Making Love Soup

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It was bean soup I was making, cannellini bean made from scratch.  The beans had been soaking all day, and were now cooked perfectly (sometimes a challenge for me, getting them just right), salted and ready for the soup. Into my inherited cast iron pot I started with the bacon, just a few pieces for flavor and the fat for sautéing the vegetables.  First were the leeks and onions stirred until they sweetened and softened.  Next came the celery … [Read more...]

Five Steps for Creating Empowered Strategy

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When it comes to breaking old habits, sometimes I struggle to get out of my own way. Or worse, I make decisions too quickly and find myself in the same situation further down the road. It's frustrating and would make me feel powerless. Last year, I started paying attention to my own decision-making process and figured out five steps to improve it and my life. And what a difference it has made! Just five steps: … [Read more...]

Dating Dilemma: What’s Worse – Being With An Imperfect Man Or Being Alone?

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Dating Dilemma: What's Worse - Being With An Imperfect Man Or Being Alone? By Julie Ferman As women, one of our “gifts” from our Creator is our amazing ability to discern. In the grocery store, we girls are masterful at picking out the absolute best banana from the bunch, the juiciest grapefruit and the freshest, most delectable tuna filet. Being picky about fruit and fish? This is good… But being overly picky about the men we choose to … [Read more...]

Secret Woman’s Business

The Truth About Sex - hosted by Dr. Nikki Goldstein Australia's #1 Sexologist & Relationship Expert WHEN:  Tuesday, February 12, 12pm - 3pm WHERE:  The Butterfly Room - Cecconi's West Hollywood, 8764 Melrose Avenue, 90069 WHAT: Includes a Delicious Three-Course Meal and Complimentary Gift Bag COST:  $65 RSVP: Cecconi's, 310-432-2000 (specify that you will be attending this event) Space is limited to 20 seats so call to … [Read more...]

The Future Of Divorce

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“The Future of Divorce” By Greta Hassel, MFT & Coach, and Dennis Cohen, Esq. & Mediator For almost as long as there has been marriage, there has been divorce. Early Egyptians, Greeks and Romans practiced divorce, and even Deuteronomy, written approximately 4000 years ago, has explicit rules and procedures about divorce. In fact, a recent discovery of cave paintings in Southern France depict an obviously distraught man and woman fighting … [Read more...]

Water Retains The Memories

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They say that water retains the memories. Ah, so what do mine remember? They remember a belly large like a whale’s and a dark line that ran down from rib to pubic bones. They remember the sensation of a babe shifting inside. They remember as the waters inside discovered the waters outside, and how they reached for each other in recognition, my little one turning somersaults in delight. They remember the fear I felt when I stepped into … [Read more...]

The “Tool” Chaser — Am I Enough Yet?

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I have been thinking a lot about my journey lately. Where have I come from and where the heck am I going? I have been thinking about all the tools I have learned in the self development arena in the last 15 years and how I’m still on that path. Still learning about and uncovering some more of myself; unburying those treasures I kept hidden in the dark forest of my mental filing cabinets. As it usually happens when I’m taking a shower; what is … [Read more...]

Keep Your Marriage or Any Relationship Happy

Watch Carol Allen, Relationship Coach on The Gregory Mantell Show -- How to Save Your Relationship Relationship.   She shares four signs that signal you're about to break up, plus, advice on how to keep your marriage or any relationship happy. Join us on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 for our First Tuesday LA Event featuring special guest Carol Allen who will be presenting "Love is in the Stars" for the evening's special program.  Click here to … [Read more...]

3 Proven Steps To Overcoming Any Obstacle

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One of the greatest honors for me was the opportunity to contribute a chapter in an anthology of stories, focusing on the strength of the human spirit, called "Living Proof, Celebrating the Gifts that Come Wrapped in Sandpaper." My chapter, called "The Heart Whispers Truth," highlights the lessons learned in my first marriage. During speaking engagements this past spring in Florida, Chicago and Los Angeles, I used the opportunity to talk about … [Read more...]

The Power Of Pause

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I believe that 95% of conflict stems simply from miscommunication and misunderstanding. As a result, I don't get my emotional feathers ruffled too often anymore. Rather, I have learned to PAUSE before responding when there is a problem, disappointment or conflict. Let me be clear, thought, that his "aha" in my own life took time. In the name of being "in my truth," I used to think I had to express myself quickly -- and often -- and I did so … [Read more...]