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  • “I’m giving 100% in a relationship and only getting 25% back.”

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    June 13th, 2011Keryl PesceFamily and Relationships, Life in general

    Well if that ain't a pretty crappy return on your investment. If it were money you were investing, you'd be broker than a bikini waxer trying to make a living in the 70's. (Boy, hair styles certainly have changed, haven't they?)

    So it's not money we're talking about, but the fact is, your emotions, your time and ultimately your life are far more valuable than any bank roll. So if you're investing in a relationship that's a losing proposition, well then continue »

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  • Why Playing Hard to Get Won’t Work . . .

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    May 27th, 2011Keryl PesceBook Reviews, Family and Relationships

    and other relationship myths you'll see an entirely new light after reading "The Case for Falling in Love" by Mari Ruti, PhD. Trust me. You'll never view love or so-called failed love the same again.

    You know I'm an avid reader, and when I agreed to review this book, I did so because I figured it would be an appropriate topic for you. I mean, who doesn't want to love, be loved, let go of past failed romances and understand the complicated web we call intimate relationships. This book could single-handedly take the place of any book on relationships you've ever read. Yes girls, ditch the old guides.

    Not only is Mari's book continue »

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  • “I’m getting divorced, and I don’t know who I am anymore. How did I lose me?”

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    May 16th, 2011Keryl PesceFamily and Relationships, Life in general

     "I'""I'm 46 years old, the mother of two,11 and 14, and the 14-year-old has cerebral palsy. After 21 years, my husband told me he wants a divorce and wants out. I have since found out he has a girlfriend. The marriage has been rocky, but I was in it for the long haul. I've been married since I was 24 years old. I have no idea who I am other than a wife and mother. How did I lose me?"

    First, let me tell you that I feel your pain. My circumstances were different - divorce, change of jobs and a move, all bundled up in one not-so-neatly wrapped package and continue »

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  • Special Guest Blog Post! “Cultivating Your Own Happiness”

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    May 5th, 2011Keryl PesceFamily and Relationships, Life in general

    OK, ladies! We've got a special guest in the house of Happy Bitches!

    Welcome Ellie Scarborough, Founder and CEO of www.PinkKisses.com. Find out how Ellie not only recovered from a low point in her life, but turned it into a smashing personal and professional success. You've heard me say "Life isn't what happens to us. It's what we do with what happens to us." Brilliant bombshells Ellie and her BFF, Amy Lynch took that philosophy to heart and created a website and brand designed around helping those of us who have had our hearts broken (anyone with me here?) get past the pain and take control our lives and happiness. And you know I'm all about that!

    Read Ellie's story. It's a refreshing tale of triumph over heartache. She's laughing all the way to Huffington Post, Today Show, New York Times, Cosmo Radio and more! Way to go my Happy Bitch friend!

    I started my day on only three hours of sleep. It didn’t matter. The coffee pot was turned on. I knew I’d power through. My team was coming over in less than an hour. It was go time. continue »

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  • “Work is stressful, but the money is good.”

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    April 25th, 2011Keryl PesceLife in general, Money, Stress and Guilt, Work

    "Your money or your life!" demands the classic TV robber as he presses the nose of a pistol into the unsuspecting victim's back.

    We chew our popcorn more slowly and wait with baited breath, anxious to see what the victim decides. Will she reach into her purse and hand over her cash? Or will she hang on to her money, kick the thief in the nuts and risk sacrificing her life?

    If the show is a comedy, you know she's going for the cojones and high-tailing it out of there. But let's imagine this isn't a comedy. As a matter of fact, let's imagine this is real life.

    You leave the mall one night after dark. You walk continue »

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  • “I’m in an abusive relationship. I’m tired of living this way.”

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    April 14th, 2011Keryl PesceFamily and Relationships, Life in general

    "l am living with a mentally and emotionally abusive, alcoholic, narcissist husband. I haven't any "real" job skills or college degree to make enough money to live on my own. I now suffer from severe depression, panic attacks, extreme shyness and barely associate with anyone, or go anywhere due to low self-esteem. I'm 40, humiliated, and tired of living this way. I have 2 kids with him (12 & 9) that I am trying to raise as responsible, independent, giving, caring people. I don't want my son growing up thinking it's ok to treat any person the way his father does, and I'm starting to continue »

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  • Interview with journalist, author and commentator Aliza Davidovit

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     The English language contains 26 letters from which we get to choose. According to Aliza Davidovit, author of the newly released book "The Words that Shaped Me", we need to choose wisely, for the words we use every day become the very foundation of our lives.

    " Each word in the book is like a Lego block for me. They each snapped together to shape me. By pulling all the Lego blocks apart, it has given me the opportunity and power to reassemble myself with the words that I want to define me and to SHAPE ME!" 

    Aliza scrutinized her life by continue »

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  • “Why do I keep having nightmares?”

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    March 15th, 2011Keryl PesceLife in general

    "I have a couple recurring nightmares and also some random ones. Often they wake me up, my heart's pounding, and I am left feeling freaked out. It's affecting my sleep and lately, I put off going to bed because I don't want to have another nightmare. Is this normal? What does it mean? What can I do to get them to stop?"

    First things first. Regarding you being normal. continue »

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  • “I’m so tired of arguing with my teenager.”

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    February 25th, 2011Keryl PesceFamily and Relationships, Life in general

    "I don't know what to do anymore. Honestly, I'm emotionally drained and exhausted. All I want is what's best for my child, but it seems he fights me on everything. And I mean, everything. He won't do anything I ask him to do, but his friends call and he jumps through hoops. How do I get him to listen to me?"

    The answer lies in what you just said. Here's a hint. You just told me his friends have more influence with him than you do. There's a reason for that, and you'll understand why by the time you continue »

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  • “Be careful what you wish for!”

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    February 11th, 2011Keryl PesceLife in general

    Growing up, I'd sooner eat my vegetables, clean my room and do my homework early (without being told) before I'd admit my mother was right. I suppose now that I actually DO like vegetables, a clean house and am diligently self-employed, I can say it.

    "Mom, you were right . . . again."

    Our moms were full of words of wisdom disguised as complete adult nonsense when we were kids, weren't they? 

    "Be nice to your sister. You will like her and need her someday."

    "Ha! Never!" As I plotted my next covert continue »

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