Friends And Love

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A recent survey out of the U.K. shows that women—at least most women—have a pretty good grasp on the important relationships in their lives: Four out of five have a good bond with their partner, 81 percent say they have good or very good friendships, and 59 percent get along with their bosses. But two stats jumped out at us as cause for concern: One in 10 women reported that they don’t have a close friend, and a very lonely 3 percent reported having no friends at all.

Sure, it’s normal for friendships to come and go, especially as we get older and swept up in work, family matters, and personal issues. And these days, we probably all have many more casual acquaintances (think of all your Facebook “friends”) than true BFFs. But what kind of an effect can this have on a person’s health and wellbeing?

Judith Akin, M.D., a psychiatrist in the Faculty and Physician Wellness Program of Work/Life Connections at Vanderbilt University, says that when people can’t name a single close friend, it’s often because of an underlying emotional or social disorder, like anxiety or trust issues. It also puts them at risk for further health problems.


“Having at least a few close relationships is a part of a balanced life,” Akin says. “People who are socially isolated or lacking in social support are much more vulnerable to depression, self-medicating with alcohol, and emotional eating.” Studies also show that people with large circles of friends live longer than those without, and that strong social ties can reduce the risk of dementia later in life.

The nearly 6,000-person survey conducted by Relate (a British organization that provides relationship support and counseling) also found that having poor-quality or non-existent social connections is correlated to lower self esteem. Among people who described their friendships as good or very good, 87 percent said they felt good about themselves sometimes, often, or always. Among people in average or bad friendships, that number dropped to 63 percent; and among those who reported having no friends, 62 percent.

Although forming new friendships can be difficult, Akin says it’s important for people to try—especially if they’re feeling isolated after a move across the country, a falling-out with former pals, or another major life change that leaves them physically or emotionally alone.

“To have friends you have to be a good friend, so I always ask people what they are doing to try to cultivate relationships support,” she says. “You have to make a deliberate effort to spend time together—or, if you don’t live near each other, to call or write or visit.” (In fact, half of survey respondents reported having weekly contact with their close friends, and nearly a fifth reported daily contact.)

Nervous about making a new-friend date? Start with asking a colleague to grab lunch or check out a movie after work. “If you’re worried about not knowing what to say, these structured situations can help take the pressure off,” Akin says.

Common-interest groups are great ways to meet a variety of people who share your hobbies, as well, she says. In a way, men seem to do this better than women: The survey found that guys tend to be members of groups of close friends while women are more likely to form close connections with individuals.

And one final note for the ladies in relationships: It’s great if your partner is your best friend, says Akin, but it’s no excuse to let your other close ties don’t fall by the wayside. “Too much time spent with one person can potentially make you both bored,” she says. “You need to make a deliberate effort to get together regularly with other people in your life. Put a girls’ night on the calendar; don’t wait for someone else to do it.”

is he loveDon’t assume he is not in love with you. The one time you least expect, he will tell you “I love you.”


One of the greatest feelings a woman can ever have is a man’s true love. Though your boyfriend may take time telling you he is in love with you, chances are he already has through his actions. That’s what happened to me. I knew my husband was in love with me by the way he paid close attention to all my needs. He genuinely cared to hear about my good days and my bad days. Moreover, I didn’t have to ask him to do something for me. He just knew. He loved spending time with my family and me. And he said “I love you” first.

For the most part, women are quicker at expressing their emotions to their partners; meanwhile, men take a longer time. You may assume that your boyfriend is not in love with you because he has not verbally expressed his feelings or revealed the three words all women love to hear. But take a close look at his gestures, his mannerisms and how he looks at you. The love he has for you is in the tiniest details.

Here are seven ways you can tell the man you love is in love with you, too.

Shows interest

When your boyfriend starts to ask you in-depth questions about your likes, dislikes and future goals, he is in to you. He wants to learn everything about you. He sincerely cares.


Delicate touches

He grabs your hand gently during a walk in the park or at a family gathering. He caresses your hair softly. He hugs you for no reason at all. He affectionately touches your face as he stares at you. Sometimes just sitting at home watching a movie and cuddling on the couch speaks volumes.


Spending time together

When you find your boyfriend spending less time with his friends and more time with you, he is in love. He is not giving up on his friends; he simply chooses to spend as much time with you as possible. His priorities begin to shift.


Does anything for you

He doesn’t care what it takes, but he will make anything possible for you. He may not necessarily be interested in the things you are interested in, but he makes the effort to take part. He doesn’t mock what brings you joy. Perhaps you love a particular musician, and he doesn’t. But he surprises you with two concert tickets – one for you and one for him.


