Have you seen all the Valentine’s decorations in the stores? How do they get all that Christmas stuff swept away and the V Day set up so quickly? I don’t know about you but I always notice a lot of desperate and constricted energy around Love and Romance this time of year. So ironic that the holiday for celebrating love also causes so much emotional pain at the same time.
“I want a lady in the streets and a freak under the sheets.” That’s what an interviewee said when asked to describe his ideal love match on a popular Dallas call-in radio show. After that the conversation morphed into a commentary on the virtues of women with “no virtues” at all. I turned the radio off when the third male caller declared, “It’s just tough to find a good girl these days. They ‘d all rather parade around like whores wearing caked on make-up and stiletto heels.
“You come across as an ice queen, you know.” He said it to Jeanie so matter of factly it snapped her head back. “What?” She whimpered back. She had just listed the faults of her latest ex and the horrible breakup to her newest friendly bartender and expected him to rush to her defense.
By Marianne Beach, GalTime.com No doubt about it, Tebow mania is sweeping the country. The Denver Bronco's quarterback has managed to capture the hearts and minds of many (young and old). You can't go anywhere these days without hearing his name. Some guys love that he always seems to beat the odds and eek out a win, and the ladies? Well, sure, Tom Brady's hot and all, but Tim Tebow's just so darn nice!
Did you know that two million Americans are dependent on or abusing prescription painkillers? That being said, we need to redefine what an addict looks like today. It could be that businesswoman who appears confident and ambitious or that man who owns the local real estate agency.
Emotional eating does not discriminate. It does not care how old you are, your social-economic background, your lifestyle, or how accomplished you’ve become. In fact, you may not even recognize emotional eating for what it is. One definition describes emotional eating as a practice of consuming large quantities of food - usually “comfort” or junk foods - in response to feelings instead of hunger. Experts estimate that 75% of overeating is caused by emotions.
In the many years I've been counseling, thousands of couples have come to me wondering if they should end their relationship. Most of these people were in love at one point but are now miserable with each other, or one partner is miserable with the other. Generally, they don't know what the real problem is. They know what they don't like about the other person. They know they can't communicate about what is important to them.
"There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others." - John Lennon
We all have the times in our lives when we feel like absolutely nothing is going our way. The daily stresses we face can make us feel completely inundated with bad luck. Perhaps we have too many problems to face, and do not even see a way out of our difficulties. How can one even begin to start solving so many problems?
Is there something new you would like to see happen in your life this year? Here is one of the questions I often get asked by clients who are working on their Visions. “ how do I choose what I want to include” Some ask this because they don’t think they know what they want, others inquire because they have too many wonderful ideas and desires that they are overwhelmed and get exhausted before they even start.