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Picking Apart Our Self Esteem

Picking Apart Our Self Esteem

Since I began pulling out my hair over 20 years ago I do not remember one day that I did not pull at least one hair on my body out. Yes there have been times in which I had no bald spots, had all of my eyelashes, etc...but I still pulled. It was not for lack of trying. There was a time that I saw therapists, tried medication, and would even try to will myself to stop. Yet I kept right on pulling. I have a disorder called trichotillomania.

Setting Boundaries and Saying No

Setting Boundaries and Saying No

Knowing how to set appropriate boundaries can make the difference in whether or not your relationship succeeds. The topic frequently comes up in my counseling office, and most people think boundaries are set by telling other people what the limits are. But boundaries are really something you must create within yourself. Having the confidence to say “no” to another is one important aspect of creating boundaries; but it begins by knowing what you do and don’t want.   The Tennis Match -- Setting Boundaries and Taking Space

How to get through a scandal you created?

How to get through a scandal you created?

In the immortal words of famed rapper Jay-Z, No matter where you go, you are who you are player!  Whether the scandal is going on in your community or within; what happens in the dark will come to light.  Mama’s all over the world, including my own, are fond of warning their children to be conscious and aware that anything that they do in private, it could possibly get out to the public.  Remember, each thought and action is planting a seed and what you plant now will determine what you will reap later.  Stop telling yourself that the drama you create

How to Get Your Man to Commit

How to Get Your Man to Commit

This is a question that women ask all the time:   “Why do men commit?” And I always give this analogy in response:   A woman’s perfect night is to come home, unwind, talk all about her day, and have her man shake his head, listen, and say, “Yes, honey, I understand totally,” without doing his man thing and try to fix it. Maybe he’ll rub her head a little bit, maybe hold her a little bit, and that’s it.   A man’s favorite night is this:

Older Women - Can They Still Have 'It'?
"I'm talking about owning your age. Showing what 50+ can be."

Older Women - Can They Still Have 'It'?

One expert explains that sexy does not have an age limit, and that it is okay to feel sexy and confident, no matter how old you are.

Lonely Isn't A Four Letter Word

Lonely Isn't A Four Letter Word

Finding true love is a sacred journey; it’s a path we’ve been given to navigate this life. It took me years to stop being at war with my desire for partnership and embrace the call for love within me. And if it wasn’t your journey as well you probably wouldn’t be reading this.

WTF - Why Do I Keep Attracting the Wrong Guy?

WTF - Why Do I Keep Attracting the Wrong Guy?

Women often ask me “Why do I keep attracting the wrong kind of men?” In fact the seminar I deliver called “Attracting the Man You REALLY Want," (hosted by Live Authentic DC) is often sold out! I am often flooded with questions like: ·Where do I meet good men? ·What do I need to do to get a man to commit? ·Are all men liars and cheaters and commitment-phobes?

Do Sparks Fly When You First Meet Someone?

Do Sparks Fly When You First Meet Someone?

If sparks fly when you first meet someone it can mean chemistry is there for you both of you. I suggest you pursue this relationship. It could be "love at first signt" which you may or may not believe in. Over the years I have had strong attractions to many men only to find out they have more baggage than I care to deal with.`They ended up being toxic with all the co-pendent issues there.

WANTED: Previously Married and Attractive Males

WANTED: Previously Married and Attractive Males

While in the U.K., women who are looking to get married are more inclined to lean towards divorced men, the opposite is true for the U.S. Second marriages tend to fail faster than first marriages. In this article, Mary Jo Rapini reveals some tips to help make sure a remarriage works out when a first marriage did not.