Relationships can truly be the source of our greatest pleasures in life. I am truly committed to helping people discover that they actually have the power to create such profoundly loving and nurturing relationships. In my first three articles I’ve discussed the transformational process of getting out of the box, and accessing your true self that is always waiting to be expressed. This is true for everyone—especially you!!
“I hate on-line dating!” Maggie sighed. “Everyone lies and posts pictures of themselves from 15 years ago.” “I know what you mean,” moaned Lisa. “I want a guy over 6 feet and the last three matches were all under 5′ 8, fat and bald!” Can you relate? Have you worked and worked on your on-line profile and still attract people you would never pick for yourself? What’s wrong with the system?
Want to protect your relationship from an affair? Follow these rules to greatly improve your chances. Affair Proofing Rule #1: STAY CLOSE and keep your relationship fun and fresh! One of the reasons people say they have affairs is they start to feel lonely in their marriages. They don’t feel valued, interesting or attractive to their partner. Contrary to popular belief, both men and women have affairs for emotional reasons, not necessarily sexual. Both are seeking to feel attractive, important and listened to.
One of my favorite things to work on with clients in my private hypnotherapy practice is the art and science of de-hypnotizing ourselves. The process begins with acknowledging our feelings and making choices based upon what is right and good for us. For instance, how many times have you said "yes" to someone when you knew it was too much for you to take on? Or bought the cheaper version of something because "I don't really need the nicer one," even though it would have made you feel incredible and in reality it was not that much more expensive?
Sexual assault is not an occasional happening. A woman is assaulted every two and a half minutes in the United States. When you consider that at least half of the assaults go unreported, that is a staggering number of women and girls whose lives are affected negatively by this trauma.
Open a magazine or flip on the tv and you will notice a disturbing trend. Most of the people you’ll see are young and free of wrinkles. And tan. And in shape. And seemingly, endlessly happy. This of course, implicitly (and explicitly) sends the message that happiness lies in youth. And while we are all aware of the joys and benefits of being young (and even what’s scary about aging), how many are really in touch with the ADVANTAGES of getting older? Stay tuned and you might just look forward to what lies ahead.
Dear Annie, I met Al online a couple of weeks ago. I can't remember ever experiencing such a profound initital connection. Part of me wants to discover everything about him as quickly as possible. But, my other side wants to get to know him gradually, so we can discover if we have true potential. I'm still talking to other guys online. If the time comes when Al and I agree to focus exclusively on each other, I'm happy to take my profile down. In the meantime, I updated my profile and posted a new photo.
MARCH WORKSHOP ENROLLMENT OPEN! Discovering Your Internal Mentor With Tara Shopia Mohr There's a great deal of talk about the importance of women finding mentors, but few women know about their own "internal mentor" - a surprising, unfailing source of inner guidance and wisdom that they can draw upon anytime.
Josh and Rachel, both in their mid-twenties were together for a year and a half. During that time everyone who knew them would describe them as really intense and into each other. Texts, e-mails and phonecalls would fly back and forth many times a day. They seemed inseparable. Then one day, they argue. Nothing major, just the kind of stuff couples fall out about from time to time. Friction caused by different perspectives and different needs. Rachel expected a cooling down period then a resumption of where they had left off.
A client asked me today, "How do romantic relationships change us?" The idea behind this question is intriguing and may shed light into the darker places of relationships. This question underscores our unspoken fears of loss of control and the need to conform to someone else's ideas about happiness. As a therapist, I tend to see the couples "in trouble" so I may have my own a somewhat stilted view of things.