Slut? Really? I started wearing glasses at a VERY young age, 3 years old to be exact. I vividly remember one bright day in Kindergarten when I got called “four-eyes” for the millionth time. My response? “you can call me names- but can’t you think of anything new?” The stunned and confused look on the name caller’s face was enough to let me know that what we say has power. Power to confuse, rile up, put-down, build-up, and so much more.
The recent controversy surrounding Sandra Fluke compels a dialogue about the emotional impact of public, widespread humiliation on an individual, those surrounding the individual and those that are simply witnesses (i.e. society). What does this pointed degradation do to the psyche of the individual targeted? Equally important, what does it do to the collective psyche of our culture?
Until the mid 1800’s, children were, for all intents and purposes, tiny adults. They worked long hard hours on the family farm, in mines, or in factories. The country was growing and needed production to sustain itself and its people. Kids were expected to shoulder their “fair share” of the burden. It was not until the Industrial Revolution when machines became commonplace and mass production was the “new normal” that society began to think about what to do with children. Think about it.
What you don’t know CAN hurt you—and your relationship—if you’re committing the following sex blunders. These are the 8 sex moves guys HATE. Listen up ladies. 1. The Over-Moan. Just because many guys watch porn doesn’t mean they expect their own experiences to be like one. Moaning in ecstasy when a guy is barely touching you makes him think you’re disingenuous. So don’t worry about being vocal to stroke his ego before he’s even stroking your…. you know.
Using a musical cue for sleep with your baby and young child can be a wonderful way to help your child know when it is time to sleep. It also serves as a way for them to enter sleep more easily and is a wonderful tool to build a bedtime routine around.
I have a question to ask you. Amidst the hustle and bustle of your busy work and personal lives, when was the last time you played? Close your eyes and try recalling some of the happiest moments in your life: What might they be? Whether this memory is of you as a child or as an adult, chances are, they involved some sort of play.
It's a taboo subject in our culture: Married women, who dislike, or even hate, having sex with their husbands. It's a subject usually held in silence, behind embarrassment, confusion and sometimes even apathy. It's consoled with inner thoughts, such as, "There's more important things in a marriage than sex," "This is just a phase," or "My attraction will increase when the kids are older."
This book developed as an extension of some of the approaches developed in my therapy sessions. The first part of the book addresses how to cultivate grass roots self-esteem and the second part uses a slightly different approach to address phobias, addictions and psychosomatic problems. This format has also successfully been applied to treat depression and all forms of anxiety, although owing to space, this will not be explored in detail in this book. Enjoy the read and I'm sure you will begin to notice a greater understanding about your personality, your behavior and motivation, and why you act the way you do.
Do love and marriage really go together like a horse and carriage? For some they do but for many they don't. Why not? Why does love seem to die away in so many marriages? At the beginning of most relationships that eventually lead to marriage, the couple falls in love and believes that this love will last forever.
I have to wonder what really motivates those who feel driven to express their anti-gay judgments and comments so vehemently. The latest comes from former actor Kirk Cameron, who stated that he believes homosexuality is "unnatural . . . detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization." Given Cameron's strong negativity about homosexuality, it may be only a matter of time until we learn that he's been hiding his own sexual demons.