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Without Ego

Without Ego

In reading philosophical teachings and writings, I often wonder why the body and the ego are seen so negatively, as if they somehow are antithetical to spirituality. Although ego, body and mind are not all we are, each is part, an expression of the whole self, included in our precious gifts from God, the Universe, Life, Spirit. It would be as sensible to hate or degrade a mathematical problem given me by a teacher for learning purposes. Of course I can be frustrated in my efforts to solve a difficult problem; that is merely an expression of my eagerness to achieve.

Date Night Ideas?  Why Not a Whole Day?

Date Night Ideas? Why Not a Whole Day?

One of the things I appreciated the most about my late husband Jim was that he insisted that we have a weekly date.  We wisely made “issue discussion dates” for working out problems, but our regular weekly date was sacred time not to be polluted by a disagreement.  During a very tough time our date was breakfast out with him working on a crossword puzzle and me reading my novel.  Then we’d go see a movie.  These were safe activities that gave us peaceful time together even though, apart from this “time out,” we were consumed with trying t

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Guys can be hard to read.

5 Signs He Just Wants To Hook Up

In the early stages of dating, it can be difficult to tell what kind of relationship a guy is looking for. Does he just want to have fun, or is he hoping for something more? Here are five important signs that he's not looking for anything serious.

3 Online Dating Steps To Avoid Being Tricked By A Catfish

3 Online Dating Steps To Avoid Being Tricked By A Catfish

Are you being deceived online these days?  Ever since the television show Catfish arrived on MTV, people are questioning more than ever just how genuine the interactions that they have with the people online are.  Its easy to wonder if the person is who they truly say they are, especially when there are some major red flags that are warning you this person may not exactly be the same person you think you are talking to.  Let’s take a look at three steps you should be taking to avoid ever getting yourself into one of these awful situations.

Dating 101: What I Learned in High School

Dating 101: What I Learned in High School

High school was an absolute blast. I grew up in a 300-year-old community situated at the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and an hour outside of Manhattan. Ridgefield, Conn., a town of roughly 25,000, was a fantastic place to grow up and an interesting place to learn about love. Since online dating wasn't as prevelant back then as it is today, there isn’t much to report on that front until my freshman year. Here's a year-by-year rundown of what high school taught me about dating.

3 Sexy Options For When You Are "Not In The Mood"

3 Sexy Options For When You Are "Not In The Mood"

Let’s face it: sometimes you are simply not in the mood for sex. More specifically, not in the mood for intercourse. Being penetrated is an intense physical and emotional experience, and there are times when it is simply out of the question. So when your lover initiates sex, nudging up to you as you go to bed or seducing you in broad daylight, what are your options?