How Does the Media Affect Body Image?

Today, we are bombarded with magazines and television shows that portray a false idea of beauty—thin, toned, tall, tan. It seems like women go to great lengths to achieve this “ideal” beauty. It is so tempting to peek at magazine covers while waiting in line at the grocery store.  After … Read More

New Years Resolutions?

It’s 2011. Have you make a resolution? Are you jumping on the band wagon of things to change—lose weight, stop smoking, eat “healthier”? All of these are great ideas, not to knock that. One common theme I see in all of these is the need to change YOU. Isn’t the … Read More

Foundations for Friendship

Who is a true friend? What does it take to maintain friendships? Whom do you want as your friends? These are, or should be, some of the questions we ask ourselves to really know who our friends are. We often experience life with many people around us. We choose certain … Read More

Accomplishments

It’s been said “Failure is not the worst thing in the world. The very worst is not to try.” What have you tried lately that has added dimension to your life? How often have you seen concepts or ideas put into place by others that you had and thought about … Read More

Affairs to Remember

No, not the once in a lifetime happenstance that sends a couple into eternal bliss. I’m referring to those daily situations that have such significance and impact on our lives and the lives of others that they become milestones to remember and cherish. So how and when do these amazing … Read More

Thankful

Thankful While Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday, the state of thankfulness might not resonate in your heart and actions because of the current difficulties and hardships you are experiencing.  However, thankfulness and gratitude are not a denial of past pain, but an acknowledgment of the good things in our lives. It … Read More

Skin and Technology

For a long time I’ve been noticing that our younger generations don’t know how to have relationships with “skin on them.” That is, they are most used to having conversations and relationships with people in 140 characters (Twitter), soundbites (Facebook), or virtually (video games and cyber chats). None of these … Read More

Making a list…

If you were going to the grocery store, you would probably make a list with all the items you needed. Right? It would be far less efficient and it would leave you disappointed with the wasted time, energy, and money because you probably bought more than what you actually needed. … Read More

Finding a Healthy Relationship

Louis Vuitton? Gucci? Dolce and Gabbana? We all have baggage that we bring into a relationship…the only difference is that some people have designer bags! While we are joking about that last part (sort of) we do have a tendency to engage in unhealthy relationships, even when we want to … Read More

Monday Give Away #2

And the Monday give away is…. Why we love this book: Do you ever find yourself wanting to talk more than listen? Or wanting to pay attention but making list of items you need at the grocery store? Or what about those times that we start a conversation with someone … Read More