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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 »

Our Pets Born of Our Hearts: A Tribute to Buffer

Who would of thought that when Jennifer decided to name her dog, Buffer 14 years ago, how fitting that name would come to be. Jennifer wrote to me after having to face the heartbreaking experience of having “to put my sweetheart dog to sleep”.

According to Websters dictionary and Roget’s Thesaurus a Buffer means to safeguard, protect, shield and cushion. As Jennifer lovingly speaks of Buffer, “She was with me thru my divorce, boyfriends, moves, jobs ….”. At the beginning and ending of each day with her by myside I knew I could move forward. I’m having a rough time with it.”

I believe the majority of us can relate to Jennifer that our relationship with are pets is far more than as a companion. The truth of the matter is that although pets are not born from our bodies, they are born from our hearts. Like Buffer our pets are our children, best-friends and a part of our family.

My early morining walks with my own little dog, Moet are much like if I was taking her to school daily. Each morning we encounter the other Moms and Dads walking their pets. Similar to having children we complain, pull our hair, laugh, and take pride with our pets over a variety of issues.

Our dogs know each other, grow old together, play, fight, bark at each other and walk with one another as we fill each other in on our pets health and behavior. We give each other tips and comment when one of the pets seems different that day, week or month. We tell each other what groomer to go to and Veterarian, and who to stay away from.

In an era of fierce individuality and technological lonliness our pets like our children help us to maintain a neighborhood of caring. Translated we as a result of our pets talk, support and give each other a simply morning “Hello” in making the day brighter for all of us. In short, a loss of our neighbors pet is a loss to the neighborhood.

To all the the “Buffers” of the world may you rest in peace. To all the Jennifers of the world much like myself we support you in your time of grief.

Love Moet & Mommy
Make it an Excuse Free Life!

Posted by Dr. Leslie Seppinni on January 31, 2013|Category: Animals, Crisis, Excuse Free Living, Family & Relationships, Grief & Loss, Parenting, Self Help 8 Comments »