Personal development coach Karen Steele looks into the phenomena of feeling grateful during the holiday season. A native to Australia, Steele discusses why feeling "guilty grateful" isn't as effective and why it's okay to be thankful but still wish for more.
Thanksgiving is a special day of the year when we sit down to dinner with our families and show our thanks for the love that enriches our lives. But we think you should give thanks to loved ones — including that special someone — in your life every day.
Cooking your first Thanksgiving meal together can be intimidating to say the least. That's why we've done the work for you by preparing the ultimate menu, including tasty hors d'Oeuvres, a decadent dessert and, of course, the hallmark of the holiday: the turkey.
Relationship expert Dr. Karen Sherman knows how stressful Thanksgiving may be... but that doesn't mean you should focus on the stress. Instead, she offers 5 fool-proof ways you can feel and act grateful during the holiday.
"If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with," says a four-decades-old song by Crosby, Stills & Nash, but the message remains modern: be grateful. Here are 14 pearls of wisdom from philosophers and authors who understood that appreciation, optimism and love all go hand in hand.
Work, gym, grocery store, cook dinner, family time, clean the house, go to bed... no wonder initial feelings of love and attraction decrease in committed relationships! Keeping the fire lit in your love life can be difficult, but these six steps can help!
It's kind of like missing out on the joy of a great hot date because it is too hot. You know what you really want and you ask for it then you forget to notice all the ways you are getting it because there are so many other things that are distracting you and getting your attention. In relationships this is a make or break kind of thing that is simple step to take and so easy to adjust. The change comes from you and where you place your focus. In my book GPS, Goals And Proven Strategies For Success I call this the fifth step, the natural attitude of grati
We know that exercising specific muscles causes them to grow stronger and that practicing physical skills like tennis or golf can help us improve those skills and make some of the movements familiar enough to be automatic. We also know that regular practice of cognitive skills such as reading, writing, arithmetic or languages make us more proficient at those skills and "smarter" in terms of those valued abilities. When it comes to emotions, however, we don't usually think of practice leading to proficiency despite the fact that such practices have been aro
Obsessing over an ex keeps you stuck in a cycle of negativity. Learn how to love yourself, forgive the past and move forward.
Dr. Romance writes: The founding fathers of our country saw the “pursuit of happiness” as an inalienable right – so important they embedded it in the DNA of the United States of America, by writing it into the Preamble to the Constitution. It was a profoundly new idea at the time. With it, they set wheels in motion that have been turning ever since. As a nation, we enshrined our gratitude for the blessings of our lives by creating a national day of Thanksgiving, which President Franklin D.
Sex sex sex sex sex. It seems one can hardly go a day without being bombarded by notions of how much and what kind of sex we should have. Dr. Oz tells us that in a healthy relationship partners have sex three times a week, and it seems like Cosmo will never run out of new sex positions to offer us (I mean, seriously--how many can there be?). Then throw in 50 Shades of Grey, The Bachelor Born-Again Virgin, and it eventually becomes a FACT: sex is the only and most important barometer of a relationship.
Being in any relationship requires having a sense of gratitude. If you're married, appreciating your spouse will deepen your commitment; and if you're single, dating only becomes more enjoyable by appreciating the one you're with. So practice starting your day by giving thanks for the ones you love ... and find that you'll be loved in return.
Jealousy can get the best of anyone. It can creep up when least expected. Triggered by seeing photos of a boyfriend’s former lover with amazing hair and a perfect figure, a neighbor pulling up in the driveway with a shiny new car or a best friend who arrives for a dinner date carrying a ‘too die for’ handbag.
It is easy to lose focus of what’s important when the stores are filled with Valentine’s Day cards, gifts, and chocolates. We worry about being single, breaking up, and how to celebrate in a new relationship. Instead of focusing on your relationship status or the perfect Valentine’s date, remember the following tips. They’ll keep you focused on the important things in life, on Valentine’s Day and every day.
3 Ways To Teach Your Man to Be More Nurturing [EXPERT] by Felicia Taghizadeh Flu season is upon us, and by all accounts its a doozy. Thousands of people are being hit with the flu bug and every woman’s fear is that she will be next. What mom doesn’t worry how she’s going to manage the house, the kids, and work if she’s stuck in bed with a fever and chills? Not to mention that other worry--who wil