CelebrateLove ~ An Affirmation for Letting Go‏

I know that to the degree I am willing to give up my search for a healthy love relationship, I can have it. I know I can have whatever I am ready and willing to receive. Individual receptivity is everything. Without it, nothing changes. With it, all things are possible. I no longer insist upon my choice. I am willing to trust. I know that the only thing I lose when I let go of something I am afraid to live without is the fear itself. I am stronger than anything that frightens me! I let … [Read more...]

For Lonely Singles Only‏

If you do not cherish the companionship you find with yourself, then you can never find it with someone else. It is important to be your own best friend. Doing so gives you knowledge of yourself. You must have a clear understanding of what true friendship is before you can earn the right to share it with someone else. Once that status is achieved, the warmth of the friendship you have for yourself will radiate and attract another who has shared a similar experience; someone who will … [Read more...]

3 Lies You’re Telling Yourself, Keep You Single

3 Lies You’re Telling Yourself, Keep You Single Here's how your negative internal monologue may be pushing love away. I don't want you to feel like a crazy person, but have you noticed how much you talk to yourself? Everyone does it, and you're probably not an exception. Even now, while you read these words, your mind is chatting to you. Indeed, our 'self-talk' is active during every waking moment. Much of what we say to ourselves is made up of repetitive ideas that we're not … [Read more...]

CelebrateLove, Renew the “Contact” in Your Relationship‏

Does it sound a little odd to you to think of a relationship like a contact sport? Yet it is very exciting to touch and be touched. Couples desire touch. They want it, crave it, and need it, but many times just don’t have it. Touch dissipates in many relationships, and this is sad for couples. But when asked, they do say that things used to be very hot in the beginning! How did they become distant physically? Touch is necessary to humans. For example, Dr. Paul Brand, a pioneer in the field … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day, A Strawberry Malt and 3 Squeezes, Please!‏

NOTE: This story was written to honor Larry's mother's memory and was featured in the New York Times best-selling book, "A Second Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul." The story appears on page sixteen of the book. My mother used to love strawberry malts. It was a thrill for me to drop in to see her and surprise her with her favorite refreshment. In her later years, both my mom and dad lived in a life-care retirement center. Partially due to the stress of my mom's Alzheimer's condition, … [Read more...]

My Partner Cheat? Never! ~ 29 Red Flags That May Suggest a Cheater

Here are a few things that often point a finger to a cheater. While it is true that some of the following red flags may be sure-fire indicators, I've used the words "may suggest a cheater" because it may be wise to give your partner the benefit of the doubt when suspicions arise. To accuse without evidence could cause the flame of your relationship - however much there is - to go out. If your partner is not cheating, then confrontation will most likely cause a major trust issue. It may be … [Read more...]

NEVER Speak the “D” Word…‏

Too many people are too quick to get a divorce. Something happens. You become angry and in the heat of battle, you threaten divorce. You should never make life-changing decisions in the midst of emotional turmoil. Marriage is the most sacred of trusts between two people. When you married, you made some promises. Just because you are disappointed at the anger, bitterness, ambivalence, or venom you are receiving from your partner, remind yourself that divorce is difficult for both people, no … [Read more...]

CelebrateLove presents “One of us is wrong…‏, Seth Godin

That's the way every single conflict begins. Of course it does, because if it didn't, it wouldn't be a conflict, would it? So, given that the other person is sure you're wrong, what are you going to do about it? Pointing out that they're wrong doesn't help, because now you've said the second thing in a row that your partner/customer/prospect/adversary doesn't believe is true. The thing that's worth addressing has nothing much to do with the matter at hand, and everything to do with … [Read more...]

CelebrateLove, Re-imagine, Re-design and Re-launch Your Relationship!

Re-imagine, Re-design and Re-launch Your Relationship! After years of being together sometimes you drift away from the feelings you once had when you were first together. Usually one partner notices it before the other. By the time the other partner realizes what's happening, the partner who noticed is ready to leave the relationship and there is shock and they are left wondering what happened. Often it is too late. In my years of relationship coaching I have found that if one partner … [Read more...]

What you take for granted, disappears!

The Consequences of Neglect   Taking your forever lover for granted drives a wedge between the two of you. Then comes the drifting apart you once feared. You become lonely, anxious and withdrawn. What you take for granted, disappears! You and your lover may still be together physically, however, most likely neither one of you are really there for each other. To avoid the consequences of neglect, you will find that the only solution is the open talk you can allow yourself to … [Read more...]

I Know Something About You…

You are not finished. You're here and you are not finished. It's not over. You are not done yet. You are alive in this moment. You still have things to do and much more to accomplish. You still have more to say; more people to love. Stay connected to what's most important to you. "The nervous energy spent pretending to be something you’re not is better spent on practically anything else." ~ Jessica Hagy You've got more energy than you know. You may have to dig deep to find it and … [Read more...]

The Myth of Divorce: ReDating is a Better Option

People who divorce often think they’ll be happier. Statistics say otherwise. A 2002 study by the Institute for American Values showed that 66% of unhappily married adults who didn’t divorce were happily married five years later even when the marriage had serious problems. Only 20% had divorced and happily remarried in the same time period. You’re more likely to end up happily married to the spouse you have than if you trade your spouse for a newer model. Why? Here’s why: Divorce … [Read more...]

How a Trip to the Grocery Store Can Feed Your Sex Life – (Guys! Pay Attention!)

(Guys! Pay Attention!) Do you sometimes wonder what happened to that randy, can’t-get-enough couple you used to be? You know, before the fatigue of everyday life set in and before the kids arrived. Back when you could have the week from hell and still strap on your dancing’ shoes and, after a great night out, have energy for sex. If you just sighed nostalgically, I get it. I understand how easy it is to let the demands of everyday life take precedence over romance. I know how easy it … [Read more...]

A Message to Your Future Selves, Rosemary West

If you've ever had the experience of running across an old diary or some letters that you or a loved one wrote long ago, you already know how interesting an experience like this can be. Often, the problems, worries, hopes and dreams that were once all-consuming have been completely forgotten. You may be surprised by your own naivety, your own wisdom, or by just how much your life has changed. Not too long ago, I sorted through the accumulated cards and notes my husband had given me during the … [Read more...]

Robin Williams as the American Flag, 4th of July Celebrations!

Robin Williams as the American Flag is an entertaining and educational tribute to the Stars and Stripes. This performance was from “I Love Liberty,” a two-hour television special created by Norman Lear and presented by People For the American Way in 1982. HOW MANY STARS & STRIPES ARE THERE IN THE AMERICAN FLAG? A: There are 50 stars and 13 stripes! The fifty stars on the flag represent the fifty current U.S. states. The thirteen (7 red, 6 white) stripes represent the … [Read more...]

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