Our children are going to make mistakes; whether or not we're part of the solution depends on the relationships we build today.
While keeping abreast of classmates and friends in faraway places in carefully crafted, real-time technicolor is valuable, it can feel empty too. Virtual connection doesn't necessarily translate into a supportive community that generates happiness.
I have two sets of friends: There are the brick and mortar ones who I meet for dinner, spend holidays with, and text -- and then there are my virtual friends, who are the people I have gotten to know online and who I frequently feel that I know just as well.
We need to be influenced to feel happiness and love, influenced to deeply care for someone other than ourselves, influenced to better ourselves while we better those around us.
Being fearless isn't living without fear, but recognizing the fears you have and still leaping anyway. With each leap you take, you are heading closer to the path you were meant to be on.
What happens when your significant other gains a few pounds -- or 30? Love Handles, a new Web series, uses warm comedy to tackle this sensitive issue....
Sexuality need not be the focus of the stories written about either Chirlane McCray or Lorraine Hansberry; their accomplishments took place outside of their bedrooms. But sexuality is part of who they are -- who we all are -- it's an important part of the story, and it matters how that story is told.
It's very hard to feel positive about dating if you're burned out. You don't have to deny that you're having a hard time. In fact, it's helpful to validate your own emotional experience, rather than beat yourself up for feeling down.
Being mindfully in touch with your sexuality is nothing more than giving yourself permission to have fun in the moment: to lighten up and stop taking everything so seriously -- to be in the present and connect, and to be honestly who you are.
I no longer have that hole in the center of me that aches for the comfort of feeling loved. That hole of need -- that no partner or lover could ever really fill -- is where these pieces that I set aside belonged. It was so very simple and elegant in the rightness of it all.
It's June and we all know what that means. Summer weddings are among us. In fact, thoughts and dreams of sunshiny days, fairy tale weddings and high-heeled shoes that we can dance in race through our minds.
An other-oriented person, with practice, can shift to being empathetic and self-aware in all domains of life. Their natural empathy is welcome in relationships, and when balanced with self-aware communication, can lead to a much better quality of life.
Ever fixate on someone else's success to the point that you think they shine the "brightest," just like the North Star? (But guess what? The North Star isn't the brightest star in the sky, not even close!) Their "star" doesn't shine any brighter than yours!
The most dates I've ever had in a week was five -- all with different guys. It's rare, but I've even had multiple dates on the same day. Coffee? Lunch? Dinner? Drinks? There are too many options. Once, I brought two guys out on a group date. It really was an accident.
The power of the hashtag should not be overrated, but have we gone too far? Will the day come when no document is sacred and the torch is passed?
Here's the strange, fluid thing about deal breakers: They are like Schrödinger's cat. They both are and are not absolute.