How to Stop Smoking

If you had told me last week that I would be smoke free today, I wouldn’t have believed you. I was one of those people who…

10 ways to leave your lover

10 Ways to Leave Your Lover

The space between knowing a relationship is over, and actually leaving can be a yawning chasm of fear and uncertainty. If you’ve taken the test,…

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Swim • an Unholy Baptism

When I was a kid, my father, a builder, came home from work early, almost straight after we got home from school. When he finished…

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Loving the Trolls • How to Deal with Online Abuse

Getting comments on my blog used to be the highlight of my day. When I got an email notification in my inbox, I would rush…

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How an Altar Boy Became the Other Man

As someone who has both outgrown religion, and who has been swept up in an affair, I am fascinated when I hear of a similar experience. Austin’s…

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Modern Dating Etiquette • The Ten Commandments

(1) Thou shalt not use a profile photograph which has been digitally altered. Soft lighting and makeup can be used to accentuate your charms, but retouching with…

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The Secret to Making a Modest Living Online

I‘ve been trying to make money online since I first started blogging back in 2007. I have followed all the advice and tried more schemes…

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A Valentine’s Day Dirge

Valentine’s Day sucks. Which may sound odd coming from someone who ceaselessly praises love and sex, but it is true. I am not a fan. My…

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How to Survive Rejection Without Losing Your Mind

You’ve been dating him for a few months now and things are going well. Or so you thought until one morning, out of the blue, you…

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Female Orgasms • The Surprising Secret No One Mentions

You’re lying wide awake in bed, listening to your partner snore. He has drifted blissfully off to sleep in a post-coital haze of satisfaction. But…

10 kinds of men you will date after 40

The 10 Kinds of Men You Will Date after 40

Phew! You can breathe a sigh of relief — you have made it through a bad breakup or divorce and you are ready to face…

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Letter to a Young Writer by Colum McCann

Colum McCann, author of Thirteen Ways of Looking, shares some advice for the young (and not so young) writer. It is also wonderful advice for anyone…

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How Storytelling Bloggers Get Massive Traffic From Pinterest

Bloggers who write about their lives don’t always feel at home on Pinterest, but by following these 6 steps you can attract massive traffic to your blog.

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The Beauty of Imperfection • a spot of DIY

I have owned these bedside tables since the 1980’s. I bought them in natural pine, but soon painted them black to match the waterbed(!) I had at the…

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Don’t Settle for Comfortable • Seek Love

I spent a long time thinking relationships should be the variety my parents have — a polite, comfortable, solid, long-term, come hell or high water…

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Rumi

My holiday gift to you is 10 inspirational quotes from Rumi for you to use however you like without attribution. Please feel free to share them on Pinterest,…

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What I Learned From Almost Breaking Up

I had always thought it would take an apocalypse for my boyfriend to stop loving me. But here we were breaking up over something I never saw coming.

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A Vivid Imagination

Roger intrigued me from the first moment I saw his on-screen name — Amare Sine Timore. I didn’t know what it meant and he wouldn’t…

making your second marriage better than the first

Making Your Second Marriage (or Relationship) Better than the First

Some folk leave their marriage or long-term relationship with elegance and grace. Some of us have catastrophic break ups that leave us cowering under the…

modern sexual etiquette

Modern Sexual Etiquette • The Ten Commandments

In the world of modern sex and relationships, it’s difficult to follow the rules if you don’t know what they are. Are you a well-mannered lover?

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Why I’ll Never Be a Sex Coach & Why You Don’t Need One

Sex and relationship coaches are a dime a dozen. They have slick websites, gorgeously styled graphics and flattering head-shots. They are usually one of those beautiful people…

sexual differences

Sexual Differences Between Men & Women You Might Not Know About

In general terms (taking into account the wide range of human experiences), there is a huge difference between the way men and women view sexual…

how to love a broken hearted woman

How to Love a Broken-Hearted Woman

They say that being grown-up means you have survived at least three disasters and one apocalypse. Quite often, that apocalypse involves a broken heart. There…

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My Boyfriend is Having an Online Relationship

I walk into the room and whatever is on my boyfriend’s laptop screen fades to grey. He looks at me sheepishly. “Looking at porn, again?”…

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Hello Trello • The Easy Way to Manage Your Pinterest Schedule

In the last month Pinterest has sent me 14,324 page views. If you would like a slice of this kind of traffic, let me share my pinning strategy using…

14 things women wished men knew about sex

14 Things Women Wished Men Knew About Sex

I asked a group of 268 sassy women to tell me the one thing they wished men (or their sexual partners of either sex) knew about…

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Your Sexual Personality Type™ • take the quiz

One of the pillars of a good relationship is sexual compatibility. But when you’re in the early stages of meeting someone, it is sometimes awkward…

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Bruises You Can’t See

My momma told me that if my husband ever hit me, I should pack my bags, leave and never look back. I believed her — I was…

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Why I’m handing back my Midlife membership card

In a few days I will turn 51. It is not a momentous birthday like my last one (and I’m not in KL to celebrate it…

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The Girl and the Unicorn

The girl had wished for a unicorn her whole life. She had seen the beautiful creatures in magazines with the most successful recording artists, models…