How To Train Your Partner

pptv_ep3_grI was listening to an old Jeff Foxworthy stand-up comedy bit the other day that really made me laugh.

He was talking about how his wife mentioned she was cold, so he got up to turn the fan off.

Somewhere on his way back to the bed, he realized he had been trained.

While it was amusing, it made me think about all of the conversations I’d heard growing up about different people training their spouses (even in the movies!).

I’d heard it from both men and women, and this concept kept rattling around in my brain.

That’s when I decided I would give y’all the secret to training your partners. Continue reading

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The Purpose of Relationships

Screen Shot 2015-03-18 at 7.31.35 AMRelationships can be intense.  Sometimes we are left feeling like what is the point?

But there is actually a profound reason we have relationships, and it’s important for us to give our relationships (and ourselves) the nourishment they deserve.

Check out this week’s Positive PollyAnna TV episode to learn why. Continue reading

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The Top Five Myths About Men: That Keep Women In Negative Relationship Cycles

Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 8.17.27 AMI have always been passionate about helping women realize that there are great men out there that will love them completely.

The problem is sometimes, we women can get caught up in the stereotypes we’ve derived about men from our negative experiences, which breeds these super toxic belief systems about men within us.

The problem with that?

It’s really hard to have an amazing relationship when you’re always waiting for the other shoe to drop.

That’s why I wanted to make this week’s video about the Top Five Myths About Men That Keep Women In Negative Relationship Cycles.

I want to help women lay these false belief systems to rest, and jump into the belief systems that will support their happy, healthy unions.

Without further ado, check out this week’s episode of Positive PollyAnna TV! Continue reading

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5 Steps to Developing a Deeper Connection With Your Partner

couple sitting at sea sideFor most men and women, their partners are complete anomalies. It can be difficult to decipher from the classic “I’m fine” – meaning “I’m complacent” – and the other “I’m fine” – meaning “back the hell up!”

We’re taught to conceal our negative emotions and engage in these social courting rituals that slowly break down the foundation of a good relationship from the beginning. Women are taught to make men chase them, while men are taught to be aloof and pretend they don’t care.

When anyone of any gender feels a genuine connection with a love interest, we get elated, we feel giddy, and our thoughts seem to consistently drift toward the person with whom we wish to share affection.

As our feelings seem to be ever in conflict with our actions when it comes to contemporary courting, I thought it was time to offer up some new ways to develop and completely enjoy that special connection we all desire. Continue reading

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How To Be Inspired When Your Heart Is Broken

beauty faceThere are moments in our lives when our challenges surpass our expectations, spilling over what we perceived to be the brink of our limits.

This is when we are asked to stretch, called to grow, and forced to pick up the pieces of the shattered self we wish to keep.

Our faith is tested, our worlds are rocked, and our innate healthy glow may seem a little dimmed.

During these trials, our inspiration, drive, and focus can play second fiddle to tissues, naps, and Netflix marathons.

While those processing mechanisms definitely have their time and place, our inspiration and creativity do not have to suffer.

Our inspiration is directly related to our very essence, and no matter how hurt or diminished we feel, we always have our essence. The core of who we are.

When you’re feeling low, there are several steps you can take to line up with your inspiration. Here are just a few. Continue reading

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One of the Best Kept Secrets to Loving Relationships

beauty reflectionWe grow up comparing ourselves to others. Who has the prettiest dress, the cutest doll, the coolest Hotwheels, and don’t even get me started on shoes!

I am not sure whether this comparison stems from our parents, society, or if it is simply an innate data collection method that’s run awry with our self-worth from misuse.

Regardless, this is not a habit we tend to outgrow UNLESS we get to know our true selves as individuals.

Now you know I talk about the importance of self-love all the time, but that’s because it is the single most important thing you will ever learn in your life.

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How Are You Contributing to Sex Crimes?

blond beautyThe theft and virtual display of several celebrities’ private photographs is making headline news around the world. I’m sure you’ve heard of the naked photos of actresses and singers, such as Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, Victoria Justice, and more, that were stolen from their private devices and displayed in the virtual forum for the world to see.

In true Inspired September fashion, we’re going to look at how this crime against humanity can be a positive thing.

First off, this is a crime. These women, and any other human being on the planet of consenting age, have every right to take whatever personal pictures of themselves and share them (or not) with whomever they wish. As human beings, we have an unalienable right to our bodies, what happens to our bodies, and with whom they are shared. Our actions should not be stifled because someone may choose to betray our trust, or in this case, commit a crime against us.

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