I recently returned from competing in the 2011 International Hustle & Salsa Competition. I declared the week I was gone "Passion Week" on my website blog. It was a tribute to salsa being the thing that brought passion back into my life. Living passionately requires energy and it requires us to take risks. It requires resources...and your soul needs it. Pursuing Your Passion explores what it takes and why it is so important to mak
1. Food is not important. Really — it’s not (unless you’re in the food business, of course, or you’re malnourished). Food is (can be) nutritious, it can be fun, enjoyable, tasty, delicious, or interesting – but it is not important. 2. Food does not mean anything.
We are all citizens of the earth, and as such, we are all connected to this beautiful planet we live on. As the earth goes through changes, so do we. Whether we are consciously aware of it or not, some of us feel an internal shift as the seasons change, while others react in a slower, more subtle way. And since we are all so unique, there's just the plain fact that we each react differently to the changes that occur in our natural world.
Fear is an unbelievably common problem for singles. There are many reasons singles have for avoiding dating or even getting started. Little is more terrifying than risking our most vulnerable selves to a new person. And the older we get, the scarier it can be, what with a lifetime of bumps and bruises, both physical and emotional. Past hurts, an aging body, and perhaps years since you dated successfully—if you ever did – really get in the way.
Last summer when my brother was getting married, I inundated him with the science of happily married couples. I wanted to give him a guide to not making the mistakes I had made. My “best woman” toast was very nearly a litany of advice. It was a bit much for him. “Why would I listen to my DIVORCED sister when it comes to managing my marriage?” he once teased, trying (in vain) to shut me up.
As the internet, radio, and magazines buzz with news about the upcoming royal wedding, one new bit of gossip has us “normal people” reacting strongly. The issue? Prince William’s announcement that he will not be wearing a wedding ring. The ring is not just an icon of the wedding but a fantastic window into the topic of what it means to be married. What does a groom's wedding ring mean to you? Does it feel different than the bride's wedding ring?
I recently turned 40 and I love it. I have actually loved everything about getting older since I hit 30. For me, there is absolutely nothing that didn't get BETTER in my life as I got further away from my 20's and deeper into my 30's. I am thrilled to be in my 40's. It's true! Why am I so gung-ho about aging?
My mother-in-law has moved to town. . . one street over. Believe it or not, this is a good thing in many ways. We get along well. We’ve even traveled together. But this is the first time in 34 years of marriage that Greg and I have lived in the same city with his mom. We now have a whole new set of things to communicate about!
Have you read Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus? Did you know since 1992, Dr. John Gray has written more than 16 books about the relationship dynamics between men (Martians) and women (Venusians)? His first book has sold over 20 million copies, has been translated into over 54 languages, and in the 90s outsold all other books except the Bible? People often think of relationship dynamics being just for people in an intimate relationship.
You’re on a date with a guy and you want to figure out quickly if he is the type of guy you should pursue. You know from your past experience that you haven’t been the best judge of men and as a result you have wasted precious time on guys who are not right for you.