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If you ever asked yourself one of the following questions, it’s worth reading our blog! How to attract ideal partners and healthy relationships? ***How to recognize self-limiting beliefs? ***How to overcome biggest fears? ***How to improve dating skills? ***How to resolve conflicts with your partner and family members? ***How to boost self-esteem? ***How to get in sync with the opposite sex? ***How to become more attractive to the opposite sex? ***How to get second dates? ***How to make online dating work for you? ***How to get married? ***How to heal a broken heart? ***How to find yourself and heal after divorce? ***How to get back to dating? ***How to stop choosing the same type of partner over and over again? ***How to differentiate love from chemistry? ***How to stay friends with your ex? ***How to break old patterns? ***How to attract the type of partner you want? ***How to turn wounds of the past into your purpose for the future? ***How to interview your potential match as a professional matchmaker?
By sophia Andreeva on 12/22/2011 10:51 PM
THIS EMAIL MADE MY HEART MELT - I just received it today from one of my friends whom I have introduced to one of my current single clients: Sophia, I want to thank you for being so persistent with Julie. She mentioned to me she was reluctant to meet someone during the Holidays and how you said not to pass up on such a great guy as me, that one meeting could be life changing. Well that one meeting was life changing for me. I have dated enough to know not to let someone as special as Julie slip through my fingers, so to speak - and to think we almost did not get to meet J I hope this finds you feeling better (you were fighting a cold last week when we chatted on facebook). Warmest wishes to you and your son for a wonderful Holiday Season. Marc PS: I am thankful to you for staying in touch with me over these past few years and then when the time was right to send me Julie’s information – I have never met someone so genuine, caring, and beautiful.

By sophia Andreeva on 12/22/2011 10:48 PM

The Law of Paradoxical Intent

by Sandra Anne Taylor • Westlake, OH



The quantum field is just another label for the field of pure consciousness or pure potentiality. And this quantum field is influenced by intention and desire." ~ Deepak Chopra

The Law of Paradoxical Intent reflects the Law of Magnetism in warning that you'll only get a return of your own negative energy. If you're desperate to make something happen, that repulsive vibration will push it away, turning away the very people and situations that might bring your desired outcome. Your desperation, therefore, creates the paradox-or the opposite-of your original intention, leading you to failure instead of success.

The Universe wants you to achieve all that you desire, and when you align yourself with the Laws of Success, it will do everything...
By sophia Andreeva on 12/22/2011 10:37 PM
This an article by Robert Burney - the third of a three part series about inner child healing.  Part 1 of series Learning to Love your self  http://joy2meu.com/emotions.html

Feeling the Feelings - grief / emotional energy release   "Emotions are energy that is manifested in our bodies.  They exist below the neck.  They are not thoughts (although attitudes set up our emotional reactions.)  In order to do the emotional healing it is vital to start paying attention to where energy is manifesting in our bodies.  Where is there tension, tightness?  Could that "indigestion" really be some feelings?  Are those "butterflies" in my stomach telling me something emotionally?"

"We are all carrying around repressed pain, terror, shame, and rage energy from our childhoods, whether it was twenty years ago or fifty years ago.  We have this grief energy within us even if we came from a relatively...
By sophia Andreeva on 12/22/2011 10:20 PM



I recently posted an article from Scott and Shannon Peck on “Dating Mistakes that Block Soulmate Possibilities” where they talk about important things to be aware of while dating. Although I am not personally in the “dating” scene I can really appreciate their “no nonsense” approach. What stood out for me the most was when they talk about not continuing with someone who does not respect you. That is common sense for dating but what about long-term relationships?

How many of us stay in relationships with significant others who disrespect us on a daily basis? When we disrespect ourselves by allowing others to disrespect us we are giving that person the message that they don’t need to show us respect.

By sophia Andreeva on 11/22/2011 11:00 AM

Written by By Arielle Ford


Love is a feeling.
Love is a behavior.
Love is a choice.
Love is connection.
Love is the juiciest part of life.
Love opens our hearts, expands our world, and brings a smile to our lips.
For love we make commitments and agreements to share our life with another in good times and in bad.

