Giving Yourself Permission

Giving Yourself Permission

Giving Yourself Permission I've been reading Brené Brown's book, Dare to Lead. There are a few concepts in the book that resonate with me. However, what really speaks to me right now is Giving Yourself Permission. First off, don't get all jealous or excited about my...

read more
Gratituesday 4.21.20 – Celebrating Victories

Gratituesday 4.21.20 – Celebrating Victories

Yesterday, I shared a small victory with my mother, that I achieved out of lack. I was unable to find what I needed, so I made a better alternative work. She immediately scolded me for not telling her what I didn't have. I made a major stride in something I tried for...

read more
Vendors I Love: IMPRESSENSHI PHOTOGRAPHY

Vendors I Love: IMPRESSENSHI PHOTOGRAPHY

I met Senshi at a Tuesday Together meeting a few years back. I immediately loved her positive energy. Our professional paths FINALLY crossed last year when we worked together on a Central Park elopement. She sent me some photos a few weeks later, and I loved how she...

read more
Gratituesday 4.14.20 – Vertigo Returns

Gratituesday 4.14.20 – Vertigo Returns

During yoga last Thursday I noticed I was a little lightheaded. I mentioned it to my friend, Maria towards the end of practice and she suggested grabbing a glass of water after making sure I had breakfast. (um, I'm never one to skip a meal!) We had a genuine mystery...

read more
Gratituesday 4.7.20 – The Elasticity of Time

Gratituesday 4.7.20 – The Elasticity of Time

I see lots of people on social media asking what day it is. In an online meeting last week the host talked about the Elasticity of Time. Without regular schedules it's easy for days to merge. Some days feel super long, and then others I look at the time and realize...

read more
Gratituesday 3.31.20 – Find the Good

Gratituesday 3.31.20 – Find the Good

All of my pre-marital counseling session currently start with a check-in of the new normal. In times of crisis it's important to find the good. Most of my couples are grieving the fact they have to change their wedding dates. Some are working from home in super tight...

read more
Appreciation and the 5 Love Languages

Appreciation and the 5 Love Languages

Appreciation and the 5 Love Languages Sharing some small ways to show appreciation for your partner as we quarantine from home. Just as all of us were starting to shelter-at-home, Amy Shack Egan of Modern Rebel asked me to join her on Instagram Live to talk 'emotional...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more

Archives

Join The A More Perfect Union Mailing List

Join The
A More Perfect Union
Mailing List

Tips to keep your relationship strong, information on living healthy & happy and news about upcoming workshops. If you have requests or suggestions on articles or blog posts, please send them my way!

Welcome. I send a newsletter with updates or articles every few months. Tips to keep your relationship strong, information on living healthy & happy and news about upcoming workshops. If you have requests or suggestions on articles or blog posts, please send them my way!