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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Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, Samantha -- my go-to girlfriends from Sex and the City answered basically every relationship question out there. From June, 1998 - February, 2004, these cherished heroines were at once approachable, smart, hilarious, insightful, brutally honest and self-effacing. Sure, the Prada bags and Jimmy Choos are fun to see, but the fashion was merely an appealing aesthetic serving as a delivery platform for ground-breaking discussions about sex, commitment, friendship and love.
Do you feel like a Queen/King in your own Life, Your Majesty? Every problem you perceive starts in your Solar Plexus, your emotional “Reality Control Panel”, and a place from which your Higher Self guides you into action. When you feel hurt or unappreciated, your spirit is “gone” and you feel tired and less enthusiastic about life. It happens because your energy gets invested in someone else’s life and is not there for you.
How do you shift from being co-dependent on your partner(s) into finding your way of being happy and powerful in your relationships and in the world? How can you be interdependent and enjoying co-creative process without falling into an old paradigm of “I need you! I want you! I cannot live without you!"?
Ellen couldn’t get herself to exercise even though she knew how good it always felt, and she couldn’t understand why she couldn’t stay motivated. Yet when she talked about her experience exercising at the gym, it became clear what was holding her back. She was excited and enthused when she was trying something new or mixing up her exercise activities. While her routine at the gym, which she did over and over was anything but exciting. It was boring, and she dreaded it.
I was talking to a woman recently and as usually happens, the topic of what I do came up. After explaining that I write books, do public speaking and led workshops and seminars about relationships, she told me she was looking for a man to be in a relationship with. Everything she said she was looking for had to do with how much money he needed to make. This is NOT how you get a man to fall in love with you.
So I made out with another woman's HUSBAND this past week. That’s right. This here Divorce and Dating Expert got conned by a handsome, sweet- talking CHEATER. Back up and let me explain: It was Tuesday night last week, right in the middle of the Calgary Stampede. The city – and the bars – were packed to the hilt; locals and tourists all playing cowboy/cowgirl.
When I heard the news of another prominent figure involved in a sex scandal, did my eyebrows raise? Did they wryly raise further when I connected his last name with the subject matter of his sexting? I don’t mean to be too cynical, but the answer to both counts was nope. I wasn’t exactly surprised. Were you?