The perfect gift is never one you can buy; it is always one you have to dig deep within yourself to find. It is always love, and always guided by your knowledge of the recipient. … More
Remember when you thought everything in your entire universe would be ideal if he just pledged himself on bended knee? Okay, maybe you never really thought that; but it is a wonderfully romantic sentiment.
And the truth that he wants to be loved simply for himself, apart from what he can do for you or buy you, is absolute. With that caveat, what would you most like for him to give you for Christmas? And what do you want to give him in return?
You both want the same thing! While men and women may have different short-term priorities (men tend to sew their seed widely — it’s a survival thing), ultimately they both want an intimate partner to accept them unconditionally, while knowing all there is to know about them.
You want him to know you and love you down to the core — every little wrinkle and idiosyncrasy — just the way you are. Then, he’s yours for keeps! You don’t have to worry about what he might think or do if he learns that haunting secret. He doesn’t love you in spite of your past; he loves the person you are as a result of it. He’s not about to walk out on you because you gain ten pounds or lose your job.… More
There are only two choices: Love and Fear
As we become aware of the choices, we begin to evolve beyond the fight or flight instinct. We realize that to choose love is to be true to our spiritual self; and that to choose fear is to betray our spiritual self and love.
Fear hides behind our security blanket, our comfort zone, our ego, doubt, and any form of deception. Love beckons us to stretch, to trust the unknown, to act on faith, and to choose the truth written on our heart (regardless of the consequences). … More
Just as 78 million baby boomers (born 1946-1964) and I were trying to figure out how to get old and care for our aging parents without losing it, Dr. Ruth (born 1928) launched her 34th book, “Dr. Ruth’s Top 10 Secrets for Great Sex.”
Intuitively, I know that the little lady with a shrill voice, who still lives where she raised her children before becoming famous, has more to teach us — and our parents — than what she calls “sexual literacy.”
If somebody can show us how to keep going without losing our sanity, and our sexuality, maybe Dr. Ruth can. And, wouldn’t we love to stroll on with her relentless smile and energy?
With that in mind, I asked Dr. Ruth what drove her to continue to share her wisdom and spunk with us. “What drives me is the interest in the subject matter!” she said. Short, sweet and to the point — like the woman herself.
It’s no coincidence that exercise (sex is one of the best), passion for something and connection with others are significant factors in staying healthy!
Aging can interfere with those things; and so can caring for parents! Half of the 44 million doing so in the United States are baby boomers; and 80 percent report a strain on their relationship (according to a Caring.com survey).… More
Mine was “Cinderella.” She diligently swept and sang, undeterred and untainted by her mean stepmother and stepsisters. And, she was rewarded … with a prince, no less.
It’s so telling. I’ve spent a big chunk of my life trying to smile while I forged ahead with what I thought was expected of a “good” person.
As it turns out, the sun and the rain come down on the just and the not so just. Darn, I knew that; I grew up with the Bible. And good behavior is its own reward — provided our motivation is pure.
It’s tempting to turn our good behavior into a self-righteous cloak that makes us better than everybody else … only a self-righteous cloak doesn’t really score any “good” points.
I recently watched the movie “Michael” for the first time. It’s about a scratch-where-it-itches angel who ate too much sugar and taught people to take the long way home and laugh more.
Played by John Travolta, Michael probably defies your fairytale images. We don’t just get confused (at a very young age) about what our goodness looks like; we get confused about what goodness in general looks like.… More