The Power of Vulnerable Communication / 016

The Power of Vulnerable Communication / 016

In this episode, Maya breaks down why it’s critically important to use vulnerable communication when giving feedback, in conflict, or making a request. She shares how to do it, and the key elements to doing it successfully. This is a crucial relationship skill and...
How to choose differently after a big dating disappointment

How to choose differently after a big dating disappointment

Have you ever fallen in love with someone and thought for sure they were THE ONE for you? All the signs pointed to YES.  People told you how perfectly matched you were.  It seemed like they checked all the boxes for everything you were looking for in a...
The Not-So-Obvious Reasons to Stop Dating Mr. or Ms. Unavailable

The Not-So-Obvious Reasons to Stop Dating Mr. or Ms. Unavailable

There are a lot of obvious reasons to avoid dating someone who’s chronically “unavailable” or “avoidant.” For example: You want commitmentYou want to spend more time togetherYou want to have a deeper connection, etc. … and you can't seem to get these things with them....
How to Turn a Bad Date Into a Great Relationship

How to Turn a Bad Date Into a Great Relationship

One of the most common challenges that comes up when I coach people around dating is this: You go on a date, or a match sends you a message online. You wind up getting upset by something this person says to you. For example, they might say something that deeply...
5 Signs of Anxious Attachment in Romantic Relationships

5 Signs of Anxious Attachment in Romantic Relationships

When you first start dating someone, do you find yourself constantly in your head, thinking incessantly about where the relationship is going and whether it’s going to work out? For both women and men with anxious attachment, it can be hard to be present with what’s...
Interview: Ani and Lee’s Transformational Love Lab / 015

Interview: Ani and Lee’s Transformational Love Lab / 015

In this episode, I interview Ani and Lee, about the way that they use their relationship for growth, healing, and expansion. Ani and Lee share incredibly helpful practices for couples, and we discuss the power of holding space for your partner’s feelings with...
Stop trying to “save” the people you date!

Stop trying to “save” the people you date!

I’ve talked a lot about the painful experience of dating unavailable men and women, but there’s something even more crazy-making … What is it?  It’s dating a perpetually confused person (and trying to “save” them.) When you met, they said they...
Interview: The Power of Words of Affirmation / 014

Interview: The Power of Words of Affirmation / 014

In this interview, I talk to an old friend and amazing musician, Montino Bourbon about his proficiency with the love language: words of affirmation. We go deep around how to give it, what it gives the person who is receiving it, and what some blocks may be to being...
Why do I always do better when I’m SINGLE??

Why do I always do better when I’m SINGLE??

Recently, in our Facebook group, a woman asked this question: “Why do I always do better when NOT in a relationship?” When she's single, she’s more successful in her career, she does better in courses/school, she has a more active and fulfilling social life, takes...
Worst dating advice for anxious-avoidant relationships

Worst dating advice for anxious-avoidant relationships

Most conventional dating and relationship coaches say that you’re supposed to convince a potential partner with avoidant attachment (i.e. chronically non-committal) that you’re the right person for them. Popular dating strategies include: Ignoring them until they do...
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