Today, me time is the three minutes I get on the loo to check Facebook before one of my sons bursts through the door to see what I am up to. It's my drive to work.
You can't ever take back what you told her yesterday in that sandbox. It's a done deal. I know, because I've lived it.
We laugh too loud, hug you in public, forget to sign permission slips, irritate our spouse and children and throw an imperfect birthday party. We lose our patience. We sing off-key, dance with no rhythm and from time to time, we find success in all of life's elaborate obstacles.
Thirty, engaged, house, dog, plans for a baby -- isn't that the dream? Wasn't I living the life most young women are searching for? Maybe not.
Be yourself. Accept yourself. Put your best foot forward -- but make sure it's your foot, not the foot of a totally different person who has temporarily taken over your body!
When I finally left the company of these strong women, I was extremely happy but emotionally drained. I didn't understand why; yes, I had shed a lot of tears made a lot of connections but would that really be a cause me to be emotional?
There's nothing better than being appreciated and respected for your professional success by your partner. Use these steps to bring your best to both aspects of your life so you can give yourself and your partner more freedom to love and be loved.
This was an unforgettable experience that reminded me of what philanthropy is all about - love of humanity, to care, to belong, to register one's presence regardless of one's life circumstance.
I did all 10 of the things on this list, in all of my relationships. Some of them lasted for years. I was often accused by women of being a selfish, lying a**hole or a straight-up freak, and I was both of those things. But they never knew the truth: I was a sex addict.
A month ago I was making my way back home to Arizona after a cross-country trip to Connecticut to attend my grandmother's funeral. It was not a happy ...
I've known smart women who've gone to extremes to hide the fact that they have to work for their figure. I've been one of them. I once got out of sharing bread pudding on a date by saying that the sight of it made me sad because it was served at my grandpa's shiva.
In our abuser education groups, we like to describe empathy as a muscle that grows stronger with use. Those who do well in our program commit themselves to working their empathy muscles. Some also learn that sometimes their partners and children do not want them to "solve their problems" but to listen to them.
My chat with Vicki was transformational for me. I was inspired to find new ways to contribute to the dreams of others and evolve my own vision. I know you too will be stirred and can't wait to hear your dreams and ideas to encourage more women to pursue their dreams.
OK, don't get me wrong. 29 was a great year. I loved it. But I have a good feeling there are going to be other years I love, too.
Most people aren't even aware of their negative thoughts. It's almost like they have just become a habit, so it seems normal to them. Here are 12 common toxic thoughts that you need to drop in order to have a better life: