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.
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.
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!
Having just celebrated the 4th of July this week I am thinking about Freedom and what it really means to me. There are many kinds of freedom that are brought about by our circumstances. The country we live in, for instance! One of the elements of freedom that I am most grateful for today is the freedom to speak about whatever is true for me. I find this freedom flows into many areas of my life. Knowing I am free to speak gives me both permission and a very healthy responsibility to speak lovingly and intentionally - and often.
With all of the election hoopla in the news and talk about "Obama's America" and "Romney's America" and the types of worlds these men would like to live in if THEY were in charge, I started to think of what my fantasy world would be. Knowing I couldn't create a whole world, I asked myself what one change I could make in this world to make it a better world to live in. No surprise, I'd make sex safer.
My boyfriend loved the sexy lingerie, the lights on and the new positions but I wasn't always so comfortable about doing these things. I didn't have the body I wished I had and sometimes it was challenging for me to hold certain positions for him. Women Want It All And More – Why We Aren't Getting It
This guest article from Psych Central was written by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Self-care is key for our spiritual, emotional and physical health. You probably partake in a variety of nourishing habits every day — from the bare essentials of taking a shower and brushing your teeth to getting enough sleep, exercising and meditating. The same is true for relationships: They require daily care to stay healthy.
Very often when we speak with spouses, partners, friends and others, we shower them with compliments, praise and approval. It makes them feel proud, valued and respected and makes us feel good as well. We recognize the benefit of positive speech, we see the happiness it brings to them and we feel good about bringing this joy to others. So if we know all this, why is it so hard to speak this way to ourselves?
Please remember to read Part One - What Women Wish Men Knew in the Bedroom, which is already published here: http://www.yourtango.com/experts/richard-drobnick-mars-venus-counseling-... In the bedroom, it is obvious that men and women are different physically, but we may not realize how different we are emotionally. It is only through understanding and accepting our less obvious differences that we can achieve sexual intimacy and great sex.