Meeting his family and friends

As old-fashioned as this may sound, when a boyfriend introduces the woman in his life to his family and friends, he is serious. He has hopes to take the relationship to another level. His feelings are deeper than you know.


Talks about marriage and children

If your boyfriend inquires about your feelings on marriage and children and expresses his thoughts on the matter, chances are he’s been thinking about a future with you. And if you both share the same feelings about marriage and creating a beautiful family together, love exists.

Says those three special words first

He tells you “I love you” before you do. It doesn’t matter when or where he says it. All that matters is that he wants to say it first.

Again, it’s easier for a woman to share her innermost thoughts compare to most men. Many men have a hard time verbalizing their feelings even though they do love you. However, through their positive actions and attentive ways, you will know he is in love. Give him time and you’ll hear “I love you.”

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Each day, we interact with others. We talk, email and text the day away, but are we really getting through to each other? When was the last time you felt really, truly heard? When did you give your attention to someone fully and completely without checking your phone or staring at the television? Some check out with technology, while others dominate conversations. Both are detrimental, but both can be remedied.

The importance of listening

When we listen to someone sincerely, we help them feel understood, validated and less alone in their suffering. Being fully present and listening without an agenda can uplift someone and permit them to share their feelings. Often, that’s all we need; someone to sit and let us air our grievances, concerns, or frustrations, so that we can move on.

We blather on to hairdressers, bartenders, baristas, and they hold the space as outsiders looking in, so that we may vent. Therapists are paid to sit there and our side of the story, but what about our daily communication with loved ones? What happens when the you-know-what hits the fan and you have a fight with your partner?

 Most of the time, particularly in the heat and intensity of an argument, we aren’t really listening. We’re trying to prove our point, be heard or shut down whatever the other person is trying to say. I’m guilty of this and need to make a conscious effort to be a better listener. This will no doubt be a lifelong project, but I’m aware of the need to improve and am committed to changing for the better. Will I become a better listener overnight? Probably not, but I’m aware of what I need to work on, so at least there’s hope. Here’s a list of some things I’m going to work on, which may be of benefit to you as well.

Leave judgement at the door

Therapists and counsellors note that the most important part of listening is being non-judgmental. If someone feels judged, they will instantly shut you out and resent you, causing further harm to the relationship. Distance comes from instances like this, so be careful to just let the other person be heard in a safe, judgment-free zone. Avoid statements such as “You always” and “You never.”

Time out

Sometimes, things cannot be fixed immediately, so allow a few hours of time apart and let things cool down. When you keep picking at a wound or a scab, it can’t heal. The same thing applies to disagreements and conflicts; even though you think it’s a good idea to keep talking, the best thing can be to calmly stop talking and give each other a little space. When you sit quietly, you’re able to process what the other person voiced so that you can help solve the issues—not create more.

Stay present and watch your body language

Some of us check out with phones, laptops or television when things get heated or intense. The simple act of making eye contact really makes a huge difference in how we all feel when we need someone’s full attention. Please put your phone down, turn it off and make yourself 100% available when a loved one needs to talk. Don’t make someone feel diminished or unimportant by clicking the remote control when they say they need to talk to you.

Wait until they communicate that they’re done before grabbing that phone to see what you missed on social media, and try not to fidget. We say a lot with our body language, so show some empathy and presence with your entire body. It’s incredibly rude to text someone while a person in the room needs your attention, so cut it out.

Silence is golden

This one is particularly challenging for me. I get excited and jump in before the other person has time to complete their thought or argument, and I botch it all the time—I can only imagine how infuriating it must be. As a yoga instructor, this is embarrassing to share, but at least I’m honest.

Most people think that just because I teach yoga, I’m perfectly conditioned to remain in a meditative, balanced state at all times. Not so much, I’m afraid. I get anxious and angry, but do try to maintain the daily work via yoga, meditation, and reading Buddhist and other spiritual texts. My new goal is to really hold my tongue until the person with whom I’m interacting is done with their statement. Give the other person time to get their thoughts out, stop interrupting, and let people finish their thoughts. You’ll get your turn to speak, but create a safe and present energy so that there’ll be room for your own thoughts later on.

Listen to the entire conversation

Really, in the end, most of us just want to be heard, even if we have a strong hunch that we’re wrong. It sounds like the simplest, easiest thing on earth, but try to listen to the whole story and let the other party talk. My issue is that I’m already building my case or argument while the other person is trying to get theirs out, and it’s always doomed from that point on.

