You love your child and want the best for him but do you protect little Timmy too much? Life coach Dr. Lisa Kaplin discusses parenting styles where mom and dad prevent their child from participating in life in fear they will experience disappointment. Read on to see if you're guilty of this and what you can do to give your child the space to make mistakes and grow.
Valentine's Day is a day of love...but not for everyone. Sometimes expectations and disappointments get in the way of having a loving day. But it doesn't have to be that way. Life coach Dr. Jephtha Tausig-Edwards soothing words and practical advice on having a great day, whether you're single or taken.
Have the holiday blues? Personal development coach Julie Orlov can help. She understands the reasons you may be suffering this time of year but offers 6 suggestions to help turn that frown upside down. Read on to see her coping strategies to getting through the holidays even when you're not in the mood.
When a girl likes a guy, she will put up with a lot. Flaking on phone calls, cancelling plans and even dropping hints that a long-term relationship is not in the cards. Every day, I receive emails from women desperately seeking advice about how to deal with the object of their affection and frustration.
When you haven't dated for some time, the idea of getting back out there can feel overwhelming. The best dating advice I can give is to take the pressure off yourself and the dating process. Sure, it sounds simple, but it can completely change your experience and improve your odds of success. Here's how.
In an effort to help you understand the man side of this midlife dating experience, I’ve introduced you to The Princess, The 18 Year Old, The Scaredy Cat and The Wow-Me Woman: all FemiTypes* that send good men running. Today I’m going to talk about perhaps the most challenging of all FemiTypes: The Bitter Woman. She is a little scary, a lot angry, and all about being a victim. Not only does she scare and briefly traumatize the men she meets, but her bitterness probably seeps into all areas of her life.
WOW! That really hurts. When you have great expectations of a long term relationship and lasting love, you feel good about yourself and confident in the future. Then you get the dreaded Dear John/Jane letter or the pink slip at work and immediately go from the heights of excitement to the depths of disappointment. Being dumped can change your life and confidence in an instant.
Are You Afraid and Frustrated? If you are having difficulty turning problems into opportunities, you may be discouraged. You may have a need to build your self esteem in order to overcome fear, doubts and frustrations that are impacting the life you deserve to live. Having courage does not mean that you are free of fear, despair, doubt, frustration or discouragement.It does mean that we are able to meet life's challenges and move forward. Courage is Movement Forward
An interesting phenomenon is that children don't stop loving their parents, so you might as well accept that you love your dad, regardless of his undesirable traits or actions. It'll be easier on you without that intense inner conflict. Here are four more facts for consideration.
I have before about emotional hygiene and doing the necessary maintenance on feelings as well as your physical body and household. Health reminders tell us to wash our hands frequently to prevent transmittal of diseases. Did you know you can “wash” your mood, too, and give yourself an attitude adjustment whenever you want to?
By Nan O'Brien, Intuitive Counselor for Galtime.com Expectation leads to disappointment: When I first heard that spiritual concept, I railed against it. You need to dream! You need to have goals! Vision! You need to EXPECT good things! But that is not what this saying means at all. Of course you need to be excited about your life and look forward to good things! But expectation comes when you CREATE a certainty in the future outcome, and RELY on it happening the way that YOU think that it should.
"I thought we had something real." Jen sobbed. "He was the most romantic man I had ever been with. He was so polite and showered me with gifts and flowers." "I didn't want to sleep with him yet, but he seemed so perfect." Her voice cracked again. "What happened," I asked gently. "He changed completely. He stopped texting first and then before I knew what happened, he started flirting with other girls on Facebook, and now..."
Happy Valentine's Day! Today is the day when couples celebrate the love they share for one another. It's a huge national holiday, and there are a lot of expectations riding on February 14 – what gift to give your partner, where to have a romantic dinner, what to do after dinner... Often with so many plans and hopes, the reality of Valentine's Day often doesn't live up to the hype. How do you avoid that? "How I Stopped Hating Valentine's Day"
A reporter asked me to help him with his column the other day, and his first question was: “Valentine’s Day is coming up. But where can you meet someone if you’re single?” I replied, “That's like asking me where to go eat when you're hungry. First you need to tell me what you like, what you are hungry for? I certainly wouldn't want to send you to a seafood restaurant if you can’t stand fish! As elementary as it sounds, we need to make this distinction and move away from the one-size-fits-all relationship mentality.
OK, so you're disappointed. Your dream has ended in the trashbin. So, after you get finished with laying on the floor, kicking your heels, and screaming; or going on a drunken binge, or beating someone up, you find you're still disappointed, and all that acting out hasn't fixed anything. Now what do you do? Disappointment is a dead-end in your road. Now you need to figure out a new direction. Here are some hints:
Have you ever been in a situation where you've met a great guy, spent a lot of time with him, and then found yourself in that awkward "where do we go from here" space after weeks, months, and possibly even years of time spent? Have you ever dreaded having that talk with him?