Gratituesday 3.24.20 – Embrace Calm

Gratituesday 3.24.20 – Embrace Calm

As we isolate at home, we're doing our best to stay connected. However, we're forgetting to embrace calm. We're searching for answers, but it's hard to distinguish fact from fiction. We're trying to work, and stay informed, but it's largely overwhelming. That's when...

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Respecting Boundaries in our Current Crisis (part 1)

Respecting Boundaries in our Current Crisis (part 1)

On Friday, I got an email from one of my PM Counseling couples with their agenda for the next session. I usually see "Family Relationships" or "Finances," but what I got was "Respecting boundaries during isolation." So when wedding planner, Amy Shack Egan from Modern...

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Gratituesday 3.17.20 – Physical Distance!

Gratituesday 3.17.20 – Physical Distance!

There was that theatre game I did with my Drama 10 students at UC Davis where we walked around the room and they selected someone to stay as far away from and someone who could offer protection. After playing with each individually, I guided them to walk around and...

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Gratituesday 3.10 – Happy Holi!

Gratituesday 3.10 – Happy Holi!

Today is not only Gratituesday, it's the Indian holiday, Holi. So, Happy Holi, everyone! Holi is a festival to celebrate the full moon, Spring, lots and lots of color and just love, in general. So, while the entire world is freaking out about the coronavirus/COVID-19,...

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Gratituesday 2.25.20 – Surplus!

Gratituesday 2.25.20 – Surplus!

Hi, my name is Hope, and I have an umbrella problem. An umbrella surplus problem, to be exact. I own about 10 umbrellas, but then I fail to check the forecast and get caught in the rain. So I either grab one from hotel coat checks or lost & founds, or buy a brand new...

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Vendors I Love: TORI THE ORGANIZER

Vendors I Love: TORI THE ORGANIZER

I met Tori Cohen a few years ago in a women's networking group. She is so energetic and she SINGS! I tend to highlight folks from the wedding world, however, I thought it time to share those I recommend as part of my premarital counseling practice. It's super clear...

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Celebration Thursday 1.30.20 – What’s Needed?

Celebration Thursday 1.30.20 – What’s Needed?

On my counseling in-take form, I ask my couples how they prefer their partner reacts when they're scared or hurting. It's usually an easy question for each individual to answer and it clarifies WHAT'S NEEDED in THE MOMENT. The bigger question is however, is their...

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Gratituesday 1.21.20 – Hindsight is 2020

Gratituesday 1.21.20 – Hindsight is 2020

There has been lots of talk around vision as we entered 2020. Hindsight is 2020, for example was mentioned A LOT. It got me thinking about the decisions I've made recently, and if I knew what I know now, would I have made other choices. Sure, sure most of this is...

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Celebration Thursday 1.2.20 – Welcome Home!

Celebration Thursday 1.2.20 – Welcome Home!

Welcome to 2020, and for me it's finally Welcome Home. Welcome to my new home, that is. Some of you may know that I've struggled for the last few years trying to find an apartment in Manhattan, and then once I found one, it was equally challenging to not only...

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