Navigating social situations can be difficult for anyone, but for people on the autism spectrum, it's not just difficult, it's a minefield.
Does your child's behavior, the choices he or she makes, and fears about how he will turn out weigh you down, making you feel like it's all somehow a reflection on you? When our kids don't act in ways we think they should, it's natural to feel anxious and responsible; we're only human. But, when we do this, we stop seeing the boundary between where we end and where our child begins. We become fused with them.
Is there something in your life that you would like to do, yet you find yourself holding back? It seems even the most accomplished people who excel in one or more areas of their life, often find themselves gripped by self-doubt in another. This hesitation, uncertainty or lack of confidence to move forward can weigh on you like a ton of bricks. It drains your energy and robs you of joy and optimism. What are some signs that you doubt yourself? 1. You put off making a change or decision that you know is in your best interest.
While the following article is written specifically for the Atlantic Coast of Florida, much of the advice can apply to virtually any beach around the world. A great number of the weddings I officiate take place along the ocean shore. Beach weddings range from a simple three person elopement to elaborate affairs complete with arches, tiki torches and garden chairs. All of these ceremonies are quite lovely, but there are a few things you can do to optimize everyone's enjoyment.
I haven’t picked up a fashion magazine in years (I know, weird, huh?) and the other day I was at the airport and was looking for some light n’ frothy reading, and a fashion magazine packed with airbrushed and spray-tanned celebrities wearing $1,000 shoes and $25,000 dresses seemed to fit the bill.
Breaking free from emotional eating is more attainable than most of us first believe. I once walked out of a therapist’s office, never to return after I asked him, “Is it really possible to heal this?”. At the time I was a stress eater. As a single mom, I had a lot of stress and this equated to a lot of overeating. He said, “Yes, Laurel, it is possible.” I didn’t believe him and turned my back on getting help. I suffered needlessly mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically for years after as a result.
The first diet I went on (keyword "first" out of many) was calorie counting with Weight Watchers(R). They don't like to use the word "diet", but let's face it, they are giving you numerical parameters to follow. When calorie counting got such a bad rap in the 90s, because it really didn't solve our problems long term, they switched over to points, which was a fancy name for the grouping of calories. Don't get me wrong. Weight Watchers(R) has helped many women.
Something is definitely in the water! The past few months my guy friends have become more needy and my girlfriends have become more feisty and more about the "booty call". It seems men have decided, at least this month, that they are looking for love and some are definitely looking in the wrong places.
In a world of online-dating algorithms, matchmaking reality television, and more blogs than we can possibly keep up with, we can easily be overwhelmed by all the dating advice. Let's get back to the basics with three simple steps to finding love. 1. Be your best self.
Are you, one of the 9 out of 10 women in our country today, who is in a war with your body? Do you believe the only way you’ll have the body you want, the body men will be attracted to, is by controlling your body: rigidly exercising, putting yourself on massively depriving diets, and repeatedly telling your body what is not OK about it (which is putting it mildly)? At rock bottom do you realize that you believe that your body is dangerous, not to be trusted and is the enemy? We live in a world where there is a profound mistrust and fear of our body.