Some people consider Singles Awareness Day (sometimes shortened to S.A.D.) as the anti-Valentine's Day and celebrate it on Feb. 14 , but others recognize Feb.15 as the official holiday.
Like anything transformational, self-compassion and self-love only come alive through practice. Here is my simple approach to this powerful practice -- culled from the amazing Self-Compassion authors I have mentioned in this post already. Check out these four steps...
Our daughters care far more about time with us than they do the stuff we can buy them. I'm learning to trade my selfish ambition, my phone and my agenda for meaningful time with my girls.
Does anyone actually love Valentines Day? Or are the vast majority of us just keeping up appearances? Going through the motions with buying some cho...
Ask yourselves how you might change your relationship to increase well-being for both of you, not just for right now but also for the future. It may be the best Valentine's Day ever.
Sure, most women love receiving an exquisite bouquet of long stem roses, dinner at a Michelin Five Star restaurant or a bit of bling, but the most lasting of gifts for a heartthrob of either gender is your valentine. Why not make it special?
To let your guard down is the risk you need to take to really open yourself up and totally give your heart to someone.
Whether you stick to the basic package or opt for more extravagant add-ons, leave your worries behind so you can focus on what really matters: each other.
The National Retail Federation projects Valentine's Day spending will shoot to $18.9 billion this year -- about $142 a person on candy, flowers and apparel. A whopping 91 percent of those polled by the NRF are planning on doing something special for their significant other, and that won't come cheap. It could, though.
Holidays --"holy days" -- force us to relax. We take a break from our hectic, technology-toting everyday lives. This year, use Valentine's Day to slow down and reconnect, to honor your closest relationships, and to be grateful for your family. You have a whole day to feel the love.
The idea of "self love" can seem rather cosmic, narcissistic and alien to some of us. But it's essential if we want a fulfilling relationship with others. The first and most important part of it is to know that we need to accept and love ourselves before we can truly accept others and love then unconditionally.
More than 12 years down the road, it seems the words have essentially become a daily habit, much like brushing my teeth. Have the words, "I love you," become the slogan of our marriage rather than the expression of my appreciation, respect, and regard?
Keep this in mind come this weekend, when love is in the air, couples will engage in their mid-winter ritual celebration of Hallmark mandated love, and singles will be looking for some semi-romantic weekend hookups.
With Valentine's Day fast approaching, what you wear underneath your clothes should make you feel super flirtatious. Whether you like bustiers, bras, panties, or lacy little negligees, here are some ideas of gorgeous lingerie to make you feel a little racy and confident. Trust me. Get ready to feel naughty and nice.
Plans for Christmas, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving are frequently written right into child custody agreements, but now it's February and the holiday rapidly approaching us is one which rarely, if ever, gets mentioned in custody agreements: Valentine's Day
Given the challenges, how can you rescue yourself from going down a tearful path? The key is knowing you don't have to follow the Hallmark notion that romantic, fairytale love is the only kind of love worth celebrating on Valentine's Day.