We all seem to be a bit more exhausted, isolated and raging than usual. 34% of the countries population is choosing to forgo conventional long-term relationships for living solo. Triggered at the slightest provocation, we go from zero to sixty at the drop of a hat. Here we explore what is leading to the “exhaustions” – factors wearing people thin in relationships and in life, and “triggers” – actions we might not even be aware of that send us spiraling into a tizzy and fight or flight mode. Times have changed, and so our perceptions of relationship constructs and social dynamics must also evolve.
After college, I traveled the world, solo, for a year with a pack on my back. I returned to California, a raging bohemian, ready to take on the world, and put myself through my first Masters in Communications by writing reviews for low budget videos and working in mental health facilities. It was snake pit meets Clock Work Orange.
After being recruited to the senior banking position as Head of Public Relations and Marketing for Chase Manhattans’ Private International Bank Worldwide, twins, a second Masters in Marriage and Family therapy, and a line of bulletproof clothing called Radical Chic - shut down by my previous Master of the Universe husband due to perceived liability, I emerged a raging dilettante.
On this site I share rants with fellow guests and subject matter experts that touch on topics ranging from: work as a trauma trained therapist; why so many, worldwide are isolating, and opting to live solo; to late night conversations held with our families anthropomorphized stuffed animals in contemplation of what triggered me to flee from my last boyfriend at 69.
“There is an elegance in independence and a deliciousness in partnership.”
We all seem to be a bit more exhausted, isolated and raging. Men and women, worldwide, across all demographics, are choosing to forgo intimate, romantic relationships to live solo. Triggered at the slightest provocation, we go from zero to sixty at the drop of a hat. Here, we will explore what is wearing us thin and leaving us bone dry in relationships, and in life. We will demystify trauma, and explore “triggers” – actions we might not even be aware of that lead us to repeat limiting behaviors that continuously result in unrealized fulfillment.