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Why Finding Your Soulmate Is So Important

Why Finding Your Soulmate Is So Important

Today, I’m writing this from a place of feeling defensive. Yep, I feel a little defensive and protective about the conscious and intentional journey to your soulmate. Why? Because in this society, many people don’t even believe in soulmates. I’ve gotten a lot of flak over the years from people who tell me it’s not even possible to find your soulmate.

Why Your Teen Shouldn't Worry About Body Image [EXPERT]
Stop, and put down that tape measure!

Why Your Teen Shouldn't Worry About Body Image

many mothers are concerned that their daughters remain thin so that they can have options in life-options to go on dates, options to decide whether or not to accept a prom invitation, and maybe even the option to hang out with the better looking boys. I do know that many mothers are concerned about their daughters' health and developing good eating and exercise habits. I continue to remain perplexed about why so many women associate thinness with attractiveness. I am concerned that we have made the erroneous assumption that males will find our daughters more attractive if they are skinny. This is at odds with what the boys tell me; many of them say that they like women who are curvy.

4 Dirty Little Secrets Your Man Is Hiding From You

4 Dirty Little Secrets Your Man Is Hiding From You

Although, as I have stated in the past, men are fairly simple creatures, there is still a side of us we try to keep to ourselves. And while it may seem we are hiding something in an effort to increase our mystique, we are, in fact, simply concealing a number of dirty little secrets that we don’t particularly want you to know.

Online Dating Is Just Like Online Shopping [EXPERT]
Which man do you want to try on?

Online Dating Is Just Like Online Shopping

Watch out Match.com! CheckHimOut.com is connecting with every single woman's inner shopping Goddess. This online dating site is different than all the rest, and I've tried plenty of them out. I signed up for this site and picked out my user-name, password and email then eagerly verified my account when I received my validate now email from this interesting site.

How To Awaken Your Passion For Life

How To Awaken Your Passion For Life

Anger is such a difficult emotion for so many of us to express. Women, especially, are taught that anger is ugly and we are bitchy if we complain or vent about feeling upset. Afraid of our anger and what it might appear like, we tend to hold it in and repress it. Simmering inside of us, it either turns into depression and we take it out on ourselves through addiction or eating poorly, etc, or it erupts like a volcano and comes out sideways and squirrely, not how we intended.

Why You Should Stop Judging Pregnant CEO Marissa Mayer [EXPERT]
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Why You Should Stop Judging Pregnant CEO Marissa Mayer

It always shocks me when there is a backlash against a woman who dares to make her own way when it comes to navigating career and motherhood. Sure, there are a few crazies out there — like the New Jersey mother who took her five year-old daughter tanning — whose choices we may legitimately criticize. But even in that instance, is this the best use of our collective judgment?

"The Dark Knight Rises": Helping Us All To Heal [EXPERT]
Compassion and inner-strength will help you heal from tragedy.

"The Dark Knight Rises": Helping Us All To Heal

Out of respect to the families who were affected by the Aurora, Colorado shooting, I challenge each of us to dig deep into our souls and share our compassion with these families. Across the globe, we are all deeply affected by this senseless loss of life and its tragic aftermath. How can we make sense of something that doesn't make sense? How can we move forward knowing even a movie theater is not a safe place? The Dark Knight Rises is a great example of the mythic hero's journey. The hero's journey is one way to develop your inner strength. You can't attain inner strength by depending on others; you can see others as mentors, but the task or call is yours to figure out. "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink" is the motto for good mentors.

Stay Home!

Stay Home!

What I learned on my summer vacation... Summer is just blooming, I know, and the headline above may have some of you thinking of fall and going back to school. Those years are long gone for me and instead I find myself going back to work with a fresh perspective and a lingering glow from my vacation last week.

You Get Three Wishes!

You Get Three Wishes!

Last month when I was having all that fun celebrating my birthday I had a realization brought about by blowing out my candles numerous times. Each time I did I made three wishes. I realize this must come from various fairy tales and fables where the main character is given three wishes. Many times this doesn't work out very well for them, I seem to remember. They wish for something too small or too big or in some way not right. The big tragedy in the stories, at least the way I remember them, is that the three wishes are wasted!