Gratitude is a simple practice with a powerful effect. Make gratitude your basic thought throughout the day. When you think with gratitude, you speak, move and vibrate with gratitude. The recipient of your gratitude becomes more loving, affection and happy. Try it out with your partner. As both a counselor and a human, I have seen this work wonders time and time again!
You’ve got it all. Right now. The life you dream of is yours for the taking. The problem is, you may not know it. You’ve been conditioned by your parents, media messages and your friends and loved ones that somehow you are missing an essential element to live your best life. I disagree!!!
Last week, I had a three-hour intensive session with a client, during which we talked through how my client, Kerry, owns her own business and feels like she is constantly working hard at her job and in her personal relationships. She is tired of being single and wants to feel supported in her life by a man she loves. And while I completely understand what she was saying, a red flag went up for me when she said she consistently feels like she has to do it all on her own.
Dear Anastasia: Let me get this straight — after only FIVE days of being away from Christian, you've rekindled your romance already? Geez, that didn't take long! I'm thrilled you're back with your man, but it's obvious you're still tormented by your own issues with your sex life, his past and your future together. Let me let you in on some advice.
The Olympics start tomorrow, and I can’t wait! I am jumping out of my skin with excitement for the opening ceremony. I was watching Oprah’s Next Chapter last Sunday, where she salutes Super Star Olympians. One of my favorite interviews was with Carl Lewis who is a former track athlete and has won 10 Olympic medals. Holy shit! Yes 10, nine of which were gold. He said something so profound that I HAD to share it with all of you. I was inspired.
As an ex-Catholic, I’ve had to practice giving up guilt around the conscious pursuit of pleasure in my life. I tend to agree with Napoleon Hill in Think & Grow Rich: "Ask life for great gifts and you encourage life to deliver them to you." I made up the following list for both a speech I gave and a column I wrote. I’m not elaborating much on any of my 11 guidelines here, because I hope you will put your own imagination to active use in seeing how they apply personally.
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.
Ever sense that your special date is too focused on fun to settle down in a relationship? Does your date say and do everything right–except commit to a relationship? It doesn't matter if you're seeking your great love match through online dating, matchmaking services or in chance meetings. When you date to find love, you need to recognize dates who just might be too good to be true to you. How do you decide if a dating relationship works for you? I'll walk you through the process.
When my husband of two years said to me “I don’t know if I can do this anymore,” I reacted like most- I groveled. I said I would change. Things would be different. I wouldn’t nag him so much, require so much, ask as much. I would keep it together all the time. I would do the things he wanted.
It can be so easy to become complacent in your relationship. I often hear couples complain about not feeling appreciated or valued by their partner. Things become routine and chore-like and eventually something that used to feel so fun and intoxicating has now become stale and routine-like. Resentment and regret begins to take over and you find yourself arguing the stupidest little things. The love is still there but things have started to break down and eyes have begun to wander.
In my world view, trumpets have elevated their stature. My 10 year old daughter Isabelle just started in her school band this year and has decided that the trumpet is her instrument of choice. And honestly? I wasn’t that excited about it when she first told me. I had visions of angry neighbors and my own weary ears after her trumpet sessions. But you know what?
Ever wonder what Hollywood romances look like off screen? Many of us just eat up the provocative, juicy love scenes most stars emote on screen. We think they, or the characters they portray, have true romance all figured out. If that were the case, the divorce rate among the stars would be considerably lower.
I recently talked to a client of mine who has been online dating. She had been connecting with several very interesting men who she thought were very promising and was excited to learn more about them and to start the “Relationship Exploration” process (aka dating). The emails were going back and forth wonderfully, excitement was building… and then suddenly, they disappeared on her. All three of them. Just stopped emailing. MIA.
In last night’s Miss Advised episode titled "What's Your Type?" the three of you were finally starting to learn more about yourselves when it comes to the relationships you acquire and maintain. However, as viewers who were rooting for you, we think that it would be an understatement to say that you've all been deeply "misadvised" when it comes to your own love lives! As a love and relationship site dedicated to living your best love life, we have taken it upon ourselves to share some of our wisdom based on what the show has depicted so far.
Want to enchant your man? Look at no further than famous fiction. The original enchantresses in the legends of King Arthur forced knights to honor them with what was termed “courtly love”. Under the spell-powers of these magical goddesses, brave and fierce warriors learned to be gentlemanly and dutiful, and in return received devotion and sexual attention beyond their wildest dreams. Soon, even the most powerful of mortal men (wizards, even) were defenseless to the seductive powers of enchantresses.