Sow Seeds-Pull Weeds “Be open minded, but not so open minded that your brains fall out.” -Groucho Marx Part 1
I think courage is an under-utilized word these days. In the minds of most, it seems to be reserved for “big” things, like fighting in a war or rushing into a burning building to save a child. Don’t get me wrong, these are definitely courageous acts worthy of the word. But for most of us, we won’t get the opportunity to show that kind of courage. We will, however, do other things that require our courage – everyday though they may seem.
I am a big believer in the phenomenon that how you begin your year is how you will live your year. And as I recently learned from my acupuncturist Dr. Feng, there is an ancient Chinese proverb that says the exact same thing. That is powerful medicine. Think about it, how you decide to step into these first few weeks of January says a lot about the energy you will walk with the remaining 11 months.
Would you want your partner to know what you communicate to others via text, email, phone calls, etc? What about your internet habits? Are your actions in line with your values and commitment? What about your partner; would he/she be comfortable sharing his cyber habits with you? Is MySpace YourSpace?
Most of us have either had or fantasized about outdoor sex, but for Danielle Vincely, it's the only type of sex she knows. Earlier this week, the 24 year-old reported a phobia of having sex indoors, saying that the experience chokes her up and gives her near-panic attacks. After trying anti-depressants, Danielle decided that she would rather have sex where she likes it—on park benches and hoods of cars—than become depedent on drugs.
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Many people find it scarier meeting a potential partner the second-time around. Failed relationships from the past can leave big holes in a person’s self-esteem. There’s an underlying fear about making another relationship mistake. For many second-timers, the scariest part is figuring out where to meet someone, particularly when the modern world is now connecting impersonally through Blackberries and Facebook.
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My partner and I had our second therapy session this week with a highly trained, intuitive and talented therapist. In the course of the session, however, she said something that has us looking for another therapist. And, it got me thinking about reasons why people should and should not stay married.
I've been married all of 11 days now and, one cliché I will be able to avoid, though, is the terrible mother-in-law/daughter-in-law relationship so many women have. My own mother-in-law passed away long before I got a chance to meet her, and while I'd love to think we would have had a wonderful relationship—if her sons are any indication, she was a terrific woman and I hope she would have approved of me—the odds, apparently, aren't in our favor.