Resources

Spa Relaxus 15-minute Spa Level Facial Treatment at Home

Posted by on Mar 22, 2014 in Looking Good, Resources | 0 comments

I have used these, particularly before an important date or presentation, and found them fun, easy, and effective.

– Contains 2 indivdually packaged, 15 minute facial mask
– Each package contains a disposable precut and moistened facial mask
– Anti-Aging Collagen protein
– Simple instructions on package

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Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Relationships, Resources | 0 comments

The most well-know, long-lived, and tried-and-tested relationships guide ever: the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus . In this classic guide to understanding the opposite sex, Dr. John Gray provides a practical and proven way for men and women to improve their communication by acknowledging the differences between their needs, desires, and behaviors. No other relationship guide on the market will give you the same level of evidence-based insight sure to help you strengthen and nurture your relationships for years to come.

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City Lash

Posted by on Mar 22, 2014 in Looking Good, Resources | 0 comments

I used City Lash and on both eyelashes and eyebrows and it worked! Give it 60 days for best results, especially if you only apply once a day like I did. You really notice a difference when you use mascara, or if you get your eyelashes tinted.

  • City Lash is an eyelash growth enhancer that stimulates eyelash growth and extends the natural life cycle of the lash. This process allows for older lashes to remain in longer and new lashes to regrow at the same time, resulting in a fuller lash bed for dramatic visible results.
  • Eyelash enhancers are becoming the new hot trend in beauty. These products have been proven in numerous studies to increase your lash line by up to 70%. But what’s the difference between the ones that work and the ones that don’t? It’s the ingredients. Sadly, many companies are taking advantage of this trend by offering eyelash enhancers that are nothing more than over-hyped mineral oils.
  • CityLash uses the potent Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17 as its main active. This ingredient has been proven through many clinical trials to get results – with the average being 54% and the highest at 72% increase in lash line.
  • CityLash is one of the few products out there that uses this ingredient in the concentration it requires to work and we stand behind it. Just like all our products, with CityLash, if you don’t get the results we claim, you don’t pay. It’s as simple as that. Give CityLash a try and see the results for yourself. Your lashes are about to get a whole lot more beautiful!
  • CityLash is safe, even for the most sensitive skin and eyes; CityLash is natural and fragrance free. Like all CITY Cosmetics, CityLash is not tested on animals!;CityLash does not contain paraben or prostaglandin like other products. Prostaglandin may cause permanent color changes in your eyes and skin, as well as irritation and redness.;Clinical testing has shown that CityLash can increase overall eyelash thickness and length by up to 72% in as little as 40 days.;Can be safely used on eyebrows to increase thickness

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For Guys, Bill Cosby on Girlfriends and How to Begin a Marriage

Posted by on Mar 22, 2014 in Fun Stuff, Resources | 0 comments

http://www.comedycentral.com/video-clips/qnzxr2/stand-up-bill-cosby–girlfriends-are-wonderful
http://www.comedycentral.com/video-clips/41rekf/stand-up-bill-cosby–wedding-plan

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Dr. Helen Fisher’s Ted Talk about the Brain Chemistry of How People Fall in Love

Posted by on Mar 22, 2014 in Fun Stuff, Resources | 0 comments

Dr. Fisher studied tens of thousands of humans and their brain chemistry, and determined that people fall into four main personality/brain chemistry patterns – and that peoples brain chemistry patterns determines who they are most likely to fall in love with. She then worked with Match.com to create a new dating web site built on these principles, which is Chemistry.com.

The list of basic patterns/types is at 6:25 into the Ted talk – but I think the whole thing is worth watching – also in understanding how people do or don’t work well with specific others in the workplace, what motivates individuals, etc. The whole thing is 22 minutes long.

You can take the test at chemistry.com and see what type you fall into. I bet I know. It’s the same type I tested out to be on the Chemistry.com quiz.

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She Comes First: The Thinking Man’s Guide to Pleasuring a Woman

Posted by on Mar 22, 2014 in Resources, Sex Appeal | 0 comments

My experience is that most men want to think of themselves as great lovers. But womens’ bodies are so radically different from mens’ bodies, that it can be difficult for a man to fully get what a women needs to feel ultimate pleasure. This book is a very useful manual. Here’s the description.

“Every man’s must-read. Tell your guy to put down the remote and pick up She Comes First.”
Cosmopolitan

 

Ian Kerner offers a radical new philosophy for pleasuring women in She Comes First—an essential guidebook to oral sex from the author of Be Honest—You’re Not That Into Him Either. The New York Times praises Kerner’s “cool sense of humor and an obsessive desire to inform,” as he “encourages men through an act that many find mystifying.” An indispensable aid to a healthier, more fulfilling sex life for her and him, She Comes First offers techniques and philosophy that have already earned raves from the likes of bestselling author and Loveline co-host Dr. Drew Pinsky as well as Playgirlmagazine, which cheers, “Hallelujah!”

