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
Gratitude and appreciation is something that we know is good to give to others – but somehow we forget to give it to ourselves. The closest we get is usually giving thanks for our blessings and the people in our lives, and that is an essential part of creating and living a happy, love filled life.
It’s the holiday season, but maybe gratitude is the last thing you’re feeling. Maybe you or your family is going through a really rough time right now, like the aftermath of Newton, Hurricane Sandy or other tragedy. Maybe you’re alone, or even more ironic, feeling lonely in the middle of family and friends.
We are all in touch with some of the downsides of Christmas holidays—spending money, others’ expectations, travel hassles, relatives we may prefer not to hang out with, and the ending of the year with its accomplishments and intentions, met or unmet. I’m convinced that if you follow these 7 practices, you’ll look back with delight on this December.
(If video doesn't load, click here.) Kindness is the lubrication for life, love and relationships. When you spread kindness, it comes back in many ways, and it’s the foundation of happiness. "Dr. Romance" shows how kindness works and why it’s important to learn to live kindly, even in today’s cynical age. Dr. Romance on spreading kindness
My Dad died. There…I said it out loud. Even though I was by his side and saw him take his very last breath, it’s been hard to believe he’s gone forever. F-o-r-e-v-e-r. I wanted to write this article for Thanksgiving so I could publicly thank him and show my gratitude. How trite, I thought. It doesn’t do him justice. So I write now. On a dreary Friday in November. Just another day like every single day since October 2 when I think of him and wish he were here.
The holiday season is officially here and if like many people, you celebrated its arrival with a huge Thanksgiving feast, then you may also be focused on how you’ll make it through to the New Year without going overboard with eating, especially since so much holiday food can be on the unhealthy side. However, this is also a time of great opportunity to feed yourself in a way that relieves stress, doesn’t pack on the pounds, and in fact, is actually heart healthy. Here are some strategies to get you through the holidays that will increase your level of happin