Work on being patient, commit to breathing deeply when someone is trying to tell you something, and just hold the space for them. Be sure to let people tell their whole story and get it all out there—even if it’s unpleasant or directed at you. Healing can only come from letting each other feel safe and loved.

In the end, my Buddhist teachers say that life is suffering and it’s our duty to lessen the suffering of those with whom we interact. I don’t wake up in the morning saying “I’m going to be a terrible listener today” but still, it happens. All we can do is commit to lessening our loved one’s suffering, become better listeners and increase our compassion as we go about our lives.

bestfriendsThink of the most valuable people in your life: what makes them so special? Meaningful relationships, both with family and friends, make life purposeful—especially amidst difficult trials. However, there are some people who may appear to be friendly but in fact are negative influences in your life. It’s important to keep in mind that you deserve to be in relationships where you are valued for who you are, and where the other person treats you in a way that you would want to treat others. As relationships require mutual effort and dedication, here

are 12 characteristics to look for in a good friend (along with tips that will help you showcase these characteristics to your friends).

1. Connectedness

A good friend will stay in touch with you in the long-term, even if you don’t get to talk to them every day. Good friends will be able to pick up where they left off, without seeing each other for years! Whether it’s through texts, handwritten letters or phone calls, communication over a long period of time is a key signal that someone truly cares about you and the relationship. With the holidays coming up, sending a holiday card or wishing someone well is a simple yet impactful gesture that demonstrates thoughtfulness.

2. Interest

In addition to staying connected, a good friend will check up on you to stay informed on what’s happening in your life. Whether your latest news is inconsequential (like trying a new recipe) or more significant (like grieving the death of a loved one), a friend who checks up on you is one who is compassionate and genuinely interested.

3. Honesty

While we all like it when others agree with us, but it’s necessary to have people who can provide open, honest feedback—both positive and negative. The key is that a true friend can present their criticism in a constructive way.

4. Respect

Similarly, a good friend is able to respectfully disagree with your views. The emergence of different perspectives does not automatically signify the end of a relationship—sometimes, it can actually strengthen your relationship while enhancing your understanding of an opposing perspective. A good friend will also demonstrate respect by appreciating you for who you are, treating you with dignity and not taking advantage of you.

5. Trustworthiness

Not only should you be able to confide in a friend and know that your secret will be kept, but you should also be able to trust that your friend is loyal and reliable. A friendship that experiences endless rollercoasters of breakups and fights may not be one that offers loyalty and consistency.

6. Enthusiasm and support

It’s important to have relationships with people who will provide you with support in both the good and the bad times. Friends who make the extra effort to cheer you on at your soccer game or reach out to you when you’re in distress show that they prioritize you and are available to help.

7. A certain degree of competitiveness

Competition among friends is natural, but true friends will not allow competition to tear their relationship apart. Friendly competition can actually inspire you to have the motivation to improve, and is not cutthroat or dividing.

8. Attentiveness

A good listener is someone who really values what you have to say and pays attention to your words. If there is someone who remembered a small detail or fact that you mention, they could possibly be a good friend. Meanwhile, being attentive and truly listening to what your friends say can also demonstrate that you prioritize and value them as well.

9. Gratitude

As well as having a grateful heart, a good friend also expresses gratitude, whether it’s for a favor that you did or simply for the friendship you provide. It’s also important to show your gratitude for the people in your lives; while it’s easy to feel grateful, the failure to outwardly express gratitude may actually come off as ingratitude in the eyes of others.

10. Inspiration

Someone who encourages you to be a better person (either verbally or non-verbally) is a powerful, positive influence in your life. A friend should not judge and shame you into changing; rather, if you chance because of a friend, it should be because their actions or personality traits inspire you to follow their example.

11. Confidence-boosting

A good friend will not make you feel insecure or want you to change for no good reason. Instead, the type of friend who is worth having will boost your self-esteem by valuing your identity and unique qualities.

12. Value

Finally, remember that a good friend is worthy of your time—you should cherish the memories, interactions, and conversations you have together.

Oh, how natural it seems when women and girls are so damn mean to each other. Seemingly more mean, underhanded and brutal than men are to one another. More deliberate. Yet often more unconsciously, horribly, mean.

Of course this is a sweeping generalization. There are a lot of good people in the world. Good women, if you will. And there are certainly men out there who can rival the biggest drama queen you’ve ever seen. But that’s not the point.

The point, actually, is that in general, modern women do not possess the solidarity you might hope for or even expect in a world that is supposedly heading toward gender equality.

