Errands in Flushing

Is it just me or was this a long week? My day job has me driving to and from Long Island on the Van Wyck Expressway every day.  It’s stressful, exhausting, and forces me to cram my errands into the very short weekend.  So I thought to myself, why not bring you along? And so […] Read more…

10 Ways to Improve Online Dating

I’m a big fan of online dating. It makes me happy when my girlfriends tell me they’ve signed up for one of the popular dating websites. It tells me they’re willing to step out of their comfort zones to take a risk. That’s guts. They don’t realize it, but by that simple act, they’ve strengthened who […] Read more…

The Power of Routine: 7 Ways to Strengthen Your Relationship

Routine is boring. It’s the death knell for most relationships. Passion gets replaced with apathy and apathy turns us into walking corpses. What, too dramatic? But what if routine could actually strengthen our relationships? What if we could create habits that kept us close to our partners? Here are 7 things you can do every […] Read more…

How to Reconnect with Your Partner

Let’s be real here: ALL relationships have periods of disappointment and disconnection.  It’s completely normal. To reconnect, we have to recycle our own hurt into compassion. That means being aware that our own fear and anxiety is a signal that our partner is hurting equally.  Then to respond with compassion and love when we least […] Read more…

The Relationship Skill Set: What It Takes to Make It Work

No one is preparing us to build, maintain or grow long-term relationships but it actually requires a skill set.  The “why” behind that is outside the scope of this post but what I do want to share are 11 key elements that I believe are essential to helping relationships succeed: Hug Arguably the most important […] Read more…

Top 10 Bed & Breakfasts for a New York Elopement

Get ready to fall in love. This post is for the off-beat couple.  The pairs who love the idea of a New York wedding but don’t buy into the hype surrounding Manhattan.  The couples who don’t want to see tourists out the corner of their eye distracting them from a Central Park ceremony.  Upstate New […] Read more…

Recipe Round-Up for Healthy Weight-Loss

Fact: losing weight is hard work.  It requires a plan, sacrifice and commitment.  It also requires a lot of help. That’s what today’s post is about: starter recipes and meal plans to help you stick to your weight-loss goals. I’m not offering a 1200-calorie diet or lose 20 pounds in 7 days.  Those are unrealistic.  […] Read more…

13 Proven Weight Loss Tips for Women

  After struggling for several years with extra weight, I finally found time to get serious about my health and weight loss.  All the information out there said the only proven way to lose weight was through diet and exercise.  So that’s exactly what I did, making a more conscious effort this time to control […] Read more…

3 Easy & Simple DIY Christmas Decorations

I’ll be honest: we are not making gingerbread houses this year.  I’ve never made one in the past and if I do plan one for the future, it’s something that’s going to have to be scheduled into the calendar weeks in advance. Today’s holiday decorations were all done within an hour total and come within […] Read more…

Quinoa with Sweet Potato and Kale

With the holidays upon us, I’ve been busy helping around the house with decorations and spreading good cheer, usually in the form of 24/7 Christmas music stations.  Because it IS that time of the year, folks! To keep sharing good tidings with my readers, I whipped up this FREEBIE just for you!   These gift […] Read more…