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Are visions of the new year fresh in your mind?

New Year, New Vision

There is nothing like the first day of a new year. This is the time to begin a clean slate with which to create something new. It is the perfect occasion to take some time for reflection and introspection. It's time to let go of the past year and make a vision for the year ahead.

Avoiding Your Pain Cuts Off Your Passion

Avoiding Your Pain Cuts Off Your Passion

We all learned many way of avoiding our pain when we were growing up, because we could not manage feeling it when we were little. Now, as adults, most people continue to protect in the ways they learned, not knowing that they are now capable of managing their pain and moving back into their joy. There are two kinds of painful feelings:

THE MOST ROMANTIC NEW YEARS EVE EVER

THE MOST ROMANTIC NEW YEARS EVE EVER

New Years Eve is a party night.  Lots of people associate tonight with drinking champagne, dancing, watching the ball drop and staying up all night long.  But if you're like many couples, by December 31st you are exhausted from a long month of holiday gatherings, gift buying and cleaning up.    You've had family around for weeks, the kids are home from school and the house is in chaos.  Parties, spending money, traveling; they can all take their toll.  By the end of the year you may be exhausted and a quiet night at home with tha

Will We Be Working Till We're 80?

Will We Be Working Till We're 80?

With so many people still struggling to find work in this slow moving economy, those with jobs being quite frugal even during the holidays, and many losing much of their retirement funds... are we all going to be working just like today till we're 80? I saw a tv news story of a woman who had always hoped she's retire in her 60s or even 70s, but now realizes she may have to continue working into her 80s. How many people can imagine this?

Dating Disasters: The Difference Between Men & Women

Dating Disasters: The Difference Between Men & Women

While answering questions on my FB posts this week, a woman Amber commented, “My children need a father. I don’t want to date another guy, I need a husband!” All I could say is I GET IT! I completely agree that obtaining a love connection is the game changer but dating specifically for a husband is absolutely a turn off. The only caveat is if you’re on a dating site that’s strictly designed for marriage.

5 Steps For “The Year Of You” Celebration

5 Steps For “The Year Of You” Celebration

Another New Year and here you are alone - again. Who kissed you at midnight? Oh, that’s right … Uncle Charlie was running around kissing all of the single ladies at that dreaded party. And all you were thinking was Can’t wait - hope he uses mouthwash this year. And here we are in 2012, and you are still alone.

Romance Novels: A Manual For Happily Ever After?

Romance Novels: A Manual For Happily Ever After?

By Marianne Beach, GalTime.com It seems you can't read an article about a romance novel without the author joking about bodice ripping and Fabio. And then, of course, there are the ones that straight-out condemn books as women's porn, with no redeemable qualities whatsoever, saying the books offer readers unrealistic fantasies about their love lives.

7 Places to Meet Your Boyfriend or Husband This Year

7 Places to Meet Your Boyfriend or Husband This Year

Ever wonder where all the great men are? After 10 years living internationally, I discovered 7 great places to meet quality men. I met the love of my life at number 6! It’s time to get up and go-go-go! #7: Specialty Dating Sites & Interest Groups Specialty dating sites are a great place to meet successful, high-caliber men. I’ve met investors, actors, entrepreneurs and diplomats through them. They work if you know what you are doing and how to write a profile that peaks their interest.

walking away
What do you do when the spark loses fire?

Ending Relationships Gracefully

"How do I end a relationship without hurting someone's feelings?" Whether it's a romantic relationship or a friendship, ending it gracefully is generally a challenge.