Maturity can be a good thing, especially when it comes to fine wine, aged cheese or ripe, delicious fruit. But as a state of mind, maturity can sometimes be prudish, lifeless and boring – exactly the reason why Peter Pan never wanted to grow up. “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw
In light of the devastating events that allegedly took place at Penn State and Syracuse Universities, we now see fresh evidence of horrific child sexual abuse that continues to be all too prevalent in our society. How many children have been violated and are living with horrible emotions, too frightened to come forward? Although it is impossible to put a cocoon around your children, there are many measures that you can put to use, which will mitigate the danger.
In the world of psychology, resilience, or the ability to bounce back from adversity, is an important aspect of emotional stability. Generally, it seems that when we are young, a strong sense of self, held by protections in our environment, helps us to develop a sense of resiliency later in life. That is, some children have the good fortune of strong role models who are able to project a sense of well-being for the children, despite adversity.
The loneliest feeling does not come from being single. It is being married or living with someone, but feeling alone. This happens when one of the partners checks out or leaves the relationship emotionally but eats there, does their laundry there and sleeps there. For all other purposes though, you are without a partner. This happens to couples who live together as well as couples who date and marry. That means, many couples live with someone, but are alone. Many times a crisis of some type precipitates one of the partners leaving emotionally, but sometimes it just happens.
Do you listen? Do you hear the whisper? A sense. A knowing. A quiet nudge. In your heart. In your belly. In your bones. The whisper speaks. It’s different for every woman. Do you listen? It’s always there. Guiding you. It’s always there. Leading you. It’s always there. Do you listen?
This one's for a guy's eyes, but women, you're more than welcome to be a fly on the wall. It is perhaps a good spot to inhabit while taking a fresh look at the confusing, confronting topic of men and their porn habits!
In my last blog I wrote about love that can be expressed, sometimes for the first time, from a dying parent. Now I am going to focus on the result when rage, disappointment, and hate are expressed from the grave. I urge readers who are estranged from, frustrated by, and at continual odds with, their adult sons and daughters to read what I am about to say with an open mind.
With one holiday under our belt, may I remind you that we have a couple more to go - Christmas and New Years! Ugh. If I had a dollar for everyone who told me this past week that they’ll “start their diets after the holidays,” I’d be a richer woman! The truth is you hear this statement all the time. Maybe you've even found yourself saying this lately.
Being alone is a challenge for many people. This challenge may loom especially large during the holidays if you are single or newly divorced and without family around you. Holidays are a time to share love, and many people end up feeling depressed when they do not have people around with whom to share love. If you are in this situation, what can you do to make the holidays joyous rather than depressing?
In the dating game there are, we are constantly told, plenty more fish in the sea. This is incontrovertibly true; you only need to look online to see that it has fast become the biggest singles market in history. So why doesn't every single guy or girl hoping to find their soul mate go online and get looking? If you want to find that fish, there is one very obvious net you need to use.