True Love Knots


Affordable Online Dating Courses: How One Love Expert Makes Her Coaching Accessible for All with Laurie Gerber

Wondering if there’s an age limit to love and intimacy? Navigating relationships after 50 can feel unfamiliar and challenging. Finding love and connection in later years, including identifying compatible partners and maintaining open communication, comes with challenges. It might feel overwhelming or uncertain but don’t despair. In this episode of the True Love Knots Podcast, Maria is joined by Dating Coach Laurie Gerber. They will be talking about navigating relationships and intimacy for individuals in their 50s, 60s, and beyond, overcoming dating obstacles, the importance of honesty and communication in long-term relationships, launching digital programs for accessible coaching, and embracing authenticity to find fulfilling connections.   Standout Quotes: “Unfortunately, I don’t help couples when only one member is willing to work on it. It takes two people to make it work. If you don’t have that willingness to communicate and work on the relationship, it’s like banging your head against the wall—tiring and painful.” “Sometimes, the best path forward is helping one person navigate their way out of a relationship that isn’t serving them.” “The key is to continually nurture openness and honesty in a relationship, rather than letting it fade into complacency.” “Sometimes, it’s not that your partner changed or you changed, but rather, you stopped cultivating intimacy and having meaningful conversations.” “Dating is not frivolous, shallow, or a waste of time. It’s one of the most spiritual journeys there is, where you learn about yourself and others along the way.” “These men are available—smart, independent, and looking for companionship without the complications. They’re out there, ready to support and love you.”   Key Takeaways: Prioritizing honesty and open communication to strengthen intimacy and evaluating potential partners based on compatibility and physical attraction, not just chemistry alone. Work on self-love and address your relationship patterns before blaming others or unrealistic standards. Believe in the possibility of fulfilling love, and do the necessary inner work to overcome obstacles and be present for a connection. Balance your time between career ambitions and openness to intimacy, ensuring you make room for potential partners. Use available resources such as coaching or counseling to gain relationship tools, and embrace the freedom of changing relationship norms to define love on your terms, regardless of age.   Episode Timeline: [00:02] Introducing Laurie Gerber [01:44] Prioritizing Inner Wellness [06:55] The Importance of Mutual Effort [09:02] The Power of Truth [15:49] Reality Check on Finding True Connection [19:58] Threefold Approach to Relationships [29:37] Textual Intimacy [32:39] Laurie’s Program for Dating Success   Learn more about Laurie Gerber on his socials: Website: ⁠⁠ LinkedIn: ⁠⁠   Learn more about Maria Romano and True Love Knots at: Website: ⁠⁠ Email: [email protected] Phone: +1 702-501-4150

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone to Achieve More with Trey Sanders

Stepping out of one’s comfort zone is essential for personal growth and development. Embracing new challenges and experiences can help anyone expand their horizons, learn valuable lessons, and discover untapped potential within themselves. This journey of exploration and self-discovery ultimately leads to greater confidence, resilience, and fulfillment in life. In this episode of the True Love Knots Podcast, Maria is joined by serial entrepreneur and personal development expert, Trey Sanders. They will be talking about finding success by getting out of your comfort zone, personal growth, relationships, the importance of networking, and much more!   Standout Quotes: “My growth, emotionally, mentally, and personally, has been tremendous. And I don’t know if I stayed in Florida that the growth would have been the same.” “If I hadn’t separated myself from the comfort of living in my hometown and being around that family, that comfort would have consumed me even more, and I would have never really grown as a person.” “I think networking is not about creating friends, but about creating relationships with a purpose.” Key Takeaways:   Consider relocating to an unfamiliar place to push yourself out of your comfort zone and accelerate personal growth. Reflect on your mindset around major life decisions like relationships and family to ensure they align with your personal goals and value. Evaluate how you present yourself on dating apps and profiles to optimize approachability and highlight your most positive traits. Identify hobbies or activities you enjoy that also facilitate networking to build valuable professional and personal connections.   Episode Timeline: [00:00] Introducing Trey Sanders [01:17] Professional development and golf in Las Vegas [07:45] Golf, real estate, and networking [14:12] Dating life and childhood experiences [24:52] Overcoming impostor syndrome [31:10] Personal growth and dating   Learn more about Trey Sanders on his socials: Website: ⁠⁠ LinkedIn: ⁠⁠ YouTube: ⁠⁠   Learn more about Maria Romano and True Love Knots at: Website: ⁠⁠ Email: [email protected] Phone: +1 702-501-4150

Finding Yourself Again: Creative Ways to Thrive in the Next Chapter Of Life With Penny Fitzgerald

