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Victim to Victor: An Amazing “Steam Punk” Shift in Focus

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,…


Added by Noelle Nelson on June 2, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

HALT: A Masterful Technique for Working with Yourself and Others

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…


Added by Noelle Nelson on February 29, 2016 at 4:42pm — No Comments

The Holidays: “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Really?

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…


Added by Noelle Nelson on December 4, 2015 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Sex Sent Me to the ER! A Search for Sexual Mishap Stories

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: …


Added by hitched on February 13, 2014 at 11:04am — No Comments

Are You Showing Up in Your Relationship these Holidays?

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…


Added by Emma K. Vigluicci, LMFT, CIT on November 22, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

A Thanksgiving to Be Grateful For

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…


Added by Noelle Nelson on November 1, 2013 at 7:54am — No Comments

Want Success? Focus on What Works!

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…


Added by Noelle Nelson on May 31, 2013 at 11:24am — No Comments

Peace in Your Heart for the Holidays

“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…


Added by Noelle Nelson on November 30, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

How to End an Affair (The Right Way) and Save Your Marriage

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.


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Added by Lisa Penn on July 19, 2012 at 11:08pm — No Comments

Could Spanking Your Kid Cause Mental Disorders in Adulthood?

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…


Added by hitched on July 10, 2012 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Tip Your Marital Scales Into Joy!

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…


Added by Noelle Nelson on April 27, 2012 at 10:11am — No Comments

The Year of the Dragon Expected to Produce Baby Boom

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…


Added by hitched on January 23, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Prostate Cancer Screening Not Beneficial

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…


Added by hitched on January 11, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Sexy shopping to set a spark

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.

Want to…


Added by Trina Read on December 3, 2011 at 6:54am — No Comments

Tame the Holiday Perfection Grinch

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.


As you…


Added by Noelle Nelson on December 1, 2011 at 12:04pm — No Comments

The “Just One” Secret to Fitness

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…


Added by Noelle Nelson on October 31, 2011 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Jump-Start Your Job Game with Confidence

The kids are finally grown enough for you to feel OK about re-entering the work world, or the economy has made such a mess of your single-income life that your spouse is nudging you into “You gotta get a job, Honey,” emphasis on the “gotta,” or you’d been on disability, recuperating from that awful disease, but here you are now, as well as you’re going to get and it’s time to earn your keep. Yikes! Whatever skill-set you had is woefully outdated, the job market is a disaster, how in the world… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on November 2, 2010 at 7:50am — No Comments

FREE "Mystery Date" Concert June 25

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

Week #14--It's Time to Try Porn

Week #14 of the Six Month Sex Challenge: A little porn can add a lot of spice…it’s finding the right porn to suit your taste and values.

Lesson I learned from last week: Even though get my fill of intimacy with interactions from my children, it’s important I keep a solid intimate connection with my husband. And making that connection is so much fun.

To end the… Continue

Added by Trina Read on February 28, 2010 at 10:05am — No Comments

Week #12--Praise His Penis!

Week #12 Six Month Sex Challenge: Men deserve to have a toy of their own in your adult toy chest.

Lesson I learned from last week: Using the vibrating cockring made my perineum feel great.

Yet Another Chaotic Week…

Had my parents visiting this week—Valentine’s week…a very, very busy week for me—and my newborn is teething, etc., etc., etc. All I can say… Continue

Added by Trina Read on February 14, 2010 at 9:54am — No Comments

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Episode 494: Should You Worry About Your Love of Video Games?

Video games can be addictive according to a new report from the World Health Organization. So what does that mean and how is that different than other passionate, fun hobbies? Dr. Karen Sherman explains.

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