If you can fall in love without money, you can maintain the romance without it as well. It can be intimidating to show your love through romantic gestures if you are on a budget, but it can be done!
Great people will cross our paths, stay a while, and define our lives through the impact of their friendship. It can be devastating when we must end these friendships. The process is never easy.
Becoming a vegetarian could be the best health decision you ever make, but it's a big leap! Adopting a vegetarian lifestyle has many rewards, including better health and weight loss.
350 million people worldwide suffer from depression—that equates to roughly 7% in the United States. Chances are you have loved and even lived with someone who's had experience with depression.
If you are one of those people who thinks, "I should start meditating," or "I don't have time for it," or "How do I know it’s working?" it’s time to explore one of the best self-improvement tools!
When narcissists become parents, children have no idea what kind of emotional abuse they are in for—lasting well into adulthood. My experiences taught me a lot about handling a narcissistic mother.
Sexual harassment has filled the headlines for weeks now. Why the sudden outcry when the entertainment industry has supported these standards for decades? Here's why you should really be upset...
Break-ups can hit us like a Mack truck. Sometimes you just need to know how to take the first step, whether it's the day after or when the first dose of reality kicks in. Here's how to move forward.
Self-help has been a growing area of interest since the 1970s. Today, it is embedded in our culture, from motivational quotes to meditation. Getting the most out of it will be the next task at hand.
You might be driving yourself nuts trying to achieve the so-called work/family balance for just one fleeting moment. The mere concept of this term is damaging to working moms, SAHM moms, and even men.
Two of the most effective self-help tools are meditation and hypnosis. Both have impressive science confirming their success. Combine the two, and you have guided meditation.
Does it seem like your kids' rules overthrow your rules? If your tween throws a toddler-sized tantrum, you might just be raising an entitled child. How do you raise a decent human being?
The holidays are approaching! For some people (myself included), it's the rare instance we have to tolerate or put on a good face for certain family members that we avoid the rest of the year.
Most likely you are treating yourself like a doormat so others oblige you. A doormat's strengths need to be reassigned. Recognize doormat behavior and change the rules
With an emphasis on looks and superficial attractiveness in our culture, people tend to forget all that lies within a person. What connects us to someone goes deeper than what meets the eye.
We're taken aback by brutal honesty or unrestrained candor. We've become accustomed to fake politicians, fake people,and an online persona, but how is this affecting us? How can we be tactfully honest
Bruce Jenner's gender journey is nothing new to me- my dad has been a trans-woman for 15 years. Transgender in society is opening up conversations as we learn how families face this
Happiness is not what you think otherwise these constant messages (Social media, magazines, and self-help books) of positivity in our culture would result in less depression, not more.
We plan everything, our entire lives. Education, travel, having fun, casual encounters all come before the big "L" word. By the time we're ready we wouldn't recognize love if it bit us from behind
Classic favorites with a new twist. Be soft and subtle or wicked and wild. Guys and gals can both be sexy on Halloween. There's scary, but let's be honest, sexy rules the night! Tips and tricks for
I've written on the topic of bad boys and nice guys previously and I've learned most guys just want to know...Do women prefer jerks? Exploring this topic from a psychological perspective and life experi
photo text edit first kiss (huge milestone) to sealing a marriage ("You may now kiss the bride")
The guilt trap is best broken by realizing what is healthy and unhealthy guilt. There are ways to overcome the guilt that plagues our lives.
While success is given to some and earned by others, another sure way is being in a position of desperation. Nowhere to go but succeed.
...there was a little girl who never wanted to be a woman. She was pleased with being a girl and toying with the notion of never growing up. Experiencing carefree play in a tree or catching butterflies in a patch of...
There is a lot to thank the feminists for. Generations ago, women begun to have a choice to work...or not, have access to activities and jobs once exclusively for men, ability to do more things outside of the home,...
This is one of those hubs that helps me as much as it could possibly help you. The audience, my readers, my followers, the curious who stop by, are all in the hot seat. With your advice, knowledge, and/or opinion within...
