4 Ways to Add Spring Fever to Your Sex Life

Spring is here, which means you're making a mad dash to clear cluttered closets and darkened corners of your home of dust, debris, and unwanted objects. We often take the time to clear our physical spaces of things that have become stale and dull ...more

You Can't Force a Guy Into A Relationship

There is absolutely no way to make a man commit to a relationship to you, at least not any relationship that you actually want and in which you will be happy. The best part of being in a relationship is knowing that you're connected to ...more

You Can't Force a Guy Into A Relationship

There is absolutely no way to make a man commit to a relationship to you, at least not any relationship that you actually want and in which you will be happy. The best part of being in a relationship is knowing that you're connected to ...more

Is "Scandal" Ruining Your Sex Life?

I just discovered the television show Scandal on Netflix. Yes, I know that I’m coming (pun intended) to the Oliva Pope/President Fitzgerald party waaaaaay late. But I’ve come to the party with a vengeance. I’ve managed to watch all 40+ episodes ...more

The First Year of Marriage is NO Honeymoon!

We’ve all heard the conventional wisdom about marriages, that newlyweds embark upon a “honeymoon phase” during the very first year. When I was married, however, I think that phase lasted one or two months and then the serious challenges kicked in. ...more

4 Ways to Add Spring Fever to Your Sex Life

Spring is here, which means you're making a mad dash to clear cluttered closets and darkened corners of your home of dust, debris, and unwanted objects. We often take the time to clear our physical spaces of things that have become stale and dull during these months of rejuvenation, but in this year of shifting energy, why not make a pledge to do some spring cleaning of your sex life as well!?...more

You Can't Force a Guy Into A Relationship

There is absolutely no way to make a man commit to a relationship to you, at least not any relationship that you actually want and in which you will be happy. The best part of being in a relationship is knowing that you're connected to someone who chose to be with you, of his/her own free will and with no reluctant sense of obligation. Who wants to be with someone who needs to be coerced or dragged along unwillingly?...more
Thank you so much for posting such a thoughtful article.  I wholeheartedly agree with you.  I ...more

Did Your Barbies Play "The Bad Game"?

My favorite doll when I was in second grade was a soft-featured, frizzy-bunned, slightly plump version of Barbie. (She was less expensive than an actual Barbie because my mother saved money every way she could, and my toys were often cheaper versions of popular playthings.)...more
Not judging here, because I used to sneak my dad's best friend's Playboy magazines out when we'd ...more

Dating After a Divorce

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My Art Retreat for Survivors of Sexual Abuse this Weekend

 I am full for my retreat this Saturday, but wanted to let you know what I do. This retreat is called "Finding the Holy/ Exploring our Spirituality through Art." It is for women survivors of sexual abuse and trauma in childhood and beyond. Many abuse survivors struggle with the idea of a loving God that failed to stop or intervene in their abuse. We explore those feelings and take steps to find our own spirituality in the face of our trauma....more

Hitting Back at the Baseball Game (Balls Included)

Last weekend, I was laughing my head off at a Phillies game, having fun with a single female friend, and chatting-up the "lads" in our vicinity. (Side note: the male-female ratio at sporting events is very favorable for women.)  Everyone was “single again,” i.e., divorced, except your fearless blogger. Thus, I expected suspected my 7th inning stretch might involve a round of Big Why.  ...more

Do You Have a Living Will?

www.GetYourShitTogether.org - After one wife and mom lost her husband suddenly in a horrific accident, she realized she did not know anything about their family finances....more

71% of Women & I'm Not One

Someone once gave me a complex about orgasms. They told me I am hard to get off....more

My Sweet Angel

The sun rays shine in on your head, makes your hair glitter like dewdrops on the lawn;your face peaceful and beautiful as always before.So sweet kind and gentle an old soul trapped in a body so new;to someone like you, I would now always be true.I am only human, I've made many mistakesI never meant for it to go that far--your heart wasn't made to break.My gentle angel, my sweet lullabye,I will hold you close and dry your tears when you cry.I will be your protector, my fragile angel dear;I will chase away all the confusion and the fear....more

An Abusive Marriage?

I was listening to a radio program a few days ago. The program was about the three stages of abuse: honeymoon period, tension builds, and explosion....more

Zen and the art of sleeping alone

When I wake up in the morning, it is usually to the brief beeping of an alarm, a steady (and desperate purring) or a little face next to mine asking me for pancakes. In all of these instances, my husband is still asleep....more

Tell Me, Tiger

Warm eyes stare deep into my soulpast all the walls and the shadows.When you hold me tightly in your armsI feel safe, like nothing cam harm me.Your touch is gentle, sweet and sure;showing me that you're there.Your lips meet mine with shameless abandon,and my heart takes flight and soars.Now tell me, dear Tiger, what I must doto express my feelings aloud.Tell me, dear Tiger, what does she havethat I cannot give you as well?Our bodies entwined--no regret, no remorse,surely must show that it's true;...more