Let me ask you a couple questions. How many stressed out, unhappy, and directionless adults do you know? Now answer the same question but replace adults with kids 12 and younger. It’s a much smaller list isn’t it? I’ll bet a lot of the kids on your list are related to the adults from the first question. Coincidence? I think not.
A couple of month ago, my life was virtually consumed and disrupted by, what I realized two and a half weeks into it was, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I couldn’t think straight. My mind wasn’t working the way it normally works. I was experiencing a constant feeling of fear, distrust and disturbance. Daily, I fell to exhaustion at night in a “safe” place and would wake the next morning just to experience more of the same. Everything in my life fell to the side and was abandon…except my constant search for safety.
Madison is an engaged, 21-year-old with three semesters left in college. She currently has a dilemma because her parents think she should wait to get married until she graduates from college, and they also disapprove of couples living together before marriage. She and her fiancé will be completing their final year of college at the same school, and when they are finally in the same city, she doesn't want two sets of temporary living arrangements.
Nothing can make you feel better. Nothing can make you feel good. I have written and verbalized these lines over and over again....and now I understand what these words truly mean. When you are in the place that nothing can make you feel better, you are in a place inside with no attachments. In the moment of our connection to nothingness, the endless possibilities have a chance to seed. If we can feel good with nothing, we can attract everything.
It's time to debunk the idea of the bridezilla and the checked-out groom. I'm going to share four things I've learned from my sister in hopes that you will take it to heart, and truly enjoy your wedding.
Older siblings often have trouble accepting the arrival of a new baby because your new little bundle knocks the little prince or princess off of his or her throne. Here are some handy tips to help your older child overcome the jolt of losing her position as your littlest darling.
I had an interesting conversation with some of my close girlfriends and they all have said the same thing lately: "Why the games?" I honestly have had that issue before with my relationships with men. Either I push them away to see if they will come running back or they push me away to see if I will come running back. Why do we do this to each other? Because inevitably the relationship will not last because someone in the relationship will get tired of being tested. The reason why we do this is TRUST!
We've all been there. You're out with your friends, having a good time, hoping to finally meet that nice, honest, trustworthy, stable guy that meets all of the requirements on your list. But while Mr. Nice is walking right by you, your head turns towards that other guy that just walked in. So, what is it that makes us fall for these guys that aren't going to get us to the relationship we know we want?
How many lessons and after school activities are good for children? Many parents want their children to be the best they can be and they take them for lessons, games, practices, etc. after school. Instead of preparing meals together and having the art of cooking dinner and knowledge of basic nutrition passed down from Mother to Son and Daughter , the kids race either race home from school to learn karate, music, etc., or they stay at school and participate in sports and other after school activities.
Anyone not thinking about the New Year with both anticipation and a bit of dread? Without vigilance my mind goes on shuffle. Thoughts range in tempo and temperament from “Oh my gawd it’s almost the first of the year and I haven’t reached all of my goals from 2010” to “Ahh, a new year, an empty canvas, a world of possibility.”