Today's generation of app users has been trained to post quickly and disregard the consequences. But beware. You really are what you post.
When I became a parent, my joy couldn't be contained. The love I felt for my children made my mother's lack of interest in me even more obvious. One thing was certain: I would make sure my kids knew they mattered.
How did I get to be such a doormat? When did I develop such a deep-rooted fear of offending others? What caused me to place other people's needs ahead of my own? What did I think would happen if (horror of horrors) I were to actually displease someone?
We all know women who seemingly and effortlessly achieve goals they set out to accomplish -- and they reach those goals quickly. Do you ever wonder how they can do it?
If Hollywood stars are confused and uncomfortable about what the definition of "sexy" really means, what is the average woman supposed to do?
The good news is that you can take back control, no matter how fast your merry-go-round might be spinning. The better news is that you can start today. It begins, quite simply, with your choice, and just one small step.
Please do not date someone out of sheer loneliness; don't get into bed with just anyone because they say all the right things. Don't sell yourself short and believe everything you hear from a man or woman.
To build healthy individuality, we must undertake the task of understanding ourselves and our feelings. This involves self-disclosure. For us to truly understand ourselves, and to stop being concerned about others' opinions of us, we ought to be able to disclose what our true beliefs are.
I'm clearly not a movie buff, nor a Broadway aficionado. But I do consider myself to be somewhat of an authority on things that inspire women -- and she fits the bill ridiculously well.
If you find it difficult to celebrate your own achievements, you may have a tendency to sometimes be self-critical, lonely, and perhaps a little resentful. I can say this because I've lived this myself. Here are some tips to embrace your own achievements fully, without qualification.
I'm getting tired of hearing the line that women don't like nice guys, that it's the jerks to whom they are really attracted. Because here's a little secret, gentleman: women LOVE nice guys.
Some things will not change no matter what generation we are in, and that is the concern for the safety of our children. Stranger danger and predators are always a major fear, whether online or off.
To make creativity work for you it's important to nurture your creativity, learn how to discern great ideas from ephemeral ones, consciously create a container for your thoughts, keep focused until you see the idea through and take responsibility and value your ideas.
"Michael thinks you're already beautiful, and he worries about you when you have surgery. Have you ever thought, Gosh, this isn't worth it?"
Some women may have been born with a naturally high level of confidence. I'm not one of them. While I've always had self-respect and known my value to an extent, over the years it has taken practice to learn exactly who I am and what I have to offer the world around me.
As a child who struggled through sexual abuse by my father from the age of four, I saw directly that those who should be aware, are not; and those who should pay attention, do not. I am one of at least 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the United States who lost a childhood.