Without question, the notion of woman vs. woman is not particularly new. Many often laugh it off, deferring to our curiously ‘natural’ state of being. As if it is in our DNA to compete with one another. We are known to do it for men, friends, jobs, attention, recognition and self worth. Things you can actually win and things you can never win. The tangibles and the intangibles. We’ll launch silent daggers over petty issues such as clothing, mimicry and appearance faux pas — all fodder for cannon balls of hatred for fellow females to fire. We even squabble over the things that are entirely nebulous, the ideas in the back of our minds that are more like phantoms than actual live gains. Not many question it. We make fun of it, acknowledge it, disparage upon it, but we don’t really ask ourselves why and how we got here. How did we get this bad?

That’s just how women are … Supposedly.

Well, that might be true, but only as true as the belief that ‘boys will be boys.’ But really, truly, boys will be boys and girls will be girls in the context of certain power relations and social structures.

Call it natural if you like, but it can be changed.

Now before you start planning your rebuttal to this notion, I didn’t say that this was going to be easy. And I’m not necessarily talking about a widespread campaign of ‘awareness’ so that we can initiate the healing process one-by-one in our own psyches. Well, in a way I am, but in another way, I’m not. Based on my research in academia and general observations, I find this to be a more simple problem than we think — albeit one with widespread and complicated ripple effects on society as a whole.

Think about this: What is the only problem that seems to persist in spite of women’s economic advancement, educational progress, sexual freedom, access to technological innovation and relative (though increasingly tenuous) reproductive rights? What is it about our worth as individuals that inspires our insecure animosity?

It is kind of miraculous if you really think about it. Unbelievably, this very real issue can not only interfere with how we feel about ourselves, it can also affect how others feel about us, thereby influencing how we live our lives!

It is so silly, so obnoxious, so superficial, but painfully true.

Alas, it is all about beauty and body image. Or more specifically, beauty in the context of our persistent inequality to men, and our disproportionate body commodification that ironically feeds the fire between us and our sisters.

Yes, oh yes, in spite of how far we’ve come, our looks are still up there on the checklist of our success as women. It is on our checklist in an arbitrary omnipresent way that we did not necessarily invite. Perhaps we once made it a priority. Perhaps others made it a priority and we correspondingly internalized it by default. We might even occasionally boycott it, hoping to escape this particular paradigm of self worth and success. But either way, whether we imposed it upon ourselves or someone else did, it’s there now and has been for a long while. I would love to cite a ton of sources here to underline this concept, but that would make this article two million pages long.

The truth is that we know it. We see it, live it, breathe it, watch TV about it, read about it. We see how Hilary Clinton, Sarah Palin, Michelle Obama and others are irrelevantly defined by it in the political sphere when there is hardly a media whisper of George W. Bush’s, Bill Clinton’s or Mitt Romney’s appearance. Every once in a while we might hear about Barack Obama’s ears, but that’s about it. Looks do not define men like they still define women, even in the most serious platforms in the world. This is a beautiful but ugly remnant of a time when women were the trophies and property of men, when our entire worth was once based on appearance, pedigree, purity and child-bearing ability.

Now let me explain why this lame vestigial problem is creating the massive divide and how serious the implications are.

As a disclaimer, this is not to say that we cannot or should not take care of ourselves, that we cannot or should not care about fashion, beauty, fitness, glamour or sexual appeal. All of these interests are fun and worthwhile. We should be free to indulge and revel in them. So should men. We should be able to honor all beauty in all forms whenever possible. It gives life extra spice and flavor. When we can appreciate the range of beauty wholeheartedly and appropriately, it has the power to enhance our spiritual experience.

Nevertheless, when the notion of ‘hotness’ or ‘not-enough-hotness’ breathes its muggy breath into our ability to get a job, keep a job, get along with people on the job, be liked, be unliked, be taken seriously or not-taken-seriously, there’s a problem.

Think of looks as a resource. Just like education and money and charm. A resource to get what you want. A commodity, if you will. We are living in a capitalist society, after all.

Right about now, some people might want to chime in and blame capitalism for this problem, this commodity-possession-ownership-hierarchy-resource-consumption problem, akin to all other problems in the world. And they might be right. But for now let’s keep it simple. Looks are resources. Resources that are inherent and cultivated alike.

