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.
The split between Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries has been scrutinized to death and it’s always Kim who is heavily, and unfairly criticized. The break-up happened because Kim came to her senses and realized Humphries wasn’t the catch she thought he was. Clearly, she wasn’t tricked into marriage, but she was ignoring, excusing, and reasoning away things that should have sent her packing soon after they met. Even though many saw disaster written all over Kris, Kim didn’t even suspect it, partly, perhaps, because she wanted that wedding.
Our True Self, Untouched by Life “I am convinced that there is another realm to experience when we are ready to go beyond this life to which we have become accustomed. This other realm defies our laws of science and logic. It is a place within each of us that is free of ordinary boundaries, rules and limitations.” Wayne Dyer
We understand that we spend a lot of time talking about condoms - when you are a Condom Subscription Service, you tend to do that. But what we have come to realize is we don't spend near enough time discussing the fun and sexy personal lubricants that can add more than a little zing to your next encounter. These days, personal lubricants are not only about helping with vaginal dryness, they have been updated to support you in reaching new heights of pleasure.
Whether you’re on a first date, or you’ve been married for a decade, what people want first and foremost in a relationship is to feel understood, validated, and supported. This can be tricky, especially when you are used to giving advice, seeing things differently, or what you hear “pushes your buttons.” Becoming a better listener is easier said than done, and in my counseling practice I typically spend a lot of time teaching couples this very skill.
Oh, Rush, Rush, Rush. Do you have any idea how deeply wounded you are? Do you not see how your thwarted view of the opposite sex is fueled by untold fear and confusion about what it means to be a man? Did you miss the sexual revolution of the 1960’s which has evolved into the awareness that sexual expression between caring, consenting adults can actually be emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually healthy?
There is nothing like mind games to put him in his place and remind him of the sex goddess you once were. Sometimes, women need to venture out and leave their man to his wiles. Am I talking about literally going out on a night on the town with the girls? Maybe. Why not? But if you don’t feel like a girl’s night out, make plans of your own. Sometimes, we spend so much time wrapped up in our families, especially our men, that we often neglect ourselves and our own interests.
I know how frustrating it can be to work so hard to improve yourself to attract true love and not see results. I first learned about the law of attraction when I was in my early twenties when my best friend gave me some Louse Hay tapes called “You Can Heal Your Life.” It took such a long time to get my attraction vibe right.