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Love + X = Everything

Since Patty Smyth and Don Henley informed me in 1992, I’ve known that “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough.”  Knowing and understanding, however, are two very different things. It’s taken me well into my 30’s to understand why love, in fact, does not conquer all, but figuring out what love needed to be enough has been […]


As 2014 comes to a close and we bid farewell to the year, many of us find ourselves reflecting on the past year and tallying up our wins and losses towards goals we had set forth to accomplish 12 months ago. Some of our unaccomplished goals will make our mental list of resolutions for 2015, […]

Damn You Disney!

All it takes is turning on the radio, listening to the news, or simply talking to your friends to understand that Disney movies have set us up for failure.  The beautiful princess, the handsome prince, the obvious villain, the perfect love story, and the triumphant win of good over evil all set to a soundtrack […]

More Crayons

Remember when we were little and all we wanted was the big box of crayons – you know, the box with 64 colors? We knew how much more we could do with all those colors – the things we could create, the pretty colors we could hold and draw with. I remember when I finally […]

Find Yourself

In today’s society, we often see people delving into yoga, self-help books, openly working on growing spiritually and emotionally, all to find a sense of self and peace. It is often said to be truly happy, we have to understand our own self and get to the core of who we really are to know […]

Bar Tactics: Drink ID

Drink Identifications  While having brunch with some friends, the discussion of relationships somehow made its way to the table with the Bloody Mary’s.  Coincidence?  I think not!  Let’s face it, in order to be in a relationship you’re either going to be drinking champagne during celebration, enjoying a romantic evening with wine, having a wild […]

This Way Up

We all have flaws, quirks, and the things that set us apart both in good and bad ways.  Deciding to be in a relationship with someone means accepting their flaws, loving those quirks, and bragging about the things you most love about the other.  It’s easy to find things you like in someone else.  Think […]

Girl Power vs. Guy Code

Girl Power vs. Guy Code: Why Females Always Lose I just watched a commercial that stated various things women aren’t able to do, or are pre-disposed against “because I am a girl.”  The point of this commercial was to share how the world continues to be unfair to women by making education, promotions, etc., more […]

Love and Crazy

Love and Crazy go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly  It goes without saying that love makes us do crazy things. Think about it. Patsy Cline, Madonna, Beyoncé, and Queen all have songs about the crazy things love makes us feel and do. Sometimes a little bit of crazy can be good, while other times, […]

Go Your Own Way

“She stood tall, all her insecurities shining for the whole world to see, and she smiled.” To me, life is about experiences, knowledge, connections and growth. Of course, that’s not all, but these are key components. There are times in our lives when events just flow – nothing major happens to set a moment or […]

Common Sense isn’t Common

That which is said to be prevalent amongst the masses, the belief that most people are able to make sound judgments based on basic knowledge and experience, is false.  If it were not, there would be no need for Socialtrainers.  Whether we have digressed culturally as people is no longer debatable – the masses are […]

Breasts Don’t Make a Woman

Some girls grow into boobs and beauty, but unfortunately, not maturity.  To this I say: Grow up girls!  You’re making us all look bad.  Stop with the petty gossip, stop creating drama so that you feel like the center of attention, and get a hobby or a real job where you actually use your brain […]