Now fathom this: In a culture where patriarchy is still alive, endearingly belting out delusions of grandeur, thrusting a withered cane into the air from its convalescent bed, dinging the bell for the nurse, at least one crippled mythology has remained — the story that women are not fully worthwhile unless they are amazing at everything AND beautiful in the eyes of others. For some, external beauty in the eyes of others and oneself is success in and of itself.

Regrettably, this fact alone has helped turn women against one another, a trend that started centuries, if not millennia ago. Poignantly, this is the one major factor that still determines our well-being in the public eye whether a woman is gay, straight, bi, white, black, brown, etc., a veritable competition whose competitors are by default only women in a world still ruled by men.

So when an attractive woman strolls around your workplace, if she is prettier in your eyes than you are — or in someone else’s eyes — she might inspire your jealousy. And if you’re that kind of woman, even if only for the day, you might treat her differently. She might as well be parading a better resume in front of you. Look at me, I can get a better man, a better job, a better wardrobe… a better life.

In a world of squirrels, she might as well have been the squirrel who collected more nuts than you. You might even try to steal her nuts. Or tell the other squirrels how she came about those nuts in a suspicious way. Either way, this squirrel is perceived to have more resources than you, even if some of those nuts are spoiled. Then again, how would you know what kind of nuts she has? All you can see is her pile of nuts. And that’s all that matters. Perhaps you should take notes from this fabulous squirrel, maybe even do laps around the tree to get that squirrel’s thighs. Perhaps you should kill the fabulous squirrel. You just don’t know what to do!

Now imagine that you are the beautiful squirrel with the pile of nuts. Now you’re getting a little anxious. Now you feel like you should give some away to diminish the danger or perhaps alternatively guard your nuts more fiercely. You just don’t know what to do! But why should you give away your nuts? They didn’t climb that tree to yank them from the branches. Perhaps they don’t have your scampering ability. Perhaps the tree liked you better. Either way, they’re your damn nuts, you shouldn’t have to make excuses.

Now if nuts represent success or self-worth in the human world we’ve been trying to create (you know the one with ‘gender equality’?) there should be nuts for everyone, and we shouldn’t have to get them from men, so to speak. Even though we know they have them!

What we really need, is to stop fighting with each other over the nuts. Instead, we should all collectively attack the tree together.

Bottom line: As women, we need to stop fighting over the scraps that are left to us by those in power. Jealousy over looks is only a symptom of everything else we still do not have, one of which is the ability to shed beauty and body image as all-powerful dictators in our lives.

It is so easy to forget who the real enemies are, and thus we cannibalize ourselves on the way to what we hope is a better life, even if only in the form of vicious shit-talking to alleviate our fleeting anger at what ‘Miss Thang’ represents to us in the world. She is not the one to blame, unless of course she really did something horrible to you. But then you might ask yourself, Was she horrible to me because… of this exact issue we’re talking about? Is she fearfully scrambling for beauty commodity in herself and projecting it outward? Like the rest of us are grappling with in some form every day?

On the flip side, having perceived good looks can drag a woman down in ways that are similarly unfair and unearned, namely when other women do their best to sabotage her progress, her job, her advancement, and her happiness based on jealousy of her collective resources or perceived ability to acquire *nuts* as it were.

When women can finally relegate beauty to a fun life expression, rather than a prerequisite of success, it might be safe to say that we will see less tension between our sisters. I would like to think that when women occupy enough power positions in every sphere, we will no longer question where our real worth lies, at which point we might see an end of the extreme jealousy trend between women as we know it.

So let’s pretend that when we as a gendered group achieve more consistent success equaling men, we will treat each other differently indeed. Imagine that we will even help each other more. We can even start now, as it would surely support the cause if women helped other women advance for a change. Or at the very least, we can try our best to disparage upon each other less (tempting as it is). Because one fine day, beauty will not be our unwitting default scapegoat for why we aren’t successful or happy.

To some degree, there may always be a form of tension between everybody, women and men, with or without the commodity of beauty playing a role. But I think we all can agree that the world would still be a much better place, even if fraught with endless problems to resolve, if women were nicer to each other.

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Have you noticed individuals have unique goals inside life? Individuals start off life as babies, but by the time they have arrived at the adult years, they’ve already gone from being individuals with equivalent experiences and also perspectives on the planet to getting as different from one another as nighttime and daytime. One spot exactly where this can be observed much more than almost any alternative place is inside the connections that people often build together with each other, specifically in late senior high school, university or college, as well as graduate school. These relationships range between folks who are as old-fashioned as their moms and dads and would like simply to be able to enter wedlock and no doubt live happily ever after, to some that are ultra laid-back, and need nothing more than to have mutual friends with benefits rules they are able to live with.

