Archive: February, 2015

February 14, 2015

Why I’m a Fan of Valentine’s Day

Valentines Day

I’m sure it’s not a huge surprise that I’m a fan of Valentine’s Day. I believe in relationships. I cultivate romance and sensuality. I love LOVE.

I know there are a lot of people who think Valentine’s Day is silly. I know there are many people who say it’s just a commercial holiday. I’ve heard people say we shouldn’t need a holiday for love or relationships, but should rather celebrate our relationships every day. I get it. I get all of it. I even agree to some extent.

Here’s the thing. Most people don’t celebrate their partner or lover or relationship every day (even those people say we should have the spirit of Valentine’s Day every day). People are busy. People are overwhelmed. Even people who love and adore their partner, may not acknowledge their love every day.

I’m a fan of Valentine’s Day because it’s a reminder to focus on your relationship and your love. I’m a fan of Valentine’s Day because it offers accountability. Over and over in my office I’m told that people are thinking about sex or about romance because coming to see me offers accountability. In the same way that wearing a pedometer gives me accountability for my movement. Valentine’s Day reminds us to LOVE. Love your partner. Love yourself. Love your child. Love a friend. Even if you are single on Valentine’s Day, February 14th can offer a reminder to love.

Being a fan of Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean that I think you need to be extravagant or make it the best holiday ever. It doesn’t matter how you celebrate or what kinds of gifts you offer your lover. My suggestion is that you share your love today. Speak your truth. Let people know you care. Honor your relationship. Be accountable. Celebrate. Engage. LOVE.

Below are some ways you can keep the love and connection going long past Valentine’s Day -

Looking to add some romance to your life? Check out this post.

Here is a post on small ways to say, “I love you.”

My Shower Your Partner with Love PDF is a great way to keep love, romance and connection on your radar. Learn more here.

Filed under: Gratitude, Holidays, Intimacy, Love, Marriage, Relationship, Romance — admin @ 8:18 am

February 8, 2015

The #1 Thing Missing From A Busy Mom’s To-Do List

lifehacks for working moms

It was a treat to talk with Megan Strand from the Lifehacks for Working Moms podcast. She interviewed me about my Shower Yourself with Love course and asked for some tips on how busy moms can prioritize self-love and self-care.

Listen to the podcast for small ways you can put yourself in the equation (even when you are extremely busy).

Megan is delightful and her podcast focuses on making working mom’s lives easier and better! She keeps her episodes short and packed with useful information. She even posts a recap of each episode on her site. See what I mean, she wants to make it easy for us! Check her out!

Filed under: Love, Parenting, Self-care, Self-love, Support, Women — admin @ 8:25 pm