When the calendar turns over into a new year, some people dread it. Instead, carve out some time during the first week to rethink your life and goals for the year. Here's a simple form to use to address the components of emotional, mental, spiritual, physical, relationships and work.
On November 18, 2011, it became legal to slaughter American horses for human consumption in the United States. What?! Americans don’t eat horses. We ride them, groom them, love them, use them in therapy, and make movies about them. Imagine sitting through two hours of War Horse, only to watch "Joey" get slaughtered after his brave and heroic service. Unthinkable? Think again.
Messes. Misses. Mistakes. Better to be right than wrong, right? Wrong. Consider this: each day after school, my friend's father asks his two daughters what they succeeded at and enjoyed. And then he also makes sure to ask them where they tried and failed. He appreciates both; and he's teaching them to appreciate both. He intentionally pays as much attention to their mistakes as to their victories. What gives?
by Gregg DeMammos Traditional marriage vows say, “I promise to love, honor and obey...'til death do us part...” We think we know better than these ancient words. We take our vows lightly. We don't bother to look at the wisdom in the vows and how far beyond us, beyond simply being in love, beyond our smallness, they are. Imagine who you'd have to become to honor your vows over years and years of marriage and actually be happy!
Calling all the single ladies! I have spoken to many of you in the past couple of weeks. It’s been a tough time for most of you. And believe me, I get it. I spent many a holiday on my own, wishing I had someone super duper special to exchange gifts with, to smooch under mistletoe, to carry me home on New Year’s Eve once my stilettos gave out. But I didn’t always. And for that, I am thankful. I got a chance to prove to myself - my own single girl worth.
The cloud 9, all sex, all the time stage of your relationship is over with an exclamation point. Perhaps you’re nearing your first anniversary, or exhausted all the time by the demands of parenthood and career. Maybe you’re empty nesters who are gamely if awkwardly adjusting to being alone again.
It can be uncomfortable and maybe even a little scary to realize that you don't necessarily like your spouse. There might not be anything horribly wrong with your partner... except for those dozens (or more) of "little" things that you disapprove of or that get on your nerves. These "little" irritations may be things that you bite your lip and remain silent about, or they could be what you nag and fight about.
Do you find yourself wondering again this year, why did I bother to make resolutions? Each year draws to a close with unmet resolutions and feelings of depression can soon ensue. You can make this coming year different with a few easy changes! It all starts with dreaming! Simply dreaming though does not help in having a successful year. You’ve dreamily made resolutions, writing them down and promptly forgot them. Is it any wonder that many fall by the wayside before the end of January!
While it's true that the largest portion of sex life coaching that Betty and I do for our clients surrounds the exciting subject materials, we also are there to coach clients through relationship issues as they pertain to their shared sex life. This is a blog on my most recent session with a couples client we'll call, "Judy and Keith." They gave me permission to discuss these specific sections of their coaching.
There are more individuals “coming out of the closet” to live their sexual truths than ever before in history (well at least it appears that way!). Why? The most obvious reason is that homosexuality is becoming more accepted.