Dr. Romance writes: Sooner or later all of us question the meaning of life. The sooner we get to it, the better chance we have of finding a satisfactory answer. As a therapist I watch many of my clients pass through stages of personal growth. Once they work through the issues that have held them back, they often begin to ask...“What now?” -- which prompts a desire to search for meaning.
It’s after dinner and I’m online sipping my glass of wine. The day is winding down, but I’m just getting starting; socializing with my virtual friends. Just for fun, I do a search for an old boyfriend on Facebook, and OMG, there he is. I send a friend request and receive his reply immediately. OK, that was way too fast. Was he looking for me, too? And before I know it, we are connected – again.
During this time of holiday parties, luncheons, gifts of food and leftovers, mindful eating could be your gift to self. The basic premise is to slow down and tune into all aspects of your eating. This includes an accepting and compassionate stance regarding your attitudes toward eating and your body, choice of foods, portion sizes, sensory experiences and the actual mechanics of eating.
Suspending Judgement (The 3-Date Rule) As human beings we can’t help but make instant assessments of people we meet. It’s something our subconscious minds just do automatically. We can’t turn that instant first impression instinct off. What we can do however, is consciously decide that we’re going to withhold judgment of the person we’re meeting until after we get to know them a little better. Don’t limit yourself by cutting off your options because your first impression of someone didn’t sweep
We've all experienced it...the dreaded parenting guilt. You blame yourself whenever you see your child fail or if they are unhappy or struggling. You beat yourself up after you lose your cool when your child misbehaves, you wonder how you have failed your child when they come home with a bad test grade, and you are sure iti is your fault that your child hurt themselves when under your care. There's always something to feel guilty about when you are a parent!
You meet this radiant, confident and modern woman. You notice her at Whole Foods or at business networking event, and you are captivated by her magnetic and positive energy. You look at her and smile. Because of her friendly demeanor, you walk up to her and start a conversation. You notice how easy it is to talk to her. You leave feeling happy and excited. When you do call her and ask her out on a date, she says, "Yes, I would be happy to go on a date with you this Saturday."
Are you getting the vitamins and minerals needed to rev your sex drive? These 10 vitamins and minerals are sure to help you get your libido moving in the right direction.
"What should I do if my partner won't go to counseling?" I often hear this from my clients. What are they really saying with this question? Generally, they are saying something like: "My unhappiness is coming from my partner's behavior," or "The problems in our relationship are my partners' fault," or "My partner needs to change for me to be okay."
The Wall Street Journal recently published an article about flirting which discussed the ups and downs of this feminine art. The piece says experts consider flirting to have sexual or romantic implications with that goal in mind. I whole heartedly disagree!
Instead of lavishing money and attention on your spouse a few times a year,lavish curiosity on them throughout your time together. Adopt an approach of open, engaged interest. When you're curious, you learn new things about your mate—his desires, fears and struggles. You'll hear secrets, wishes, regrets. You'll learn practical things, like what she really would like to do on her birthday.