As you read this I am moving into my new place, which is AMAZING. I have been waiting for this day for at least 3 years and am especially excited because I’m moving into a building that I’ve dreamed about living in for years. I am so grateful to be ALIVE and empowered to create a life that I absolutely love. It wasn’t always like this though; I used to be stuck and afraid. One excuse I used to use frequently to stop me was wondering what others thought of me, aka judgment.
Most women know you have to dress to impress. When it comes to grabbing a man's attention, you have to look the part. Some women mistakenly assume that the best way to attract attention is by wearing plunging necklines, short skirts and long boots. Of course, don't forget lots of makeup and overdone hair but if you talk to these women about their love lives you'll, not surprisingly, find that they are not attracting the right attention and often times attract men who are interested in only brief, non-committed relationships. Why is this? Because this type of "sexy" attire is sending the wrong impression.
Are you among the 38% who made New Year's Resolutions to take better care of their bodies? If so, you're not alone. But while almost 50% of us make resolutions in January, 25% of all Resolvers don't make it past Week One (per Betterment.com). Why is it so easy to take care of our boyfriends, galpals and loved ones but so hard to take care of ourselves? Perhaps because few of us actually treat ourselves like our own best friends -- which we are!
Is being too busy affecting your relationships? It is for my friend Amy. She calls herself lazy as she is always running behind her infinitely long list of to-do's. Even when she is sitting down after a long day she feels guilty that she is supposed to do something useful (like folding the laundry while watching TV). She says sorry a zillion times as she frequently cancels our coffee chats at the last moment.
Have you ever heard of a babymoon? A babymoon is similar to a honeymoon — a time when you, your baby and your immediate family members remain in seclusion for a period of time after your baby is born.
If you had the opportunity to see 'Silver Linings Playbook' recently, you may have found it was not the most traditionally entertaining movie. Much headache producing shouting between the main character Pat (Bradley Cooper) and his parents was enough to make me want to leave early.
What do you tell someone who is depressed or has a distorted sense of their body and believes getting plastic surgery will make him/her better? It is important for anyone considering plastic surgery to know what it can and cannot accomplish.
Parents are expert Jugglers. With all the balls to keep in the air - from academics to sports, social events to finding time to sit down together for a meal - its no wonder we get into playing the Blame Game with a spouse or co-parent when something from our schedule *Splats* on the ground. There IS another way. Effectively implementing one single tool is a sure-fire way to save you friction with your fellow co-parent (current or ex), and have you and your family accomplishing more with less stress.
My client, like so many gay men, is convinced that without a gym-buff body, he is unlovable and doomed to be alone for the rest of his life.
Once again, I will spend my week encouraging many of my therapy clients to tune into Downton Abbey. Not for the fabulous fashion or the historical intrigue, but for the remarkable extent to which the challenges faced by the show's characters in the hypothetical 1921 British countryside reflect the challenges I hear about every day.