Enjoy your time with friends and loved ones!!!
What do you think? I just read an article (link at the bottom) about a woman whose partner does not show her the romantic gestures she desired. I say, “desired” and not “desires” because she presumably has given up on her romantic ideals. Do you think that one partner should give up their dream of romance because it doesn’t come naturally to the other partner? This article says yes, and to be grateful for what you DO have in your relationship.
Personally, I believe anyone can LEARN, grow and improve, *if* they are willing to put in some effort. Just like improving your eating habits, increasing exercising, or making other healthy lifestyle changes require self-discipline, thought, and effort. Every medical expert will encourage you to make healthy changes that aren’t always easy or feel *natural*. The same is true for our mental health and our social skills. I encourage you to take the health of your relationship seriously and don’t allow bad habits to create festering “dis-ease” between you and your partner.
We can appreciate the current positives in our relationship AND continue to grow and mature into better partners. As a relationship expert, I can tell you that making small changes over time will strengthen and improve your relationship. Those changes will be cumulative and determine your relationship happiness for a lifetime. 💞💪🏽🌈 #RelateGreat
It happened again! A friend posted another one of those pesky lists with “advice” for women over 40!! But instead of discouraging me with all of its “You’re too old to” nonsense . . . it motivated me! Yup. It inspired me, a woman over 40 who actually knows what a woman over 40 should and shouldn’t do, to – instead of following their advice – to write my own *ahem* darn list. So, here it is and I hope you enjoy it!
During this month of February and beyond I want to encourage you to remember what is important to you and who and what you love. There will always be numerous distractions in life but we get to choose what to focus on. Make the most of each day by choosing to focus on doing what you love the most. It will add up to a life well-lived.
You are special and one-of-a-kind! I’m so glad you are here! Happy Valentine’s Day! 💗❤️🌹
What an amazing, awe-inspiring event!!!
I am fresh off the heels of the Women’s March, a day of solidarity for women across the globe. The event began as a march in Washington D.C. to inform our new president of women’s concerns, but it spread in sister marches across the globe. There were marches in Europe, Asia, the Middle East . . . even Antartica! Yes, there were marchers on all seven continents of the globe. In some cities the gatherings were in the tens of thousands, and it morphed into a rally because there were too many people to march. If all goes well, the marches will continue and it will turn into a movement that changes the world.
Here is a picture with me in the midst of a crowd. My sign says, “Women’s Rights = Human Rights”.
There were so many beautiful women and supportive men at the march it was surprising and wonderful. The signs and sentiments were funny and smart, and expressed everything that women hope for around the world. There was widespread rejection of sexism, racism, homophobia, xenophobia, and all forms of hate and discrimination. There was a call for love, inclusion, equality and peace. Millions of people demonstrated peacefully, on one day, in solidarity for what is fair and right, for women, for everyone, and for the world.
I know there were many women like me who felt afraid, offended, and alone after the election of Donald Trump. This march was healing for so many of us – to feel the solidarity and connection with millions of other caring people. Marching has never felt so right before! It was also incredibly empowering. On more than one occasion I started a chant — even I was surprised by the strength of my voice and how quickly and readily others joined in. I will never doubt the power of one voice to make a difference again!
I’m excited to announce that I’ve thoroughly updated my Blueprint for Couples – Successful Negotiations ebook, and it now listed on the Products and Services page of this blog. If you’re tired of having unproductive and painful arguments with your partner, you’re really going to love it! It gives you a complete step-by-step plan of how to prepare for, hold, and end your discussions. It keeps you on-track and moving forward so you can make real progress.
You can learn more about it by clicking the link below.
This is a FEATURE ARTICLE of my exclusive newsletter, Unforgettable Embrace.
Have you tried the practice known as mindfulness? It is when you play close attention to each and every thing. This includes everything you notice outside of you with all of your senses, and everything inside such as how you feel emotionally and physically. It also means noticing your thoughts and realizing you are the consciousness that witnesses and creates your thoughts.
It is incredibly important to grasp this concept – that you can decide what to think. It makes all the difference in your experience of the world and yourself. You can change what to think about what happens to you, and what is happening around you.
Even more important – you can decide not to think at all when you feel like it! Now, you may be wondering why you would choose not to think. It might sound kind of crazy or weird. You might even worry about your safety if you stopped thinking!
When you first begin to practice mindfulness, you will get pulled away or distracted by the thoughts that arise. Gently, let go of the thought and return to simple awareness . . .