Valentine’s Day. Just seeing the phrase sets off a panic button for men and women alike. When you’re single, this can be a holiday full of expectations, excitement, disappointments, stress, and exhilaration all at once. Valentine’s Day can be a very upsetting day or even week. Even though we don’t live in Victorian…

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Being single after 40 is a time to cherish and celebrate. By our 40's, we’ve had plenty of time to figure out what we want in a partner. We have a better idea of what our negotiables and non-negotiables are. Hopefully, we’ve learned from out past mistakes and grown from…

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Scientists have documented the value of the bonds we have with our friends. Our friends support, buoy, and connect with us in so many ways. In today’s society, we now have tons of acquaintances on social media we like, love, post and chat with. However no one will ever replace…

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With Thanksgiving arriving in a few days, I have been thinking about the importance of thankfulness and gratitude. Unfortunately, most of us don’t think about this on a daily basis. If we were to do so, we would find ourselves happier, more fulfilled and connected to people and things that…

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It’s that time of year again when those of us over 40 start to think about Thanksgiving and all the other holidays that follow. For most, our first reaction is a positive one, thinking of all the things we’re thankful for. For others, thoughts immediately turn to the amount of…

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It’s that time of year again when we start to think about Thanksgiving and all the other holidays that will follow.  My first reaction is a positive one, thinking of all the things I am thankful for this year and every year.  But then, my thoughts immediately turn to the…

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Have you ever noticed that as the days get shorter, and the hours of sunlight lessen, your mood shifts?  When it’s bright and sunny everyone tends to be in a cheerful mood, but when fall turns into winter and Daylight Savings Time hits, you tend to get into a funk or even…

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As you reach your 40's, let’s face it, your body and even your mindset may shift a bit. Most of us have had moments where our self-image and confidence were on the decline because of body changes and negative feelings of being alone and “past our prime.” We all want…

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Getting divorced at any age is a life changing event, even if you feel it’s for the best. But the good news is that divorce doesn’t carry the stigma it once did. If you’re dating in your 40s and you hear that someone’s getting divorced, it can still be sad…

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In your grandparent’s and probably your parent’s generation, marriage was expected before age 25 with children shortly thereafter. For many in the 21st century, those expectations have changed. Although most still marry in their late 20's and early 30's, it’s becoming more and more common for people to marry in their…

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