Our varied perspectives on respect…

Growing up west of the Mississippi, most of my interactions were founded in the same definition of respect. It wasn’t until I migrated east, finding myself in New York City, that I really understood how respect could be viewed differently. For most my life, I thought it meant the same thing to everyone. Most people I surrounded myself with felt the same way, and interestingly, … Continue reading Our varied perspectives on respect…

The art of communication…

What I’ve realized over the years is that each person is wired with different expectations and understanding of what effective communication means. Why this matters? Well some people are looking for more communication and some people are looking for less communication. That means those that look for more are a bit frustrated with the lack of communication or being left in the dark, while the … Continue reading The art of communication…

When the fortune doesn’t come true…

It was a chilly walk from the subway with the dreary New York slush at my feet, the slush that seemed to last for months. I was greeted by the laughter of my friends as we opened the door to one of the city’s trendy speakeasy’s, Employees Only. The entrance passes by a fortune teller that rotates nightly, sometimes a palm reader, sometimes a card … Continue reading When the fortune doesn’t come true…

Finding & dating the good guys…

Have you been in one of those relationships before where you’re worried if you say something it might push him away? Where if you were honest with him about who you really were, he wouldn’t want you? The relationships where you feel the least authentic and the most fretful. It may seem obvious, except for when you’re knee deep in them, but if you have … Continue reading Finding & dating the good guys…

Can money really buy happiness…

They say money doesn’t buy happiness, but is that really true? Sure maybe happiness is a stretch, but money sure does buy more time and reduced stress levels.  I can’t imagine there are very many people that with more time on their hands wouldn’t find that happy.  Similarly, if their stress level was reduced that they wouldn’t be happier. It was almost twenty years ago … Continue reading Can money really buy happiness…