A Trans woman with the letters XY written on her palm- courtesy Wikipedia I've given gender a lot of thought. About 11 years ago my father became a transsexual (biological gender does not match gender identity). Many...
I feel I owe it to my favorite men out there to explain this a little more. After all, it's not easy getting this blow to the ego. To make it sting a little more (I hate to do this guys) the verdict was well-researched...
I am merely raising some questions here because I am curious and want to open certain aspects of this topic up for discussion. I am not doubting that every fiber of a homosexual person may ever feel otherwise. I am not...
"Work Spouse"- a co-worker, of the opposite sex, with whom one shares a special relationship, having bonds similar to those of a marriage- intimacy without the sex or commitment. The work spouse is a potentially key...
Sometimes the only thing you want to help yourself to is a pint of Ben and Jerry's.
What do we believe about relationships and how much of it is true? There are a myriad of myths that cloud our judgment based on how we view relationships. Let's explore reality versus myth.
"Look around! You couldn't find a whiter, safer or better lit part of this city. But this white woman sees two black guys strolling down the sidewalk and her reaction is blind fear. I mean, look at us! Are we dressed...
I have two favorite West coast beach destinations; Oahu, Hawaii and the other being the Oregon coast line. I wrote about Oahu in another hub "Best Beaches Of The West Coast; Oahu, Hawaii"...
I grew up in the 80's when men wore make-up and their hair long. It wasn't uncommon to see earrings adorned in most young men's ear lobes. The 21st Century has brought new feminine trends on the horizon.
I grew up with an Atheist father and a Christian mother. You could say I've had fair exposure to both ways of thought. Convincing an Atheist God exists isn't the goal here, but offering abundant explanations,...
Is anyone's first condom actually used for it's intended purpose or am I the only one that can think of 101 (other) ways to use one? Hmmm, that may be another hub! First, I want to tell you a story of my first condom....
Perhaps you've heard of a prenuptial agreement- a contract agreed upon prior to marriage that states one or both spouses' assets are protected should there be a divorce between them in the future. Without a prenuptial,...
Learn how to write a steamy love letter
Just as there's a wide range of mental illnesses, there are as many children and adult children of a mentally ill parent who have suffered without a voice. It may come as a surprise that many mentally ill people have...
I am a sucker for reality TV shows and I will watch any of them at least once. If there was a job for reality critic, I'd be the woman. I am the biggest critic of these shows because I was a Psychology major and can...
Statistics waver depending on sources, but one thing remains true: second and subsequent marriages face a lot more issues. In fact, they are more likely to fail if they involve step-children.
There may come a time when you have endured a harmful and stressful family relationship, and you may wonder if cutting ties is right for you.
Warning: No nudey pictures, just a funny story: I should have known, back when I was 5 years old and still streaking through the neighborhood at which point my mom exhaustingly explained to the neighbors she just...
Lack of sex in marriages happens- you may call them lulls, low points, or dry spells. Long-term sexless marriages happen too- we've all heard about it, seen it (popular talk shows,etc.), and possibly experience it. The...
Nice guys usually finish last with women. In fact, when and if they do get the girl, it's after she has divorced or broken up with a typical "bad boy" and she's searching for Satan's (I mean Bad Boy's) polar opposite....
The "you complete me" love cliche transforms into "you excite me" when good girl meets bad boy. In a way, he is foreign to her; exciting, unpredictable. This combination will amount to a co-dependant, combustible couple...
Not all couples experience an exponential drop in their sex lives post marriage- or so I hear. I'm still waiting to meet the couples that continue vigorous and enjoyable sex lives consistently throughout their marriage-...
Church isn't for everyone, even those with a pure heart, decent morale, and good intentions. There is another place where some belong, under the title 'Spiritual, but not religious' or 'Religious, but not Churchgoer'....
My parents were married 18 years. Several of those years my mom was a diehard housewife to the core, even when it meant accepting my father's crossdressing. I was young enough to think it was just a game when my dad...
If only everyone could experience being tall. It's as if I had a deformity, with the stares and questions. What I learned from growing up a tall chic is that being different is an advantage and it weeded out a lot of...