This guest article from Psych Central was written by Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S Today’s omnipresent fear that one’s personal identifying data (e.g., social security number or credit card information) may be vulnerable to hackers and identity theft has pushed millions of subscribers into the arms of “identity theft protection” companies like LifeLock.
You are upstairs in your bedroom working on a project of sorts, when you realize that you need a knife to continue with your task. So you go downstairs to the kitchen to get a knife and the moment you arrive, you completely forget why you are in the kitchen and what you needed to get. Does that ever happen to you? You are on a mission and suddenly the mission vanishes from your memory. It takes a few minutes to remember what your goal was and what you intended to do. Apparently, this sudden and momentary memory loss is called the "Doorway Effect."
You want to meet some guys. So you spend 2 hours perfecting your hair and make up, throw on you're hippest skinny jeans, platform pumps, and the flahiest shirt in your closet. You go out to a bar, buy a pair of vodka sodas, settle into a corner table with your girlfriend and wait…. But no guys approach. You know why? Because if you really want to get hit on, that’s not the way to do it, this is:
How many times have you asked the man in your life "what's wrong" in an attempt to draw them into communication? This, says Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, is the biggest mistake women make. Contrary to what women are trying to do with that question, it is actually the best way to shut their man up and make him withdraw.
By Denise Wade Ph.D.
Everyone wants love but not everyone finds it. Interestingly enough, when you love or are in love, you know exactly what it is. Love paints our view of the world and bestows purpose and meaning to life. Somehow, when love is absent or lost, amnesia sets in. It's hard to define love; you ask if it's even real. You are either on a journey toward love or on a journey to defy it.
"I thought we had something real." Jen sobbed. "He was the most romantic man I had ever been with. He was so polite and showered me with gifts and flowers." "I didn't want to sleep with him yet, but he seemed so perfect." Her voice cracked again. "What happened," I asked gently. "He changed completely. He stopped texting first and then before I knew what happened, he started flirting with other girls on Facebook, and now..."
"Honey, I just got us tickets for a romantic getaway to a tropical island next month where it is warm and they have beautiful beaches." Sounds perfect doesn't it? A winter retreat to break up the stress and dreary cold days and leave your worries behind. Actually, this can be terrible news. For most women, an island getaway means facing the prospect of being seen in a bathing suit!
Ever wonder why it is so hard to hear from your intuition when it comes to love? You might very well be experiencing rocking success with the other parts of your life. In fact, I hear that from you in the notes you leave on my Facebook wall. Readers of my best selling book, the Map, continually write to me and rave about how finding the clues along their personal inner Maps is reaping great rewards. So why does your intuition get all fuzzy when it comes to matters of the heart?
“Remember that you are dust and to dust, you shall return.” This Biblical verse is one that many hear during an Ash Wednesday service, marking the beginning of Lent. It is commonly said as ashes are placed on their forehead. For those involved, this is a powerful reminder of our mortality and the need for both confession and repentance. Creating a new start in our own lives is very similar. A new start is most likely to succeed if we start by setting aside the old and the things we have not done the way we should. The beginning of Lent can be a time of a new start but the lessons of this season can be applied anytime. Preparing for this can be important, as described in “6 Steps to Avoid a Temptation”. However, when it is starting over again, Ash Wednesday teaches us another important lesson.