Last week, a children’s bookseller, Elizabeth Bluemle wrote a fascinating blog over at Publisher’s Weekly Shelf Talker – about being “enamored of an adult non fiction selection called Shameless: How I Ditched The Diet, Got Naked, Found True Pleasure, and Somehow Got Home in Time To Cook Dinner. It’s the story of th
How many times have you gotten out of bad relationship and immediately started complaining about the guy? Maybe he was a player, moving quickly from one conquest to the next, or perhaps he was emotionally distant. Even worse, maybe he was carrying more baggage than a 747 bound for Hawaii. Sometimes the dating scene feels like it’s packed with these undesirable men, and all you do is run from one bad relationship to the next.
There is a myth that couples talk about all of the time in my office. They tell me that they are living together to see if they are compatible. I am sure they are sincere in their effort to make sure they can tolerate one another, but living together is not going to reveal that. According to the literature, couples who are happily married aren’t always compatible. In fact, there is no correlation between being happily married and how compatible you are.
What exactly changes in your life when you are a size 0 or even smaller? Do you get more friends, feel more loved or attain greater happiness? Does it really improve the way you feel about yourself, or verify that you still aren’t enough? I’ve been wondering what really drives the obsession with being thin after watching yet another celebrity slim down to the point she is skeletal. The beautiful Katie Holmes has gone from fit, sexy and stunning to super skinny and looking anorexic.
Some things in life just seem like simple facts: Two plus two is four. "Please" and "thank you" are lovely words. Chocolate is delicious. Men shouldn’t beat women. We can all agree on these sorts of things, right? That’s why we were beyond alarmed this past week to stumble across a study claiming that 16 percent of Americans agree that it is, in some instances, acceptable for a man to beat his wife.
Is internet sex on a webcam or through a chat room really sex? In this new millennium, more divorces are being blamed on social networking sites than ever before. Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and other sites that encourage social connection are now being blamed for causing real time affairs. Infidelity is now easier and more accessible online. And online affairs may often lead to real time affairs.
1. Step Away… From The Diet Food! “Foods” like diet sodas, 100-calorie snack packs, anything low fat, no fat, reduced fat… they are all programmed to destroy you. Only eat real food. Real food grows on a plant (vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts, and seeds) or comes from an animal. Real food is nurtured by the sun. Real food is not processed, packaged, pasteurized or chemicalized. It has nothing is added to it, and nothing is taken away.
Everyone knows that divorce is rampant in America; what they don’t know is that many of those divorces could be avoided. Here are seven steps you can take to divorce proof your marriage. Talk more often, more openly and more honestly. Be courageous about this. It takes a willingness to be vulnerable with your partner to speak openly and honestly about your needs, but the rewards are great. You can’t expect to have your needs met by your partner if they don’t understand what you need.
There is no such thing as "stuck." As you may know, at Dating With Dignity I often talk about how we get trapped by language. But tere’s good news. Try this on for size: In truth, "stuck" is the exact, right space for me to be, because there are lessons to learned RIGHT HERE, right NOW.
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