There they are, another photo of attractive, mostly young and fashionable people spread out on couches drinking coffee smiling with perfect white teeth, the latest Apple gear all around them and you think, “I want to be an entrepreneur!”
The appeal of freedom, setting your own schedule, working from anywhere in the world in mostly exotic locations, empowered by ZOOM and dozens of other apps and programs that make the act of creation a simple breeze in between your sightseeing and exploring.
It’s all a really bad joke.
A joke played on us by Influencers whose income is dependent on…
Wow, solid article, Anangsha. Thank you for the great reseach, templates, and helpful takeaways. Appreciate you!
The allure of an empowered woman.
Something about her just drove me nuts!
I just wanted to kiss, lick, fuck, serve, and be near — all things for her.
There I said it.
I don’t care; she drives me wild and I like it.
She seems to like it too and I’m not changing a thing until she tells me to — even then I probably won’t quit my desire, my want, my begging, my arrogance, my demands, and my submission.
I think it’s a constant negotiation; ya know?
Sometimes I’m her puppy dog slave that will paint her toes…
Emerging from six weeks of treatment for a lifetime of depression and compulsions, I was finally free, or so I thought.
“At least now, I don’t want to kill myself,” I told the doctors, a low level of hope streaming across my face. They’d seen it before, people arriving in complete despair and emerging a month later with tools to keep themselves sane enough to deal with a world that can often be just too much.
“Robin, we recommend you do 90 in 90,” the therapists said.
This means I would attend 90, twelve-step program meetings all in 90 days…
After a long and difficult day, I let out a deep exhale to let it go. My car’s window is partially open and I hear this song in the parking lot’s ambient speakers. “The First Cut is the Deepest” by Sheryl Crow.
A girlfriend on the way to our breakup said this to me many years ago.
I was young and arrogant, so I missed the truth she was seeking to convey.
I hurt her.
Not in what I did, but what I didn’t do through the unintentional mishandling of her heart.
The many ways I failed to show up…
Say hello to any Tom, Dick, and Harry. These three average guys absolutely love and adore their wives, doing anything they can to please their women.
They go to the store, they cook, they clean, they keep a steady job as the most dependable person known to humankind.
They, and their wives, are totally miserable!
Because there’s zero (sexual) tension.
There’s no danger, no risk, no adventure, and as a result, any flame that may have existed in their boring, insignificant life was blown out a decade ago.
If you’re this guy that sits around and panders at his…
Why do you stay with him and how did a sexy goddess like you even hook up with him in the first place?
I get that you’re lonely and just want a boyfriend, but really, THIS, is what you’ve settled for in the name of romance and love?
You’re missing out!
Good men idly stand near because we refuse to rescue you from your own poor choices. We shake our heads at you, in sadness really.
We want to be with you, but we can’t.
Because you’re not ready for us — you’re still dating the bad boy, the…
You remember Billy, right? He stood at least six inches taller than you, could run faster than anyone else, and his sweet spot was under the bridge, after school, fists up and ready to duke it out.
He was a terror!
I remained off his radar for most of the school years and keep him charmed with talk of BMX bicycles and other subjects he fancied. Other kids with no gift for gab weren’t so lucky as I watched him brawl his way through middle school like a Marine in training.
They were bullies in grade school, high school into…
Mourn the passing, or celebrate the life that was lived.
The funeral is a solemn occasion to commemorate the loss of your loved one. With millions of funerals held every year, they aren’t always ideal, much less enjoyable.
Some people want to commemorate life with a little more festivity, and a celebration of life allows you to do this — versus a solemn memorial at a funeral home.
A celebration of life service often confuses many people since they don’t think the occasion of someone’s death warrants a “celebration.”
Here are eight tips for creating a memorial service guests will…
(Sensitive Subject Alert — don’t read if this is triggering)
While studying the subject of grief, I read this excerpt:
“There is ancestral grief for white people in the U.S. having to do with what many of our European ancestors did when they got here. They decimated an indigenous population through war and disease. They brought slavery to this continent. We have not reconciled with the indigenous people of this country or the people we brought here from Africa. That grief is still there in our collective psyche. We’ve barely touched it. Some other countries with similar histories are dealing…