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|Hayley Matthews • 11/28/17|
The Short Version: Sometimes the worst part of being single is feeling like you’re facing life alone. But help is out there. Dating and relationship coach Sarah Lawrence gives single women the loving support, mindful techniques, and confidence boost they need to attract a quality relationship. She guides her clients by teaching them do-it-yourself therapy tools that reinforce positive thinking. Sarah has also garnered attention and praise as a published author of motivational children’s stories and self-help books. Her core message is that life fulfillment doesn’t come from having a romantic partner — it comes from within. After working with Sarah, many singles come away feeling empowered to reach their potential — not just as daters but as people.
Even after she divorced who she had thought was her knight in shining armor, Sarah Lawrence still held out hope that a storybook ending was in her future. The single mom got back into the dating scene in search of a man who would rescue her from her fears and insecurities.
“I dated a string of men because I was hoping to find someone who would fix me,” she recalled. “But what I eventually realized was no one can fix me but myself.”
That revelation came to her about nine years ago. Since then, Sarah has dedicated her energy to developing her emotional intelligence, learning the laws of attraction, and becoming a more well-rounded person who feels happy and fulfilled regardless of her relationship status.
After this journey from confusion to completion, Sarah started giving pep talks to single moms who wanted to learn from her experiences and follow in her footsteps. “I wanted to help other women who were in the same place I was in,” she told us. “That’s how I became a dating and relationship coach.”
Over the years, Sarah has expanded her coaching business to reach single women from all walks of life. She has built a loyal following on social media, with more than 1,500 members in her private Facebook group for mindful women. Whether you’re getting over a breakup or worried that you’ll never meet someone special, you can tap into your inner strength by consulting with Sarah Lawrence.
Because she lives in a small mountain town in California, Sarah said most of her one-hour coaching sessions take place over the phone, but she can also arrange Skype sessions if her clients prefer to talk face to face. According to the relationship coach, a lot of people open up more easily when they’re speaking to her over the phone. “They don’t have to think about making eye contact or anything,” she said. “They can just go within themselves.”
Something that makes Sarah’s approach to relationship coaching unique is her implementation of EFT (emotional freedom techniques) to tap into people’s energy. She described the practice as a mixture of acupuncture and psychology. She teaches her clients how tapping particular points of their bodies (known as energy meridians) with their fingertips can help them work through negative emotions or beliefs and get to the root of their emotions.
Sarah is a skilled EFT practitioner and has led tapping circles for dozens of single men and women who are ready to change their minds and their lives.
“It’s about tapping into your energy and moving it around your body,” she said, “so you can change your blocks and limiting beliefs.”
Since the mid-1990s, EFT (aka tapping) has been used by millions of people seeking core truths within themselves. Sarah said she encourages her clients to practice tapping on their own so they continue to grow and keep that positive energy going after the coaching session is over.
In the coming months, Sarah plans to launch a group coaching program that uses audio recordings to motivate singles. She said the group aspect can help women feel less alone in the dating scene: “Some people just want to join a community and enjoy the support of other women.”
One of Sarah’s favorite jobs as a single mom is being a bedtime storyteller. She loves entertaining her young son with lighthearted stories and often weaves important lessons into the adventures as well. After years of this beloved and imaginative family tradition, she wrote her stories down in a book and asked her brother-in-law, who is a talented artist, to draw illustrations for them.
In 2014, Sarah published her collection of motivational stories to bring joy to countless other families. “Where the Flowers are Purple” soon became a bestselling children’s book. You can find the ebook on Amazon where dozens of reviews praise Sarah’s creativity and positive message.
“The illustrated story is good bedtime reading for youngsters,” wrote J. Chambers, “and there’s valuable life lessons about self-confidence and believing in your abilities.”
In 2016, Sarah wrote a self-help book for an adult audience. “The 7 Dating Lies Single Moms Tell Themselves” is an honest assessment of the excuses and misconceptions holding women back from finding love again.
“Sarah’s beautiful spirit undoubtedly flows in these pages,” wrote Sabrina H. Delay in a review. “There are lessons of love, courage, and vulnerability for all!”
When you work with Sarah, you don’t just get a coach; you get a friend for life. She makes a point to listen with compassion, build people up, and offer sage advice on a variety of subjects. She said working as a full-time coach is a dream come true for her, and she gives it her all because she believes it’s important to help women get clarity on what they truly want and how to get it.
“I simply loved working with Sarah,” said Ida Chiara Young, a former client. “She’s an old soul [who] cares about the planet and the well-being of people on it.”
“With her unique way of creating a vision in your mind, the reality of it seems possible. In one week, I found love.” — Honey Bidwell, one of Sarah’s clients
Another satisfied client named Brittany Joy enthusiastically thanked Sarah for coaching her through a tough time. “Our work today led me to a place that I might not have ever gone on my own,” Brittany said, “and I am so grateful that I was taken there.”
Sarah said she often develops a close relationship with her clients and encourages them to think of her as “just another girlfriend who’s there to support them.” Some clients have even texted her while they were out on a date — just to check in and get feedback in real time. She’s only too happy to help these women out of tricky romantic situations.
After years of good and bad dating experiences, Sarah realized she would never be ready for romantic love if she didn’t practice proper self-love. She rescued herself and created her own happily ever after by choosing to see herself as enough.
Now, as a professional relationship coach, Sarah keeps her eye on the big picture and gently reminds her clients what really matters in life. She uses visualization techniques, confidence-building mantras, and other simple but effective therapies to change her clients’ perspectives and put them on the path to love and fulfillment.
“My job is help women find out what they really want,” she said. “So many women are struggling out there, dependent on other people to determine their moods, their happiness, and their whole lifestyle. But attracting a wonderful relationship should be the cherry on top of an already great life. It’s not everything.”