How to Turn Fear of Dating into Fun Dates

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Competitive: The Other "C" Word

Competitive: 1 : of or relating to a situation in which people or groups are trying to win a contest or be more successful than others 2 : having a strong desire to win or be the best at something Lately, I have been thinking a bit about how I feel about competition. I truly feel that the need to compete with others in our daily lives can get in the way of happiness and peace of mind....more

Ten Tips to Kick-Start Positive Change

 All right, ladies. I trust we all got through Valentine’s Day, right? But let's make this your last February fourteenth when you don’t have a fab date! To do that, you’re going to have to make some changes. Put simply, stagnation is never good. When you refuse to change or embrace new challenges, you’re not going to get any of the good stuff that comes with opening yourself up to new experiences. ...more

nice simple tips, i'll keep it in mindmore

Somewhere in the Middle?

Should I have expectations or keep hold of hope? Expectations are bound to disappoint while hope can strengthen a weary heart. But then as Proverbs points out, “hope deferred makes the heart sick”. Shall I continue to seek out safe places in this world or should I seek to be one?...more

Words of Affirmation Help During Infertility

Infertility can be such a drag on your relationship with your significant other....more

No and Beyond

My girls turn two and a half next week.  For the past six months it seems like I have heard nothing but "no.""Let's use the potty!""No!""Time to read stories in our room!""Un-uh.""Can we take a bath?""No. No wet head....more

Speech: what is it really for??

At 4 years of age, Chaz glances up and points to a bulletin board in my office that is loaded with children's arts and crafts, and initiates discourse with the utterance:             Chaz: pictures Sandy:       Yes, lots of pictures!...more

Farewell, Dear Mama

 We are gathered here today, good friends, to lay to rest the beloved, the cherished, "mama."  She truly brought joy to all who encountered her, and gladdened the hearts of the family constantly around her.I remember the time before "mama."  It was marked with anxious trepidation, as I waited for her to arrive.  Each day, I'd ask the babies, "Mama? Mama?...more

8 Ways to Prevent Turning to Mush around Single Men

I've heard the same thing from so many women this week that I had to ask you if this sounds familiar: "I'm generally a very friendly, confident gal...unless I'm in the company of a single man—especially one I'm attracted to. In that case I turn into mush."Why is it that when we meet or date attractive guys—even at 40, 50 or 60—we can become an Alien Woman from Planet WTF? ...more
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