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I Gotta Jones I'm Trying to Kick
My Secret Passion. . . Shhhhhh . . .
MIA - The Reboot
I Before We = A Better You Plus Me: 9 Ways To Start You Day in EPIC Fashion!
Valentines Day 2015 . . . Celebrate Your Way!!!


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I Gotta Jones I'm Trying to Kick

Ok so we all have bad habits right?  Some of our addictions are deep, some aren't deep but cause serious impact.  So, a chocolate addiction is not so bad, in small doses.  In fact, depending on the kind of chocolate, a small piece a day could be good for you, the same for wine, exercise, and many other addictions . . . er habits.  

On the other hand, some habits have wide spread impact to you and others, like smoking, drinking, over eating, etc.

At the end of the day, I think we all want positive habits that support and sustain our lives and if we have to have a "jones" hopefully it will be something that supports us, not tears us down.

My Secret Passion. . . Shhhhhh . . .

I can't believe I'm sharing this but I have a secret.

It keeps me awake at night.It calls to me in the wee hours of the morning.It's one of the biggest reasons I get up at 5 am and go to be early.I'll let you in on a secret . . . I often just can't wait to get to get my arms around this. . . this magnificent concept of . . . P -R-O-U-D-U-C-T-I-V-I-T-Y!

Ok. . . so maybe this didn't end up where you thought it might.But its true. 

My secret to having any kind of success, without losing my femininity and coming across like a ball-busting bitch - not that anyone has ever accused me of such a persona, at least not to my face anyway - is productivity.

MIA - The Reboot

I'm sure most of you saw this and thought Missing in Action, yeah I've had a few of those!
Haven't we all.
But I'm not hear to bash those who didn't dig The Ivy Experience.  After all, I am an acquired taste. :-)
They have every right to like or not like what they experience.  That's the point of dating anyway right?

I'm here to redefine MIA.

The new MIA . . . drum roll please . . . 

Most Important Actions.


What a positive spin on what has been previously used to define - in the traditional sense - persons missing during combat action, or worse - the pop culture definition - being stood up, or dumped.

I Before We = A Better You Plus Me: 9 Ways To Start You Day in EPIC Fashion!

I signed up for this blog challenge which asks 15 questions over 15 days and requires that we write a response and post it.  I thought this would give me an opportunity to reconnect and engage my online community in a fun an interesting way. 

Today's Question:  What's your daily success plan?

Great!  I actually have a daily success plan so this was an easy one.  The challenging part, is how to make this relevant to my readers.  I mean, I know you all are interested in my success, and you are probably far more interested in your own success, specifically your success creating a single or romantic life you love.

Valentines Day 2015 . . . Celebrate Your Way!!!

No matter your relationship status, this day drums-up feelings about partnership and love.  Everyone has some thought, opinion, or wish on Valentines Day.  Some individuals take the reins and create a Valentine’s Day that has meaning for them and their loved ones.  And those that aren’t into the hype, hide out until it’s over.  No matter how you celebrate, the key is to acknowledge where you are in relationship to individual with whom you choose to share this day.  So this Valentine’s Day, take it from Frank and,

Valentines Day . . . Celebrating Your Way!!!

No matter your status, this day drums-up feelings about love and relationships.  Everyone has some thought, opinion, or wish on Valentines Day.  Some individuals take the reins and create a Valentine’s Day that has meaning for them and their loved ones.  And those that aren’t into the hype, ignore the holiday all together.  No matter how you celebrate, the key is to celebrate where you are in the relationship the person with whom you share this partnership.
All the Single Ladies.

Tired of Dating? What to do about Dating Burnout!

Can’t muster up the energy to check your online account?
Read the text message from your date late night and rolled your eyes?
Posted a rant on the woes of the opposite sex on your FB page?
You might be suffering from dating burnout.
What’s dating burnout?  Put simply it’s when you just don’t give a good damn about going out, being charming for this week’s WAM (Weak Ass Man - Thanks Greg Behrendt compliments of Oprah's Lifeclass) or crazy bitch.  

Of course that's not true of all men or women, but when you start over generalizing the opposite sex into negative categories, that's a sure sign that you have 

Waiting for Thor - Five Ways You Might Have Unrealistic Expectations of the Men You Date

Ok, I wanted to call this Waiting for Superman until I realized it was a documentary on the education system in DC - great piece BTW.  Then I realized that Thor and his “enchanted hammer” might be a far better example. And at the very least Chris Hemsworth - cast as Thor - is dreamy!

I am enamored with superheroes!  I always have been.  I must have been one in a former life, I’m sure of it!  I mean think about it - they have perfect bodies, amazing powers, deep sensitive personalities, and even the brooding bad boy or nerdy types are hot!

How To Be A MAN In Your Online Dating Profile

My rant on online dating profiles . . . 
As much as some of us hate to admit it, online dating is here to stay. Many companies have great success rates for relationships and marriage, and I'm glad technology has the ability to aid some of us in finding true love.
Yet true love also still eludes many of us involved in online dating.
One of the biggest advantages these sites supposedly offer is volume. You can sort through five or more supposedly “highly qualified leads” – in some cases daily.

Single this Season? Six Ways to Beat the Holiday Blues

Being single during the holidays can be a challenge. There’s such an emphasis on family, couples, and romance that it's hard for some singles to be well . . . single.
All of the focus on couples, romance, proposals, and family tradition can summon feelings of loneliness, especially if your break up or divorce is recent. Not to mention all of the social pressure from family and friends to "bring someone" to the diner, the party, the game, the lunch, or the brunch. Or worse well-meaning friends who think you should “be out there” and try to fix you up at their holiday party – ugh no escape.
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