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How to Make Love to a Man

Posted by on Mar 22, 2014 in Resources, Sex Appeal | 0 comments

This book has been around for a while and it’s kind of a classic. I found it helped me understand my male partner better – and when I read sections of it out loud to him while we were on a road trip, it gave us some great food for discussion and became a helpful point of reference.

ASK ANY MAN. If you can get him to admit it, he’ll probably tell you that he would like to be made love to almost as much as being a good lover.
In the past, it is the man who has been responsible for not only the lovemaking, but the romance: candlelight, flowers, music, and tenderness. HOW TO MAKE LOVE TO A MAN, a classic best-seller, is the first book to focus on men’s sexual and emotional needs, and to talk to today’s woman who would like to be an active partner but doesn’t quite know how. More than a manual for having sex (though it is that too), this is a guide to the art of making love. The author, after interviewing doctors, sex therapists, women, and most important, more than 200 men, has been able to understand men’s deepest emotional needs.
The author discusses what men find sexy in a woman; how to show a man that you are interested, how to get a man to share his emotional and sexual needs, how to enhance sex through a massage, touching, and improved timing, and much more.
Whether married or single, the reader will gain new insight on making “whole” love—developing the attitude and the understanding that make the love act complete and meaningful.

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Releasing Fat: Developing Healthy Lifestyles that Have a Side Effect of Permanent Fat Loss

Posted by on Mar 22, 2014 in Food & Weight, Resources | 0 comments

This is a great book about the relationship of eating foods that convert quickly to sugar in the body to weight gain, insulin resistance, and Type II Diabetes. I believe everyone in modern society would benefit from understanding the importance of eating high fiber, low-glycemic foods – for weight maintenance – and for overall health and well-being.

The most dramatic chapter is called “Save The Children”. It presents the latest statistical information (when the book was published) about children who are developing insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. About one in three will go on to develop type 2 diabetes and in some ethnicities, as high as one in every two children. It looks like every other type 2 diabetes case diagnosed may involve a child, in the near future!

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What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Nutritional Medicine May be Killing You

Posted by on Mar 22, 2014 in Food & Weight, Resources | 0 comments

I found this book to be a useful explanation of how inflammation in the body causes degenerative diseases – and how correct nutrition, and supplementation, can reduce or eliminate these challenges.

When Dr. Ray Strand found himself in a losing battle, unable to treat his wife successfully while she suffered from chronic pain and fatigue, he agreed to try the regimen of nutritional supplements that a neighbor suggested. Much to his surprise, his wife’s condition began to improve almost immediately. That amazing turn of events led him to dedicate himself to researching alternative therapies in medicine, particularly in the arena of nutritional supplements.

Dr. Strand’s illumination of the body’s silent enemy-oxidative stress-will astound you. But, more importantly, his research will equip you to protect or reclaim your nutritional health, possibly reversing disease and preventing illness.

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Tony Horton’s P90X3 Workout Program

Posted by on Mar 22, 2014 in Exercise, Resources | 0 comments

I have done several of Tony Horton’s workout programs including his Power Half Hour Series, 10-minute Trainer, P90, and P90X. All of them have given me very satisfying results in terms of feeling good, and looking fit. They are well-designed, fun, and sane, incorporating strength training, aerobics work, and flexibility. I particularly like that Tony includes elements of yoga practice throughout his programs, and that he balances the workouts so well both for men and women. I am currently going through the P90X3 series and loving it. Here’s a description:

  • With P90X3, you get a whole workout in just 30 minutes
  • Includes 16 extreme 30-minute workouts, Fitness Guide, Nutrition Plan, Workout Calendar, “How to Accelerate” DVD, and 24/7 Online Support
  • Tony Horton’s breakthrough Muscle Acceleration system maximizes that all-important window of opportunity to help you get ripped in 30 minutes a day
  • Studies show that the most dramatic body transformations happen in the first 30 minutes of exercise
  • With P90X3, you don’t get off easy, you just get finished faster

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The Gifts of Imperfection

Posted by on Mar 22, 2014 in Inner Game, Resources | 0 comments

I, like so many people, have found Brené Brown’s work to be an essential part of my understanding about how I view myself, and how I can create a life of permanent happiness. Here’s a description of her book about imperfection.

In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares ten guideposts on the power of Wholehearted living—a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.

Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we’d no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, “What if I can’t keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn’t everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?”

In her ten guideposts, Brown engages our minds, hearts, and spirits as she explores how we can cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, “No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough,” and to go to bed at night thinking, “Yes, I am sometimes afraid, but I am also brave. And, yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am worthy of love and belonging.”

