My Happy Future

I’ve been thinking about my happy future lately. What do I want? Where am I going?

I have pretty much all I could desire finacially or materially right now. I have a beautiful home in a beautiful and desirable area. I have a nice car that I enjoy driving. I travel to exciting places and cities: Maui, Greece, Italy, France, New Orleans, Tahoe, etc. I pamper myself with little luxuries like having my eyebrows and toes done each month, massages every other week. I have started working out, 6 days a week, once a week with a personal trainer.

So what do I want for my future? I picture a fulfilling relationship, one day getting married. Sharing friendships with other couples, making dinner and finally having a reason for opening those bottles of wine I lugged home through Italy and France. I picture my husband being spiritually driven, reaching out to be an elder, eager to pursure varied spiritual interests. If we are to bring kids into this imperfect and failing world, then I want them to be a product of our amazing overwhelming love. I want us to pour all our energy into raising two amazing kids that grow up to be spiritually strong and stable and have every opportunity we never achieved ourselves. Somewhere in all that is living in (probably) yet another amazing and beautiful city in a beautiful home. Travelling to even more distant and thrilling places, exploring the wonders of our world.

That’s my happy future.

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It’s been a while…

I can’t wait to go to Tahoe this weekend. Feels unreal. Can’t wait to see Christian again to make the hazy more real. Then to snowboard for three days straight. So happy there’s a hot tub!

I’ve been working out faithfully lately. Gone to the gym everyday straight for cardio and strength training. While I’m a bit stronger, I don’t see the results I’d like in my stomach, butt and thighs. It’s only really been like two weeks though.

I wanna look totally hot in a bathing suit come this summer. I love the effect of working out on my energy level and I’m so much happier. It feels good to be healty.

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Culture

Spanking Children

I believe spanking should be a last resort in disciplining a child, but not out of the question. I agree with Dr. John Rosemond, To Spank or Not to Spank: A Parents’ Handbook, that are more effective means of disciplining a child, but that when done properly spanking is a viable option that can benefit an errant child. Dr. Larzelere (Combining Love and Limits in Authoritative Parenting: A Conditional Sequence Model of Disciplinary Responses; 1998) contended that “optimal disciplinary responses begin with less severe tactics, such as reasoning, but proceed to firmer disciplinary tactics when the initial tactic achieves neither compliance nor an acceptable compromise.” Continue reading

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Psychology

A Beginners Cheat Sheet to Psychology

Psychology

  • The scientific study of mind and behavior
  • Social/Behavioral sciences
  • Principles are based on research
  • Psychology has its foundations in philosophy and biology
  • For tips on how to study and other information about the field of psychology, visit http://www.psychwww.com
  • Psychology is a behavioral science
  • Because it is a science, all of the principles of psychology are supported by someone’s (or several people’s) research. Continue reading
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