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Are You A "Stick-A-Rounder?"

Are You A "Stick-A-Rounder?"

Are you a “stick-a-rounder?” What’s a “stick-a-rounder?” David I hear you ask. Well a “stick-a-rounder” is someone who stays in a relationship even when its way past it’s sell by date. So many people do this. They get involved in a relationship where to begin with the positives and negatives are equal. The thing is, the relationship doesn’t truly satisfy their soul, and doesn’t make their heart sing. Trouble is, they stay in the relationship because it’s better than nothing.

Mindfulness of Thoughts is Better Than Electric Shocks

Mindfulness of Thoughts is Better Than Electric Shocks

 In a recent study at the University of Virginia, people were asked to sit alone for a few minutes with no access to cell phones, books, or other distractions. In the room was a device that gave harmless but uncomfortable electric shocks. Everyone agreed to experience one shock at the beginning of the session. After feeling it, they all stated that, if necessary, they would give money to prevent more shocks. But additional shocks were optional. Participants were asked only to remain seated, to stay awake, and to entertain themselves with their thoughts for the next 15 minutes.

10 Reasons Why Sex after 50 is Fabulous

10 Reasons Why Sex after 50 is Fabulous

1 We don’t have to be so body conscious.  Though many of us still are self-conscious, disdainful of excess weight or various parts of the body; we already know from life experience that the ability to attract a good sexual partner is less dependent on our body size and shape than we were led to believe.  Also, there is leeway given by others because of age.  It is assumed that our bodies are not in as good shape because we are older. 

Learning about Boundaries: Know How to Draw the "LINE"

Learning about Boundaries: Know How to Draw the "LINE"

Understanding Boundaries: Learning How to Draw the “LINE”. In order for you to feel socially and emotionally integrated in your life, you may need to consider and re-define your boundaries.  Just Draw the “LINE”. This involves: L   Listen to the symptoms of burnout. I    Identify ways you can take responsibility for change as it’s needed. N   No is one of the only full sentence words in the English language.

Happily Never After

Happily Never After

I am making it on my own and having a very good time being single. It is no fun being with the wrong person. I have been second and third guessing myself. What did I miss? How did I not see? Loved ones tell me, don’t be so hard on yourself. I know, but still. At the end of the day, I picked a dick. I thought he was the right man, it felt right. What went wrong? (Does an old breakup sabotage you? Click Here)

5 Steps for Deciding When to Hold On and When to Let Go

5 Steps for Deciding When to Hold On and When to Let Go

"Never give up." "You don't want to be a quitter, do you?" "You've got to fight for your right to party." The above are all messages that we hear commonly in our society (minus the last one; I can't resist making musical references.) At the same time, there is a growing understanding of the value in "surrender" and "going with the flow." Spiritual

Responding From Love Rather Than Reacting From Fear

Responding From Love Rather Than Reacting From Fear

I actually had a reaction to thinking about this title. It sounds like it’s something we’d say in “Fantasy Land.” It may seem counterintuitive to even think that responding from a love is something that can be done in our age of chaos, uncertainty and escalating worldwide violent acts.