By sophia Andreeva on 11/4/2011 11:40 AM

The whole idea of dating is to have fun, share meaning, and establish a potentially valuable relationship – and maybe even find your soulmate.
Often, that doesn’t happen. We make dating mistakes.
Most of them are avoidable. Anyone who has ever been on a date quickly recalls their worst dating mistakes. But the mistakes we make can be useful for future dates if we think through what went wrong.
Here are some dating mistakes that can block you from finding your soulmate.

By sophia Andreeva on 11/1/2011 1:20 PM
Written by Evan Marc Katz http://www.evanmarckatz.com

I’ve got a lot of theories about dating and relationships.   Whether you agree or not, my theories aren’t based on what I want to be true.   They’re based on the hundreds of women I dated, the thousands of women I’ve coached, and the many books I’ve read about relationships.   Which is not to say that I’m always right, but that when I offer you something, it’s an idea that has some measure of intellectual merit.   The latest theory I have is that there is a huge swath of men who can’t make ANYONE happy in the long run.   Any woman who dates one of these men will have fleeting moments of intense happiness…followed by many more moments of intense pain.   What makes my theory all the more confounding is this:...
By sophia Andreeva on 10/28/2011 11:28 PM



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By sophia Andreeva on 10/18/2011 10:13 PM
Written by Evan Marc Katz http://www.evanmarckatz.com

Over 1000 of you took the time to fill out my survey last week. You gave me your honest feedback about what I’m doing and how I can continue to support you in the future. What became abundantly clear after, oh, the first 954 responses, was that you’re craving more information, more clarity, more POWER over your own love life.   The #1 thing you want from me – by far - is how to understand men. That wasn’t a big surprise. After all, if men were easier to figure out, you’d already be in a healthy relationship, and I’d probably be out of a job.   I’m kidding, of course, but I’m very sympathetic to your frustrations and have made it my top priority to focus my energies on helping you “get” what makes men tick and how you can make better choices with your partners.

By sophia Andreeva on 10/18/2011 9:11 PM
For more advice on illusion free relationships, check out my book and ebook Mr Unavailable and the Fallback Girl in my bookshop.


Fantasy vs Reality: When you struggle to differentiate between what was real and what wasn’t by NML on OCTOBER 17, 2011


If you’ve ever said “I don’t know what was real and what was fake”, “But it’s hard to let go of the fantasy” , “It feels like I was in love with an illusion” or “I’m finding it really hard to move on and accept what has happened”, you’ve got reconciliation issues. When you’re faced with making fantasy and reality consistent with one another so that you can accept the truth of what has happened, what you feel, do, or are being, you opt for the illusions which basically suspends you in No Man’s Land while opening you up to problems in the real world. 

By sophia Andreeva on 10/18/2011 6:24 PM
Written by Evan Marc Katz



Have you ever been attracted to someone who is no good for you? Have you ever slept with a guy and immediately known it was going nowhere?

Have you ever wasted years longing for a man who never saw a future with you?

If so, you’re not alone.

Like pretty much everyone else in the world, were seduced by the irrational feeling of attraction - and you’ve paid the price for it in a thousand ways.

Today, I want to try to make sense of attraction and give it a proper context for you.

Perhaps when you understand attraction, you’ll be able to make different decisions based on it.


By sophia Andreeva on 10/18/2011 6:21 PM
Written by Arielle


Make-up sex. Break up sex. Mercy sex. Drive by sex. It’s easy sex. I just gotta have some sex. It’s better than nothing sex. Friends with benefits sex. Maybe this time it will be different sex.

Sound familiar?

These are just a few of the countless reasons why we might fall into bed with an Ex-lover. Unless a miracle has occurred, and your Ex has suddenly become your perfect right partner, having sex with your Ex is a mistake.


As soon as you get close enough to smell them, your brain chemistry is triggered, memories come flooding back and you begin to re-attach...

By sophia Andreeva on 10/5/2011 9:21 PM
Christy Whitman and her co-author Rebecca Grado, have just written a new book, Taming Your Alpha Bitch: How to be Fierce and Feminine (and get everything you want), that really addresses this issue and I've asked them to share their thoughts with us today.


