If you’re like most people, the beginning of the new year caused you to look back and see what you didn’t accomplish in the year that just passed, and look ahead to think about what you want to accomplish in the year ahead. You probably spent the days leading up to New Year’s Eve contemplating your choices and forming resolutions based on things that were most important to you.
One of the most difficult concepts that a lot of my clients struggle with is the notion of gratitude. I talk about this in my best-selling book Goodbye Mr Ex, where I dedicate an entire chapter to it. And yet it is possible. I have seen women who have been gang raped, had parents or children murdered finally fall into the sweet arms of gratitude to finally find the peace they have been searching for.
For many of us, life has been taken over by duties and goals, with occasional weekends offering relief from the treadmill of daily requirements. You can be so in tune with responsibilities that you forget the healing powers of pleasure and play. For times when you forget the restorative benefits of self-indulgence, keep this list handy.
I was walking to my car the other day and passed by a mother with her child of 2-3 years. They were sitting at a table finishing up what appeared to be their lunch. When I was a few yards away, the child quietly asked the mother for something, to go somewhere. The mother's reply: "If you're good, then we'll do that." She not only said it once, but for some reason (perhaps at the child's insistence) repeated herself a couple more times.
Whether it is 1921 or 2013, there is probably nothing harder on a marriage (or on the soul) than the death or serious illness of a child. Sunday's heart-wrenching episode of Downton Abbey demonstrates how easily grieving parents can alienate one another through blame, disengagement and emotional paralysis. The show carries two important messages about grief and marriage: couples must grieve together rather than separately to get through it, and the support of families and community is essential.
By Terri Trespicio for GalTime.com When you find out a guy has been married before, do you hit the brakes? Worry that he may have too much...baggage? I tell you what: You should be far more afraid of the dudes with zero baggage. I personally have never trusted someone who travels a little too light.
By Terri Trespicio for GalTime.com So you're wondering what's going on between you and the person you're dating. You want to know what the deal is. Where things stand. You think it's time to have the conversation. Don't do it. In fact, delay that conversation as long as you possibly can, maybe indefinitely. Why? Because the first person who brings it up loses.
The following list will give you some great homemade Valentine's Day gift ideas for guys they will surely love. Men may not always show their romantic side, but men are really kids at heart. The best way to impress your guy is to do something that shows you went that little bit extra to create that one of a kind gift that shows "your man" how much he really means to you.
You're so excited! You have a first date. You've met him/her—through online dating or friends or work, etc. You've already emailed a bit, talked on the phone, and now—finally—you're going to sit across the table from each other and get acquainted. But by the end of the date, there's that familiar disappointment. What happened? Did he spend the entire night talking about themselves? Or was it like "pulling teeth" to get her to talk?
“I need a volunteer…Greg?” Wow, that was more like telling than asking, I thought. “Sure Ron, I’d be glad to volunteer.” Ron asked me to stand in front of the group as he approached. I knew he picked me for a reason but wasn’t quite sure why…that is until his hands hit my chest with such force that I stumbled back a couple of steps. “What are you doing?” I yelled, trying to regain my composure.