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“We’re Technically Dating” | Huffington Post interview

By Clarissa Silva

“We’re Technically Dating” for The Huffington Post interviews relationship expert Susan Winter on breadcrumbing, and social media’s affect upon modern daters. 

Breadcrumbing is nothing new, it allows you to keep your options open while stringing someone else along with the least amount of effort or regard for the other person. Social media facilitating it is new. “Our interconnected world allows for brevity. Truncated messages = truncated emotions. Social media removes the effort involved in emotional dialogue. Why explain our feelings when we can […]

Life Lessons to Excel in Your 30’s, 40’s and 50’s; interview with New Woman Magazine

Life Lessons: Journalist Aruna Rathod interviews Susan for tips on vibrant living for women in their 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s for New Woman Magazine. Balancing time with work, family and yourself can be challenging at any age. Yet, there are specific needs that women face in each of these age categories. Click the title to read this featured article:

Why a Little Insecurity Is Good for You | Huffington Post article

Why do we feel insecure about our insecurities? Why do we view insecurity as being a bad thing, when it’s something we all experience at certain times in our life?

I’ve often wondered about the purpose of this very basic human emotion. Knowing that Life is here to assist us, why place this uncomfortable obstacle in our way to feeling good about ourselves? Unless, of course, it provides a vital ingredient needed for our advancement.

Finding the gift of insecurity requires looking through a different lens of […]

5 Tips for a Great Valentine’s Day (Whether Single or Partnered) | Huffington Post article

Valentine’s day can be a real head-trip for many of us. Single’s can feel the pressure of not having a partner with whom to share this day of love. Those in a relationship can feel the pressure of social expectation, wondering if their partner’s going to let them down. Both positions can be emotionally perilous.

Here are five tips to combat any negative messages you may receive this season:

1. Keep Valentine’s Day in perspective:

It’s 1 day out of 365 days. No single day bears testimony to […]

From ‘Lonely’ to ‘With Yourself’ This Holiday | Huffington Post article

The holidays can create difficult emotional states for many people. The hype and expectations surrounding this time period are intense. Commercials and movies emphasize happy, loving families enjoying their time together and couples in cozy, warm images of endless love.

But what about those people whose lives don’t match these images? What about the widowed, single and those separated from loved ones due to circumstance or distance? They’re often made to feel badly about their state of “aloneness” at this time of year.

There’s a big difference […]

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