What’s wrong with online dating? Nothing, honestly. It works for some people. I know couples who are very happy together that have met online. Some people enjoy browsing 1000′s of photos and reading 1000′s of profiles to choose a few singles to email.
For our Chicago Romantic Date Idea collection- I’ve stumbled across “The Violet Hour.” Located in Wicker Park, the store front of this venue might make your date cringe, but once inside you’ll be transported to a dimly lit, romantic venue that serves us amazing craft cocktails. Kind of like you- a little rough on the outside, but surprisingly romantic on the inside!
It's rumored that Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have not only gotten back together, but are living together again as well.
It's a Friday night. Your girlfriends all have date nights planned with their boyfriends. They're going to dinner, the movies or staying in and spending time together. And you? You're alone and it doesn't take long for you to wonder why.
When Parents Disagree on Discipline Who hasn’t had this experience? You’re right in the middle of disciplining your child.Emotions are running hot. You give your child aconsequence for the misbehavior and your spousesteps in and disagrees with how you’re handling the situation. You feel criticized, unsupported and upset. The whole thing goes downhill from there.
What strikes me about the '50 Shades' phenomenon is how one person reading the book — usually the wife — affects both parties in the marriage.
I was flipping through an old journal this morning, looking for some notes I’d taken a while ago. I wish I could say my journals are organized, and that things are easy to find, but that’s just not true. My journals are a jumbled mix of notes to myself, middle of the night inspiration, meditative writing, to do lists, quotes and other tidbits of inspiration. I didn’t find the thing I was looking for, but I did come across these random notes I’d jotted down for a talk I gave recently on Birthing Your Dream.
Ever fallen for someone hard, when there’s no hope in hell you’ll ever be together? Yup, me too. Hurts like hell doesn’t it? Unrequited love is loving someone wholeheartedly but getting nothing back. For whatever reason, that someone of your dreams is either unavailable or just not into you. Yet I found, caught up in a one-sided love in my early twenties, it was very hard to see the fruitlessness of my feelings. Maybe if I had read a post like this one … who knows?
Have you ever heard yourself say something that you’ve said a thousand times before, or made a decision based on some belief you’ve held forever and then thought, “Do I really even believe that?” I think we all do it, or at least I know I do. In psychotherapy it’s called “internalizing”. I was reminded of this tendency the other day during a conversation with a client.
Each morning I step out on my back deck and say this short prayer, “Mighty God in me, I face thy eternal sunrise and receive its mighty radiance and activity visibly manifesting in my life and affairs. And so it is. Amen.” I’ve noticed that the prayer somehow seems more potent on sunny days than on overcast or rainy days, such as this morning. Like a small child who doesn’t understand that an object can exist even if she can’t see it, my brain seems to react to the fact that the sun is not visible by thinking that it doesn’t exist.