The most prevalent form of partnership noticed today, nevertheless, is that a guy plus a young lady are actually dating the other person. Typically, this is actually the kind of affiliation that will commence flippantly and may or possibly might not exactly grow into much more. If you ask a guy soon after the couple first meets where the relationship will ultimately finish, he likely will not be able to inform you. Ask him inside a few months, and he could possibly have a bit more of a sense about it. Question him in one year and it is feasible that he could be too busy to reply due to the fact he is out looking for the best wedding ring. When this is the truth, then it is safe to believe that he is actually smitten, plus she probably is, too.

Other kinds of connections feature a considerable number of interactions that truly aren’t associations. Probably a significantly better method to claim that would be to claim that they are interactions that in no way grew, for example one night stands, or relationships that sadly soured, such as happens when a couple breaks up. Naturally, the supreme relationship fracture takes place when a couple was actually wedded for a while, and then makes a decision to split up. This is extremely sad whenever you’ll find youngsters associated. Each time a couple has a baby together, whether they are married or otherwise, they’ll continually continue to have an element that ties these people together, if they decide to recognize it, or not.

The very first big date with a lady is the most important one. In fact, this is your only opportunity to generate a great initial impression. You’ll wish to read a little more about making the right first impression if you have not had good results on any first date in the past so that you can be sure you impress the person you’re going on a date with. By doing this, you can be certain there will be a lot more outings especially for both of you to be on. There are lots of dos and donts for dates, and you’re going to be smart to go through and think about each one prior to going on your date.

When you go on a date, be sure you not only get dressed properly, yet that you dress up appropriately. You don’t need to wear a tuxedo to go to an evening meal plus a movie, but you’re going to desire to wear attractive trousers, a new classy shirt, as well as very nice shoes. Think more business casual rather than formal wear. If your first date is actually to a different exercise, such as hiking, make sure you get appropriate hiking apparel.

When you happen to be at the big date, be sure you listen to what they have to talk about. Make an effort to never interrupt their speaking plus try to ask questions regarding exactly what they’re excited about. You may discuss yourself a little, since they are going to need to know much more about you, however always keep it nominal. Rather than talking about yourself, try revealing experiences as well as motivating your date to talk about experiences themselves.

Fun can be a key part of pleasure within a first date. Make an effort to not demonstrate you’re nervous, and talk about stories which you think can make your partner laugh. Steer clear of jokes or even experiences that will include governmental, nationality, or some other hot subject, since you do not know the way the person will feel concerning them all. Alternatively, tell them about the moment you misplaced your best wristwatch while on a hot air balloon ride or perhaps you decided to give your goldfish freedom by leaving it inside the pool when you were two to three.

These are merely several things you can do in order to make your first date a hit. For lots more methods to ensure great success, you may want to browse 8 first date tips men cant ignore at before going. By doing this, you can have all the details you’ll want to have an amazing, comforting date and to not make any sort of mistakes.

Have you noticed that you can get a female’s telephone number, only the connection has a tendency to go no place? You don’t appear to own the magic touch of which many possess, the one that makes it possible for a guy to get a lady’s awareness then keep that awareness aimed at him. That’s because you don’t know the steps of taking a relationship to a higher level. You tend to stay in a safe, secure location, the one which could gather interest from a woman, but will have her searching elsewhere in a short time period. The key to achieving success with females lies in magnetic messaging.

With this program and also the key lock sequence accessible through the magnetic messaging pdf, you’ll find women are now falling all over you, trying to get your attention.It provides you the chance to select those females you wish to go out with. Your self esteem increases and you discover your life changes for the better in every area. Do not take advantage of this great change, nevertheless. A lot discover this particular way to succeed and take advantage of the approach, caring for ladies badly, even so, you must not. Value females always. If you don’t, you will end up being the person nobody wants to be with and that shouldn’t be your goal.

