Lisa Vallejos's blog

Between you and me: A back to school letter to parents

This time of year is exciting for both parents and children. New schools, new friends, new school clothes, new things to learn, the smell of new erasers, perfectly sharpened crayons and fresh new haircuts. There is an air of anticipation, as we wonder what the new school year will bring. And if we are totally honest, some of us parents are relieved at the idea of our kids being out of our care for a few hours a day. It’s not that we don’t love our kids, because of course we do — they are our most treasured people. It’s just that ... Read more >> about Between you and me: A back to school letter to parents

Between you and me: Online dating etiquette

My work as a dating and relationship coach presents a lot of fun and unique situations that my clients present to me. Online dating is a unique way of meeting people but it does not have to be negative, traumatic or a lot of work if you follow simple guidelines. Here's a quick list of Do’s and Dont’s of online dating, which have come from real-life situations, along with a quick bit of advice: Enjoy the process, and be sure to have fun! Read more >> about Between you and me: Online dating etiquette

Between you and me: Independence Day

As the nation prepares to celebrate our freedom, I have another type of freedom on my mind — the end of a relationship and the freedom of being single again. Recently, I’ve been contacted by a great number of people who have either recently ended a relationship or are on the fence about doing so. As anyone who has ever been though this experience can attest, it is a heart-wrenching decision — even more so when the relationship has been long, or when the couple has children. Breaking up is, indeed, hard to do. Read more >> about Between you and me: Independence Day

Between you and me: Cultivating authentic relationships

"Authentic" is a word that has been circulating around the personal development field for some time now. But a lot of people don’t really know what it means to be authentic, much less how to be authentic. By my definition, authentic is really about getting real with yourself about who you are, where you are and what you want. Being real is about assuming full responsibility for your life and making choices about how you will live it. Read more >> about Between you and me: Cultivating authentic relationships