Living resiliently represents a whole new way of being and doing. In this way, resilience isn't just for the hard times...it's for all times. Empowering us to live, love, and work adventurously in the face of change, it builds a well from which we can draw for the rest of our lives.
According to research by Jennifer Baker of the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, Missouri, while 50 percent of first marriages end in divorce, 67 percent of second marriages and 74 percent of third marriages end in divorce. Is this surprising?
“A good way to change someone’s attitude is to change your own, because the same sun that melts butter hardens clay.” – Unknown The New Year is a time of transformation in your relationship. You know what didn’t work, and you know what sometimes worked, so it’s time to prepare to get your relationship back on track. We spend a lot of money and time buying our gym memberships and cookbooks to get our body in shape, but we forget our relationship needs a plan too. Your relationship can be neglected in all types of ways. Letting your body go, using food, cigarettes, alcohol or drugs to manage chronic stress all affect how we relate to ourselves as well as our partner. We get bombarded with losing weight ads, new healthy foods to try, as well as new exercise workouts. The best workout for your relationship and the quickest way to feel connected and encouraged in your relationship is to have sex with your partner.
It is possible to bring yourself to a powerful orgasm while sitting absolutely still with no movement, physical stimulation, or friction whatsoever. Many women have testified to having the ability to produce a full-on “mindgasm” during meditation, or rather a self-hypnosis type of technique. It is a matter of having focused intention, good muscle control and rhythmic deep breathing.
Don't ever say you can't, because you can. You can always make it happen at the eleventh hour, just before the buzzer or when your back is against the wall. For most people, pressure is what pushes us through resistance, mental blocks and mediocrity. Although this is normal human behavior, it also means that you CAN do better. You CAN gain control over your time management, stress levels, perceived obstacles and excuses.
I’m a big believer in universal energy. I believe that everything in the universe is on loan to us to leverage as we need. I believe that we are born to love and born to be loved. I believe that it is EVERYONE’S divine right to experience rich, gorgeous, healthy, sustainable love. But what I don’t believe is that all you need to do is sit around and wait for it to come. I don’t believe that if you simply wish upon a star or throw a penny in a fountain, that a prince on white horse will come your way.
The end of a marriage. It only makes sense that it also can feel like the end of romance, intimacy and the kind of connection and companionship you've wanted-- even if your relationship was painful and disappointing. When divorce happens, it can seem to be the end of your chance for love. We know, this can be a big, huge and painful change. In many ways, divorce is the end...but not the kind of end you might think.
Internet Pornography makes it so easily accessible. In the old days, not that long ago, a person had to go to the "private" section of a magaznie or video store and discreetly check out the "sexy photos" or the "sexy videos." It required making a special trip to the magazine or video store and another trip back to return any loaned videos. Some men had large collections of pornographic magazines and many also chose to purchase their videos. When a partner inadvertently discovered his "porno collection" it would often create
This guest article from Psych Central was written by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. In The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, written with Nan Silver, renowned clinical psychologist and marriage researcher John Gottman, Ph.D, reveals what successful relationships look like and features valuable activities to help couples strengthen their relationships.
You’re reviewing the year and hesitant to set new "love goals" for 2012 – fearful if you do you’re setting yourself up for disappointment as you enter the New Year. Much easier to give up and call it a day, right? Read this first...