So I was doing my usual Wednesday, kids, Huffington Post reading, video search when I came across a video that I was not prepared for. I know you can learn something new every day, but it is very rare that my lesson is given to me by a very articulate young woman named Astrorice, who I feel is wise beyond her years.
The term “friends with benefits” seems to be popping up on dating sites, in conversations and even on television as “no strings attached relationship.” If you don’t already know the meaning to it, I will tell you in so many words, sex without commitment, emotion, or respect for one another. I find this term used quite often with people in their twenties looking to explore their sexuality without having to be responsible for any other person’s feelings.
If you are single and dating, you might understand what it's like to kiss a few frogs. If you're looking for love sometimes, you've got to kiss more than a few. I understand; I've kissed more than my share of men who didn't kiss like real men. They kissed like lizards and bologna sandwiches, metaphorically speaking. So, lets hop to it and get this bad kissing party started. Then we need to get our dating calendar and fill it will men who are great kissers!
Are you concerned because trying to communicate and connect with your kids is hard? You are competing with video games, friends, school, sports, hormones, growing pains and lack of interest on their part. Please believe me as a parent educator, mom, gram, auntie, neighbor and friend that being pro-active in getting and staying connected is worth it. A solid foundation of loving adults and caring family is a strong leg up in life.
Summer's here, which means one thing – holiday season. If you're over your July 4 hangover and need something else to celebrate, look no further than one of my favorite holidays, Nude Recreation Week. Between July 9th and 15th, naturists around the world will be showcasing their individual glories in activities such as skinny-dipping, playful streaking and private body worshipping, so why not join in? Established in the 1970s, this week is the perfect opportunity for first-timers to throw off their inhibitions and start celebrating what nature gave them.
Are you about to lose your partner? Do you suspect or actually know that he or she has had an affair or is engaged in one presently? Oh, my! I don’t envy you: this is one of the most difficult, shaking – upsetting feelings! It makes us so vulnerable, and leaves us feeling so belittled and betrayed. There is so much anger that we could rant and rave.
Joey prides himself on getting up at 5am to get in a training run before going to work, while Leah relies on her smartphone to prod her to get in a walk in the evening. Marcy loves to see numbers, so she uses a pedometer and tracks her progress in a log each day. And Ian meets up with a buddy at the gym to get in his workout three days a week. Each of them has figured out a way to stick with their exercise routine and stay motivated.
Many singles tell me that they think that having a relationship will solve some problem like loneliness, heartache, insecurity or sadness. They blindly believe that a man will come in on a beautiful white horse and make them feel better. Spoiler alert…a new man in your life will not solve any of your problems; he will only magnify them.
We’ve all probably done it - looked up his ex-girlfriend on Facebook. Curiosity is not a problem. That’s normal. You want to know what she looks like. You want to know if you are prettier, sexier, and have a better body. That’s very normal. But if you have googled, played detective, researched, and practically STALKED his exes, you need to take a look at yourself and why you do it.
In all my dating years, I never thought much about kissing styles, and never put much weight into a great first kiss. But recently, I've had a couple of experiences that leave me wondering … how important is kissing compatibility?