all dependent on the attitude and aura we put out into the world. For instance, when we first meet someone in a local scene, a first impressions is…

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October Resolutions

By | Dating, Emotions, Fall, Love, Relationships

October is upon us, the end of the year is at our door step. Did you have New Years Resolutions? I know, the conversation should be all about jack-o-lanterns and falling leaves but did you follow them through? Was branching out, challenging yourself, and meeting someone one of your resolutions? If you didn’t follow through, or if you’ve gotten stuck, you don’t need to wait till January to reset your initiative. Let’s make October a month of achievement and personal…

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7 Strangely Creative Dates

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You’ve tried all the best restaurants. You’ve seen every movie that’s out! You love spending time together, but you’re running out of things to do. Here’s a list of some odd-but- promising date activities that will infuse fresh energy into your dating routine.   1. Go to a mattress store and test out mattresses together.  (We mean, like, just lay down and rest on them — please don’t take this sideways — yet!) 2. Watch a depressing movie together. But make a drinking game…

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Stories of Triumph

By | Dating, Emotions, Love, Relationships, Self-help

Tyler A busy entrepreneur who had spent his 20’s building a thriving business. His team at work was his pseudo-family but he wanted something more. He wanted to meet a woman who was smart, kind, and had a passion for life. Oh, and not afraid of the outdoors! He reached out to us and after an extensive interview, we determined he was someone we could make a difference for so we began a 6 month matchmaking program with him.

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