Monthly Archives: April 2014

From Stress to Serenity: 7 Ways to Ease Your Anxieties

Today’s guest blog comes from author and YourTango relationship expert Ms. Moreah Vestan, who shares some excellent ways to get yourself out of stressful moments. I really like the idea of 10 minute hourly breaks – set on a timer! It is sort of like recess for adults.

We’re all very human. Sometimes we have stress and want to ease our hearts, minds and bodies. If we believe it’s doable to go there, guess what? We can! Here’s how:

1. When you’re feeling out of touch…stress busters 300x200 From Stress to Serenity: 7 Ways to Ease Your Anxieties

I believe everything we do is meant to meet a need of ours, whether we’re in touch with that or not. So checking in is the most important step to inner and outer harmony. Set your timer to 30 or 60 minutes, the more out of sync and unconnected you feel, the longer time you may need. Ask yourself, “What need am I wanting to meet right now?” This can be an accomplishment, comfort, support, consistency, integrity or many other needs all humans share. Continue Reading

How to Know Whether it’s Real Love or Just ‘Fairy Tale’ Romance

Ahhh, expectations! Many of us have grown up believing that falling in love might be a bit like the fairy tales we’ve witnessed on the big screen. In today’s guest blog, author and relationship expert Nancy Pina describes the difference between the two and gives us all a little reality check. The hugely popular Disney movie… Continue Reading

Life Lessons: Think Twice Before You Speak (or Text!)

“Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.”  Napoleon Hill I got a call last week from someone looking for some advice and perspective. She saw a text on her “tween” daughter’s phone from her ex-husband’s wife. It said, “I wish… Continue Reading

How to Stay Hopeful, Even When it’s Really, Really Hard

By Sarah Elizabeth Richards We all know dating can be disappointing. Yet there’s a big difference between feeling bummed about a great first date who never contacts you again and taking that short mental taxi ride to hopelessness territory. One reaction passes within a few hours, and the other can last days, generating overwhelming feelings… Continue Reading

Let it Come Naturally or Treat it Like a Job? How Hard You Should Work for Love

By Sara Eckel Last month, I attended an event where I read from It’s Not You, my book about navigating life as a single adult, when an audience member asked an interesting question. I had said I didn’t think a romantic relationship was something you could pointedly go after, the way you might a promotion… Continue Reading

Four Must-Ask First Date Questions

What questions should you ask someone on a first date? The four questions below provide a nice springboard, designed to motivate further conversation without making your date feel interviewed or cross-examined. Ask these questions and you can potentially get gobs of good information to mentally feast on later! 1. What kind of relationship are you looking… Continue Reading

Ladies, Don’t Take the ‘How Do You Like Online Dating?’ Bait!

The question seems innocent enough. “How do you like online dating?” your date asks. But beware! It’s a sneaky conversational trap that will wreck a good date before you’ve even had a chance to compare high school prom stories. There is only one correct answer. “My online dating experience has been great,” you will say… Continue Reading