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3 Ways to Jumpstart Your New Year with a New Relationship

  12.6.2017   Venessa   Relationships   No comments

I’ve always loved Christmas. As a child, I loved trimming the tree while listening to Christmas music. Of course, we’d leave milk and cookies for Santa, and on Christmas morning, open gifts in our pajamas. Of course, getting lots of toys helped the joy, too. Now, as an adult, I love the holiday for different… Read More

The Surprising Truth About Integrity

  11.22.2017   Venessa   Soul   No comments

There’s an old saying that the only thing a person has in life is their name and their word. I believe in upholding both. But I can remember a time when both came into question. I was friendly with a guy who I later found out had a crush on me. I had no interest… Read More

Are you relationship ready? 3 easy ways to find out

  11.8.2017   Venessa   Self-Love   No comments

Everyone started talking about Pumpkin Spice Lattes on social media and that can only mean one thing… The holidays are here. And holidays are great for many. There’s more good will in the air. It can be fun to connect with friends and family. But the holidays can also be painful. Maybe you’ve recently lost… Read More

5 Ways To Deepen Every Relationship You Have

  10.25.2017   Venessa   Love, Relationships   No comments

One night I had a conversation with a friend who told me he was afraid to put himself out there because he’d been hurt so many times in the past. Here was a man, a great guy with a lot to offer the right woman, who was feeling uncertain of himself. So I asked him…… Read More

4 Ways to Stay Vulnerable (Even When It’s Scary)

  10.11.2017   Venessa   Relationships   No comments

“Staying vulnerable is a risk we have to take if we want to experience connection.” -Brené Brown I have a mantra: Faith over fear. When I grew stronger in my faith, I stopped fearing everything. I used to be deathly afraid of heights. It all stemmed from a childhood incident where I was on the… Read More

What Love’s Got To Do With What You Want?

  09.27.2017   Venessa   Development, Self-Love   1 Comment

In the Bible, in Mark 12:31 it says, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” It would be easy to read that and interpret it as it is important to love your neighbor. I don’t know about you, but sometimes it’s EASY for me to love the other people in my life. Sure, all relationships have ups… Read More

3 Things To Remember To Feel Loved No Matter What

  09.13.2017   Venessa   Love, Self-Love   No comments

As a teenager, I was thin and constantly teased about it. I know what you’re thinking, but yes, you can be teased for being too thin. Even though I was athletic and intelligent, somehow I thought my body made me less attractive than the pretty girls in my class. All of those girls and their… Read More

Who Loves You Baby?

  08.30.2017   Venessa   Self-Love   No comments

When I was a kid, I used to love the show Kojak. Maybe it was because Kojak aka Telly Savalas was bald at a time when it wasn’t fashionable, he always had a lollipop in his mouth, or his favorite phrase was, “Who loves you baby?”. I loved how his deep voice sounded saying those… Read More

3 Ways To Get Clear Before You Get “Cuffed”

A few years ago the term, “Cuffing Season” started to become popular. It refers to that determination people seem to get into when the fall season hits that they need to hurry up and get in a committed relationship. There are many reasons why this could be. Maybe it’s the weather and wanting someone to enjoy… Read More

A Honeymoon For One – 7 Reasons to Travel While You’re Single

There are times in our lives when we wait for things when we don’t have to. For me traveling was one of them. When I was married I always said we would travel later…. Later meant when we bought the house, when we paid off debts and when the kids grew up. But what I… Read More