Relationships

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

This blog post is an excerpt from my book Show Up: Finding Love for Independent Women. Now available on Amazon! Being cheated on took a LONG time for me to emotionally recover from. It sparked the greatest personal growth journey of my life so far. This story is about an ex years ago. Names changed …

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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 you get in a fight with someone close to you that goes something like, “I DO SO MUCH AND YOU NEVER DO THIS…,” it’s usually because you are speaking different …

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Friendship Is Greater Than Romance: Love Your Friends In Good Times and Bad

I was at the movies with my husband for Valentine’s Day. We were watching the year’s Oscar-nominated animated shorts – something we do every year. Seated next to us were two older ladies in their 70’s. One gave me a big smile as she sat down. “Want some popcorn?.” We had just come from a …

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Passion Is Not Enough: How To Build a Strong Foundation In Your Business and Your Life

I started reading my friend Ajit Nawalkha’s book titled “Live Big.” He talks about Passion vs. Practicality and I’m over here like… “Find your passion and do that for your career” is a bad piece of advice. Do I believe one should enjoy what they do? Absolutely. But it’s not the whole picture. Passion is …

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How To Be Your Best Self: The Difference Between Wanting to do a Good Job and Trying Too Hard

There’s a clear difference between wanting to do a good job and trying too hard. When someone wants to do a good job, it’s for themselves. They have self-love and it makes them feel good. The feeling is excitement and energizing. When someone is trying too hard, it’s for other people. Their actions are hoping …

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Lessons On Love: How Photographing Weddings Helped Me Choose A Romantic Partner

I am drawn to photographing weddings because I’m around relationships of all sorts – mothers, daughters, besties, grandparents, coworkers, and of course – lovers. There have been moments while I’m at one where someone says something or does something that resonates strongly with me. As in, yup, that’s what I want. Through the years it …

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