Folks, I know self-awareness is hard. It's one of the most difficult tasks I ever did in my life. Becoming self-aware is becoming vulnerable, and for some reason there's this stigma that being vulnerable is being weak.
Break-ups can be the pits, and they can also be incredible opportunities for personal and relational growth. I applaud anyone and everyone who has made the choice this year to part with someone to make space for something new. I honor you.
I don't know if I will get roses this year or a nicely wrapped red-colored box with ribbons or maybe a card. What I do know though is that when the nausea takes over, ever again, he will be standing next to me holding a glass of water and a bowl.
Be original, be you. Be the person you want to be and this love for yourself with empower you to be proactive, positive and even humble! The change you want to see in the world begins in you. Happy Valentine's Day!
Need more love in your life? While many of us focus on romantic relationships what about one of the most important relationships in life? Your FRIENDships -- loving, happy and healthy ones.
Forgiveness is a fundamental concept in most religions, but it does not get much attention in modern discussions of manners, morals, ethics or parent...
Dating mishaps make for great blog fodder or chick lit, but something more interesting than punch lines or cliches has emerged for me in the course of dating.
I hope someday my children will share with their children our particular love story. Mark and I met as teenagers, as counselors at a summer sleep-away camp, and we were immediately smitten. The rest, as they say, is history. This year we'll celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary.
In order for you to show that you care on Valentine's Day, you really need to appreciate the significance of the day. You need to realize how important it is to most women, even those who feign nonchalance.
The energy you put forth to make my relationships better is not a sacrifice. When you give to a good, mutual relationship, you get back much more than you give. When you don't give, you are drained by the tension and disappointment.
I advocate celebrating one's singledom on the heart holiday that finds you not alone - but, rather single. Being single, after all, is not a disease. It's a state of relationship.
I'm not sure if anyone or anything can ever really prepare you for all of the trials that come with loving someone who cooks for a living.
Ultimately, we're not passive recipients of love or happiness. In so many ways we're taught to sit back and wait for love, wait for happiness, wait for satisfaction to find us when that's not how it works at all.
I am awake, alive and breathing fine. So nothing is wrong, right? That's the thing about anxiety disorders. We look fine. Of course, we look fine. That however, does not make it any less debilitating.
And when you fall in love, and you will, he will kiss the crinkles around your eyes and mouth, the fine lines on your neck certain to deepen one day like rings in an old tree. He will hold your still mostly firm breasts and delight in watching your buttocks walk away.
My husband will spend hours late at night polishing and cleaning the interior of my car and then thinks I'm ungrateful when I don't get excited abou...