I found over the years that sensuality and pleasure are two of the first things to go as we become overly stressed, too busy, our relationships end and or we find ourselves single again. I want you to pay close attention to this next statement...
Pleasure and sensuality are very important and beneficial in becoming healthy and to remain healthy. We need them everyday.
Pleasure can be as simple as fresh flowers in your bathroom and bedroom, or a piece of dark chocolate with a hot cup of tea in the evening (2 of my favorites) or taking time to really enjoy the sunset, or a leisurely walk in the park.
When I talk of sensuality it's about noticing the smell of those fresh flowers in your room, letting the chocolate melt slowly on your tongue, the feel of the breeze upon your skin, a warm bath with essential oils, or the soft, sensuous touch of your hands upon your breasts, abdomen and
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I found over the years that sensuality and pleasure are two of the first things to go as we become overly stressed, too busy, our relationships end and or we find ourselves single again. I want you to pay close attention to this next statement...Read More »from Sensuality & Pleasure Does the Body GOOD!
- Diva Toolbox | Work + Money – Fri, Jul 1, 2011 10:17 PM EDT
Are you busy all the time, but not actually getting the things done that you want to get done?Read More »from Simplify With Priorities: It Is About Living Not Existing
Does it feel like you are unmotivated or procrastinating? If so, it is typically not that you are uninterested; it is more that you have lost your focus on your priorities for your life.
Often life gets so busy that it is easy to have a week or two where you feel off and you get pulled away by little distractions that all add up.
We don't need to be focused 100% of the time. In fact our bodies and minds need down time so that we can rejuvenate ourselves. But, when you are being pulled away into a direction that you know is not where you want to spend your time, it can create anxiety, resentment, anger, frustration and stress. When this becomes the norm for you it might be time to check in with yourself and re-evaluate what your priorities are for you and your life.
Our priorities will change throughout our life. What you valued in your 20′s might not be something you value in your 40′s.
I've noticed lately that lots of people have the idea that feeling insecure is a character flaw. While it's true that we don't value insecurity as a positive thing in our society, it may be worthwhile to re-evaluate that position.
Insecurity is simply a part of the human condition. Many famous people have both suffered from it and commented on it over the years. On of my favorite quotes came from Georgia O'Keefe. She said, "I've been absolutely terrified every day of my life, but I've never let it stop me from doing a single thing." Eleanor Roosevelt recommended doing "one thing every day that frightens you." But others, like Carly Simon, let their insecurity cripple them for years.
How can you make the shift from being crippled (or at least stunted) by your insecurity into a place of acknowledging it and even learning from it? I think it's important to make that shift in all areas of your life so you can live fully, and when it comes to your romantic relationships, facingRead More »from 6 Steps to Turn Insecurity to Growth
1. Learn how to say "no". When you're already overextended, taking on additional tasks will only create more stress and anxiety. Stop piling onto your full workload by learning how to say "no."
2. Make your workspace work for you. Personalize your workspace with things that calm and soothe you. That could mean pictures of loved ones or photos of serene settings, something calming on your desk or even music playing softly around you. You can also download apps with sounds like waterfalls, birds, rain, wind or whichever sounds give you a sense of peace and serenity.
3. Keep things in perspective. Sure you have projects to finish and deadlines to meet but stress is tied to many diseases and is a main reason for many emergency room visits. Is what you're getting stressed over worthRead More »from Ten Tips to Reduce Workplace Stress
- Diva Toolbox | Healthy Living – Fri, Jul 1, 2011 4:55 PM EDT
In addition to maintaining healthy behaviors like eating well, exercising regularly, and managing stress, personal wellness also means making periodic visits to your health care provider.Read More »from Staying on Top of Things: An Easy Guide to Health Maintenance
Routinely visiting your primary care doctor for health maintenance visits, commonly called physicals, boosts the effectiveness of personal wellness plans. It's also a nurturing act of self-care.
While it's important to focus on the presence of health rather than the absence of disease, it's also important to periodically check for health warning signs.
Early detection of health issues increases the likelihood of early correction. It also can expedite your return to optimal health and well being. Preventive visits help identify issues that might otherwise go unnoticed. The human body tends to be very resilient, so it might not show signs or symptoms of health challenges until they become difficult to tolerate.
