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How to Free Yourself From Shopping For Love

Have you ever wondered why shopping for the perfect gift for someone can create a huge amount of stress? You have a few ideas about what you want, but it seems the more you look, the harder it is to find. The pressure you begin to feel with each attempt at a new store yields no results. You start to feel like you’re failing the person you’re shopping for and the dread of showing up empty handed or with a …

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A good reason to ALWAYS be on your best behavior.

It’s vital you keep your dating reputation squeaky clean. The dating world (and the city you live in) is smaller than you think. Word travels fast and it spreads like wildfire.
Women share everything. They drill down to the most microscopic details with their girlfriends during their post date feedback. A woman will praise you, see your depth, appreciate your sensitivity, and applaud your character. That same gossip can turn upside down if her report is negative. Her voice is …

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Is online dating worth your time?

Most of you have gone online or to apps either because “everyone is doing it” or as a last resort. You haven’t met anyone yet and you’ve heard several success stories that inspired you to give it a shot.

I applaud your motivation to take control of your dating life. But I advise you to browse and swipe with caution. Online dating can cause:

Loss of time and money

Feelings of low self-esteem

Inexplicable behavior that might cause you to …

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A Thank You and Something to Look Forward to…

Recent events and the uncertainty of our world have created a layer of sadness, chaos and fear in our lives around the globe. When something happens to one of us, it happens to all of us and it’s challenging to keep a smile on your face and gratitude in your heart.

Your relationships have been teachers. Be grateful to them for they have stretched you and made you the beautiful person you are today. Like anything in life, feel the



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Meet Your Perfect Man in 2015! A Special Gift for You!

Happy New Year!

As we usher in the clean slate of a brand new year, I want to share something that will make all the difference if you hope to meet your own Mr. Right in 2015. Here it is:

Love starts NOW.

Your wedding day is not the first day of your life with someone, nor is that first date. Both are the continuation of what has already been established — within yourself and within your own life. Any …

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A Holiday Message & Meet Team April!

All of us are that much more impactful and powerful when we unite, share and empower one another to achieve our goals and dreams. For example, I’m able to do what I do because of the incredible women you see in this photo. Yes, this is team April!

There’s Love in Numbers

My wish for you during this holiday season is to have the power and the confidence to reach out and ask for what you need. You can’t do …

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What Your Relationship With Your Ex Says About You

I got an interesting question from Annie recently…

Hi April. I’ve noticed a common “thing” about all my exes. We have an awesome relationship after breaking up. For no reason we stay friends and keep in touch. The thing is, they all come to me for relationship advice. My question is why am I not good enough for a committed relationship with them, but good enough for being a wise friend who gives solid advice? P.S. I love your blog.



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SAVE $20! LOVE2014 — A Special New Year Promo Code!

I don’t often share the wonderful letters, emails and messages I get thanking me for my work, but as we start looking ahead to the new year, I received a letter that so inspired me, I wanted to put it out there for you. Kathleen wrote to me about my Smart Sexy Soulful Dating Course™. Here are some excerpts from her letter:

April, You have re-branded your website and it LOOKS GREAT.  I love how you utilize the web to



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Merry Christmas to You and Yours!

My husband Todd and I are cozying up with family today, but I wanted to take a minute to send out some warm and fuzzy holiday wishes to all of you! I hope you’re spending the day with someone or something that makes you happy — whether you’re tearing into gifts at a huge family gathering or lounging around in silk pajamas watching Netflix.

No matter where you are today or what you are doing, please know that you are

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Soaking in the Summer: the Best of Sparks!

If you read Sparks! on a regular basis, you know how much I love summer. Throwing on some sandals and a sleeveless dress and staking out a spot in the sun for some summer reading just can’t be beat!

This year, I’m planning to spend August taking it easy – enjoying down time with my husband, Todd, and having some fun with our new pup Winston, who recently joined our family.

The Best of Sparks!

But don’t worry, I’m not …

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