Podcast Ep. 255: Sharing Core ‘Directional’ Values Matters for Compatibility

Since I talked about ‘directional’ values in episode 209, The Compatibility Factor, I’ve received lots of requests to dive deeper into this topic. And it makes sense because, as I explain in this week’s episode of The Baggage Reclaim Sessions...
The stress and anxiety of figuring out the ‘etiquette’ of who pays for dates

The stress and anxiety of figuring out the ‘etiquette’ of who pays for dates

How someone interacts with money on dates can prove to be a deal-breaker. Despite expanding relationships beyond the outdated notion that male-female relationships are ‘the norm’, the mental stumbling block of who pays on dates persists. A legacy of what...
Podcast Ep. 144: Are Your Desires (& Pressure) Programming Or Preference?

Podcast Ep. 144: Are Your Desires (& Pressure) Programming Or Preference?

Why do we want what we want? Do we, for example, really want to settle down or stay in our job, or is it that we think that it’s what we’re supposed to want to do at this particular point? In this week’s episode of The Baggage Reclaim Sessions, I talk...
Podcast Ep. 125: Tidying Up Emotional Baggage

Podcast Ep. 125: Tidying Up Emotional Baggage

I kicked off the new year by watching Netflix’s Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. It got me thinking about our attitudes to processing and letting go of emotional baggage that interferes with our ability to live our life happily and authentically. In this...
Expecting Too Much of Yourself? Read This

Expecting Too Much of Yourself? Read This

A few years back, as an experiment, I wrote down everything I expected me to do over the course of a week for work, home, family, time for myself. I also noted my mood, particularly my sources of frustration, and I was in for a bit of a shock. In terms of work alone,...