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Monthly Archives: June 2012
My Ex-Boyfriend #5 taught me:
To peek outside my little world.
We met traveling. We were from different scenes, with different interests, and completely different lifestyles. To me, he was exotic. To him, I was the exotic one.
Thank you Ex-Boyfriend #5, for reminding me that although the world is big, human connections makes it feel cozy and small.
Saturday June 30th, 4:00pm. It’s happening. And I’m just giddy with excitement!!! I’m combining two of my most favorite things in the world–Yoga and my Single Girls–to create a yoga workshop designed specifically for YOU.
But I can’t do it without you. So I humbly ask for your help to make this workshop the most honest, nourishing, enlightening, and over-the-top-fun it can possibly be.
What to I want you to do? Comment, of course!
What are your biggest dating questions? How does your yoga practice affect your dating “practice”? If your love life were a yoga pose, what would it be? What do you desperately need to know about dating, and being single?
This is an extraordinary opportunity to share your questions and get answers, not just from me, but from some of the wisest, sexiest, most fantabulous women in attendance. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or post in the comments section.
Want more info? Here it is...
You’re a Single Girl.
You’re meeting new people. You flirt with cuties on the street. You pour through online profiles, and accept blind dates because your aunt’s accountant has a Nice Son. You’re upbeat and you’re hopeful. And you’re working harder than any of your married friends realize, or care to remember.
Let’s face it, Single Girl—you could use a little R&R.
In this workshop, we’ll create a super-duper safe space to do just that—rest, reflect and reboot. We’ll trade stories—love and horror, alike. We’ll deal with all the sticky, sexy, and truly baffling parts of dating. And we’ll use the tools of yoga to lead you, Single Girl, toward happiness.
We’ll answer questions like:
Friday night yoga class or first date—what wins out?
How do I stay confident after a break up?
Can yoga make me a better dater?
Is it weird to do yoga on a third date?
Where in the world do I meet someone, anyway?
What you’ll get:
1) Practical take-home asana and meditation techniques, designed specifically for YOU, Single Girl. They will help you to build stamina, strength and self-confidence through the euphoric highs and sudden lows of dating.
2) Your Tribe, a circle of Single Girls that you trust with your heart. Think of it like having all your best girlfriends on speed dial, all the time, forever.
3) A new perspective on your own love life. Some of the “worst date ever” stories won’t be yours. ‘Nuff said.
Who it’s for:
Single Girls—any age, any life stage, in any situation—who love yoga.
Who it’s NOT for:
Marrieds. Men. Of course we love our married friends, and we sure do love men. But this is just for us Single Girls.
How can I be sure it’s right for me?
If you’ve ever…
…Come to class on Sunday morning, all rosy-cheeked and giddy, still wearing your party dress from last night’s epic first date…
…Met your best friend for a yoga date/photo shoot, to capture a glamorous, yet yoga-glowy pic for your online dating profile…
…Rolled out your mat, nursing a break up hangover, and aching for some comfort and quiet time…
YES, this workshop is right for you!
Schedule: 2 hours plus drinks
Journaling—want list/intention list
The Dating Project, the newest segment here at The Inside Voice! We’re talking to sexy, successful and smarty-pants women to find out what they really think and feel about dating. Because being single doesn’t mean you’re ALONE.
Let’s meet Rachel M!***
1. Age and Occupation?
29 – Interior Designer
2. Are you currently in a relationship?
3. Place in Order of Importance: Work, Friends, Love, Other.
Friends, Love, Work, Other
4. Can you spot any patterns in past relationships?
I tend to date people who are not secure in their career. They are more focused on themselves and their own future as opposed to moving forward as a couple.
5. Rate yourself, on a scale 1-10:
Self Confidence- 6
6. What barriers keep you from meeting a guy you like?
Looking for someone in the same religion/ethnic group as myself, being in a work environment where most people are married and only know other “marrieds” as well as being a small Jewish population within my industry, as well as having a core group of friends that don’t know men to introduce me to.
7. What does your dating life look like now?
8. What attributes are most attractive to you in a partner?
Compassion, Low-maintenance, Fun, Relaxed
9. a) What does your perfect love life look like?
Constant smiling, always trying something new.
b) In a word (or words), what does that scenario feel like?
Comfortable. Not having to work hard at the relationship.
10. Last question, do you believe in “The One”?
I believe that there could be more than one that could be the ideal match that you could see across the room and just know they are right.
Thanks Rachel M!
Inside Voice Wrap Up: OK, first thing you need to know about Rachel M–She’s a no bullshit kinda lady. She’s beyond smart, and super clear about her situation. I love that. When I sat down with her, she’d just come from a long day at work. Work is important to Rachel, and she’s really good at it. And over and over again, she told me stories of men she’d dated, who weren’t quite settled in their own career. Every time, that uncertainty lead to their break up. For her, and for many women who want to settle down, meeting a man who is already plugging away at their chosen career is a priority. I mean, how many times can you date someone for 6 months, only to find out that they want to “find themselves,” in Australia, without you? So yes, Rachel has learned her lesson. No more uncertain career types.
Rachel wants a partner, and believes that it will happen for her. She doesn’t have a fantasy of a man sweeping her off her feet and changing her life. Rather, she wants the life she has, only shared. She’s so cool. With a bump in self-confidence, a shopping spree, and maybe a lil’ a summer fling, I think this girl will be ready to spot her ideal match across the room, and know it’s right.
***Some names have been changed, some haven’t. Each woman has the option to use her own name or choose her fantasy pseudonym. I’m not telling which ones are which. Hear these women’s voices. Listen to their stories. They’re just like you!
And I’m looking directly at adorable you when I say I’m sorry for The Inside Voice silence over the past week. Don’t think it’s gone unnoticed. I’ve been working away on some really exciting things for you, and getting them all shiny and sparkly for their proper presentation. I’m telling ya, I can’t wait to share…SOON!
To prove it, here’s a pic of me sitting at the desk hard at work, producing gems.
But for now, hold tight. Keep reading and share with your friends. And for the love of god, tell me what you love, and don’t love, and what you’d like to hear more of. Because you and I, we’re just getting started.