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Healing your marriage through loving touch

Healing your marriage through loving touch

As a counselor working with couples for years I have found over time that talking or rehashing problems in a marriage, rarely gets to the root of the problem. With most people they simply want to be loved, and many times showing that love through touch is much more effective than words. Healing a broken marriage through touch therapy can release past hurt that would never have been brought to the surface otherwise, so now it can be healed.

Hey Baby, I mean you, Baby Boomer: Be the Queen You Are!

Hey Baby, I mean you, Baby Boomer: Be the Queen You Are!

If as the Dalai Lama has said, that it is the western woman who will lead the world, then he is calling on you Baby Boomer, Wise Woman, Queen to lead the way. First things first, Baby Boomer, Queen: do you have your voice? Can you speak your real truth? A leader needs to be able to speak her truth whether it is 1 on 1 or from 1-to-1000. Typically women of our generation were not taught to have, no less, speak their voice. If you have your voice, wonderful, celebrate! If you don't, what will you do to find it?

4 creative ways to meet a man in a bar

4 creative ways to meet a man in a bar

Since I started Bartender...Man Straight Up, I’ve gotten loads of bartender advice for how to meet a man just by sitting at a bar by yourself. But going beyond the big 3 tips (smile, put your phone away and snag a good seat), sometimes you just have to think outside of the box. Just about every bar is rife with men who would be thrilled to meet you, but you can’t always expect them to fall at your feet. With a little forethought—and a little courage—snagging a man can be easier than you think.

HOW TO MAKE A LASTING IMPRESSION ON A FIRST DATE

HOW TO MAKE A LASTING IMPRESSION ON A FIRST DATE

When we go out on a first date, we’re all hoping to experience that instant spark, the kind that makes our hearts pound, takes our breath away, and causes us to feel as giddy as teenagers.  Everyone knows that this is the way all great romances start, right?  Wrong.   While physical attraction is an essential part of a romantic relationship, we tend to place way too much importance on it, overlooking another equally or even more important ingredient: emotional attr

Wanna Stay Married? Stay Loveable

Wanna Stay Married? Stay Loveable

As a licensed counselor, I have the privilege of not only helping my clients figure out how to make better choices, but also, I learn how to make better choices myself. For example, after one particularly intense Couple's session; I came home and picked up the clothes that I typically drop by my side of the bed, walked into the kitchen and shut the cabinet doors and made a mental note to always remember to shut them. I put the cap on the toothpaste and I told my partner how wonderful she is, how grateful I was to have her in my life, and that I would do better to help her.

Wanna Stay Married? Stay Loveable

Wanna Stay Married? Stay Loveable

As a licensed counselor, I have the privilege of not only helping my clients figure out how to make better choices, but also, I learn how to make better choices myself. For example, after one particularly intense Couple's session; I came home and picked up the clothes that I typically drop by my side of the bed, walked into the kitchen and shut the cabinet doors and made a mental note to always remember to shut them. I put the cap on the toothpaste and I told my partner how wonderful she is, how grateful I was to have her in my life, and that I would do better to help her.

Choosing Cyberspace Over Hot Sex?
Which do you prefer?

Choosing Cyberspace Over Hot Sex?

CBS New York's Jennifer McLogan reported recently that "[t]he hardest desires to resist seem to be social networking sites, not sexual relationships," adding, "While the urge for sex is stronger, people are more likely to give in to the desire [for] social media."

How To Set Limits With Kids And Avoid The Power Struggle (EXPERT)

How To Set Limits With Kids And Avoid The Power Struggle (EXPERT)

Do you have trouble saying 'no' to your kids? Parents have to set clear expectations, as well as personal boundaries. At a recent "Step In or Step Aside" event, one mom talked about taking her daughter shopping, and going to multiple (more than 5) stores in order to find just the 'right' jacket (style and label). While she was frustrated, and exhausted, it hadn't occurred to her to just say no.

5 Tips For Guys Who Just Came Out Of The Closet [EXPERT]
Congrats!

5 Tips For Guys Who Just Came Out Of The Closet

Now, if you're scratching your head and wondering, 'Why write about National Coming Out Day now?,' it's to make a point: There's life after coming out, just like there was life before coming out, and life during the moment you uttered the words, "I'm gay."