May 2011

When I reentered the dating scene last fall I started by creating a list of qualities I was looking for in a man. I also decided I would present my authentic self and be unapologetic for who I am. While I don’t know if I will ever remarry, I do know I would like to […]


“People are like stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.” ~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross As I read the reports about the breakup of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger, I have been thinking of Elin Nordegren’s […]


“I am okay with you being our social director, but can I plan some dates too?” “But, we’re backed up on Living Social deals!” In this brief exchange, I learned two things: 1) I am dating a great guy, who has awesome taste when it comes to planning dates. And he needs to have more […]


“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning.The end is where we start from.” ~T. S. Eliot It is an honor for me to receive a direct email from someone who shares his or her personal story and then asks for advice. I do the […]


It has been 29 months since separating from my husband and in 15 days our divorce will be final. Why we are divorcing is not something I will ever share in this space. My soon-to-be ex didn’t agree to blog with me and he certainly deserves his privacy. I have, however, shared how this life-changing event […]


At some point in a new relationship something happens to challenge the foundation the couple is just starting to build. A few months into a relationship, it is easy to walk away if values, feelings, or interests are not aligned. It can be a slow-building realization or a specific event. Regardless, there is a moment […]