Laura

Why I Sent Myself Romantic Messages

As a coach, part of my work is to make suggestions to my clients. I like to give a bit of homework in some of our sessions to help with letting go of expectations so they can begin to feel better about their current romantic situation. One of my favorite things I recommend to them is this: Give yourself that which you are seeking from others. I know this can sound less than helpful because there are certain things you simply can’t give yourself because it doesn’t feel the same, right?! Well, I have a different way of looking at this that has helped me release expectations and move past the grips of waiting for outcomes. Read More

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How I Handled my FOMO and Started Having Fun in Dating

Online dating has completely changed the way we find our partners these days. It can be a wonderful way to meet people we wouldn’t normally run into, but it can also create a lot of anxiety, which is not a good thing if you already have anxiety about dating! I signed up for online dating twice while I was single, the first time I signed up on 3 different sites because I was terrified if I didn’t sign up for all of them I might possibly miss meeting my soulmate. I let fear completely run my life and my free time. I had no idea who I actually was or what I enjoyed doing because I spent so much time focusing on what I thought I needed to do to find someone. I began to see that I could not control finding my soulmate and I had to step back and let my life unfold the way I wanted it to. Read More

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What that strong attraction is really saying

Often times I would meet someone who I was attracted to and my body would go into overdrive. The anxiety/excitement would kick in, my thoughts would race and my insecurities would go through the roof. I’d constantly check my phone, plan out what to say, worry about my looks, and talk constantly about the guy I had met to anyone who would listen. I believed that these were all good signs. I mean, no one wants to marry someone they are bored with or turned off by! But there was just one really big problem: these guys kept disappearing! Read More

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The Art of Teamwork in a Relationship

I’ll be the first to admit my faulty attitude of believing that something will always be done better if I do it myself. It’s scary to me sometimes to feel like I rely on someone else for support, but it’s not about losing my independence, or having someone else make me happy. It’s really about embracing vulnerability and feeling safe letting someone else in. This awareness made me realize just how important it is to view my boyfriend as my teammate, my partner and my support in the game of our lives together. Read More

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