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Resurfacing

Posted by on Mar 22, 2014 in Inner Game, Resources | 0 comments

I found the exercises in “Resurfacing” to be both simple and profound. They gave me new understanding of how I can manage my attention to stay focused on the things I want to stay focused on, manage my will, reveal my hidden beliefs and indoctrination to myself, and get to the root of what beliefs may be causing recurring situations that I don’t prefer. These exercises are best done the first time with a skilled facilitator – but just reading the book is helpful.

Here is a description of the book.

Are you living off of someone else’s blueprint? Wearing someone else’s clothes? Living someone else’s life? Don’t answer until you have worked your way through the 30 consciousness expanding exercises in this book. ReSurfacing refers to the action of disentangling yourself from old creations and rising back into awareness. It is a process of revealing your self to yourself. The reward is discovering why your life works-or why it doesn’t. Without a doubt, you will be surprised and amazed to discover the source called “You.”

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Men are Like Waffles, Women are Like Spaghetti

Posted by on Mar 22, 2014 in Relationships, Resources | 0 comments


by Bill and Pam Farrel

I found this book to be very helpful in more fully “getting” that men and women think and process information differently based on how their brains are wired. Husband and wife team Bill and Pam Farrel explain how men and women can let gender differences work for–not against–them to help couples communicate well, and to support each other in relieving stress, and achieving fulfillment and satisfaction in romantic relationships. The Farrels explain why a man is like a waffle (each element of his life is in a separate box) and a woman is like spaghetti (everything in her life touches everything else). End-of-chapter questions and exercises help readers understand the different ways men and women regard life.

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The Relationship Handbook

Posted by on Mar 22, 2014 in Relationships, Resources | 0 comments

I found this book to be life transforming – not just in my romantic relationships, but in all relationships. It even helped me to have a better understanding of how to manage my own mind and cut myself slack when I find myself in a less than positive mood.

Here is a description of the book.

When couples go to a marriage counselor there are three possible outcomes: (1) they get a fresh start, (2) they stay together and “cope with” a tense or sour marriage, or (3) they separate. Every couple wants the first outcome. They want to have a fresh start and be happy together. If they can’t get a fresh start, they will jump to the third choice—separation—because they don’t want the second. They have already been coping and are tired of it. Problems and adversity are not the crux of marital discord. All couples face adversity, but it doesn’t cause problems for harmonious couples. Couples with satisfying marriages don’t “cope” with their lives and with each other. They don’t work on their marriages. The strength of their marriages lies not in their ability to cope with their problems, but in their ability to keep their bearings and to stay close. This book shows couples how to do that.

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Why He Disappeared

Posted by on Mar 22, 2014 in Dating, Resources | 0 comments

Why He Disappeared

by Evan Marc Katz

Though this book is written for women, I think it’s useful both for men as well as women. It takes readers inside both the female and male brain, and facilitates better understanding all the way around since, as we have so often been told, men are from Mars, and women are from Venus.
For me, as a woman, it demystified in simple language some of the things I was doing ineffectively in my relationships with men. It also helped me appreciate and communicate better with men, not only in dating and romance, but in my friendships and business relationships as well. Being a better partner, friend, and colleague with men is not about compromising myself as a woman: it’s simply about appreciating our differences and being wise and informed about how men think and feel. In some ways, it is a study in “cross cultural” communication,
The book is useful for men who are dating because Evan references what behaviors women are looking for when they are dating. And I think it is useful for men to know what confuses women about men, when they are dating, and in general.
To buy this book, click HERE and go to ‘Products.’

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Naked: How to Find the Perfect Partner

Posted by on Mar 22, 2014 in Dating, Resources | 0 comments


by David Wygant

Recently I interviewed a man who was frustrated with dating because he said that the way women present themselves online, and even at the beginning of a relationship, is not who they turn out to be further down the road.

David Wygant tackles this problem in Naked. He asks: “Are you sick and tired of trying to make your relationships work? Have you had enough of putting your own needs and desires on the back burner while you try to fulfill those of someone else? Here’s the reality of the situation: dating is not about trying to make things work, and it’s not about putting off the things you want. What dating is all about is finding the person who is the best match for you. The problem is that too many people aren’t willing to get naked, that is, to be honest with themselves and with their prospective mates. They hide who they really are inside, become frustrated with their partners, and then the relationship ends up on the rocks.” In this book  Wygant helps you attract the kind of people you want to meet, date, and build long-term relationships with.

The book includes these topics: how to speak from your heart, how to understand exactly what you want out of life, and how to communicate honestly-with yourself and with your mate.

I also recommend Wygant’s book for men, Fearless Code, available on his Web site,www.davidwygant.com.

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