Are you feeling unsure about where your life is heading, especially as you get older? As a woman who’s juggled many roles over the years, you might find yourself with more time but less direction. But you’re not alone—many women feel this way. Join Maria and Penny on the True Love Knots Podcast as they chat about the ups and downs of aging, ways to stay confident and happy as you grow older, the importance of having supportive friends, chasing your dreams, and much more!   Standout Quotes:   “We all deserve to be finding ourselves again, or finding and providing and giving of ourselves in a different way or from a way that we had maybe forgotten along the way.” “I think with age comes wisdom that we are most of us are realizing that, you know, it’s more way more important to be giving and loving and real authentic with each other.” “I think when we lift each other, we feel good. It’s good all the way around.”   Key Takeaways:   As they age, women experience many changes and transitions, such as empty nesting, menopause, and rediscovering their passions, but finding community and sharing experiences can help with these changes. To stay fulfilled and engaged in life, it’s important to make time for self-care, joy, and pursuing dreams at any age. Maintaining gratitude, and optimism, and remembering childhood dreams and goals can motivate during challenging times.   Episode Timeline: [00:02] Introducing the guest [01:25] A Career in the Wine Industry [04:03] Finding Purpose And Joy In Life [11:47] Aging Body And Confidence Among Women [17:18] Women are Leaders [18:56] Keeping Joy In life [23:22] Mental State In Order   Learn more about Penny Fitzgerald on her socials: Website: ⁠⁠ LinkedIn: ⁠⁠ Instagram: ⁠⁠   Learn more about Maria Romano and True Love Knots at: Website: ⁠⁠ Email: [email protected] Phone: +1 702-501-4150

Finding Your Perfect Fit: Tips for Choosing the Right Wedding Dress with Sondra Falk

Custom designing wedding dresses involves collaborating with a designer to bring your dream dress to life. The process begins with exploring different styles, fabrics, and embellishments to create a unique gown that reflects your personality and vision for your special day. By carefully selecting the right style that complements your body type and fits your wedding theme, you can ensure that your dress is a stunning reflection of your individuality and style. In this episode of the True Love Knots Podcast, Maria is joined by Sondra Falk, and they will be talking about fashion design, choosing the right dress, working with a strict budget, and much more!   Standout Quotes: “You just have to be honest with people. I’m not going to say something just because I want to sell you something; I really want you to feel great in the pieces that we make for you.” “I’ve always loved fashion and clothing. I had an innate sense where I could just look at something and then I could go home and try to figure out a way to make whatever it was that I saw.” “I started designing a lot more custom pieces and it’s just evolved into people searching me out and finding me because they want something different.” Key Takeaways: Communicate clearly with your designer about all your wants and needs to ensure your dream dress is created. Don’t be afraid to give honest feedback to your designer if a sample design doesn’t fully suit you – they are there to help realize your vision. Take the time for proper fittings so you feel completely confident and comfortable on your wedding day.   Episode Timeline: [00:02] Introducing the guest [03:36] A career in fashion design [06:23] Getting into wedding design [11:29] The client consultation process [14:03] Finding the right dress style [16:09] Current wedding trends   Learn more about Sondra Falk on her socials: Website: ⁠⁠ LinkedIn: ⁠⁠ Instagram: ⁠⁠   Learn more about Maria Romano and True Love Knots at: Website: ⁠⁠ Email: [email protected] Phone: +1 702-501-4150

From Vision to Reality: How Sky Luna Space Reshape the Workforce for Parents With Founder Briana Carroll

  In this episode of the True Love Knots, our guest is Briana Carroll. Briana is the owner and founder of Sky Luna Spaces, which is the first and only co-working space with a preschool in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sky Luna Space provides both a co-working space for parents and a curriculum-based preschool for their young children. She also coaches women entrepreneurs on managing a business and family successfully. Today, Briana shares the root of how she built Skyluna Space, how she started and built out the business, the services it offers to working parents, and tips for balancing work, parenting and self-care. Standout Quotes: “The best things that come to market are things that there’s a very large need for.”[Briana] “ If you want something bad enough, you will figure it out.”[Briana] I built out the entire space from scratch. We literally broke down every single wall, tore out the floor and the ceiling and everything, and completely redid it. So it was a huge undertaking, but we did it, and it’s just such a great place for parents to connect.[Briana] “ Predominantly, our moms don’t want to be away from their children. They don’t feel comfortable dropping them off somewhere else and want to be a part of their day.[Briana] “Give yourself grace. Give yourself a free pass, and be flexible with your schedule, just like you improvised.”[Maria] “You can work in the workspace or simply just drop off. Most of our parents do a mixture of both.”[Briana] “Our teachers are very compassionate, sweet, and caring. A lot of them are young and don’t have their own kids, so they for sure love them like their own, and they just enjoy teaching them and seeing them grow.”[Briana] If you’re not taking care of yourself, it’s very hard to take care of anyone else.[Briana] Key Takeaways: Briana owns the first co-working space with a preschool in Las Vegas. Briana Carroll started Sky Luna Spaces to address working parents’ struggle to balance work and childcare. Having a vision is essential, even if you start small, and surrounding yourself with the right team can help bring your vision to life. Safety, licensing regulations, and creating a nurturing environment are important considerations for a childcare business. Taking care of your own self-care and mental well-being is key to caring for others. Skyluna is open for franchising to expand and build to more locations. Episode Timeline: [1:26] Who is Briana Carroll? [4:33] What does Briana think to help her become successful while raising her child? [7:30] How does Briana start to build her vision? [9:05] Where is Skyluna located? [9:53] How did Briana come up with her company’s name, Skyluna? [11:33] What are the services that Skyluna offers? [12:41] Why is Skyluna perfect for parents who want to be part of their child’s learning experience? [15:15] How does Skyluna operate? [17:07] What can be the future of the Skyluna? [18:25] Does Skyluna have a space for working parents? [20:44] How does Briana keep her peace of mind and get everything done? [23:00] Briana’s offers Women and Mothers   Learn more about Briana Carroll and Skyluna at: Website: ⁠⁠   Instagram: ⁠⁠

