By Talking Teenage, Jennifer A. Powell-Lunder, Psy.D., for GalTime.com simple solutions to be happier, calmer and less stressed during the holidays (and beyond) You have a busy, fulfilling life. You have much about which to be proud. You are smart, street savvy, confident and determined, everyone says so. "Then why," you wonder to yourself, "do I feel so stressed out and unhappy?
by Eleanore Wells, for GalTime.com As soon as the weather dips below 90-degrees, holiday decorations line the aisles of stores. And so the stress begins. Holidays can be challenging to just about everybody. There are decisions to be made, plans to put in place, and money to be spent. And while this is true for everyone, many single people feel an extra layer of stress.
A man's life consists of a number of landmark, defining moments - a first date, saying "I do" at the altar, witnessing the birth of your firstborn child...and of course, the proposal. This legendary, iconic ceremony has withstood the test of time, and the best, most memorable performances from any man daring enough to go down on bended knee have required planning, preparation, and of course, a diamond of the highest order for his sweetheart. Been thinking about the proposal? Take a deep breath, take a seat, and read on.
By GalTime Lead Ambassador, Yakima/Tri-Cities, Jenny Tiegs, for GalTime.com Divorce is an emotional thing. It's also an expensive thing. Online divorce services promise a simple and quick solution to help couples move on quickly and less expensively. Is it worth it to skip the attorneys and court time and opt for an online divorce instead?
By Eleanore Wells, for GalTime.com Yikes! This Date Sucks! Now What? I’ve been on more than a few bad dates in my lifetime, but I haven’t had a seriously bad date in a long time. That’s because I’ve learned what to do. And what not to do. Here are a few tips on how to cut your “oh no!” dates down to a minimum. (Of course, I’m assuming that the badness in the bad date is not your fault.)
By Nancy Pina, for GalTime.com why do you behave the way you do in love? how to communicate effectively in relationships When you have a spat with your guy, do you resort to the silent treatment? Maybe you pout until he caves in to your way of thinking, because that’s what always works with everyone else. Perhaps you try this tactic: fleeing the scene, refusing to engage at all ... then pretending that nothing happened once tempers cool down.
I recently had the chance to chat with chef Lidia Bastianich, one of the biggest names in Italian food today, to discuss cooking and relationships. Here's what she had to say...
by Cathy Holloway Hill, for GalTime.com Have you convinced yourself that you will never be successful? You probably wonder why I would ask such a ridiculous question. I ask this because you could be unknowingly self-sabotaging your success every day if you tell yourself lies. Self-lies are the catalyst for self-sabotaging, self-defeating behavior and it happens every day to everyone at one point or another in our lives. The problem is that we don’t recognize and therefore we can&
By Terri Trespicio, for GalTime.com do you see a ring on this finger? There is a great myth out there being sold wholesale to single people: You're incomplete if you do not have a partner. There's also the time sensitive version: You're incomplete--and a failure--if you do not have a partner by age X. I've got news for you, people. This is complete and utter bullshit.
Last weekend I got the most amazing voicemail from my guru. And when I say guru, I mean guru, the kind that meditate for hours on end, have given up all attachments, and are on the path towards enlightenment. He is 90 years old, looks like he is 60, and has been in my life since I was a small child. As a child, I would hear him speak and feel moved to live my life with ease, gratitude, and happiness. He first came to America from India in 1978, the year I was born, by way of Harvard.
By Eric Metcalf, for GalTime.com Inspirational words can serve as a guidepost to point you back in the right direction when the world has thrown obstacles all around you. They can be the instruction book that reminds you where to find your hope after you’ve lost it. And they can give you a new set of glasses to help you find the things in life that are truly important.
By GalTime Contributor, Tara Weng, for GalTime.com Terri Devine is a typical mother to three children in many ways. Hopeful, busy and full of worry and excitement for her brood. Her eldest child, a son named Jack, was born with Down syndrome. She learned to adjust to a 'new normal' right after he was born.
By Marina Sbrochi, for GalTime.com Divorce sucks, no two ways about it. I’ve been there. I actually had a “nice” divorce and it still was awful. That being said, I couldn’t be happier right now. If you find yourself divorced later in life, does it suck more? Actually, no...it doesn’t have to. I won’t lie to you and tell you it will be easy. It won’t. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do it. You can.
Typically good relationships have some element of surprise and the unexpected in them. The key to this is tension. Tension is critical in the early stages of a relationship and can be a healthy stepping stone in establishing a deeper connection down the road. While it may seem counter-productive, tension actually helps to create a positive environment. Here are a few tips on how to create tension in the first kiss.