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Scheduling “Date Nights”

When Jacqueline Elman pitched me on this topic, I honestly wasn't sure if if you ladies would go for it. But then, I thought "Hey, let's bring the cat outta the bag and (in the words of Linda Richman), talk amongst ourselves." Still in my Mike Myers, Linda Richman New York accent,  "I'll give you a topic. Would you pencil-in and "schedule"…

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Great Summer Reads for Women!

Summer is the perfect time to take a break, lay out in the sunshine and get into a great book. On last week's Global TV segment, I shared eight great summer reads. In the fall, I had included something for every woman: fiction, non-fiction, laugh-out-loud funny, witty, heartwarming, and a heart-pounding thriller. For the summer though, I kept it a  little lighter. We don't have to…

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How To Add Spice and Romance To Your Relationship Using Feng Shui

By Guest Blogger Kathryn Weber Springtime is a great time for sweeping out the old, and ushering in the new. Spring cleaning is a wonderful exercise! When it comes to slipping between the sheets, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is feng shui in your bedroom. Yet it’s the feng shui of your bedroom that could just make the…

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How To Get Your Marriage To Sizzle For Valentine’s Day And Beyond!

Happy almost Valentine's Day! I like how relationship expert Colleen Long uses the "chocolate/broccoli" analogy. Our long term, loving, secure relationships are the "broccoli." They are the things that, if we stay committed to, consistently over time grow us up. They make us healthier, more evolved, more balanced, well-rounded individuals. However, chocolate comes along in life (just like opportunities for affairs) and…

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Why Sleepaway Camp Is Good For Kids AND Parents

It's 9:15am Monday morning. I just finished a great 'Beat Spin and Abs' class, and I'm feeling good. A bit lonely, but gooooood. Last week, I sent my boys off to sleepaway camp, together, for the first time. The people I have bumped into have asked me, "So? How does it feel to have both your kids gone for the…

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Playtime for Mommy: Sexual Exploration and the Tired Woman

By Guest Blogger Kayla Shaw Being superwoman isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be, is it? Between work, taking care of the house, the children and white knuckling the last threads of your social life, doing it all means you probably have a lack luster sex life. By the end of the day, any sex, let alone adventurous sex,…

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Fifty Shades of Valentine’s Day

I saw it. Last night. REQUEST: Please consider today's post the equivalent of a romance novel review. Let's not make into anything more than that today, shall we?  But first, let's recap a blog post I wrote on March 30th, 2012: Ladies, this book is hot. REALLY hot. And I'm not embarrassed to say that I put down an incredible memoir…

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Wordless Wednesday: 14 Years Married. 19 Years Together.

Wow, these are some wild numbers when you're just 39 years old! Yes, today, I celebrate 14 years of marriage. We were just teens when we feel in love-- 19 years old to be exact... him 20. We smoked, we drank, we studied, we partied, we slept, we had a lot of sex, we were carefree. Fast forward almost 20…

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My Life: From Stripper To Therapist

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. He’s not kidding. I had major dreams…

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Wordless Wednesday: Born In France

Yes, I got this email from my husband over the weekend and it made me squirt coffee outta my nose. Maybe THIS explains the weight gain I wrote about on Monday. Oh boy, I think I have LESS eating and MORE putting out to do. Yah. Maybe I WAS born in France. Pardon my French. ;)

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