Keys to Lasting Love: Wisdom on Building Lifelong Relationships with Rev. Orsella Hughes

Wedding ceremonies mark the beginning of a journey towards building a strong, lifelong relationship. The preparation for it involves understanding each other’s needs, values, and expectations, laying a solid foundation for a successful partnership. Prioritizing communication, trust, and mutual respect can help couples navigate challenges together and foster a lasting bond filled with love and understanding. In this episode of the True Love Knots Podcast, Maria is joined by Rev. Orsella Hughes, and they will be talking about the importance of premarital counseling, keeping the spark alive in marriage, and much more!   Standout Quotes: “Authentic authenticity begets authenticity.” “Marriage is a daily journey that evolves as you break down barriers.” “To whom much is given, much is required.” “You cannot live your life always as a recipient; you must give, you must be a blessing, you must serve other people.” Key Takeaways: Make authenticity a priority in your relationships and business by staying true to who you are. Reflect on your “why” – your core values and purpose in relationships – to guide you during challenging times. Prioritize regular date nights and vacations with your spouse to continuously strengthen your emotional and spiritual connection. Consider investing in premarital counseling to build a strong foundation for your marriage and set clear expectations.   Episode Timeline: [00:03] Introducing the guest [01:07] Becoming a wedding officiant and pastor [02:54] Premarital counseling and marriage planning [08:58] Finding the right officiant [13:21] Authenticity and public speaking [20:54] The importance of a personalized approach [25:33] Philanthropy and community service   Learn more about Rev. Orsella Hughes on: Instagram: ⁠⁠ Website: ⁠⁠   Learn more about Maria Romano and True Love Knots at: Website: ⁠⁠ Email: [email protected] Phone: +1 702-501-4150

Finding Love in Chapter Two: A Journey to Joy with Nicky Wake

  When you start dating again after experiencing deep grief, it’s a journey that requires self-reflection and resilience. What does it mean to move forward without completely letting go? It’s not about forgetting; it’s about finding happiness amidst the complexities of life after loss. In this episode, Nicky explores the difficulties of dating after losing a loved one. She discusses the importance of finding a balance between moving forward and honoring the past, navigating the special connection between widows and widowers, and seeking meaningful relationships that go beyond casual encounters.   Standout Quotes: “I realized that nobody understands me as a widow. It hit me that there must be a dating app for widows and widowers, as we are uniquely placed to understand each other’s profound loss and journey.” [Nicky] “Dating divorced or married men, I felt a lack of connection. Widows and widowers share a unique bond born from the profound loss we’ve experienced. I knew there had to be a better way for us to find understanding and companionship.” [Nicky] “As widows, we never move on; we move forward. It’s a delicate balance of putting ourselves out there while respecting the loss and honoring the past, seeking joy in a way that Andy would have wanted.” [Nicky] “I started this out of necessity because Tinder wasn’t giving me what I needed. I didn’t want a casual hookup; I wanted a semi-meaningful relationship. It’s about finding connection without rushing someone into my world.” [Nicky]   Key Takeaways: Take time to reflect on your emotional readiness for dating after a loss. Moving forward doesn’t mean forgetting, but finding a balance between honoring the past and embracing new connections. When dating someone who has lost their spouse, communicate openly and respect important dates like anniversaries and birthdays. Create a supportive environment that considers the challenges of grief. Be clear about your expectations and intentions when entering the dating scene. Understand the difference between casual connections and meaningful relationships. Communicate openly with potential partners to ensure shared goals. Recognize the unique understanding widows and widowers have. Explore connections within this community and appreciate the empathy that comes from shared loss. Reflect on your life’s purpose and find alignment for a fulfilling existence.   Episode Timeline: [00:59] How did Nicky meet her husband? [09:11] What was Nicky’s experience like when she reentered the dating world? [12:26] How did Nicky respond after trying modern dating sites? [15:22] How is Feng Shui related to finding new love?   Learn more about Nicky Wake and the Chapter 2 Dating App at: Website: Email: [email protected]