Christy and Rebecca say: Many women have cast aside their feminine natures and taken up a more aggressive, masculine stance - in other words they've fallen into the trap of being an "Alpha Bitch".

Now don't be too quick to dismiss the alpha bitch as behaviors other gals do. Although most smart women stop short of over-the-top antics; it's probably safe to say that many other go-getters, are quite capable of pulling the "bitch card" every now and again.   And while there are certainly times when it's appropriate, it's holding you back more than you may think.   You see, the more aggressively you push to achieve your...
By sophia Andreeva on 10/4/2011 5:39 PM
Written By Evan Marc Katz http://www.evanmarckatz.com

Notice that I said “the perception of self-worth” and not “self-worth” itself. That’s because I’m guessing that, if you and I were to sit down and list your good qualities, we’d be conversing for a really long time. You’d tell me you’re a very loyal friend. You’d tell me you have a good sense of humor. You’d tell me you’re generous to your loved ones. You’d tell me that you’re kind and ethical. I have no doubt that, in listing these good qualities, you’d be telling the truth – from deep in your heart. You LIKE yourself.

By sophia Andreeva on 9/20/2011 2:03 PM
“Not all MatchMakers are created equal! Find out for yourself ~ Contact Sophisticated Matchmaking. Above and beyond your exectations! ” ~ From: Shelley Greco on Jul 27, 2011 “Sophia is exceptional. There are few people who can keep up with the level of performance.” ~ From: Ken Gronvold on Jul 23, 2011 “Sophia is an amazing and inspirational woman! She changes lives every day” ~ From: Jacquie Begemann on Jul 12, 2011 “Sophia is the most amazing and professional match maker and consultant, highly professional and supportive ” ~ From: Tom Lehner on Jun 25, 2011 “Sophia McDonald is a charming, successful woman. She brings a smile to everyone she meets.” ~ From: Frank Drake on Jun 20, 2011 “Sophia is amazing! She changes lives every day! She is a real asset to my group of friends. Get to know her today!” ~ From: Amazon Rivers on Jun 14, 2011  “Sophia is a great communicator and team player. Someone I would hire immediately if I were forming a new team....
By sophia Andreeva on 9/14/2011 10:07 AM
PLEASE SUPPORT me and VOTE for Sophisticated Matchmaking! We're thrilled to be nominated for the  Best Matchmaker In Western Washington! We WON in 2010!!!  Make us #1 in Western Washington in 2011! Click HERE to vote: http://best.king5.com/sophisticated-matchmaking-inc/biz/120799?r=short I appreciate your loyalty, referrals and support and would not achieve my success without your help!  THANK YOU!!!

By sophia Andreeva on 9/14/2011 10:00 AM
Sometime ago I had a post on my blog about "What men really want..."  and today I have received this message from of my FB friends. I felt that I had to share... Such a powerful message....  


Re: What Do Men Really Want?  I really liked this question you posted for a chance at giving. So I wanted to share my thoughts with you. I have been with my partner for 16 years and who became my husband 11 years ago. We were both very young at the impressionable ages of 20 and 22. I brought with me a signed divorce certificate and a two year old boy. 

By sophia Andreeva on 9/12/2011 5:50 PM

"Dear Sophia, 

I met my soul mate....we met and married in 3 months, both of us thinking we would never ever be married again. When you know, you know. Best wishes to you."

~Female, Seattle/ WA, September 2011


By sophia Andreeva on 9/6/2011 10:16 AM
Philosophy and Photo Shoots by  on AUGUST 30, 2011 In...
By sophia Andreeva on 9/6/2011 10:04 AM
The Last Week of My Life: Part 1 by JUSTINE on AUGUST 28, 2011  

By sophia Andreeva on 9/1/2011 12:32 AM
By Sam Louie, M.A., LMHCA Psychotherapist & Life Coach 


In the era of Facebook, men and women in the dating world are often not satisfied until their relationships are “FBO” or ”Facebook Official”. But before you can get to FBO, you must be officially boyfriend/girlfriend. This means getting your dating partner to make an exclusive commitment to you. 