Are you looking for a gift for that special someone in your own life? Are you feeling sick and tired of heading to a store and spending money on items that either don’t last for very long or possibly products that don’t convey your message you wish to get across? This year, think about making your personal gift intended for Valentine’s Day, someone’s birthday, an anniversary, or another special occasion. By having an plethora of Love sayings to choose from, you may create something special your significant other will cherish for many years. Look into making a new mosaic flagstone for your backyard or possibly walkway. You can create a whole new rock for each and every year and then supplement your assortment. Your beloved will appreciate viewing the Cute relationship quotes you pick and you’ll show the amount of time you’ve spent as partners through the stones you make. Does your partner love to read books? You could select a few of these types of Romantic quotes and make bookmarks for your beloved to benefit from. They’ll enjoy the idea that you created a homemade gift item, a present they are able to use on a routine basis instead of something that ends up in a closet or possibly stored up on shelves. Romantic coupons which in turn incorporate these sorts of love quotes are generally another great gift idea or else you may wish to put together a memory scrapbook of favorite pictures of you together with love quotes of each and every page. If you wish to show your partner how much you really treasure them each day of the year, you may make use of Romantic quotes as the email signature whenever you send them emails. If you do not regularly talk by electronic mail, you may use the Cute love quotes on sticky notes in the house or even deliver them with the one you love to the office inside a lunch sack or briefcase. If you choose one of these brilliant solutions, you will find that your lover begins to find these items and then wonders just where they may be should you forget. It’s really a good way to show them you cherish them all year long. Use your imagination when you make use of these types of romantic quotes. With countless to choose from, you may create a number of projects for your personal cherished one all through the year.

When individuals go about all day long along with a dreamy gaze upon the face, thinking of just your man, it may be a sign you’re in love. I know for me, presently there are usually quite a few signs I’m in love with a man. I tend to discuss him in conversation every shot I recieve, most likely making everybody around tried about hearing his own name. They turns into the specialist with everything, as I mention his particular ideas as well as hobbies in conjunction with every little thing occurring inside my environment. Another of the actual signs I’m in love with a guy is usually I begin to shed weight. Yes, the simple truth is, because I actually fail to remember eating. It is not that I am trying to lose weight in becoming more attractive for this man, it’s just I always lose interest with food. When I realize that I am pondering them from the time I wake up until I’m dead sleeping at night, well, I am surely in love. If I’m also prepared to battle commuter traffic through rush hour to consider taking this man towards the airport terminal upon a company getaway as an alternative to making him grab the shuttle bus, it truly is surely one of the signs I’m in love with a guy. I’ve had friends and family inform me I am glowing every time I mention my man or when we’re alongside one another, though I will simply have to believe what they say with that one in particular simply because can’t locate that myself. However, the fact remains after I come to think about precisely what our little ones may be like and in many cases start up picking out names for them, I’m definitely showing signs I’m in love with a man. One uncommon signs I love him is where I must know each and every small aspect regarding him. I am continuously wondering the man for those details of his own daily life starting from his pet’s full name to his particular favored educator located in middle school. This data helps me feel much more associated with him which helps us develop a much closer attachment. Possibly you may have experienced a number of these emotions previously if you were sliding in love, or you find yourself at the moment experiencing them and are also pondering you’re touch nuts. Permit me to promise, you aren’t. You might be simply in love. It’s just one of the signs I love a man and so do you.

Despite the fact that the U.S. has a mandatory school attendance policy for children, families can legally teach their children at home. They are able to do this as long as they go through the proper channels, and meet all of the necessary requirements. Many parents have taken this path, and are using guides, such as The Big Book of Homeschooling, to help them reach their goals. The trend is becoming popular because at-home education offers:

RELIGIOUS COMPATIBILITY: Families may feel that that teaching children at home provides a better way to teach them their own religious values without the distraction or confusion of a multi-cultural environment.

HIGH QUALITY EDUCATION: Children who are taught at home consistently do better than average on SAT tests. Their parents monitor what they learn, and ensure that they they are taught using the highest possible standards. Home schooling also allows parents to provide enrichment, such as frequent field trips, experiments, and, in some case, exposure to other countries.

PERSONAL TEACHERS: Even the best teachers in the public school systems cannot give one-on-one attention to every student, but parents can. They are always aware of their childrens’ performance, and can alter the curriculum to help them catch up or move ahead at their own pace. When parents teach, they also connect with their kids, making it easier to communicate and get ideas across.

CUSTOMIZED LEARNING: Every child has their own learning style and personality. Parents know what these are, and this allows them to create programs that take advantage of their kids’ personalities instead of forcing them to learn in a pre-determined way.

CONSISTENCY: An at-home education lets parents create and teach in a way that is always consistent with their childrens’ needs. Since they know exactly what their child has learned and what their goals are, parents can create lessons that guarantee progress. They are able to consider the child’s life experiences, strengths and weaknesses, and use that information to develop an effective educational plan.

Home schooling is becoming more popular because it allows parents to create custom educational programs that are consistent with their childrens’ religious upbringing, abilities, personalities, and learning styles. Since parents interact with children throughout their lives, at home schooling results in a consistent education.

