Have you ever had a song, one that you haven’t heard in years, just start playing in your head? It happened to me the other day, and I realized I was actually singing it softly to myself. It was a song that used to be one of my favorites back in my single days, and it had been my mantra many times after a devastating break up. I’d long since forgotten it, but at the time, I would belt out the lyrics at the top of my lungs (often with tears rolling down my face) whenever I was dr
Young children are very sensitive to and strongly influenced by the environment they live in and those around them. Yet because of their immaturity, they may not be able to express themselves verbally. Children show much of what they are thinking and feeling, and how things affect them through their play and behavior. When they do express themselves verbally, it often is brief and they are quickly on to other things.
Once upon a time I witnessed one of the toughest, macho, ex-marine construction foremen I know do a beautiful thing. When our accountant got married, her wedding was in another state and thus no one from here was invited to the wedding. This man made a point to find out her favorite color and the size of their bed, and ordered some very fine monogrammed linens for her. He arrived at her office with a large cardboard box. He put it on her chair and told her gruffly that someone delivered the box to his office by mistake.
Do you keep meeting disappointing men? The ones who seem so promising at first, but then end up never calling you, or worse — promising you the world and then breaking your heart? A recent Chemistry.com poll says it may be because you're living in the wrong city.
In the world of psychology, resilience, or the ability to bounce back from adversity, is an important aspect of emotional stability. Generally, it seems that when we are young, a strong sense of self, held by protections in our environment, helps us to develop a sense of resiliency later in life. That is, some children have the good fortune of strong role models who are able to project a sense of well-being for the children, despite adversity.
"Typical man." Ever heard a friend say that? Or be the one to say it? We're taught that for the most part, men just don't care as much as we do. We're taught that they are not as sensitive as we are, that they don't pay attention as much as we do or read into things like we do. Unfortunately, we're guilty of a lot of the same stuff.
As fierce, independent women, we like to think that we don't need men. And we don't. We can change our own tires... open our own jars... move our own furniture... Still, it sure is nice to have men around. Which is why YourTango put together this nifty little list of the 10 things we love about them. Guys: Consider this a love letter from us to you.
The guitar has long been an instrument of seduction. But the sensitive 90s guy, with his singer-songwriter and insincerity has really pushed it over the top. His shtick, showing a sensitive side to lower a gal's guard, gives other sensitive guys a bad name. Beware before you buy into an artist, or heaven forbid, a poet.
Jean Haner, a supposed "expert in understanding facial features" and author of The Wisdom of Your Face thinks she's can tell by the structure of someone's mug what kind of significant other and lover they'll make. Haner claims your face is a "blueprint for who you really are inside" and somehow makes the case for one's outer genetics innately traveling inward. If you're looking for "sensitive guy who is emotionally available" scan the next crowded bar for a lad with a large mouth and full lips, she says. But, ladies, don't even take the number of a guy who's lower lip is larger than the upper -- he's a shameless womanizer. "It's a sign they're more hedonistic and have a tendency to be unfaithful," she says. "Maybe one woman isn't going to be enough." Where if a man's lips aren't even visible, that means he "doesn't care at all."