The foods you consume make a dramatic impact on your mood and total energy levels. And so when planning an evening with your partner or “special somebody”, a few key ingredients can serve to stir up some added passion. Ohh, and don’t forget to eat it slowly, relishing every morsel! When you slow down, you eat less, which affords you added energy and you become more mindful of your body; who knows where that could lead?
Taking Charge of Your Day Do you jump out of bed in the morning and hit the ground running so that you get everything you have to do done? Do you wake up with some dread and delay because you're just not very excited about it or it feels like too much? Or do you get up feeling somewhat resigned to what you need to do today and get yourself going without much thought?
We live in a world that is speeding up at exponential proportions. Whirling and swirling, racing on the Hamster Wheel, and continually multi-tasking are not the state human beings were meant to be in. On many levels our hormones respond to this lifestyle by continually being in an over-stimulated state, creating many levels of imbalances and toxicity in our lives. Connecting with what truly matters to us is very difficult, if not impossible, when living your life this way.
The coaching profession today is exploding…. Some coaches are certified and some aren’t. Some specialize in a specific area of life, i.e. business, relationships, money, spirituality, and some just take a general overview of your whole life. There have been articles; television shows that talk of life make-overs; Oprah has her own stable of coaches (some of whom appear on the cover the National Inquirer!) How can you find out more about what’s possible with a coach and why it might be important to you living your best life?
"I know why you aren't married: you're just too picky!" Women who are single in their 40s, 50s and beyond hear this a lot. After all, what other reason can there be for why you haven't yet snagged a man? As a woman who became a first-time bride at 47, I heard this a lot—especially from my father. And the word "picky" was said with such disdain, like I wasn't deserving of being selective. Like I should just grab the next guy who would have me.
To state the obvious - we all need love! Most of us look only for love outside of ourselves – from partners, spouses, family, children, friends, God. But we often forget a most important source of love and that is OURSELF. One big problem is that criticism and blame toward ourselves or others has replaced loving action. And often our lives are so full of activities and demands that we put ourselves at the bottom of the list when it comes to loving action.
Couples that have great relationships will normally site a wide variety of factors as to why that is. However, a common characteristic is the ability to communicate with each other. Great communication is something virtually everyone strives for but very few can come close to achieving. The ability to be understood and to understand others during the communication process is a skill worth developing. Imagine the last time you asked your spouse/partner a question and the response received was not even close to an answer.
Why is it anything you tell your child ends up coming out of your ex's mouth all wrong? How does your ex manage to twist your words no matter how carefully you say things? Your child comes back from his usual "Dad" weekend, all moody and out of sorts. You ask "What's wrong?" He mumbles the usual "Nothing'" but eventually comes out with "Dad says you don't have time for me." "And why does he say that?" you ask, shocked. "Cause you said you wouldn't be calling over the weekend" he replies.
Lipstick and a mirror are the fun ingredients for creating a fast shift on those days when you wake up feeling less powerful and inspired than you want to be. Some mornings are just like that...a low energy hangover from a less than spectacular day before or anticipating or even choosing a major change in your life can bring up feelings of fear, stress or wanting to stay small and safe.
"Honey, I have to join Ashley Madison." So began the pitch I gave my wife to let me join the marrieds-looking-for-affairs website, AshleyMadison.com. It would be part of my research into women who cheat, why infidelity is increasing, and what can be done to possibly affair-proof a marriage. I was proposing to "cheat" on her for a few weeks, to talk to and attempt to seduce as many women as possible, and get a real-world understanding of why women want to stay married but also need some illicit action on the side. Of course, on my end, there'd be nothing more than conversation. She looked at me straight-faced, unflinching. I searched her eyes for any telltale sign of the Charles-I'm-going-to-punch-you-in-the-face-right-after-I-castrate-you look; nothing. After a long pause, I got her only thought: "No, I get it," she said emphatically. "It's a great story. But it’s kinda like asking the newly vegetarian fox to guard the henhouse, isn't it?"