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To Kiss Or Not To Kiss ... THAT Is The Question

To Kiss Or Not To Kiss ... THAT Is The Question

Just how important is the first kiss at the end of the first date? Recently I was talking to a client of mine about this very subject, and I was telling her that sometimes I don’t kiss at the end of a first date . . . I go in for the hug instead. I just think the first kiss on the first date is overrated. Technically you are total strangers. You sat across from each other at a table somewhere, or maybe you took a walk in the park, or you spent a couple hours talking . . . and then what? You need to seal it with a kiss?

Start Over With Family This Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is the time to put aside family issues.

Start Over With Family This Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving holiday is a perfect time to offer up some ideas that each can consider for bringing the family back to what you want it to be and start having more fun with each other in the light of love and connection.

Thanksgiving for One: 12 Ways to Cope with "Eat Alone" Holidays

Thanksgiving for One: 12 Ways to Cope with "Eat Alone" Holidays

So, if you’re facing being alone and dining solo on the biggest family feast day of the year, what’s the answer to that “What to eat for Thanksgiving” question?” 1.  Get away?  Contrary to some “expert” advice saying ”never eat alone,” a little solitude and self-nurturing, including solo dining, could be just what the doctor ordered.  If you can manage it, maybe gifting yourself with a pampering weekend away could be a great recharge.

Divorce: A Path Of Conscious Evolution

Divorce: A Path Of Conscious Evolution

I remember the mental numbness the first time I heard the words. A wave of uncomfortable warmth swept through my body. Who I was, the world I knew, the future I saw was shattered like a picture window hit by a large rock. The words were: “I want a divorce”. That was 2006. Since that time, I’ve pursued a path of spirituality. Not because of the divorce, rather because of one of my person values – evolution. As I look back and reflect upon my divorce, I now know that my divorce was a blessing.

Thanksgiving for One: Eating Alone for the Holidays?

Thanksgiving for One: Eating Alone for the Holidays?

To:         Letter to Me From:     Myself Re:         Thanksgiving Alone Date:      November 22 Hi there, Yea, I’m here. I know. It’s Thanksgiving,  and I’m……well, I could say I’m just checking my email here for a minute before the family gets here….or I had to jump online to check on the tweaks for that special cranberry recipe.  Or, believably, I could be sending a couple of email

How To Get Through The Holidays With A Smile

How To Get Through The Holidays With A Smile

When my friend Jennifer hears the phrase “the holidays,” she cringes in the same way a dog might when hearing the words “we're going to the vet”.   She thinks of the holidays the same way she views a mammogram. A procedure that takes way too long, never feels good, and must be completed annually.

Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Many people are aware of the many complications caused by diabetes.  In addition to being the number one cause of blindness, the leading cause of kidney failure, and increasing the incidence of heart attacks and strokes, it has recently been discovered that diabetes can double the chance of a hearing impairment.  Improving diabetic control, can lower the chances of this occurring.  If you think your partner is not listening to you, it may be related to a hearing impariment.  If your partner has diabetes, his chances of having difficulty hearing you are doubled. 

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"I think of a cougar as a confident, independent woman who happens to prefer younger men."

Top 10 Cougar Dating Myths Debunked

I have been a consistent member of the "Cougar Club" since my husband passed away. For the past 4 ½ years, I've been dating a man 15 years my junior. Given my experience, I'd like to debunk cougar myths and paint a more realistic picture of what dating a younger man is like.

3 Ways to Boost Your Holiday Dating Life

3 Ways to Boost Your Holiday Dating Life

  So you’re single and thinking about the upcoming holidays. It doesn’t have to be a time of angst or feeling alone. Use these tips to boost your dating magnetism and fill your social calendar with wonderful holiday dates. Nourish Yourself to Create that Glow and Shine that Attracts the Opposite Sex

A Holiday Survival Guide For The Newly Un-Coupled

A Holiday Survival Guide For The Newly Un-Coupled

  Breaking up, separating or divorcing is devastating at any time of the year but can feels especially horrible when it happens during the holiday season. This time of year is filled with images of happy families and joyful, loving couples exchanging meaningful gifts and sharing loving moments. The juxtaposition of these images and your reality is jarring.  There is also the expectation for you to attend all the holiday events and join in the celebrations.  All of this can leave you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted.