Helping you transform your life with the power of authentic love.

“Dr. Manly takes you on a heartfelt, transformative journey that enriches self-discovery and romantic relationships alike.”

– Dr. Orchid Johnson –

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My Personal Message to You

“May you always remember your innate beauty and the treasures that lie within you. May you walk toward your own true light with unwavering integrity. When challenges face you, as they assuredly will throughout life, may you meet them with courage that stems from your extraordinary inner strength. When you doubt or feel alone, trust that there are others who will support you and guide you when you call out. May you always remember that you are here for a purpose, and every day of your life you have the incredible opportunity to be true to yourself. May your life be filled with the light of love, integrity, peace, and wisdom.”

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My Latest Book

Creating Healthy Relationships From the Inside Out

We have HUGE expectations for finding the perfect partner but are too-often faced with the reality that dating is complicated! I’ve taken the anxiety and stress out of dating with my life-changing new book, Date Smart. The best-friend-in-a- book you’ve been looking for, Date Smart shows you how to make healthy dating simple and achievable. With a focus on helping you embrace your authentic self, Date Smart is an intelligent guide that includes 33 actionable mindset shifts, journaling prompts, and real-life examples. As you create stronger self-esteem and self-awareness, dating becomes fun and empowering. Based on clinical research, my genuine and uncomplicated approach makes healthy dating and relationship building a breeze.

Date Smart offers actionable tips for addressing common dating issues such as:

  • Low self-confidence, commitment-phobia, starting over, and mistrust
  • Attachment issues that lead to unhealthy and disastrous relationships
  • Recognizing and setting healthy boundaries for yourself
  • Finding authenticity with your sexuality and sexual needs
  • Identifying and assertively embracing healthy dating dynamics
  • Knowing when not to date and the upside of opting for periods of self-partnering
  • Evaluating and responding to relationship red flags
  • Addressing toxic dating dynamics including ghosting and sexual manipulation
  • Setting realistic expectations and honest relationship goals

“She shows a way, clearly and with certainty, to shift from fear that can tear a life apart to reimagining the role of fear in life.”

“Self-esteem is grown by facing life and its challenges with dignity, courage, respect, and a learning-based attitude.”