The next time you're in a coffee shop, don't overlook that 70-year-old sitting in the corner reading Dickens, Hemmingway, or maybe even a copy of The Transhumanist Wager. That senior citizen with their years of wisdom and experience might soon be fair game for a love interest.
In relationships, I prefer to be younger and cuter than my mate. Even just a year or two his junior somehow feels more comfortable, as illogical and sexist as that is. But it is. Because youth and its wingman -- beauty -- have power of their own, no matter how fleeting.
How many times has he told you he loved you, but then the outcome doesn't reflect the true love he continues to profess? There are two scenarios in which this happens. Before I dive deep to explain, the lesson is pretty simple: He's not good enough for YOU.
In our culture, men historically have been trained and expected to be aggressive, competitive and hierarchical. Male self-worth has been based on embodying those qualities and on being a successful breadwinner
A student and I sat reflecting on the dance we had just performed for the school talent show when he asked me, "Nicole, how old are you?"
There's a great myth that's been hoisted upon all women that "dating" is fun. I'm convinced it's a conspiracy crafted to guarantee an ongoing form of economic revenue; women are forced to buy new clothes and makeup while men are lured into exorbitant restaurants to prove their merit.
Resiliency isn't about avoiding conflict. Conflict is inevitable and is something that we can learn to manage better with practice. Resiliency is about bouncing back to connection after conflict.
We sat on the edge of Berehaven harbor, a fishing port on the southwestern coast of Ireland. Looking out into the misty water as a light drizzle began to fall onto empty boats, I wanted Charlie to kiss me even though I had a boyfriend back home.
Much of life is constantly allowing feedback to emerge so we can either confirm that we are on the right track or shift tracks to align a perfect balance of existence.
Do you find yourself stuck in your life, resisting doing what you really need to do? There is a good reason for this. Did you learn when you were gro...
No one has it all, but some people do make the best of what they have and take very good care of it. Those people tend to savor their lives a bit more.
When your partner consistently avoids sex and intimacy, or on the rare occasion when they are willing, are obviously doing so reluctantly -- the accumulations of repeated rejections are likely to have a big impact on your self-esteem.
Narcissists can be a pain to deal with because they don't always make good partners or friends. So let's talk about what to do if you have a narcissist in your life.
Love is where you search for it. It has to be nurtured, cared for, as you would with a plant or a pet and extra care never hurts, no matter how many crazy things your heart might say.