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You’re Not Belle, and He’s Not an Enchanted Prince 

by Linda Thurwanger

  In the fairy tale, Beauty and The Beast, Belle (Beauty) uses patience, love and kindness to break an evil spell and transform The Beast back to a handsome, gentle prince. When a woman stays in a relationship with a man who acts like a beast towards her, I wonder if there is a bit […]

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Life is a Gift

by Linda Thurwanger

On this date, thirty years ago, my family gathered to celebrate my dad’s upcoming 59th birthday.  It was a Sunday afternoon and it was the last time I saw my parents and my sister Marjorie, alive.  Two days later, they were gone.   I won’t go into the tragedy surrounding their deaths or the trauma […]

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Work & Life

by Linda Thurwanger

Are you too worried, overwhelmed or stuck, to do the things you really want to do? Do any of these statements describe you? Exhausted and stressed at the end of each workday. Desk/office looks like a hurricane passed through it. Know you should delegate more, but  just can’t seem to let go of certain tasks. Technology […]

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Are You Really?

by Linda Thurwanger

Do you think of yourself as a kind and loving person?  Are you, really? If we squeeze an orange, the only thing that comes out of the orange, is orange juice.  There is no chance that we will get grape juice or anything else from the orange.  When someone “squeezes” you, what comes out?   When […]

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My Husband Makes Me Feel Invisible

by Linda Thurwanger

My husband makes me feel invisible.  Does this sound familiar?  Feeling unimportant or insignificant within a marriage, is more common than you might think. I felt that way before.  So I am instantly saddened and my heart aches whenever I hear this or similar comments from the women I coach.  When someone as significant as our […]

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You Can Be Happy… No Matter What

by Linda Thurwanger

If you are waiting on someone else to start or stop doing something in order for you to feel better, happy, worthy, more peaceful or loved, you are putting yourself in the role of the victim and giving your power away. Many of the people I coach, come to me in a state of anxiety […]

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How To Find Lasting Love

by Linda Thurwanger

30 years ago, I believed that finding a romantic partner was hard work. I thought I had to change how I looked, how I behaved and what I liked or disliked in order to attract a mate and have a successful romantic relationship. I didn’t think I was enough, so I became a master at […]

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Are You Sacrificing Your SELF for Your Relationship?

by Linda Thurwanger

Some of my past relationships have been very one-sided.  Looking back, I know it was because, in each one of those relationships, I chose very selfish, immature men to be in relationship with and then I made their happiness more important than my own. In one of those relationships, my partner made it very clear, […]

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R U SETTLING for less in a LOVE RELATIONSHIP?

by Linda Thurwanger

Are you in a romantic relationship in which you are doing all or most of the work to keep the relationship alive?  Does his demeaning behavior toward you have you thinking that you are undesirable and you should be grateful that he is with you?  Does he put down your dreams or your opinions? Are […]

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If You Could, What Would You Change About Your Life?

by Linda Thurwanger

This is one of those questions that can strike fear in the heart of the most confident person.  Why?  Because everyone has done something in their life that they wish they had done differently or there is some circumstance they would like to change.  It may be something they don’t want to talk about because […]

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