Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Seven Easy Ways to Ignite the Flame in Your Relationship!

Here's a great article from one of our featured authors, Melody Brooke. Melody is a Professional, Marriage and Family Counselor and InterPlay leader. Her approach uses body, mind, and spirit to help her clients heal themselves with her gentle and compassionate guidance.

This article (from Blogcritics) provides practical steps to ignite, or keep that spark, in your relationship. This is a must-read article that is guaranteed to improve your relationship (assuming you are willing to take action).

Here are the tips:
1. Love is an action: Show your partner how you feel about them every day, at least once a day. 
2. We are all kids at heart: Recognize that no matter how grown up your partner seems, they are really a little kid inside.

3. Bedtime sharing: If you live together, go to bed at the same time, together, every night. This is huge.
4. Don’t let things slide: When your partner says or does something you don’t agree with or that upsets you, tell them. Don’t just let it slide
5. You are not enemies: When you are in a conflict with your partner, stop your arguing for a moment.Breathe deeply.
6. Touch well, touch often: Touch your partner as often as possible, and get them to touch you as often as possible.
7. Play together. Be playful in your interactions. Have a sense of humor in times of stress.

To read the entire article go here.

Then + Now = Wow!

While watching the movie Annie with my sister yesterday I couldn't help but wonder what cute little Annie looked like now. Once I found her I couldn't believe how different she looked! It made me wonder, what do the young stars from the 80's look like today?

Aileen Quinn aka Annie
Where is she now?
While she was a hit in Annie, she did some acting jobs after Annie she currently does a few acting jobs but is also currently a Spanish, Drama and Dance teacher at a high school in New

Travis Tedford -Spanky from Little Rascals
Where is he now? 
Once a child actor in a few commercials and then in Our Gang now has retired acting.Apparently Travis is now 19 and working at WalMart in Texas. 

Ross Bagley - aka Nicky Banks from Fresh Prince
Where is he now?
Aww remember little Nicky? Not only was he in Fresh Prince but played Buckwheat in Our Gang and was Will Smiths son in Independence Day! He still does a few acting jobs but is currently attending college. Good for him.

Bryton McClure - aka Little Richie from Family Matters

Where is he now?
Oh Little Nicky how you've grown! Now 23 he is an actor and a singer and has worked with charities to help young kids. He currently acts on the daytime show The Young and the Restless.