Mars Venus Coaching talks about social media and relationships. Today we use social media like FaceBook, MySpace, LinkedIn, and Twitter to check on the lives of many people whom we call family and “friends.” Our relationships run the gamut of son or daughter, to best friends from high school, college drinking buddies, alumni, acquaintances, co-workers, bosses, exes, and the nebulous is he or isn’t she my boyfriend/girlfriend?
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Negativity is often a huge part of divorce, even when the divorce is conducted under the best of circumstances. In many cases a negative attitude habitually becomes the norm. When was the last time you paid attention to your self-talk? Are you telling yourself that you are fabulous, pretty, intelligent and amazing? Unfortunately, it is most likely, I can't do that, I'm not good enough, my body is too large, I don't have the right degree and...on and on and on! Sound familiar? Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D.
What is Emotional Dependency? Lydia consulted with me because her relationship with her husband, Andrew, was falling apart. Andrew had moved out, stating that he could no longer tolerate Lydia's neediness and constant pull on him to make her feel loved and secure. Now that they were separated, Lydia's emotional dependency was getting even worse. She was deeply addicted to Andrew making her feel better, if only through a brief text message.
By Wendy Strgar
“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” ~Victor Borge I forgot that I’m supposed to be having fun; I even forgot that I wanted to have fun. My anxiety levels matched to the first few pages of the daily news. Life was all seriousness and problem solving and I had forgotten how much fun there was to be had. It is easy to get blindsided by the day’s business, the details of caring for those we love and the onslaught of ever mounting cultural despair.
By Wendy Strgar
“I am convinced, both by faith and experience, that to maintain one’s self on the earth is not a hardship but a pastime- if we live simply and wisely.” -Henry David Thoreau We are living in anxious times. Improvements in our economy are inconsistent and our sense of security in the systems that we have long looked to for stability feels weak and fragile. There are no quick fixes for the long-term issues that have gotten us to this point and our governmental leaders are as fractured and disconnected as ever.
By Wendy Strgar
“A hug is a universal medicine, it is how we handshake from the heart.” -Anonymous For decades we’ve known that babies won’t thrive without physical holding and affection. There is little that will comfort and settle small children as the warm embrace of their family. Yet it is still not uncommon for parents to stop hugging their kids as they reach puberty.
By Carl Frankel
Our culture specializes in compartmentalization. In medicine, for instance, we have cardiologists, dermatologists, orthopedists and so on. We do this vis-à-vis our relationships, too. We tend to think of them as distinct from the rest of our lives, but this is only partly true. Our relationship strategies are a subset of our life strategies. By and large, we’re as successful at our relationships as we are at life.
"Writing is re-writing" ~ Robert L. Kelley What if we treated our lives as a story and approached them as the author of that story? Most writers understand writing is a process and some very common ways of approaching it. It is rare that a writer creates a final draft their first time sitting down with their story. It is a process of writing, experimenting, noticing what works and what doesn't and then rewriting.
By Pink Kisses
We’ve all been heartbroken at some point or another. Most of us have been dumped, and whether the act is done with absolute care or total lack of ceremony, it still stings. But now there’s a whole new way to dump someone: by hiring a delegate. Since we run a business that helps girls get over breakups, we receive emails from women of all ages across the country telling us horror stories of being broken up with via text, voicemail, facebook, and various other methods of passive aggression, and recently a young woman wrote in
By Arielle Ford
I’ve learned that some days are more auspicious than others for attracting our heart’s desires. Fourteen years ago when I was actively manifesting my soulmate, Brian, I created a specific fire ceremony to release my “soulmate wish list” and I purposely did it on a Friday when there was also a New Moon.