Divorce and the Practice of Dating

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Growing up, many of us learned to value and naturally imagine our futures. We fantasized about who we would become when we grew up. That included who our future mates may be and what they’d look like, and our role in caring for our imaginary children. Others fantasized about a life partner or a career while children and a family were not on the agenda. For some people, singlehood without parenthood was the path. Either way, we all hoped that when we married, our unions would be happy and perhaps lifelong ones.

Most of us, when we bond or pair with another, especially when exclusive and monogamous, want it to work. However, studies described by the American Psychological Association show that “marriage and divorce are both common experiences. In Western cultures, more than 90 percent of people marry by age 50. Healthy marriages are good for couples’ mental and physical health. They are also good for children; growing up in a happy home protects children from mental, physical, educational and social problems. However, about 40 to 50 percent of married couples in the United States divorce. The divorce rate for subsequent marriages is even higher.”

Childhood books, movies, and cartoons promise a certain “happily ever after.” Well-meaning parents and caregivers promise a happy and idyllic future. A stark contrast exists today. But we are adjusting to new rules in today’s world. The options for “happily ever after” have widened. Divorce is more common; therefore, more people are divorced and dating. Continue Reading…

Honor and Heal Yourself with Others!

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As the new year unfolds, walk the way of moving into your authenticity and personal evolution when solo and in your relationships. Follow your own lead rather than blindly following others. If you are someone who is on a personal or spiritual path- good for you!  While on your path, you may encounter others who are on a similar journey. Some of those people will be included in your Circle of Extraordinary People and some will not (as described in the book, Parenting for Life by Nina Sidell). Some relationships will be momentary, like the blink of an eye while others are short or long-term, and others become permanent fixtures in your life. You are responsible to honor yourself within your relationships and teach others how to treat you. Be true to yourself, your process, and timing as you progress on your life’s journey. You learn, grow, and evolve at your own pace. That is your right and personal process- something we all share yet is unique to us all.

When others tell you you are not where you need to be or you’re not spiritual enough, say thank you and walk away. If you are slammed with “should’s” and defensive posturing from others who proselytize, talk but don’t walk the walk, are dishonest, duplicitous, highly judgmental and egocentric, or hostile and defensive, despite preaching otherwise- these are red flags. Typically when you get unsolicited feedback or advice paired with highly self-defensive and dogmatic preaching, it is a mirrored reflection or projection of the other person. The health or dis-ease individuals choose to carry require honest inner work and self-reflection and may not accompany the spiritual person. The spiritual path is a beautiful one filled with love and beauty. Emotional and psychological health cannot be reversed or healed with a spiritual practice alone, devoid of psychological help or work with a good therapist or necessary medication. One can certainly feel better with outside sources and support, yet it is the true inner work that heals you. Simply pay attention to who people are- and not who you want them to be. Set your personal limits or boundaries and trust your experience and feelings. Pay particular attention to how you feel when relating to people. Honor your experience to help you learn, grow, and heal so that you take good care of yourself in all ways.

Human beings come to a place of introspection and self-honesty in a myriad of ways. Growth includes a wide range of psychological, intellectual, emotional, behavioral and spiritual factors and must be included in the spiritual quest. There is not one way to be authentic or evolve in this world and we must learn to “live and let live.” We are all on our own path, in our own time and way, and there are many methods to get “there”. Trust your intuition and inner wisdom as you deal with people, no matter who they say they are. See, hear, and notice how you feel and where you stand in all moments. Be true to yourself and be grateful for how far you’ve come! Learn how to open and close the right doors for you and find peace. Follow your inner guidance, it can never steer you wrong.

Live Inspired!® Nina~

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Parenting for Life Book Blast Off!

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Greetings guys! I am sharing my deep gratitude and thanks for all of you who are my friends, family, clients, colleagues, love workers, and those I do not know as well- but whom we share a positive connection! It is good to share this journey with you! Soon, I will be stepping out into new terrain on my professional path. It is very exciting and I am going for it! It has been a long, arduous, and fulfilling process. It’s time to shine!

I welcome your support, suggestions, ideas, and feedback about my new book Parenting for Life (Consciously Creating Your Lifetime Relationship With Your Child). (Coming out very soon!!!) and the work I do to support parents, children, and families in the community. My book, Parenting for Life will be available on US, Europe, Create Space eBooks, and Kindle. I am starting a Parenting for Life Group Coaching and Support Group. I will be presenting at local wellness, metaphysical centers, private schools and Meetups. Please look for me, my notices, and appearances. Books will be available during those times. Please come check out my work! I run a Meetup group called: Relationship Toolbox (Workshops & Spiritual Healing Group). We welcome new members to come out and build their relationship toolbox- for any and all kinds of relationships. Sign-up for Learn to Live Inspired!® eSeminar Series-a monthly support system for your daily life at:

Please tune-in to my first radio interview. I will be interviewed on VividLife Radio on Edie Weinstein’s Radio Show called, “It’s All About Relationships” on April 23, 2015 from 8:00-8:30 pm. The URL is: Next, read on! The 2nd week in April, an article called, “Planting the Seeds for a Healthy Relationship with Your Child” is appearing in PWBN’s HER Magazine written by Lynda Dell about my book and I. The URL is: I am here to help people live their best lives yet! It is about time my book gets published!!! I intend on making a significantly positive difference! Thank you for your support~ Please feel free to reach out to me if you want clarity, support, therapy, life coaching, or want to join a group. Check out my web site for all of the above in more detail @:

Thank you. Live Inspired! ® Nina~

You and The New Year!

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This is the time of year that everyone and everything is abuzz with plans, down-time, and anticipation of what is to unfold in the year ahead. You become aware of the life you have led up until this point and ponder what the future may hold. Even if you don’t subscribe to officially making resolutions for the New Year, you can approach this exercise as a time to Continue Reading…

Give the Gift of Your Presence: Stress Less Over the Holidays!

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Give the Gift of Your Presence: Stress Less over The Holidays! 

I hope you have a good holiday season and overall holiday experience!  Below you can see 2 lists that I have created to help you achieve just that! The first list defines what it means to be present, while the second list gives you supportive ideas to help you de-stress, so that you can become more relaxed, centered and  fully present. When you are more  present within yourself, you can be more present Continue Reading…