Don’t Retire, ReFire: A look at relationships

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times What gives us all the greatest joy in life is to love and be loved. Although it may sound cliché, it truly is one of those few facts in life. “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead,” — Oscar Wilde. The word “love” encompasses many things and comes in many forms and through many ways.

A chance to find a special person love on Valentine’s Day

By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times My dear Readers, This is certainly the season of LOVE and as a Dating, Love and Life Strategist, I have never had a client that has inspired me more to help find the love and life one truly deserves. We all deserve love, and I feel so humbled and appreciative that I have been able to help hundreds of men and women find the love and life they’ve always dreamed...

The gifts that cancer gave me

By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times My Dear Readers, Well, I’ve been looking forward to writing to you all with good news…and of course, I was always having to prepare myself that that day may never come… However, miracles do happen every day, and I am one of them. I am in remission from my Ovarian Cancer!

All About Connecting: Make your own luck

It’s about preparation and strategy, for the most part By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times We’ve all been sold on the idea that successful people are just lucky. We are always complaining that we too could have been a millionaire like our brother-in law who made it big by being “lucky enough” to get in at the right time with a great start-up firm, or we could have a husband like our...

Looking in the mirror

Maybe it’s not the people you date, but your approach By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times Answer these questions honestly: Do you pick out men to date from online websites just from their first profile picture? Do your friends or family tell you you’re too picky, but you tell them you just have high standards? Have you ever been on a date and were worried that someone you know may walk...

Relationship New Year’s resolutions

New year, get off on a better foot with friends, family and lovers By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times Happy New Year! We’ve all been listening to our friends and family members boast about their New Year resolutions: getting to the gym three times a week, losing 10 pounds, or budgeting better this year. But what about New Year’s resolutions for your relationships? If holiday movies have taught...

Why you can do better than sex on the first date

Waiting for physical intimacy could mean a better, lasting relationship By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times Hey, Ladies…let’s get something straight. I’m not here to talk about morality. I’m here to advise you about being smart in relationships. The latest research shows that 33% of women have sex on the first online dating encounter. What are these women thinking?! If you have any desire...

In the blame game, everyone loses

At the end of the day, only you can make yourself happy By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times I had a client come to me, bitter, angry, and practically frothing at the mouth as she raged on about how her ex-husband had destroyed her life and the lives of her children. When I asked her how long ago they were divorced, she answered boldly, “5 years.” All of us at some time in our lives have blamed...

Take care of yourself, it’s surprisingly sexy

When you feel beautiful, you are By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times We’ve all encountered more than our fair share of unsolicited romantic advice from friends, from family, and (most brazenly) from drunken friends of the family! But with contradicting and archaic advice mixed in with the helpful hints, it’s hard to figure out which tips we should discard and which we should hold onto and implement...