We all have our own definition of happy. Have you ever considered that yours is making you unhappy? When we picture certain events happening in our lives before we can be happy (promotion, marriage, new home), we look for those specific situations and set ourselves up to miss out on many experiences that may have lead us to happiness in a different way.
Imagine a scene where you are laughing and having fun with the children in your life? Can you picture the joy you will feel when there is no stress or disharmony? Is it possible to have that quality time with your family and children in your circle of influence? You will think more positively after you have read these three easy steps to really enjoy children.
As we leave 2012 behind, and begin 2013, it helps to set our intentions for the upcoming year, while taking the time to reflect on where we have been. The following 4 steps provide us with a guide to developing a mental blueprint for achieving these intentions and thriving in 2013.
How was your communication in 2012? Was it open and loving or frustrating and blaming?
Happy New Year! Have you made your New Years Resolutions yet? Most of us at least consider doing so. Here are 7 steps you can take to make real and meaningful change in the new year: 1. Don’t make grandiose New Years resolutions. There is nothing like failure to discourage you and lead you to sabotage your effort to change. Don’t say you are going to loose 10 pounds a month. Don’t say you are going to go to the gym 7 days a week if you know you have a very busy life and that’s not likely to happen.
Attention all Dating with Dignity daters: The Friend Zone is not always a bad thing! We’ve all had a crush on a male friend at some point or another; maybe you even ended up in a relationship with one of these guys. However, like it or not, male friends are not always going to like you back in the same way you’re interested in them. But wait! This can be a GREAT thing. “How can this possibly be a good thing?” you ask. Let us tell you four ways.
Whew, January 1, 2013. I didn’t think we’d make it this far. The Mayans said that December 21, 2012 was the end of time – astrological events were supposed to wipe out most of earth’s inhabitants. In some ways I wish the Mayan’s were right, then I wouldn’t have to face the annual task of developing New Year’s resolutions only to have them fail.
It’s a New Year; A new you must be in there somewhere, right? Along with the top three New Year's Resolutions women make for Positive Change (eating healthy, getting in shape and saving money) maybe you’ve added the popular: Get Organized! Clearing the clutter in your workspace is a great place to start! It is an empowering first step to getting organized. But if you’re anything like me, just the thought of starting that process sets off the “overwhelm” alarms. It just seems to makes the stress worse!
It's common for long-term couples to experience the occasional sexual rut. Contributing factors may include stress and health issues. Take it upon yourself to amp up your sex life and prevent dry spells.
After having an affair eight years ago, out of the blue the man calls me to tell me he "wanted to make sure I was okay," and ended the call with "I also wanted to tell you I still love you after all these years."