Posts tagged "Communication"

DIY Cheat Sheet for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is typically thought of as an occasion for exchanging flowers, cards, candy and or chocolates. For some it is a night spent enjoying romantic dinners, all in order to capture the hearts of one’s intended. For others it’s just another day so why make a big deal about it. What I’ve learned as... Read more »

LOVE Intertwined

EVERYONE Wants to BE Loved but not everyone knows how to give Love, is Love & quite a few struggle with receiving Love. The funny thing about LOVE is that it doesn’t have to be perfect it just needs to have a willingness of Consistency, Care & Commitment.  The rest are in the details of... Read more »

The Lessons of Extraordinary Love and Extraordinary Loss--By a Guy

As a Relationship Educator I am blessed to encounter many amazing conversations about love, life and the pursuit of happiness. Today I am honored to share one man’s (Maybe many men) perspective on his love lessons learned, extraordinary and extraordinary loss. “Unless it is mad, passionate, extraordinary love, it’s a waste of time. There are... Read more »
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Why We Love Pillow Talk at Refuge Live Chicago (And You Should, Too!)

Relationships are hard. Building healthy relationships is some of the hardest work that you will ever do! As a Relationship Educator who has seen and experienced a little bit of everything I’m here to tell you that it’s worth it! We’ve seen longevity in relationships, people making it work and love blossoming in a world... Read more »

What Will Turn Down for What Be Like in 10 Years?

Everyone wants to turn up for everything! Living life like there’s no tomorrow. I get it! That’s a great idea but where’s the plan for after turning up? We are drinking, smoking, twerking, dancing, and neglecting our finances, bills, and responsibilities in the name of TURN UP! So I was thinking, I was thinking! Here... Read more »

New Sitcom Headed to Chicago

An interesting thing happened to me last week. I had the honor and the privilege of speaking to the award winning Director and Actor Bill Duke and the Chicago based husband and wife power couple behind Red Dove Media, Warner DeShaun and Cherise Ragland. I’m always interested in an opportunity discuss relationships and promoting the... Read more »
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Amazingly Awesome and Sexy Benefits to Marriage

WE always hear about all of the negative things that go on in relationships and marriages. As a relationship educator I’m always trying to point out the positives of being in healthy relationships. Yesterday we took to Making Love Better TwoGether’s facebook page to ask couples an “Intimate Discussion” question of the day… “What are... Read more »

Awesome Reasons Why We Need Our Men

Yes I’m one of those women! I’ve had my heart trampled on by men. I’ve been hurt, borderline bitter and I’ve been angry. I’ve been strong more times than I’ve been weak, but only because I’ve had to be, not because I want or wanted to. I’ve been at this love thing for quite a... Read more »

Why I Became His Side Chick

We had been dating for years. Things were great and we both decided it was time to take it to the next level. He went his way and I went mine. He said his “I Do’s” and I shared my vows in front of an entire congregation. It wasn’t long before we were back to dating. I... Read more »
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31 Days of Selfishly Loving Me, Myself and I

Today I cried, I cried as if there was something that had been bottled up in my spirit for quite some time. During my ugly cry I couldn’t quite put my finger on why or what I was purging. Later this morning IT hit me. It was acceptance. It was me, Yolanda “Yanni” Brown accepting... Read more »