COVID-19, sickness, death, isolation, a failing economy, racial injustice, job insecurity, relationship difficulties, political failures, homelessness, pollution.... the list of daily challenges right now is endless. Each of us individually is responding differently to the waves of emotions arising in us - grief, burnout, loneliness, sadness, despair, hope, fear, uncertainty - and acting out in our own unique ways. It can be hard to understand what is behind our loved one's seemingly disproportionate reactions. So when we are feeling isolated, alone, and afraid, how to we begin to come together with our partners, family members, and friends?
Tips to be a good first date
….and to have a good first date.
Typically dating life begins to pick up in the new year, as the days get longer and everyone's New Years resolutions kick in. By February, with Valentine's Day just around the corner, singles everywhere start to tune back in to their heart's desire for a partner. This may be part of an evolutionary drive if we are anything like
"We didn't move to San Francisco to grow up!"
- Anonymous Friend
Here in San Francisco, there are a lot of self-proclaimed “sensitive” people out there, myself included. With its mystical foggy days, colorful citizens, candy-colored Victorians, and lush greenery, San Francisco is a town that beckons not only the thrill-seekers and argonauts, but also the sensitive, artistic seekers & Peter Pans
The solution to dating in San Francisco boils down to one simple concept. Choice.
You heard me.
Dating in San Francisco is about choice.
Earlier today, my head was spinning as I tried to figure out the dating problem in San Francisco. First I Googled “why is dating in San Francisco…” and Google finished my sentence for me with the simple words “so hard.”
Lauren Korshak is a San Francisco-based Marriage and Family Therapist, Meditation Teacher, Dating & Relationship Coach, and former matchmaker. She has a BA in Psychology from University of Southern California (USC) and an MA in Somatic Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS.) In her free time, Lauren can be found dancing, meditating, adventuring outdoors, making music, and spending QT with loved ones.