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Archive for the ‘Dating’ Category

My Life: From Stripper To Therapist

Monday, August 4th, 2014

By Guest Blogger Maya Jordan

I was an ugly duckling as a kid.  Awkward, face full of braces and freckles, tall and skinny as a Kenyan track star in a culture that valued short and curvy.

I grew up in the Midwest, where, as Lebron James says, nothing is given, everything is earned.


Photo credit: Flickr

He’s not kidding.

I had major dreams and ambitions and no means of achieving them beyond going to NYC and giving it my best shot.


The Perks of Dating (And Flirting) At Forty

Friday, October 7th, 2011

By Guest Blogger Amy Larson

It feels like just yesterday I was wearing big hair, jelly shoes and bracelets, rolled sleeves on my jacket, and running around with boys that turned up their collars and wore football jerseys in town on the weekends. How did I wind up sitting at a Mexican restaurant next to a mature gentleman with touches of silver around his temples, on my first date in NINETEEN years? It was beyond bizarre.

No dreaming of a white dress and a huge wedding; I’ve already done that and so has he. Neither are wondering what a child would look like if we had one together; our child-bearing eras are over. He’s not sweaty and nervous when he kisses me or asks me on a date; anyone single and older than forty generally knows what they’re doing. Not only has he asked hundreds of women out in his lifetime, he’s also popped the question a time or two. While I had once dated boys, dating an actual ‘older’ man, one with a deep voice and the ability to grow a full beard is both thrilling and strange. This guy has a job, a mortgage, ex-wives, grown children and even a grandchild. What am I doing?

As a dating-happy teen, I could just grab my (Guess) bag and run out the door. At age forty and divorced, it’s getting home from work exhausted and bewildered at the mess early-morning dashers left behind, then rides to sports practices and slapping dinner on the table before I can even think about that night’s wardrobe or what I’m going to do with my hair.


When Your Man Has Been Living A Double Life

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

By Guest Blogger Kiri Blakely

One night five years ago, I was getting ready for bed. It was about 11 p.m. My fiance, Aaron, whom I’d lived with for ten years, was in the living room. I could hear Sex and the City droning on the television.

“Kiri, come here,” he said, softly. “We need to talk.”

I padded into the living and plopped into a chair across from him. For an instant, it occurred to me that he might be about to tell me something horrible, but I just as instantly dismissed the thought. When you’ve lived with a man for a decade, you reside in a peaceful place of complete confidence that you know him thoroughly.


The Secrets of Being a Fabulous Lover for Valentine’s Day

Monday, February 14th, 2011

By Guest Blogger and Author of “The Essentials Fabulous,” Ellen Lubin-Sherman

In an era where professional thank-you’s are sent as text messages, romantic break-ups are done over e-mail, and the sloppy word “Whatever” is tossed around carelessly, the zeitgeist of a self-absorbed society too busy being “fabulous” to be anything but dismissive, we need to stop and return to the timeless qualities which really make a person fabulous.

I’m all for loving my mate on Valentine’s Day, but before I share my secrets on how to be a fabulous lover today, let me take a minute and suggest that we love ourselves first. Yes, I’m serious! Everything that bespeaks a fabulous attitude comes from a sense of self-worth and self-admiration. It is the gravitational pull that moves interesting and exciting people into your life. Which is why I bought a Valentine’s Day card for myself. Yes, yes, I hope I get one from my husband, but even if I don’t, the person I spend the most time with (me) has acknowledged what makes me special.


Keepin’ It Light

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

I thought today I’d do a collaboration of ALL the “On The Fence” topics you have suggested over the past year.

It turns out there are MANY.

Here is the top 35! I didn’t hold back. I have kept track of EVERY “On the fence request” since Day 1. Please feel free to voice your faves for further expanded Blog posts.


Here is what you women sit on the fence about:

1. Vaginal coiffing: Full, trimmed, landing strip, Brazilian, The “Telly Savalas”

2. When I get married, whose last name do I use… mine or my husband’s?


Lessons To Learn From Life

Friday, October 8th, 2010

I thank my mother, who forwarded this to me. It’s a great reminder. I think it’s something we should all read at least once a week. Make sure you read to the end.

Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio

“To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I’ve ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more”:



BREAKING NEWS!! HSN Kicks Off 99 Series Launch

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Due to the demand and hype around the pioneering and revolutionary Book Series I have written for The 99 Series,  The Home Shopping Network is kicking off the launch September 3rd, before the World Launch date of October 19, 2010!


This is great news for all of you who are excited to get reading!! There are a bunch of options, and you can do one, or all… today!!

The Series encompasses a roster of inspiring, personal and business development books that have ninety-nine tips in each book, all in a pocket size format that contains the best ‘need to know’ information. No more reading through hundreds of pages to get that one paragraph that pertains to your particular issue. The ninety-nine concise bullet points make it so easy to get right to the point you need!