I recently watched a video called, “Breaking the Barrier”, which examines at which point in a relationship it becomes ok to fart in front of your lover. Although, obviously intended to be humorous, it got me thinking about how couples degenerate from being polite and trying to impress each other when they first begin dating, to taking each other for granted and treating each other disrespectfully.
Being nervous around women (known as approach anxiety) happens to many men because they fear rejection – or worse, embarrassment or humiliation. But here’s the thing: being nervous around women, he’s actually more likely to get rejected. Overall, that’s not very useful, is it? Let me ask you something: where did you get the idea that being nervous around women is a sign to stop, or proof that you’re going to fail?
You see the babysitter at the door and are super eager to rush out before the kids even notice you left … not so fast!
There comes a time in everyone's life when something happens that causes you to re-evaluate the path you're on. A crisis of sorts, to set a change in motion to lead you to a different path, to get you to stop and take notice of what is and isn't working. This turning point will look different for everyone, but the point is to make whatever has happened in your life worth it, worth the pain that you went through. Don't let the experience that brought you here today be wasted. Use it as a springboard for the change that you know you need.
Falling in love can feel like magic. It is the glue that holds us together; emotionally connecting us to everything that we do with passion and with all of our heart. Humans were made to love. We write love songs, poetry and operas, we cry during chick flicks and sometimes soap operas, and we have even created reality shows out of fairy tales (The Bachelor).
Today is Dame Jane Goodall’s 79th birthday. If ever there was a woman I admire it would be Jane Goodall. A world-renowned pioneer and recognized as the world foremost expert on chimpanzees with 45 years of research, she is also a UN Messenger for Peace. As a child, Jane had a toy monkey given to her by her mother and dreamed of living in the jungle and writing about the animals she loved so much.
The other day I had a couple of girlfriends over. We had some wine and laughs and one of my friends pulled up her online dating account to show who had been contacting her (laughs continued). We were scrolling through one of the features where the site suggests people it thinks you may be interested in. A picture of a dark haired, blue-eyed guy that lived about 20 miles away popped up. He looked handsome, normal. But something felt weird, I said, "He looks like Wyatt's friend, the asshole one."
Whispers at the water cooler of life. I hear women gathering and grounding, stepping into the Goddess Flow. Some rumble that that men are not required. A fire of womanly wiles and wills is burning. Polarizing events involving females are showing up daily. Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, bans telecommuting. Sheryl Sandberg releases her book telling women to “Lean in”, and CNN reports on the adverse effects the Steubenville Rape case sentence will have on the perpetrators, while ignoring the victim.
There has been a series of recent stories about female teachers having sex with their students. In 2004, the United States Department of Education reported that 40 percent of perpetrators of unwanted sexual attention toward children were women and that number has steadily risen over the past nine years. So why is this happening and how can you protect your child from becoming a victim?
Celebrity marriages face all the same challenges that yours and mine do. They also have some special challenges that most marriages don't. While stars may get paid a lot of money for their work, it is neither regular nor guaranteed. They work long, often odd, hours and are often away from their families for stretches of time. The fact that the world they work in is not grounded in reality also has an impact.