(To view video, click here.) Ah, the ugly step parent, celebrated and villainized in fairy tales. Do you have to take on the role? "Dr. Romance" licensed psychotherapist and author, says you don't, and shows you how to manage to be the kind of step-parent that causes your children will say "My step-parent was the best thing that ever happened to our family." Dr. Romance’s 4 Tips to Smoother Stepparenting
Divorce is never easy. The bright side is that it can be a great learning opportunity. Here are ten important lessons I learned from my own experience.
Tom & Katie, Seal & Heidi, Demi & Ashton, Jennifer & Marc -- Just to name a few of 2012's failed celeb marriages. Why do so many celebrity marriages crash and burn? Is being gorgeous, wealthy, and famous the kiss of death for lasting love? Well, sadly it often is. Why? Because these celebrities don't really neeeeeeed each other for survival and even for comfort, at least not to the extent that the rest of us need and depend upon our spouses.
Want to enchant your man? Look at no further than famous fiction. The original enchantresses in the legends of King Arthur forced knights to honor them with what was termed “courtly love”. Under the spell-powers of these magical goddesses, brave and fierce warriors learned to be gentlemanly and dutiful, and in return received devotion and sexual attention beyond their wildest dreams. Soon, even the most powerful of mortal men (wizards, even) were defenseless to the seductive powers of enchantresses.
How many times have you caught yourself using the word binge ... or telling yourself that you should have not eaten that? Do you plop down in front of the TV and grab, well, whatever you grab every time you plop in front of the TV? Do you groan when you think about last night's 11 p.m. pizza or look at a strange assortment of items in the refrigerator? All of these scenarios have one thing in common: a nagging feeling or at least a little cringe inside, about not being your best self when it comes to food. So, how do we know when our eating is emotional eating instead of normal hunger for nutrition? Here are seven ways to tell.
When I first heard that it was possible to achieve orgasm without ejaculating, I was extremely skeptical. The idea was so completely foreign that I couldn’t even imagine how it could take place. Weren’t they the same thing? I had never before considered the possibility of separating my ecstatic feelings of orgasm from my seminal discharge. Until then, for me, without exception, ejaculation and orgasm had always occurred simultaneously.
Dating is no longer about meeting for dinner or even a cup of coffee, now it is meeting over the internet. The name of the game is no human contact for a first date but a casual encounter over Skype or endless pictures and texting. I am not sure if this is just a result of the economy and the convenience of internet hook ups or if we have created a no physical contact society.
Whether life has been smooth or frazzled after your parents divorced, weddings have the opportunity to bring out a whole new world of crazytown. Unfortunately, we can’t control our parents, but the good news is we can control our response to them. Controlling a Divorced Parents “Plus One”
The common belief when it comes to depression is that it is something over which we have no control. Things happen, and we have no choice but to become depressed. Some have argued it's a disease with brain chemistry out of whack and others believe there may be a genetic predisposition. I have a different theory based on my work with clients; my study of the legendary work of Dr. William Glasser and the subsequent development of my own process, called InsideOut Empowerment™.
When I was single, I had a love-hate relationship with weekends. I loved having the extra time off work, but I hated that I did not have a man to spend the time with. The truth is that I did not need a man to have fun or accomplish something meaningful. In many cases, I just needed "me time." Here are 30 fun activities to try!