THIS Is The Best Lesson You Can Learn By Following Your Intuition

Love, Self

Some situations in life you cannot control, but during those moments that you can (self-inflicted situations we'll call them), how do you handle yourself? Do you listen to your inner compass?

Our bodies can pick up emotional energy from other people and the whole field of emotional intelligence has shown us that there's a reason we have a feeling known as intuition—knowing what kind of situations and people are good or bad for us. So, as you move through life listen to that instinct.

Some people ask me why it's so important to not drink alcohol on the first few dates with someone new. There's nothing wrong with alcohol, but when you choose to do that with someone who is brand new, alcohol numbs your ability to determine if someone will be a positive or negative influence on your life. Drinking inhibits your natural intuition, therefore your bullsh*t meter is severely hampered.

My Blog Talk Radio show, Love Strategies: "Needy vs. Intentional," explores why developing your inner compass is invaluable and how to avoid looking needy when you are intentional in dating. And when the dating pond is dry how do you find others who are marriage-minded?

Desperation is easily picked up, so what are the unconscious messages you're sending that others pick up? What is being needy versus being intentional? Click here to listen to the show.

About the author: Nina Atwood, M.Ed., LPC, is a nationally known psychotherapist, author of five self-help books, and frequent expert media guest. Read Nina's transformational books; for women: Temptations of the Single Girl: The Ten Dating Traps You Must Avoid, and for men: Date Like a CEO: Leadership in Life and Love for Men. To successfully date online, get Nina's $0.99 cent eBook Internet Dating for the Savvy Single. Get loads of free advice at

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