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Why Are You Thankful?

It's Thanksgiving week here in the US. As we all get ready to stuff ourselves silly on turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie (mmmmm....pumpkin pie), I am so grateful for the ever present and ever necessary reminder to give thanks. In our lives it is easy to run on autopilot, to focus on the things we want to change as opposed to the things that should stay the same, and to suffer from a case of the "only ifs". This week, to me, is about slowing down. It's about taking time to smell the roses (or pumpkin pie) and to count of all of my blessings. It's about taking account of every aspect of my life that makes me happy, and appreciating all of the massive gifts I have been given. Do I still want to do more, be more, and achieve more? Sure. However, I won't appreciate where I am going if I don't feel thankful for where I am. What are you thankful for?

Who are you thankful for?

What can you do this week to slow down and take note of all the amazingness in your life?

I would love to encourage you to start a gratitude journal. Even if it is just for the week, spend 5 minutes every morning to make a list of the things you are thankful for. It could be as simple as a great cup of coffee, or as deep as your most meaningful relationship. Writing down what you are grateful for gives those feelings power. Keeping track of the things you are thankful for on a regular basis can help to give you perspective when you feel that your life would be amazing....only if ________.

Have an awesome Thanksgiving. Eat up that pumpkin pie, and give thanks.

Five Ways to Find Love this Fall

Fall is 100% my favorite time of the entire year. Jeans and a sweater weather, football, and the excuse to go on a soup cooking bender makes me happy. It is also a great time to reset your focus, and put some effort into finding love! When the weather cools down and the beaches are closed, many singles find themselves ready to find their match. Here are my tips for finding fall love as shared on The Couch this morning on CBS in NYC. 1. Embrace the season - Every season has its own unique opportunities to meet people, i.e., the beach in the summer, skiing in the winter, and the fall is no different! Its football season, and if you are a single female, you are doing yourself a disservice if you don't head to your local sports bar on Sundays. Find a pumpkin or apple picking event on Meetup.com. Join a hiking club. Create your own potluck supper club - fall is all about comfort foods, have everyone bring a dish and single friend. The possibilities are endless.

2. Enlist your friends - Tell them you are single and looking! This should be done seasonally. Some of those close to you may not want to overstep their boundaries, so let them know that you are open to meeting anyone they think you could click with. No expectations, but it is great to get the energy out there!

3. Create a calendar - You will never meet anyone sitting home. Create a calendar where are you are twice a week at events, groups, or drinks with friends. You don't need to focus on dating-related activities, even business networking events work! The goal is to grow your love tree. The more people you know, the more options/branches you have.

4. Put pen to paper - Describing where you see yourself in 6 months or a year is a power-packed activity! Write it down with a real pen and paper (no typing!) and describe what your life looks like, who your partner is, where you spend time, and how you feel. Be as detailed as possible. Visualizing what you want, who you want, and how you'll feel when you get it is seriously powerful.

5. It's all about attitude - Regardless of the season, your attitude matters most. Embrace the possibilities, keep your expectations in check and realize that not everyone is for you, but they are still great people. Positivity is an intoxicating trait, and one that is often desired by my clients, and sometimes difficult to find. You attract what you put out there.

What are your plans to find love this fall?