Its funny sometimes the situations we allow ourselves to get wrapped up in before we realize we deserve so much better. The extent we'll go to be the perfect person, support and partner. How often does it seem one sided, incomplete? How often are WE actually happy in the end? It seems in some of us, love --or the potential of love and happy endings--awakens the masochistic demons that cause us so much suffering.
Hi, Folks. This is the second article in a series of five dealing with the release of emotional pain and physical cellular memory resulting from physical abuse and, more particularly, sexual abuse in women. The specific aim of this exercise and the three to follow is to help abuse survivors get back in touch with their bodies and to help them become re-acquaitned with the beauty and pleasure potential of their bodies. Those Round, Bouncy, Jiggly Mounds On A Woman’s Chest.
It’s that time of year again when the winter blues start to kick in and people begin to daydream of a tropical holiday vacation. Many of us push aside the idea of a Caribbean getaway because we feel that it’s either too expensive or not a place for folks who are single. Well, if you think the Caribbean is for couples only or people with money, it’s time to think again.
So, yes, I’m mostly pleased with my Spinsterlicious life...but maybe I’m a little odd, too. I dunno. My friend, Lorraine, has an adorable son, AJ. One day he asked his parents, “Is Auntie Eleanore a grown-up?” I loved it because I was sure he was implying, “she’s so youthful and cool and fun, she couldn’t possibly be as old as you two are!” (His parents are actually younger than I am). Alas, turns out he was saying something really different. What he meant was “…because she doesn’t have a husband or any children”.
I’m fortunate enough to have a good number of “guyfriends.” They’re like girlfriends, but… well, they’re guys. So they put a whole different spin on conversation. We don’t talk about the latest nail polish colors or <yawn> the what can become when talking with women… tiresome topic of children; rather, we talk about the stock market, business ideas, or how their boat is running, the work they’re doing to it, and the next trip they’re gonna take on it.
By Melissa Tierney Whether we like to believe it or not, celebrities are just like us. They have hectic work schedules, grueling chores, and, of course, families to take care of. These five celebrity couples have been keeping busy with their growing families, their newest endeavors, and their constant presence in the spotlight. Yes, maybe they have nannies, assistants and personal trainers, but these celebs could definitely use an extra hour of sleep like the rest of us!
As a professional Spiritual Teacher and Intuitive Counselor, I am always asked, “When will I meet the right person?” You may think of yourself as a failure unless you are in a happy, committed relationship. You may feel you aren’t attractive, funny, sexy, or smart enough. Ultimately, it all boils down to one question in your head: “What’s wrong with me?”
I'm all for difference in opinion, opposite views always make for entertaining debate. As a woman who was once told I will never be a wife by a man so bold (or more appropriately, stupid) due to the fact that I am 'damaged goods' and already 'been had' (via result of having one failed marriage under my shameful belt), I have often wondered if he was, dare I say it, right? According to writer Ian MacKenzie, I fall under the label of a Cheesecake. Cute; until I read over his explaination and felt like shoving some of his own condescending simile down his throat.
At my ripe old age of 23 I decided it was time to buckle down and get serious about my dating prospects. Living in San Francisco with a sister in New York had made me cynical about the state of courtship and humanity in general. Too long was I happy to sit at home, cabernet sauvignon in one hand, Comcast remote in the other. It took me a long time to ask myself the question, had I already given up?