One of the biggest issues that people face when they are trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle is the simple fact that they have a life. Often that life includes parties, going out to eat, having a couple of drinks. Ya know, all pretty standard. My clients always want to know how to navigate the treacherous waters of the restaurant menu so I’ve compiled some of my top tips on the matter.
So, the guy you’ve been dying to go out with has finally invited you on a date or perhaps you are going on a blind date with a complete stranger. Whatever the case, you are probably wondering “What should I wear?” Not to worry, here are a few tips just for you. Dress for the occasion
A love story: featuring romance, intimacy and sex Some of the most popular books on the shelves are romance novels. Women buy them by the millions; yet, I often see couples in my office who have grown apart, have low or no libido, and aren’t having sex anymore. Women are the primary purchasers of these books, so I scratch my head in wonder at how they can love books about romance, intimacy and sex, but no longer want it in their personal life with their partner. While visiting with couples, I gain more understanding about why and how this is possible.
Not meeting financially successful men? You may be suffering from a "complex" that keeps repels successful, financially stable men. Here goes... FAUX GOLD DIGGER GUILT – It's when women who are independent, success-minded and ambitious who have a “guilt complex” about dating wealthy men. They don’t want others to think they are with a man for his money.
A recent "New York Times Magazine" cover story was introduced by these words on the cover of the magazine: "Infidelity Keeps Us Together." I read those words and was curious and saddened to think that the article might be trying to make that point. As a therapist, I know that infidelity in a relationship almost always brings much pain, grief, loss, and is difficult to overcome. Could there really be an article somehow in favor of infidelity?
You and your partner have the best intentions but somehow you still get stuck in a negative cycle. You want to improve your relationship but it's not going so well. Perhaps you can begin to shift the dynamic by simply of adding a few more tools to your relationship toolbox.
I Heart NYC's Safe Sex Education Mandate by Dr. Dorree Lynn NYC + Safe Sex Education = Attention Getter! If there were ever two topics that make my heart jump, they would be "New York City" and "Safe Sex" and when you put them in the same sentence, well, you've got my attention! You can imagine my excitement when I saw a post on Huffington Post this morning about New York City's Sex Education mandate. *(you can read the article here)
The first time I learned of the idea of self soothing, I was reading a parenting book and trying to let my first child settle herself to sleep. I was more upset than she was that evening, gripping the door knob, willing myself to not open it and go in to soothe her. Awash in my own inability to self soothe, I cried as she whimpered herself to sleep. That night provided only a glimmer of the power that comes from being able to hold onto and soothe yourself in your own pain and suffering.