Dating and Relationships: Finding the Right Person with M.J. Rachal

In the quest for love, navigating the dating landscape during stressful times can be challenging. The pressure to find the right person often leads to unwanted inquiries and judgmental questions. Rather than succumbing to external pressures, stand firm in your choices, confident that having a clear vision ultimately paves the way for a more fulfilling connection. In this episode of the True Love Knots Podcast, Maria is joined by MJ, and they will be talking about love, relationships, commitment, self-discovery, and much more!   Standout Quotes: “It’s all about helping. If I can provide some truth, offer a platform, and create an alleyway for people to reach the next level, then I’ve done something good with my life.” “You may think you want to do something, but until you get the opportunity to actually do it, that will really be the tell-all about whether that’s something you truly want to accomplish.” “There are no losses—just lessons.” Key Takeaways: In a world that sometimes feels chaotic, let’s remember the power of helping others. Dreams become realities when opportunity knocks. Thinking about doing something is the seed, but seizing the chance is the true test of desire. Embrace the wisdom gained from every experience, and let it fuel your growth. Episode Timeline: [00:56] Introducing the guest [05:45] Finding the perfect partner through personal growth [09:35] Dating and relationships at different stages of life [15:04] Love, relationships, and commitment [20:21] The importance of self-discovery in relationships and growth   Connect with M.J.   ⁠⁠   Learn more about Maria Romano and True Love Knots at: Website: ⁠⁠ Email: [email protected] Phone: +1 702-501-4150

The Wedding Industry’s Future with AI with Andrea Eppolito.

People wonder if AI will overshadow human involvement and if automated perfection will detract from these personal celebrations’ emotional essence. However, there can be positive changes that AI brings to the industry. Instead of replacing the human touch, AI serves as a valuable tool, enhancing creativity, efficiency, and the overall experience for both planners and couples on their wedding journey. In this episode, Andrea looks at how the wedding industry is changing. She talks about how artificial intelligence might affect wedding planners’ creativity, the importance of industry partnerships, and finding the right balance between technology and the personal, human aspects that make weddings special. Standout Quotes: “When you take a group of people that you love and that you care about, and you put them in one place, and you manipulate the lighting and the food and the music, it can be transformative from an energy perspective.” [Andrea] “People make such tremendous investments in me, whether it’s an investment of trust and energy and an investment of money. And I know how lucky I am and how fortunate I am and what a tremendous responsibility it is.” [Andrea] “AI isn’t going to take your job. Somebody who knows how to leverage AI will take your job.” [Andrea] “AI is allowing us to spend more time to be creative, to spend more time with the people we love.” [Andrea] “People who want experiences are going to be making bigger investments, they’re going to be making deeper investments, where every single piece that goes into an experience is going to mean so much more.” [Andrea] Key Takeaways: There’s a transformative power of creating meaningful experiences. Much like planning a wedding, invest time and effort into shaping events that hold significance and bring people together. When faced with adversity, cultivate the ability to look forward to something positive and look back on cherished memories. These acts serve as anchors, providing a sense of purpose and a reminder of the good times during difficult periods. Take the time to build a diverse skill set. Willingness to learn about different aspects of the wedding industry, from hosting to floristry, can contribute to a comprehensive understanding of the business. Embrace opportunities to expand your knowledge. Understand the responsibility that comes with the trust, energy, and financial investments people make in you. Approach your work with a deep sense of gratitude and awareness of the trust others place in you. Appreciate the beauty of imperfection and humanity. While AI can achieve high levels of precision, the uniqueness of human flaws, emotions, and connections is irreplaceable. Embrace your imperfections and recognize them as elements that contribute to your individuality. Consider how technology can help overcome them. Similarly, identify areas where technology can streamline tasks, giving you more time and energy for your core strengths. Take a lesson from the idea of spending more time getting to know people. Invest time and effort in building genuine relationships. Whether with clients, colleagues, or friends, a deeper understanding of individuals contributes to better collaboration and richer experiences. Episode Timeline: [02:12] How did Andrea get started in the wedding industry? [11:01] Who are Andrea’s clients as a wedding planner? [17:31] What are the current shortcomings of the wedding industry and how can it be improved? [23:54] How did Maria and Andrea use ChatGPT? [28:39] What are Andrea’s thoughts on the future of the wedding industry with AI? Learn more about Andrea Eppolito at: Website: ⁠⁠ Email: [email protected]