When it comes time to think about a career transition or any big change, we are often our own worst enemies. For example: Has this sequence of thought ever occurred in your brain? Angel: “Ugh. I’m so tired of my day job these days. The money is great, but I want to do something with more of a purpose…or at least that I feel more passionate about! And you know what I love? Pie. I LOVE pie. I should open a pie shop! YES!”
Your past need not define who you are. Quite clearly, things we experience in our past influence us and how we behave in the future, but if we allow our past to define us, then we are acting as “victim” rather than being in charge of and taking responsibility for our lives.I know someone who experienced many difficult things in his life (emotional and verbal abuse, dyslexia, traumatic physical experiences, and more) and yet he has overcome them in such a convincing way that people who know him now are shocked when they learn of his past expe
A reader of my articles wrote to me about the article I wrote entitled, "Why do People Lie?" He said that he would be "very interested in a similar article with examples about all the lying that women do....At least in the initial stages of dating, women lie sooooo much." Well, being a woman, I'm not as aware of how much women lie on dates as I am of how much men lie on dates. So I decided to write about date lying in general.
It was Maya Angelou who said, “When people show you who they are, believe them.” Nowhere is this advice more true than in romantic relationships. Human beings are not that mysterious. We convey through spoken and non-spoken communication what our intentions are all the time. We are literally broadcasting ourselves to the world 100% of the time. Probably the most important thing you can do to have an awesome relationship is to listen and observe. Being observant is such a rare skill these days that it could almost be termed a super power.
When you tell your wife you are truly listening and paying attention, it is very important to mean it. This is because your wife knows when you are actually paying attention and when you are not. You might look like and act like you're listening, but your wife intuitively knows that you're really tuning her out!
This should be true for everyone. But most of the time it’s not. Today, kids are often taught that failure is OK. They get A’s for effort and a trophy for participating. In the real world, failure is not OK and successful achievement is rewarded. By nature, kids are hardwired to succeed. Perseverance is an instinctive trait. For example, how many times does the average child try to walk before he or she gives up? They don’t give up. They never give up. They do whatever it takes to get from here to there. They keep trying and trying and trying.
If you are a Time reader, or are aware of the front cover controversy this week, you may have been extremely unnerved by the mom with her 3 year old sucking on her breast. I have a boy the exact same age and when Judah was born I felt extreme pressure from other Moms to breastfeed. He had formula and breast milk for 4 months. And even though he was on the ‘dreaded’ formula it didn’t affect his health or our ability to bond in the slightest.
The good news is that there are things you can do to help manage your stress and rediscover a more powerful and emotionally balanced you. Take a look at these six ways you can help reduce your S.T.R.E.S.S. levels.
Dear Dr. Romance: I met a cute guy that's a foreigner in the USA from Russia. So how do I make sure he's not looking for a visa green card marriage? Dear Reader: Whether or not he wants a green card isn't the real question. The real question is, does he have good character, and does he love you, and do you love him? Take your time to get to know him, and find out what makes him tick. Does he have a job here? How is he making a living?