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Expatriate Lessons

This past Sunday I had the opportunity to tell a young woman about my life in Saudi Arabia and what it was like to move back here to Pasadena. It’s Thursday now, but all week I’ve been thinking about how things have changed, but also how they haven’t and I wanted to share that with you all. When I moved back to Pasadena I was 13 years old and was just starting 8th grade. After spending my first day at

My First Free Webinar

Well the day has come. I’m jumping in completely for my very first webinar. I decided to do this because I figured I’d be able to help people outside of Pasadena this way, too…and if I can help you, then…I’m golden. Please register for 3 Steps To Set You Up For the Relationship You’ve Always Wanted on Jan 23, 2015 12:00 PM PST at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5824127749940963329 Sick of never getting past the “dating stage”? Don’t want to waste time on pointless

Relationship Maintenance

One of my favorite things to talk about as a coach is relationships. Ever since I can remember I’ve been OBSESSED with relationships, studied how they work, mastered how to hack them, and especially how to make sure they stay on track. Relationships are definitely not always easy because emotions get involved (among other things…ahem, sex…ahem); and sometimes they break and can’t be fixed anymore. This year, with all the success stories of relationships flourishing I have also lived with

Bring it on 2015.

Welcome to 2015! If you aren’t back to work by now, you’re probably about to go back. It’s been almost a week since the New Year started and things are starting to get ramped up again. As much as I’d love to tell you this year has started off wonderfully for me, I can’t. Here’s why: I got sick on New Year’s Day! And it wasn’t a hangover (this will surprise some of you). I’m talking full-blown infection/flu/fever/virus/felt-like-I-was-dying sick. As

10 Things About Me You Didn’t Know

As the subject suggests, mainly I’m just going to tell you 10 things about me you proooobably don’t know. So, here goes:   1. Not Everyone Has Always Believed In Me (and people still don’t). When I was a high school freshman, I took a test so that I could take Geometry with the sophomores. I got a 92%, but the counselor said that my score “wasn’t high enough” to pass the class. After spending an hour in Algebra (a class I’d

From the Mind of a Sicko

One of the hardest things for me is to be sick. You’d think the hardest part would be the actual physically debilitating side effects of whatever sickness I might have; but in fact, it’s that I am forced to REST and “do nothing”. You see, I’m the kind of person that loves to keep moving. Whether I’m being active or learning something new I love to keep going! So when someone tells me (or my body tells me), “um, Christine,