Two of the best ways to store memories are video and photo, but did you know there is a company that will combine those two media into one awesome one? Flix in Motion films is one of the only providers of Los Angeles flip books, but it’s not because this is just a silly invention no one will love. If you hire them for your next event, your guests are sure to be begging you to hire them for your next. It provides a unique flair to any event.

What do they do? Flix in Motion brings a small green screen, a bit of equipment for filming and printing, and lots of props. You provide the actors for the seven second films. You or your friends grab whatever props you like and our directors will get to work making the most of your seven seconds of fame. Once the filming process is complete, they print, cut, and bind your film into a 60 page flip book so you don’t need a camera or TV to replay your film over and over for all your friends. It brings the fun of friendship and the playfulness of the stick figure Bay Area flip books we all made when we were bored in class.

If you are looking to add a fun and unique addition to your next party or event, Flix in Motion is a great way to not only have fun, but keep and share your memories for years to come. They are easy to work with and do everything from birthdays to product launches and film release parties. One thing is for sure, add Flix in Motion to your guest list and you are sure to have a great time all your guests will remember for years to come.

Planning a wedding can be overwhelming. Choosing a dress, a caterer, your cake, and deciding on a venue can leave you exhausted, and that is even before your wedding day arrives. Take some stress out of your planning and consider the fact that some great wedding reception venues are just outside of Kansas City. You will not have to go far to find the perfect spot to celebrate your special day.

Outdoor Wedding and Reception Venues

The Kansas City area boasts some of the best outdoor options for weddings and receptions. You can choose from wide open prairie views, lush green lawns, and even venues that sit upon the water. An outdoor setting can be the perfect spot for both formal and casual ceremonies and receptions. If you want add even more personalization to your wedding experience and are using a western theme, think about a honeymoon stay at one of the ranches or farms in the area.

Indoor Wedding and Reception Venues

If you are planning a wedding and/or reception during periods of uncertain weather or prefer an indoor event, look into some of the high quality offerings in the Kansas City area. Beautiful hotels, event and conference centers that can fit every style and budget are available. Many of the venues that offer outdoor space can also offer you an indoor option, giving you the best of both worlds.

There are a numerous sizes of venues to give you options for a large ceremony or a more cozy private one.

Reception Only Venues

If you are having your wedding at a local area church or maybe even in your grandmother’s backyard, opting to have a reception at a different location can give you the ability to keep your ceremony small and private and offer reception invitations to those who did not attend the ceremony. You may even choose to have your reception on a different day from your wedding, after you’ve returned from your honeymoon or at a time when more family and friends can attend.

Choosing a venue shouldn’t be frustrating; having numerous options to choose from will allow you to narrow your choices to the ones that best fit your style and budget. The Kansas City area has the perfect place for your wedding and reception.

Those looking to marry in a stunning location as part of a destination wedding should consider Wanaka in New Zealand. It’s got fabulous views of both the lake and the nearby mountains, as well as plenty to do both before and after the wedding. Favorite activities include hiking, mountain biking, skiing, kayaking and skydiving. Venues can include anything from a luxury lodge to a lakeside hotel, conference center or spa resort. Smaller weddings can take place in more exotic locations, such as the top of the mountain.

Destination weddings are common enough in Wanaka that you can find all the service providers necessary to plan the perfect day on the Internet. Find the best Wedding Celebrant Wanaka has to offer, as well as venues, caterers, DJs, florists and photographers, making it easy to plan a beautiful wedding from across the country or across the world. There are even packages available to spoil the bride and groom before the big day, along with their closest friends and family members. To make things even easier, you can hire companies to arrange the wedding for you, simply choosing from the various options that they have available for a totally relaxing and hassle-free experience once you get to New Zealand.

New Zealand was one of the first countries to allow same-sex marriages, and many wedding celebrants in Wanaka are happy to perform these marriages as long as you fill out the appropriate paperwork. Once the location and celebrant have been chosen, you’ll need to apply for a marriage license and fill out the statutory declaration that states there aren’t any lawful impediments to the marriage. These impediments include already being married, being under 16 years of age, being under 20 years of age without a parent’s permission, or being closely related to each other either by adoption, blood, or marriage.

Some people choose the larger city of Queensland when visiting New Zealand, but Wanaka is less expensive, so it can save the happy couple some money on the wedding, leaving them with more to spend on their honeymoon and starting their new life together. Wanaka has actually been voted one of the 10 most romantic locations around the world, making it a must see for romantics, and the perfect location to hold a wedding.

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