Author Archives: Elisa Gizzo


Thanks to social media and technology, we are more connected to one another digitally than we have ever been before. However, along with an increase in technological connection, there has been a major decrease in face-to-face time. Texting and emailing has become such a primary form of communication, that many of us are losing the […]


According to anthropology professsor Helen Fisher, there are three stages of love: lust, attraction, and attachment. With these different stages, come the release of different neurochemicals and activations of different body and brain systems.  Lust is a hormone-driven phase of love – where testosterone and estrogen drive desire and connection. In the attraction phase, norepinephrine; […]


“What should I do?” When it comes to difficult decisions, it’s a common question that many of us ask both ourselves and others. Whether it’s ending a relationship, starting a new job, signing a new lease, deciding to get married, have a baby, or make an investment – the question can be filled with doubt, […]

The Right Way To Take Things Slow In A New Relationship

With Elisa Gizzo Source: After all the bad first dates, awkward hookups, and rude AF ghostings, you finally met someone with relationship potential. The only problem? You don’t want to move too fast (been there, done that), and you don’t want to get bored taking it slow. But—stay with me here—those aren’t your only options. You […]