1. Without risk, there cannot be life. During youth and the years of building educational, professional and personal lives it is necessary to reach out and try new things, sometimes facing deep obstacles. Perhaps we yearn to follow a path that our parents object to, either personally or in other ways. Perhaps we need to move on when rejected by one we loved. This is the time of life when we learn how necessary it is to face our choices and our defeats with as much courage as we can.
It's truly an epidemic. No, not Facebook. Facebook is a phenomenon designed to connect us in ways we never conceived of. It is truly the greatest medium for sparking new relationships and revitalizing old ones — from spying on old classmates to sending electronic margaritas, who would have imagined?! But what happens when we get too much of a good thing? We develop a deadly disease known as "Facebook Syndrome." Have you caught the illness? Check out the list below to see if you suffer from the following symptoms!
Living in a foreign country and enjoying a cross-cultural relationship can be one of the most rewarding — and challenging — experiences one could ever imagine. I never thought I'd be in one when I first went to France in my early twenties. However, the universe had other plans when in my first week of classes I laid eyes on the man who would be my husband for 27 years.
“All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary,” says astronaut, Sally Ride. I often say that the greatest adventure in life is to love and be loved truly, deeply, passionately so we burn in the Fire Of Love. Why is this such a scary adventure? Because we must risk opening our heart to love. What are we so afraid of? Here are some possibilities:
While a lot of articles on finding love focus on what to do, there is a lot to be learned from what NOT to do. After 7 years of working with women to attract their soulmate, here are our insights on how spiritual, single, successful women undermine themselves and jeopardize their love life.
We Goddesses love shoes right? Well I do NOW … for a few years I was on ‘simplify my shoes’ kick and had only one pair of sensible black shoes during those dark days … but I digress. Many shoes that show off our delightful feet are open and strappy. But what happens when you take your feet out of woolly socks for the first time in months and see just what they’ve been doing in the dark?
You’re probably aware that there are a host of articles, blogs and books on hot, sexy ways to turn on your lover with words and voice tone, including my own recent YourTango articles; “The Power of Pillow Talk” and "4 Quick Tips for a Sexier Voice". However, the other side of this equation is rarely addressed: the role of the listener.
As an Intimacy Coach, I find that when I’m one-to- one with my clients they are very vocal about what’s missing and what’s not but when their partner joins – eyes drop to the floor quick! I’m not talking about people who have been together just a few short months either. This happens to couples who have been put in some serious time (over ten years!).
Anyone who has ever owned a dog knows that training something that does not speak your language is all about voice tone and behavioral rewards. If the dog gets a treat when he does the trick you want, what does your son get when he does his trick?
When a love relationship or marriage ends you might experience a broken heart. Even if the breakup was your idea and it seemed to be for the “best,” you could still be left feeling empty or grieving. At a time like this, you cope as best you can with your intense emotions and-- hopefully-- allow yourself to heal and move on with your life. But what an unpleasant surprise when you think that you're “over” the breakup only to be triggered and then realize that you're actually not!