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7 Harm Reduction Tips for Getting Over a Breakup

Ok, we all know that that kicking bad habits are hard enough, but refraining from post breakup bad habits can feel nearly impossible. Are your hurting from a breakup? What are you doing to learn from this experience and rebuild the next chapter in your life? A challenging breakup or divorce can leave you overwhelmed with…
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Response to “Who Needs Skin? The Virtual Rebound as Breakup Therapy”

When I read Maureen O’Connor’s article "Who Needs Skin? The Virtual Rebound as Breakup Therapy", the first thought that came across my 30+ millennial mind was that this was another piece of evidence that my generation is drifting further from the ability to cope with situations that require face to face (or skin to skin) contact. My second thought was “What a great STI prevention method!” After reading this article, I realized there are pros and cons to the digital rebound.
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Breakup Before Vacation

A couple years ago my friend “Sandra” bought a certificate for a vacation package as a present for her boyfriend of several years. A few months later they broke up, and she realized she would need to use the certificate by the end of the year. After months of casual dating she met an amazing, unique woman unlike anyone she had ever dated and started dating her for a few months.
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Accidentally Empowering an Abuser

As a teacher and compassionate human being, I was appalled that a school district that has a majority of white wealthy students and exceedingly high test scores would spend money in an effort to get one child to leave the district. The girl’s mom is a nanny, so the two live in the Orinda district Monday through Friday, and stay with the girl’s grandmother on weekends
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Enjoying the Energy from your Ex-Partner or Friend

If you’re reading this blog, chances are you have an ex on your mind. That might feel sad, oppressing or anger-inducing. Maybe you are feeling unrequited love, confusion at how a seemingly great relationship could go awry, or sadness that you only have the memories but not direct contact with this person.
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When Monogamy Begets Murder

IN MEMORY OF JACKSON NJOROGE Career and life coach, Joe Brachocki posted a beautiful piece honoring his friend from Kenya, Jackson Njoroge, who was murdered by a man sleeping with Jackson’s girlfriend. The man hadn’t know about Jackson and when he found out about him, he got into a fight with him and killed him…
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