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Happy Women’s Day: Ten Reasons Why it’s Fabulous to Be a Woman

1. Prevention: We get the nuiances and details in life that lead to bigger consequences.

2. We are nuturing which supports men going out and fulfilling their dreams as a provider

3. We give the gift of life

4. We manage people in a decentralized style i.e. democratic thereby, creating a team effort rather than a Dictatorship leading to higher productivity and overall higher job satisfaction

5. We have beautiful bodies

6. We live longer

7. We have the freedom to express who we are through fashions, colors, designs. Which also means we can easily change our appearance allowing us to live out various fantasies and role play

8. There is nothing sweeter than a Mother’s love

9. We believe in communicating thereby problem solving occurs rather than lingering anger.

10. We have the ability to multi-task raising children, while running businesses and our home

Make it an Excuse Free Women’s Day!

Posted by Dr. Leslie Seppinni on March 8, 2013|Category: Excuse Free Living, Family & Parenting, Family & Relationships, Life Coaching, Love & Relationships, Parenting, Self Esteem, Self Help, Self Improvement, Women No Comments »

Girls Night Out Means Girls Night Out!

I always look forward to “Girls Night Out” (“GNO”) it’s a chance to kick up my heels; laugh with a girlfriend or the girls, and catch-up. There appears to be one giant hiccup in enjoying GNO that has become a real pet peeve of mine: the constant search by single women to meet a guy or women who are in a relationship who need to know they’ve still got it.

Generally speaking “GNO” means one or more girls make a plan with each other, we call or text each other before meeting up “What are you wearing?” “Where should we go?” “I’m running late” all part of the build up of the “fun” evening ahead. Ah, the evening just begins when we make a toast and take our first sip of a Martini/Wine and begin to relax from our hectic day. We then begin to catch up. Well, that’s usually how it supposed to go.

But, all too many times the “GNO” becomes a time of frustration and anger, which I know I share with many women. Here is the scenario that I have experienced and that so many of you can instantly relate to.

My girlfriend and I grab two stools at the bar I’m looking at the menu and I turn to see that five minutes hasn’t passed and she’s texting some guy she recently met. This goes on throughout the evening. I let her know that her texting is getting annoying and if she is too busy I’m fine meeting up another time. She apologizes and puts down the phone at least momentarily pays attention to us. Ok, no big deal.

We begin talking again except her eyes don’t meet mine. She is less than inconspicuously scanning the room for a man. She then say’s, “Do you think more men will show up”? I reply, “I don’t know”. I get it, this is not “GNO” instead it’s “I Need to Find a Man Night Out” and she’s assuming I have the same agenda or simply to selfish to care that this is not why we were getting together.

I take another sip of my drink and try to catch-up with her life. Her eyes are wondering all over the place. Our conversation is continually interrupted with her making comments like “Did you see that guy?” or “I’m putting my purse on the seat next to me in case a cute comes in” or “let’s leave soon and go to … if more guys don’t come in”.

I excuse myself to use the restroom and when I return she is talking to some guy who came in while I was gone. I squeeze back into my chair because he is standing over her and ignoring me and my seat. They are flirting and I have become the third wheel BECAUSE I’M STAYING TRUE TO GNO! He leaves her once his dinner companions have arrived. She’s disappointed no numbers are exchanged. She goes back to texting the guy hoping he might be free soon.

She moves the conversation back to men. I’m done I’m out. She’s pissed because I’m ready to go home. You may think I’m a bitch for not going along with her desperate attempt in securing a date. However, had she told me this was “Find a Man Night Out” I could have stayed home and watch a Housewives re-run.

The bottom-line if my girlfriend meets a guy while we’re on GNO I’m happy for her. In fact I will get out of their way to talk to both of them. But, let it happen naturally don’t make the only mission of “GNO” is to find a guy.

“GNO” has an unspoken code. It’s not about texting your lover, boyfriend or husband all night; it’s not about desperately trying to meet a man; leaving your girlfriend and taking off with the guy; ignoring your girlfriend turning your back to her without trying to include her in the conversation; or talking your head off about men all night. It’s about Girls bonding with Girls and men are ancillary.

If you want to change the code then communicate with your girlfriend as to the kind of “GNO” you have in mind. Then she can decide if she wants to be your Wing Girl.

Make it an Excuse Free “GNO”!

Posted by Dr. Leslie Seppinni on March 8, 2013|Category: Life Coaching, Love & Relationships, Mental Health, Self Esteem, Self Help, Self Improvement, Stress, Women 2 Comments »

Men the 10 Valentine Day Do’s

1. Say, “Happy Valentine’s” before your day starts and your
distracted plus it will start her/his day off happy you remembered.

2. Do something even if you hate the day. Women hate when other women ask,
“What he did he do for you?” And the answer is “Nothing”.

3. If you don’t have the money or time to shop. Do Get a blank Valentine’s Card and
write how you feel about her/him. Don’t just sign a card that say’s it for you.

4. Do nurture your relationship if you’ve been together for a while. Even if in recent years
and you’ve both stopped celebrating. It’s never to late to rekindle the romance.

5. If you forget don’t tell her. Do be spontaneous tell to get dressed take her to a
shopping center and buy something she see’s in the window. Then find a restaurant
near by.

6. Do give her/him a gift card to a store she likes if you know she doesn’t like when you
shop for her. She’s not rejecting you just your taste in gifts.

7. Do tell the kids to behave and do their chores that day so she/he can relax. Make sure
you do the dishes.

8. If you like the woman/man but, the relationship is too new then take them to lunch and
skip dinner. You’ve acknowledged you like them without the pressure.

9. Do return their call, email or text asap. Many people feel vulnerable, hurt or confused
when they don’t hear back on this day even though that’s not your intention.

10. Do PDA on this day even if it’s not your usual. It never feels good to see other
couples, walking arm & arm, or having a sweet kiss & your guy is a stick in the mud.

Make it an Excuse Free Valentine’s Day!

Posted by Dr. Leslie Seppinni on February 13, 2013|Category: Excuse Free Living, Family & Parenting, Holidays, Love & Relationships, Self Help, Self Improvement, Sex No Comments »

Men the 10 Valentine Day Don’ts

1. Don’t make promises you can’t keep. Be honest if you have to work
you have to work better than making her/him wait. Reschedule the
day for when you can give your full attention.

2. Don’t expect sex for your efforts. It’s a day of the heart not
the D..k.

3. Don’t stand someone up because of the implied meaning of the Day.
Communicate then your guilt free and the other person knows where
they stand.

4. Don’t be an ass and break-up with them that week. If you want out
this Valentine’s it’s too late (Schmuck) get out the week after.

5. If you’re dating Don’t be over the top. You’ll scare the other
person away.

6. Don’t make it a group date. Your guy friends or bar friends can
take care of themselves.

7. Don’t complain if she/he likes the Holiday it’s one Freak ‘in day
out of the year Suck it up!

8. Don’t contact or return contact with Ex’s on this day. She/he
will Never Forget it

9. Don’t be lazy and have your assistant, secretary or sister do your
shopping. It’s so impersonal.

10. DO NOT DO MORE FOR YOUR LOVER THAN YOUR WIFE, OR HUSBAND.
THEN GOD HELP YOU!

Posted by Dr. Leslie Seppinni on February 10, 2013|Category: Excuse Free Living, Family & Relationships, Holidays, Humor, Life Coaching, Love & Relationships, Self Improvement, Sex No Comments »