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Erica Diamond Sits Down with Lauren Wise for SWAP CLUB

Girls, it's the trifecta for Valentine's Day week. Sex again. Good things aways come in three's, don't they? Or Threesomes? To recap, first we kicked the week off with how to keep your relationship hot and steamy on Valentine's Day. Then we talked Fifty Shades Darker on Valentine's Day. And today, we are finishing strong with the Valentine's Day book release of SWAP CLUB.…

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Wordless Wednesday: Fifty Shades of Sleep

So, this is my romantic honey last night during Fifty Shades of Grey's second film in the trilogy, Fifty Shades Darker. He said, "They make you wait three years in between the first and second movie so you forget how bad it is!" Oh c'mon. For the record, I snapped this in the first five minutes. After that, he perked…

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How To Get Your Marriage Sizzling 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 tempts us…

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Blue Monday: Today is Considered the ‘Most Depressing Day of the Year’

"Christmas is over, you've put on weight, it's cold out, it's dark out, your credit card bills are in, you're not going to get another day off until March, and you're tired. You might even be depressed. If so, you are not alone, especially not today. For today, according to one measure, is Blue Monday, the most depressing day of…

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Seasonal Depression: Food For Your Mood

By Tracy Satov As the days have gotten shorter and darker, many people experience seasonal depression.  The less sunlight in combination with cold winter weather, many just want to stay indoors and put their head under their covers. Are there any foods that could improve your mood? For starters, starting off your day with breakfast is the best way to increase your alertness,…

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7 Signs You Need Some Excitement in Your Relationship

By Sylvia Smith When you reach a certain point of comfortability in your relationship, it sure is nice. You don’t have to worry about impressing each other anymore, you’ve seen each other at your worst and still love each other, and you just really “know” each other on a deeper level. But there is another side to this level of…

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Porn and Our Generation

By Sabrina Must Warning: This post contains content of highly sexual nature. 18 years and over. The weeks following my knee reconstruction surgery were littered with sleepless nights. I was practically immobile; a leg brace appropriate for a 6-foot man restricted my every move. My mom set me up in the main-floor bedroom of our summer lake house. Though the mattress and…

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September is National Yoga Awareness Month

By Natalie McLennan Yoga is powerful. Yoga saved my life. I was born in Montreal, Canada. My mother raised my older brother and I. My father was not present in my life. I felt intense emotional pain and stress from a very young age. As a single-parent family, we struggled financially. My mother worked very hard and loved me very much,…

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PTSD: I Will NEVER Remember

By Melinda Cochrane It was after a late term miscarriage that I began to feel a fear that I could not explain or justify. I was afraid. I didn’t feel safe and I began to distance myself from everyone. I went to a doctor to ask what was wrong. She could not exam me without me being absolutely terrified. It…

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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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