The other day, a good friend of mine gave a talk in which he described how he overcame his addiction to alcohol, and it basically came down to this: he decided he had a choice. To ease the pain of life by drinking, or to choose happiness. To stop looking at everything that didn’t work in his life, and deliberately look at what was working.
In other words, to shift his focus. Now, this wasn’t a magic wand he was waving. His whole life didn’t radically change from one day to the next,…Continue
Added by Noelle Nelson on June 2, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments
My German Shepherd-mix rescue pup, Baer, is a great dog. He’s all legs and energy, so sometimes I think of him as Fred Astaire, and sometimes more as the Energizer Bunny on steroids. Especially near mealtimes.
I feed my dogs twice a day, and I’m convinced they have clocks in their stomachs, because right around 5:30 p.m. (a half hour before their 6:00 p.m. meal), they get antsy. In particular, Baer. But around 5:30 p.m., I may very well still be working—as I am today, and…Continue
Added by Noelle Nelson on February 29, 2016 at 4:42pm — No Comments
The Holidays! You’ve made your list and you’re checking it twice. Let’s see: not enough money in the budget to get the kids what they really want. Not enough for a quick two day get-away for you and your S.O., given the cost of transportation, accommodations, and a sitter who will put up for that long with the kids and your menagerie of 2 cats, 1 dog, 3 hamsters and 1 and ½ lizard (tail missing). Relatives who are thrilled to announce they’re flying in for a nice long visit, of course…Continue
Added by Noelle Nelson on December 4, 2015 at 5:03pm — No Comments
The producers of Untold Stories of the ER are currently conducting a nationwide search for individuals or couples who have, unfortunately, had to visit the emergency room from a sex-based injury. Compensation may be provided for selected stories and some couples may be flown to Los Angeles for the show. To tell your story or to find out more, contact the casting associate for the show, Courtney Morris, at 818-5634131 or e-mail: …Continue
Added by hitched on February 13, 2014 at 11:04am — No Comments
The Holidays are always a difficult time of year for people for many reasons. At the risk of adding to the plethora of writing on this topic, I still feel called to share with you how you can use this time as an opportunity for change and creating an amazing life and…Continue
Added by Emma K. Vigluicci, LMFT, CIT on November 22, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
You love your extended family, you really do, and the thought of all those aunts and uncles, in-laws and parents, cousins and various spouses and children warms your heart.
Until it’s time for them to descend on…Continue
Added by Noelle Nelson on November 1, 2013 at 7:54am — No Comments
You’re annoyed with yourself. Very. Downright angry, now that you think about it. You vowed last month you’d stick to your diet and slim down for the summer, and here you are, berating yourself over that double fudge extravaganza you pigged out on last night.
Which wouldn’t be so bad except for the caramel-vanilla ice cream delight you fell prey to the week before. And oh! There’s that whipped ream…Continue
Added by Noelle Nelson on May 31, 2013 at 11:24am — No Comments
“Compromise!” Your spouse says. “We’ll compromise! We’ll go to your folks for Christmas Eve, and my folks for Christmas Day. That way everybody will be happy – your family and mine.”
Yeah, you think, everybody except me!
All you want is some peace and quiet with your own husband and kids. You don’t want to be running around schlepping tired, sniveling children from one household to another. But you also don’t want to be responsible for any in-laws (yours or…Continue
Added by Noelle Nelson on November 30, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments
If you really want to save your marriage and your relationship, you know you have to end an affair. It’s not an easy thing to do; most people describe it quitting drugs – The “high” you get from the new found romance in your life I even addictive.
Even after you finally decide to end the affair, it doesn’t guarantee that you will save your relationship. You have to do it the right way and follow the right steps to save your marriage.
Added by Lisa Penn on July 19, 2012 at 11:08pm — No Comments
New research suggests that physical punishment as a form of discipline in kids may increase the risk of mental disorders in adulthood from mood and anxiety disorders to drug and alcohol abuse. The study lead by Tracie Afifi, an assistant professor of epidemiology in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba, Canada, looked at data…Continue
Added by hitched on July 10, 2012 at 4:02pm — No Comments
Your husband wakes up grumpy, stumbles to the bathroom, glances at your reflection next to his in the mirror, and says “What’s wrong with your hair?” You glare: “I slept on it funny. Good morning to you too.”
Strike one against husband: “Why do you have to be so unpleasant first thing?”
You’re marshalling the kids’ breakfasts, making their lunches, packing backpacks. Your spouse enters, clean-shaven, ready to go. He holds out his car-coffee-cup: “We’re out of coffee.” “So, make…Continue
Added by Noelle Nelson on April 27, 2012 at 10:11am — No Comments
The year 2012 is the Year of the Dragon for those following the Chinese lunar calendar. The dragon, is a zodiac sign associated with good fortune and intelligence and is believed to be the sign of those destined for success. According to the lunar calendar, the Year of the Dragon only arrives every 12 years. Back in 2000, Hong Kong saw more than a 5% increase in…Continue
Added by hitched on January 23, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
In a study conducted by the United States Preventive Services Task Force, testing in nearly 77,000 men ages 55 to 74, found that the commonly used prostate cancer screening P.S.A. blood test did not save lives. The conclusion is a follow-up to a 2009 study and has been published The Journal of the National Cancer…Continue
Added by hitched on January 11, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
Take each other shopping for sexy apparel.
Indulge in a lace teddy or silk boxer shorts. If you’re the adventurous type, try edible candy underwear.
When you get home, model your new lingerie; or have a fashion show of sexy wear that you already own.
Added by Trina Read on December 3, 2011 at 6:54am — No Comments
You’ve made your list, you’ve checked it twice. Oh, no, not that list – I’m talking about the list you’ve made of the 1022 ½ things you need to get done for the Holidays, everything from the perfect gift for Cousin Henry, to the perfect surprise for your sweetheart, to the perfect outfit for that Holiday get-together, to the perfect menu for the Holiday meal, to the perfect cleaning of your home so your oh-so-imperfect relatives will approve . . . the list goes on.
Added by Noelle Nelson on December 1, 2011 at 12:04pm — No Comments
You stare at the digital read-out on your scale, unbelieving. 10 pounds?! How could you possibly have gained 10 pounds? You eat like a bird! Nothing but fruits and nuts and veggies. Of course there was that pasta dish the other night. And the irresistible danish at work. And the simply sublime butter sauce on the . . . OK, all right. So you’re eating more than just fruits and nuts and veggies. But 10 pounds?!
You swear yourself into your too-tight gym clothes, force yourself…Continue
Added by Noelle Nelson on October 31, 2011 at 6:16pm — No Comments
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If you live in the Denver metro area, take your spouse/partner to a FREE (donations gladly accepted) Go For The Gold a capella concert on Friday evening ~ June 25 (7:30 - 9:30 pm) ~ Eaglecrest High School - 5100 S. Picadilly Street Centennial, CO 80015. Come listen to the best a capella music in the Rocky Mt. Region.
Sound of the Rockies - 2009 4th Place BHS
Storm Front - 2009 3rd Place…
Added by Greg R. Thiel on June 8, 2010 at 11:38pm — No Comments
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