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Self-Confidence Rocks

Self-Confidence Rocks

As a life coach, I am often asked the all important question, “How do I develop self-confidence?” My answer is always, “One step at a time.” Let me give you an example. Sheila was extremely overweight. She had struggled with diets and weight loss programs for years. She would lose weight only to gain it back. Her self-confidence was chipped away a little more with each perceived failure.

Are There Any Carbohydrate Junkies Out There?

Are There Any Carbohydrate Junkies Out There?

Ya know…there may be something to the idea that family members who are themselves overweight feel threatened when you try to manage your own weight. Therefore they bring home (or buy) all kinds of goodies for you to visually see and smell and to test you to the very limit.

Hormones And Harems, The Secrets Of Female Friendships

Hormones And Harems, The Secrets Of Female Friendships

Why are female bonds so strong? And why are we so upset when they break, some say even more than a romantic breakup? Generally speaking, you can leave two women who've never met in a busy doctor's waiting room and by the time they're called for their appointments, they know each other's life story and have traded phone numbers. Much of this behavior has to do with female brains and hormones. The Female Brain

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What Women's Sex Noises Mean

Not for those who easily blush, this was the actual subject of a recently published research study. Researchers (Brewer & Colin, 2011) actually refer to sex noises and orgasm screams in much more staid, scientific language: copulatory vocalizations. The question they wanted to answer was whether the noises a woman makes during sex are voluntary or a reflex, or consequence, of orgasm. You have to wonder where researchers come up with these questions…

Right Person Wrong Time?

Right Person Wrong Time?

  This scenario has probably happened to most people at one point in their lives. How many times do we hear of couples reuniting at a high school reunion 10-20 years later? That lost love that got away because the timing wasn’t right. Is it really bad timing or is it really just the wrong person? How Do We Know?

Relationship Problems?  Try Dwelling on the Positive

Relationship Problems? Try Dwelling on the Positive

Do you and your partner ever dwell on the positive in your relationship? Maybe you should. It’s really easy to dwell on the negative in our personal lives and relationships. The brain is wired to have a negativity bias. In other words, it is more reactive to negative stimulii. This being the case, it’s clear how this is one reason couples can get stuck in a negative loop together, quick to call out all the hurts, wrongs, imperfections and failures of each other in a very reactionary way.