Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
RULE NUMBER 1!!!!!!!
Monday, December 27, 2010
That dreaded day...
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Just as ET said.... Ouuuuuuuuuuuuch.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Silent Treatment Sucks...
So knock it off and talk.
Monday, December 20, 2010
it's not healthy...
Sunday, December 19, 2010
The Verbal Connection
Saturday, December 18, 2010
honey... you gotta Touch your man...
Friday, December 17, 2010
The perfect gift
It's information like these brain protection differences that makes me wonder why we always have to be comparing the sexes to each other and deciding "which is the better sex?" Ew, neither. They're both rockin' awesome. We each have different strengths. Now remember this is a generalization, but generalizations are often helpful. For example, information about women's emotional abilities can help men recognize WHY women are often... I don't know... more emotional?
Dear men, instead of looking at us and thinking or saying, women are too emotional, you should look at us and think. Wow, what a skilled emotional-er, I sure love her for that. (vice versa for women to men)
of course right.
Why heartbreak hurts, literally...
How is it that you keep yourself from focusing on other kinds of pain? Wonder why you sleep a lot or watch a lot of tv? Some people work a ton... What are your comforts? What gets you distracted? Work? Hot cocoa? Ramen noodles? Whatever it is, grab hold of it to help comfort your pain.
I've been reading this seriously awesome book called, "The Female Brain" and am learning more and more about myself (us) with every paragraph. Louann Brizendine, M.D. has been studying the female brain and hormones (we are fascinating and far more complicated than our male counterparts, no wonder they love us so much) for years and has her own psychiatric clinic. She's done phenomenal research and has comibined it with the work of various types of research and it's giving me more insight into why we are the way we are. For this particular post, she inspired me to post about heartbreak and why it LITERALLY hurts so bad. She explains that romantic love is like a drug as it releases certain types of hormones that act a lot like dopamine. So, when you break up with a lover the withdrawal is as Louann explains... "as if weaning from a drug." That withdrawal takes over. The reason heartbreak acts as a literal pain because it "triggers the same circuits in teh brain." The chemical shift from high activity of romantic love to the flat loss of grief is a hormonal shift from love's "dopamine" to a black cloud of reality. So now when your heart hurts, you can understand why... not only that but knowing more about your brain and how this pain affects you, you can better deal with it.
Here you go Louanne, some free advertising... you deserve it.
Monday, December 6, 2010
What guy wants a girl that doesn't like herself?
Some pine for love, boyfriends, husbands, etc. But don't forget that you have to love yourself first. I just got done reading a memoir about a girl I knew and found it completely frustrating. It was very un-Rules Girlsy and inspired this post.
She didn't know what she believed and all she wanted in life was to be skinny and have a boyfriend. I couldn't take it I was so frustrated throughout the book. She would change her core belief system based on whether a man found her sexy or not. YOU will not. YOU are not that girl. If you looked in the mirror this morning and thought something negative about yourself physically, you need to change your mind. You have the power to change your attitude and especially to love yourself more.
If Mr. Awesome ever does come along, you'll be too wrapped up in thinking about you and how ugly or stupid you are... that you'll miss the cool guy standing in front of you.
Don't miss out. Love... YOU. Give yourself a lil' hugsy
You'll be surprised how when you start loving yourself and enjoying life, love just plops into your lap. SO, Stop thinking about you, and start loving yourself... so that eventually he can too.
Friday, December 3, 2010
Happy + Track
Even Rules Girls feel sensy sometimes, just spread love and not negativity. Don't let your "tude" last too long. Take it easy for a day, then find things that make you happy and keep on truckin'. Get back on the happy track.
Happy + Track. haha