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Relationship Therapy: 6 Best Apps to Strengthen Sexual Relationships And More

According to People.com ....Dating apps are de rigueur for finding potential partners now, but using apps once you're in a relationship hasn't been quite as commonplace. Usually, we'd be thrilled about that — more face time, less FaceTime, please — but then came 2020. Dr. Britney Blair, a clinical psychologist and co-founder of sexual wellness app Lover, isn’t surprised by the transition. “Everything is digitized, and especially [during the pandemic] it saves you a trip to the doctor’s office,” says Blair, who adds, “Sex therapy, especially, can be time-consuming and expensive.” Read more on People.com...

Confessions of a People-Pleasing Addict From Trauma Therapist Rythea Lee

Giving up the addiction of people-pleasing creates a crisis. Severe childhood trauma cannot be stuffed forever, can it? Not in my case.My entire sense of self is undergoing a massive renovation and the new look is ugly. My Father was so violent, my Mother so absent, that I was born a workaholic. Watch, listen, and learn; that took every bit of my brain power. I did not let down. Did not rest. Did not “get to know myself.” I got to know them endlessly, and that was my very best strategy. It wasn’t just about observation; it was also about fixing the problem. ...
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BA50 Recommends: Oprah’s Super Soul Podcast Interview With Arthur Brooks…Strength to Strength

BA50 LOVES Oprah's Super Soul Podcast and on April 6th  Oprah talked to Harvard Professor, social scientist and author Arthur Brooks about his #1 New York Times bestselling new book, From Strength to Strength: Finding Happiness and Success at Every Stage of Life.   This podcast is truly the perfect gift of advice and insights and inspiration for BA50s. We learn about the key to happiness in the context of our priorities: faith, family, real friends and service. We learn that no matter what stage of life you are with this mindset and commitment comes greater happiness which is really relevant for those of us who are empty nested and looking for meaning at this stage. I particularly love the way Brooks embraces difficult situations. He says that every 5 years we have life quakes and these are the moments that create the most meaning. Most people spend too much time trying to avoid unpleasant choices but in fact this is where we do our best learning and growing....

I Want a Dating Refund From Match.com

“I haven’t met too many women who I want to see again. But you…” he  wiggled his stubby little forefinger across the white cafe table..”you are special.” It could have been a Crossing Delancey moment, except he was not the dashing Pickle Man and I was no Amy Irving.  While I do dream about her curls and that cowboy hat, he was my exceedingly schleppy Match.com date and I was me. “You are a nice guy but I’m not sure there is a fit here for us.“ I said with unusual bravado. I was really trying to save time....

Girlfriends and Seth Rogan Doppelgänger To The Rescue…Finding Gratitude Amidst a Mess

There's a reason my husbands and friends nicknamed me Lucy. Seems I'm always getting into the damnedest messes. But, I do Love Lucy because she has a way of laughing her way out of a crisis. So here's my latest mess. Human error is a thing. Procrastination is a thing.....It turns out almost every single person woman on that text chain, all 9 out of 12,  had a link to an expediter. There's glorious comfort in a group of women who share the same screw-ups and can laugh about it and support each other. The only one doing the shaming was me.  God I love these women! Well, you can get almost anything done if your willing to pay in this world.  This error was going to cost me.  ...
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The Sweater Vest Trend For Spring!

This winter season we're snowfalling for the coziest of cool-weather layers — and these stylish sweaters are no exception! Shop our 10 must have staple sweaters and vests for winter 2022! Again, we apologize for the youthful models. We curated these awesome sweaters for you but we don't pick the models and we wish these companies would use more BA50 age appropriate models. That said. These sweaters are for us so try to wrap your head around what they will look like on you.  Our bet is that yellow one is going to go fast....