It's possible to feel fine while having early changes in your body
Relationships don't just happen, they are created. It requires couples to work at it and it takes energy. It's part of the commitment we make when we come together. The honeymoon period helps couples adapt to merging two individual lives into one. It's a period of negotiating house rules and deciding strategies for family living among other things. But when you have children from previous relationships, that honeymoon period is non-existent. You become an instant family that needs to learn to function now.
Couples expect that adaptation will take very little time if any, which in turn creates unrealistic expectations leading to chaos. This isn't just about the couple anymore, the kids are already there in the mix.
Many couples forget about themselves once they are married and the children are there. This is especially true for stepfamilies. That's why couples need to create some focused time just for them or they will get lost in the daily grind.
Here a few things toRead More »from Re-energizing your Steprelationship
Living Gluten Free?? Making the transition to Gluten Free living can be very overwhelming, you have to stop take a deep breath and make the change slowly.
I know when we hear that it is going to make us feel better we tackle it full on!
How do I know? I tried it, not a good choice on my part. It helped in taking the pain away but it made me a very miserable mom, sister, wife, friend and daughter.
Well that is what my children told me anyway, I don't think I was miserable! LOL
10 years ago I was diagnosed with RA ( Rheumatoid Arthritis ) for 3 years I was treated with traditional RA medications several if one didn't work we tried another, don't get me wrong the pain did go away while taking the medication but it made me feel like a zombie. Not only did it make me sleepy it made me gain weight, gave me tremors and made me cranky.
I needed to find a better way to feel better, at my next Drs. Appointment I had asked if there was a way that we could treat thisRead More »from Making the Transition to Living Gluten Free
Image Development is the science and art of creating a Powerful First Impression. In the first thirty seconds people make judgments about you on a subconscious level, based on what they see, hear and sense. You are in control of your First Impression - and check out the simple keys below for creating positive and powerful first impressions.
Here are 10 Keys to Creating a Powerful First Impression
1. Smile! A genuine smile, one that reaches your eyes and shines through your face and body language, is one that will encourage people to smile back. It makes strangers more comfortable with you, makes you seem more approachable, and gives a sense of comfort to those around you. A fake or forced smile is insincere and everyone knows it…to use a fake smile calls into question everything else about you. If your smile is not genuine, how can anyone take what you say seriously? It's an unnecessary hurdle in an already difficult and competitive world.
2. Use direct eye contact - YouRead More »from 10 Keys to Powerful First Impressions
We all want to make more money. I know this from the countless women I've coached over the years who have told me so. The advice I give them on how to change their pricing strategies and how to creatively market their services seems simple enough at first glance.Read More »from Can’t Seem to Hold On to That Money?
So I'm often shocked and surprised when even after they follow my advice they still don't seem to have enough money. So why is it even though a woman entrepreneur can make more money it doesn't necessarily mean she will keep more money?
I know, it sounds unbelievable at first. I mean if you're working harder and harder at becoming successful, why does it seem to just slip through your fingers and out of your bank account? Our relationship with money is a complex thing.
The reality is nearly ALL women have a secret, haunting issue with money that causes them to freak out and give away their power with money. And when you lose your power, the cash is sure to follow.
Most possess a fear that somehow, having
Read More »from User Post: Stop Comparing Your Body
As a teenager, going to the beach was an ordeal for me on many levels. First of all, I'm white as white can be and so, while my friends basked in the sun all day, I'd be burned to a crisp within about 30 minutes.
But, that wasn't all… While I was sitting on the blanket wrapped in several towels, a sweatshirt, and a hat, I'd watch the other women sun bathers and…yup, you guessed it, I'd compare myself.
Trust me, to my way of thinking I NEVER measured up.
Mostly, I would study the legs of the women walking by. Were there any attractive women who were knocked kneed. Nope…never. So, I always, always felt self-conscious walking on the beach. I just imagined that everyone who saw me snickered at the shape of my legs.
Of course, the key word there is "imagined!" Never, ever in my whole life has anyone pointed to my legs and laughed (at least that I've been able to see). I, however, am excruciatingly aware of the fact that my legs are not straight. I used to cringe at the thought of