5 “Notes to Self” About the Precious Little Time You Have Left

5 “NOTES TO SELF” ABOUT THE PRECIOUS LITTLE TIME YOU HAVE LEFT

Marc Chernoff

5 Notes to Self About the Precious Little Time You Have Left

A Good Girl (Who Didn’t Make It)

Alyssa was my best friend.  She was a talented musician, a graceful gymnast, a brilliant writer, and a deeply passionate human being.  She cared about people.  Love bled from every facet of her being.  When she spoke, her eyes were as sincere as her words.  And she always wanted to understand what was wrong so she could strive to make it better.

But Alyssa woke up one day during her senior year in college with a strange pain in her chest.  The on-campus doctors didn’t understand why, so they referred her to a specialist.  After several MRIs and blood tests, they determined that she had a rare, escalated case of Hodgkin’s lymphoma—a form of cancer.  She spent the next three years suffering through varying degrees of pain and sickness as multiple doctors treated her with radiation and chemotherapy.  And although these doctors were initially hopeful, Alyssa’s condition worsened, and she eventually succumbed to her cancer, dying on her 25th birthday.

A Bad Guy (Who Did)

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The Joys (and Tears) of Parenting My Adult Children

THE JOYS (AND TEARS) OF PARENTING MY ADULT CHILDREN

Shantel Patu

I watched as she stormed into the house. Peril, sheer peril, if you let her tell it.

She hadn’t noticed me reading, quietly in the corner, so she went about, slamming cabinets and drawers, then finally ending her assault on the kitchen by opening and staring into the fridge. I heard her mumble something about hating her job, her co-workers, her commute, and of course, her meager paycheck that she waited for each week. She was adorable.

I peered over my book and examined her. She was considered an average-sized person, about 5’7”, which was a giant to my 5’1” frame. She had these amazing, almond-shaped, bright brown eyes, which she was constantly complaining about the size and the color of, but to me and her father, they were gorgeous.

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Is Your Single Life Affecting Your Married Life?

IS YOUR SINGLE LIFE AFFECTING YOUR MARRIED LIFE?

Bethany Bartholomew

You did it. You tied the knot. You found your one and only and created a happily ever after together.

It could’ve been yesterday. It could’ve been years ago. Whenever you made it to Mr. and Mrs. status, congratulations! That is a happy event to celebrate and keep celebrating for years to come.

But even though you made the big decision, did you make the big change?

Married life comes with some significant changes in your everyday. Some are obvious, and some are not so obvious. Some are so subtle that you might miss them for years.

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How to Create Sexual Chemistry and Make It Stay

sexual chemistry

HOW TO CREATE SEXUAL CHEMISTRY AND MAKE IT STAY

Jana Snow

Sexual chemistry is a mystery. But when you share it with someone, it can make you jump with excitement. Find out how to create sexual chemistry here.

Ever had a conversation with someone attractive that you hoped would never end?

Ever grazed arms with someone while dancing or at a movie and felt a flirty summersault in your stomach?

Well, that’s you experiencing a taste of sexual chemistry.

If you want to understand more about sexual chemistry in a relationship, read on.

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1 Mental Habit that’s Draining Your Energy (and Blurring Your Vision)

1 MENTAL HABIT THAT’S DRAINING YOUR ENERGY (AND BLURRING YOUR VISION)

Angel Chernoff

Today, I want to remind you that the stories we tell ourselves change EVERYTHING we see. When we enter an experience with a story about how life is, that tends to be what we see, even when there’s plenty of evidence to the contrary. I was reminded of this recently by an attendee at our “Think Better, Live Better 2018” conference (I’m sharing this with her full permission)…

She compared her present marital problems and stress to an old parable in which a group of blind men touch an elephant for the very first time to learn what it’s like. Each one of them feels a different part of the elephant, but only that one part, such as the leg, trunk, side or tusk. Then the men eagerly compare notes and quickly learn that they are in complete disagreement about what an elephant looks like—and lots of tension and drama ensued.

Something similar happens through our wide-ranging, different past experiences. Some of us have been deeply heartbroken. Some of us have lost our parents, siblings or children to accidents and illnesses. Some of us have dealt with infidelity. Some of us have been fired from jobs we relied on. Some of us have been discriminated against because of our gender or race. And, when we enter a new experience that arouses prominent memories of our own painful story from the past, it shifts our perspective in the present—it narrows it.

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How to Take Care of Yourself as a Woman: 19 Ways to Power Yourself

how to take care of yourself as a woman

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AS A WOMAN: 19 WAYS TO POWER YOURSELF

Samantha Ann

When it comes to learning how to take care of yourself as a woman, there is quite a bit you can do to become the best version of yourself.

Women are often taught how to care for children and men, but when do you learn how to take care of yourself as a woman? NOW!

Taking care of yourself as a woman comes in many forms. From pampering to standing up for yourself and more. There are endless ways to care for yourself as a woman and become the best you that you can be.

What does it mean to take care of yourself as a woman?

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25 Truthful Reasons Why Women Cheat So Easily!

25 Truthful Reasons Why Women Cheat So Easily!

25 TRUTHFUL REASONS WHY WOMEN CHEAT SO EASILY!

Jake Butler

So why do women cheat in a relationship? Are women easy to trick or are they just confused? Read these 25 truthful reasons no one ever told you about!

Ever wondered why women cheat so easily?

For as long as we could remember, we’ve always thought that men were the bigger cheaters.

But now we know that it’s just a lie.

Why women cheat

Ever had your heart ripped apart by a woman who decided that it was quitting time and bulldozed her way out of your life?

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Is Your Negative Thinking Ruining Your Life?

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IS YOUR NEGATIVE THINKING RUINING YOUR LIFE?

Elizabeth Arthur

Are you secretly ruining your relationships with negative thinking? You may never realize it, but at times, you may just be a negative thinker.

It’s never easy to know if you’re a negative thinker.

At times, even the most logical of people could secretly be dwelling on negative thoughts.

Negative thinking starts off as an explanation to unexplainable circumstances in your life.

And as time passes by, it turns into a way of life.

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12 Steps to Change Your Life and Find Your Happiness

steps to change your life

12 STEPS TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE AND FIND YOUR HAPPINESS

Preeti Tewari

Do you ever wish you could slip into someone else’s shoes or become better at something? Use these 12 tips on how to change your life to do just that.

For most of us, life is terribly unfair.

We strive hard towards something, and yet, we fail more than we see success.

On the other hand, there are a few people who always seem to be lucky.

They are happier. And they almost always achieve all that they wish to achieve.

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19 Inspiring Male Feminist Ideas from Men Around the World

Male Feminist Ideas

19 INSPIRING MALE FEMINIST IDEAS FROM MEN AROUND THE WORLD

Minot Little

Rumor has it you don’t have to be a woman to support feminism. We’re looking at 19 male feminist quotes from men who choose to stand for equality.

Feminism is one of those hardball topics to write about, especially when you bring men into the mix. Those who haven’t delved into the topic of feminism probably assume that it’s all about lesbians, bra-burning, and man-hating, or that a feminist couldn’t possibly love a guy or desire to get down and dirty. Wrong! If those statements were true, it would make it especially puzzling to know male feminists do exist!

When we say male feminists, we don’t mean the oddball pushover male feminists who say it’s alright for their partner to cheat on them because a woman’s body is her own, or the ones who are just in it to be dominated.

No, we’re talking about tried-and-true male feminists who support gender equality in every sense. In celebration of these awesome guys, we’re taking a look at males in the spotlight who use their fame to spread the word about women’s rights.

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