All posts by Katie

About Katie

As a writer and a professional coach, I love exploring relationships. I also love Sunday afternoon, spontaneous travel and the great state of Texas. Which is why I live in San Francisco

The Science of Love

Science love Chemistry. It’s more than that class that you skipped in high school. It’s the driving force behind many of the things you see on a daily basis from combustion in your car engine to baking in your oven. In addition, it may even be responsible for your relationship. Do you geek out over a little science experiment? Then sit tight. We’re going to talk about the science of love. Continue reading

Listening for Lovers

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“Friends are those rare people who ask how we are, and then wait to hear the answer.” – Ed Cunningham

If that’s true about friends, then what about lovers? Are you in a relationship where you and your partner listen to each other completely? Then you know exactly how powerful that connection feels. If you would like to supercharge your couple, then read on. Listening is perhaps the most loving thing that you can do. Continue reading

What’s Your Couple Style?

Screen Shot 2013-09-03 at 6.24.27 PMIn a great relationship, the whole can be greater than the sum of its parts. When you learn more about yourself, your partner and the way you two complement each other, you can take your relationship to new heights by capitalizing on your strengths. No, you don’t need to join names and declare your couple the next Brangelina. When you’re with the right person, magic happens naturally. The specifics depend on you and your partner. So what’s your couple style? Continue reading

Travel for Two: Tips for Getting Away with Your Partner

“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.”

– Tom Sawyer Abroad by Mark Twain

Epic writer Mark Twain loved to travel. He knew that it was a fun way to learn about the world, himself and, of course, his companions. The experts have plenty of advice on traveling with friends (thank you, Grace Bonney and Sarah von BargenYou can read about traveling happily with your family like Leo Babauta. But what about traveling as a couple? You know you want to… Continue reading

Five Good Relationship Habits of Happy Couples

image What do happy couples do? They spend all of their time together, right? They call each other ridiculous pet names. Loudly. In public. They buy each other tons of expensive gifts for birthdays and for 7-week anniversaries and for no reason at all. They never fight. Oh, and they have sex ALL THE TIME. Right? Does any of that sound familiar? Well, that may be the myth perpetuated by every sitcom since 1974 (we’re looking at you, Ross and Rachel), but it’s far from reality. The truth is much more, well, fun. Continue reading

How to be Together When You’re Apart

image Being with your partner is fun. It’s better than skipping work on a Thursday or singing in the car at the top of your lungs. They’re your best friend, your partner-in-crime and a darn good dancer. That’s why you chose them, so it’s natural to miss some of that awesomeness when you’re apart. Long distance relationships are challenging, and sometimes 5 miles can feel like 500 miles. Whether you’re busy with life or living far away, how do you keep your couple happy if you can’t be together as often as you’d like? Continue reading