Monthly Archives: November 2013

Get a Life

I received a copy of the following speech from a very dear friend. I am always grateful to be reminded of what is truly important. I hope this is a welcome reminder for you too.

[The following is a speech made by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anna Quindlen]

“I’m a novelist. My work is human nature. Real life is all I know. Don’t ever confuse the two, your life and your work.

You will walk out of here this afternoon with only one thing that no one else has. There will be hundreds of people out there with your same degree… there will be thousands of people doing what you want to do for a living. But you will be the only person alive who has sole custody of your life. Your particular life. Your entire life. Not just your life at a desk, or your life on a bus, or in a car, or at the computer. Not just the life of your mind, but the life of your heart. Not just your bank account, but your soul.

People don’t talk about the soul very much anymore. It’s so much easier to write a resume than to craft a spirit. But a resume is a cold comfort on a winter night, or when you’re sad, or broke, or lonely, or when you’ve gotten back the test results and they’re not so good.

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Don’t Try This At Home

We live in the era of dating web sites; lunch dates set up by matchmaking companies who charge lots of money; singles bars where the patrons resemble sharks during a feeding frenzy; and speed dating events during which you are supposed to meet eight members of the opposite sex, have eight, three-minute meaningful conversations and decide if you are interested in going on a date with any or all of them.

Dating and courting are lost arts and, apparently so are both telling someone in person that you are not interested in going out with them and writing your own love letters from your heart!

For example, the Rejection Line, is a telephone phone number (provided by http://www.humorhotlines.com/rejectionhotline.asp) that members give out when they don’t want to give out their real telephone number.

Callers hear a humorous recording and are not-so-subtly informed that the person who gave them the number is not interested in going out with them.

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Only A Few More Days for Finding Love Giveaway!!

This fantastic event, Finding Love Giveaway, will be ending at midnight on November 16–don’t miss your opportunity to gain FREE access to a collection of thousands of dollars worth of quality dating and relationship resources, problem solving skills, and programs for singles and those in a coupled relationship!

It’s the ultimate toolkit for finding true love created by my friend Amy Schoen, the Motivated to Marry Relationship Coach, with valuable resources from 16 top experts, including me! We are giving away thousands of dollars of gifts to help you find and solidify true love! I am the only expert providing content specifically for couples. My Free Training Gift and Grand Prize are uniquely designed to help couples learn new answers and acquire new skills to get their marriage back to being loving and strong.

Only a few days left—it’s not too late to check this out at:  http://bit.ly/flgdrjackie

Also, you WON’T have to muddle through a ton of web pages to download these gifts. There are no gimmicks. These gifts are yours–FREE. I’m giving away Essential Relationship Success Skills for Happy Couples Video Training and Companion Study Guide:  Falling in Love, Staying in Love, and Being Sweethearts Forever.

I invite you to learn new ways to extend yourself to your partner and receive your partner and understand that you will be tending the rich soil in which love, intimacy and trust grow more and more deeply every day!

With a limited time left–don’t wait until the last minute since you will want to give yourself enough time to check out all the great gifts and claim them at:  http://bit.ly/flgdrjackie

When you register, you will be eligible to be part of the fabulous event grand prizes drawings! Sign up for a contributor’s gift and you will automatically be entered into their grand prize drawing. Winners will be announced on Monday, November 18th.

Compromising Is an Important Life Skill

Compromising, not unlike setting boundaries, crafting agreements and honoring commitments, is an essential skill for successful dating relationships as well as long-term, primary love relationships.

Knowing how to compromise is absolutely vital to the health and well being of any relationship that you hope to last more than a blink of an eye.

It doesn’t matter how much you enjoy each other’s company; how much you love and adore each other; how great the sex is. Without the willingness and ability to skillfully compromise, your dating and committed relationship is at high risk for failure.

Would you be shocked to hear that many couples avoid or dread the very notion of compromise? It is all too often likened to agreeing to be bludgeoned into something that is unpleasant or disagreeable. In truth, making compromises is nothing of the sort!

What do you believe? What has been your experience with compromising and negotiating in relationships?

Have you suffered a loss or losses when you compromised with someone? Have you felt taken advantage of or wronged?

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Get Thousands of Dollars of FREE Gifts to Find and Keep True Love

I want to invite you to join me for this fabulous event–not to be missed!

My colleague and friend Amy “The Motivated to Marry Coach” Schoen has created an amazing event in which more than 17 experts (including me) are giving away thousands of dollars of gifts to help you find and solidify true love! I am the only expert providing content specifically for couples. My Free Training Gift and Grand Prize are uniquely designed to help couples learn new answers and acquire new skills to get their marriage back to being loving and strong.

It all started Saturday, November 2 and is only available through November 16!

This is just a sampling of the great gifts you’ll get:

  • Online Dating Profile Secrets
  • Dressing for Dating Tips
  • Is Matchmaking Right For You?
  • Building a great relationship that lasts
  • How to Get Your Man to Open Up
  • Finding Love as a Single Parent
  • Are You Really Motivated to Marry?
  • How to Get Your Special Girl
  • Best Places for Meeting People Offline
  • Successfully Speed-dating Tips
  • How to Date More Consciously

And I’m giving away Essential Relationship Success Skills for Happy Couples Video Training and Companion Study Guide:  Falling in Love, Staying in Love, and Being Sweethearts Forever.

As a couple, you must be ready for change, ready to discover your capacity to learn, practice and master the Essential Relationship Success Skills.

I invite you to learn new ways to extend yourself to your partner and receive your partner and understand that you will be tending the rich soil in which love, intimacy and trust grow more and more deeply every day.

          Check it out! http://bit.ly/flgdrjackie

Head over now and claim your goodies–don’t miss out!  Plus, you will be entered into the Grand Prize Drawings where you can win valuable products, programs, and coaching from most of the Giveaway contributors’ worth over $500 each.  You need to register to win!

          Register now! http://bit.ly/flgdrjackie

 

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