How My Ex Helped Me Get Clear On What I Needed

I dated this guy for a while. Let’s call him Dave. I liked Dave because he was patient, adventurous, and I felt like I could be …

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Relationships Are Simple! Are You Complicating It?

Ask yourself: Why do you like to make love complicated? Does it feel more significant when it’s complicated? More romantic? Are you addicted to the push and pull? Have you only seen examples of turbulent relationships, so you think they must be that way?

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4 Important Things You Need for Healthy Long-Term Relationships

I like talking about friendships because friendships set the tone for all your intimate relationships, including romantic.  Looking at my closest + long-term friendships of …

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In Dating, Are You Stepping Up to Bat?

This is an excerpt from my book Show Up: Finding Love for Independent Women. Now available on Amazon! After doing personal growth for a few …

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What To Do If You Are A Strong Woman And Find That Men Are Intimidated By You

This post is an excerpt from my book Show Up: Finding Love for Independent Women. Now available on Amazon!

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Why It’s Important Now (More Than Ever!) To Have Self-Awareness, Compassion, & Good Communication

I was babysitting my niece and nephew. We made paper airplanes and they started coloring them. My nephew saw my niece drawing princesses on her …

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Christine Chang with her dad.

When They Wouldn’t Let Me On The Plane To See My Dad: Compassion Is What Truly Matters In Life

It was a week before Christmas. I was checking in for a flight together with my dad at San Francisco International Airport. We were on …

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A Story About My Butt Washer + How My Husband Has Been A Good Influence

When I first met Pete, he gave me a ride home in his 1994 forest green Toyota pickup truck. On our third date he said, …

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The One Emotional Trait To Make Life Easier

Resilience: the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. My friend called me and said she felt hurt because her boss chose someone else to …

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The Time I Was Cheated On And What I Did About It (I Laugh About It Now!)

This is an excerpt from my book Show Up: Finding Love for Independent Women. Now available on Amazon! Being cheated on took a LONG time …

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It’s Time to Be the Biggest, Baddest Version of Yourself

When I lived in NYC after college I dated a professional chef. He worked at a popular restaurant in Tribeca and I loved going in …

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The 5 Love Languages: A Book That Will Elevate All of Your Relationships

One of my favorite books is The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman. It’s basically about how people show and receive love differently, so whenever …

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