Interview with Barbra Ignatiev

Interview with Barbra Ignatiev

I met Barbra, a painter living in Oakland, CA, during a business program a few years back. I liked her style and she became my accountability buddy for the next year. As a painter, she uses color to help people draw out what is vibrant about themselves. Currently, she is working on a series of figure study paintings that explore expressive movement and color combinations. Isn’t her work gorgeous? I wanted all of you to meet her too, so I asked her a few questions so you and I can get to know her better. Because she’s awesome, Barbra also agreed to make a fun and inspiring wallpaper to help keep you positive throughout the day. It can be downloaded at the end of this post. But first, the questions! 1) Many readers are interested in what makes a good relationship work. Can you tell us your recipe for a good relationship? For almost 10 years, my husband and I have had a relationship built on silliness and ridiculousness so that helps. I think not taking yourself too seriously helps with just about any relationship. Many of the world’s problems could be solved just with a good laugh, just maybe… I also like to set up expectations for things on a daily basis so we’re both on the same page. Conflicting expectations can really screw up any moment. Oh and don’t forget communication that is honest and meaningful and not all about you. I think all of this applies to any relationship, not just romantic ones. 2) What’s your go-to activity (or non activity) when you are feeling stressed?...
Relationship Advice from Fashion Blogger, Kathleen Harper

Relationship Advice from Fashion Blogger, Kathleen Harper

Relationship Advice from Fashion Blogger, Kathleen Harper If you are a fan of fashion and style blogs, you might have heard of Kathleen Harper, the woman behind Kat’s Fashion Fix. Recently, I had the chance to ask Kathleen a few questions about fashion, long-distance relationships, and interracial dating. Her answers were both honest and full of good advice. Check them out! 1) Short Bio: Hi everyone! My name is Kathleen and I’m a 22 year-old fashion blogger from Chicago. I’m currently  a senior at Elon University, which is located in North Carolina. Although I’m presently living in the  South, I’m a city girl through and through. I love Chicago and I’ve also lived in LA and New York  City for a short period of time. Obviously fashion is a huge passion of mine and in LA and NY I was lucky enough to get internships in the industry. In fact this past summer I worked for The Daily Front Row, the official magazine of New York Fashion Week, and it was a blast. I got to attend movie premiers, red carpet events, interview movie stars, and even go to a ball – how cool is that? In May I’m moving back to The Big Apple to pursue a career in fashion journalism – wish me luck! I started my beloved blog, Kat’s Fashion Fix, in 2012 as a creative outlet for me to be able to share my love of fashion with friends. Sharing my style and my life with my followers has turned out to be a very rewarding experience and I wouldn’t have it any other way! 2) How did you and your boyfriend meet? I always have so much fun telling...
How to Know When to Breakup: Making Future Plans

How to Know When to Breakup: Making Future Plans

Are you feeling confused about your relationship and wondering if you should breakup? My new video series ‘How to Know When to Breakup’, will help you figure out how and if you should end your relationship. In the second video of the series, I talk about another sign that it might be time to breakup–a resistance to making future plans. Recap: “Hey, this is Janelle Klander, creator of BreakupSchool.com and you are watching the “How to Know When to Breakup” video series to help you know when and if you should breakup in your relationship. In this video we’re going to talk about what it means when you start feeling resistance towards making future plans with your partner. Is this happening to you? Alright, so let’s go back to the very beginning, when you first met. You were constantly making plans. You couldn’t wait to do and see things together. It felt right. Then all of a sudden it stopped feeling natural to make plans. In fact you’re not even sure you want to make plans past next week. At the same time you might be terrified to let go and you may have not wanted to admit any of this until just right now. First, I want to let you know that what you’re feeling is completely normal. It’s hard to want to make plans with someone if you’re not sure you want to be with them. It’s not your fault and there really isn’t anything you can do about it. Most relationships don’t last forever. So if you feel like yours has an expiration date, then trust...