It seems simple enough but I’m surprised by how many people are not aware of the DTR principle. DTR stands for “defining the relationship”. If you’re an adult in the dating relationship, you’re doomed to fail if you’re fearful of the dtr. With clients I’ve worked with, if they do not dtr the relationship, they end up either in the platonic friend zone or if they’ve been sexual with each other can end up in the “friends with benefits” category. The timing of the dtr talk is critical. In this hook-­‐ up culture, young men and women have no concept...
By sophia Andreeva on 8/24/2011 12:24 AM
Referred to by Oprah Winfrey as the Marriage Whisperer, Harville created Imago Relationship Therapy, a therapy for couples now practiced by over 2000 certified therapists in 30 countries. He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Getting the Love You Want, which has sold over two million copies.

He believes that we select our mates in order to heal the wounds of our childhood and that we are brought together in order to “co-heal” each other. I asked him what his definition of a healthy relationship is...this is what he shared: #1 - The primary hallmark of a healthy relationship is having the experience of emotional and physical safety with our partner. They are reliable and predictable and we don’t feel any fear or anxiety around them. #2 - We have an experience of deep connection with them. #3 - When you are with your partner you feel joyfully alive or relaxed into joyfulness. As you set your intentions around manifesting a soulmate, you may want to consciously decide that you will feel safe, deeply connected and joyfully alive with your beloved....
By sophia Andreeva on 8/24/2011 12:15 AM

"I hired Sophia as my match maker and quickly realized she has a unique gift when it came to identifying who could be my ideal match. I have met a wonderful man through her that I would not have met through my own avenues and he fits all the major aspects of what I have been searching for, including great chemistry! In addition I used Sophia's relationship coaching services when I first met her, which truly helped me build my self confidence in the dating world, as well as to be more open minded about the process. I am not only impressed with Sophia's work but incredibly grateful to her!" -- August 2011, Female, 50yo, Seattle

By sophia Andreeva on 8/11/2011 12:24 PM
The Awakening~ 

There comes a time in your life when you finally get it ... When in the midst of all your fears and insanity you stop dead in your tracks and somewhere the voice inside your head cries out "ENOUGH! Enough fighting and crying or struggling to hold on." And, like a child quieting down after a blind tantrum, your sobs begin to subside, you shudder once or twice, you blink back your tears and through a mantle of wet lashes you begin to look at the world from a new perspective.

..........This is your awakening

You realize that it is time to stop hoping and waiting for something or someone to change, or for happiness safety and security to come galloping over the next horizon. You come to terms with the fact that there aren't always fairytale endings (or beginnings for that matter) and that any guarantee of "happily ever after" must begin with you. Then a sense of serenity is born of acceptance.

By sophia Andreeva on 5/4/2011 11:28 PM
Written by Ron Smothermon

When you experience life has a natural purpose, and doesn’t have to be manipulated in some particular way to be meaningful, you are then free to manipulate it consciously.  The content of life that is most meaningful to deal with is that which relates to relationships.  Commitment is the cornerstone of relationships. Without it there can be relating, but there can be no relationship.

Relationships exist within the framework of defined boundaries so that people know what they can and cannot expect from you.  Since commitments necessarily involve that which is relatively unchanging in life, and since the very nature of life is change, commitments are best made related to the most fundamental components of life. They are the simple things you are willing to have people count on you for.

By sophia Andreeva on 5/4/2011 11:24 PM
Conscious commitment is a pact between beings, rather than between personalities.  In effect, partners say to each other, “Whatever the problems our personalities have, together we will not let them get between us.  If our egos are at war, we will not let that ruin us.  If our egos are at war, we till not let that ruin our deeper connection…we will always come back and meet on this deeper level.  We will help each other wake up and become all that we can be.  We will keep opening to each other and to life itself in and through this relationship.”  With out such an alliance between our beings, our egos will likely conspire to perpetuate old habitual patterns and the container we create may become a prison or a hollow shell.  Conscious commitment is to being together, not just staying together.

Of course, two partners may connect deeply on the being level, yet still be unable to work things out on the personality level.  That is why the testing stage is so important.  If they cannot find ways to work on things...
By sophia Andreeva on 5/3/2011 7:57 PM
“Love is the exquisite exception that is a reflection of what is normal; what we mistakenly label as normal is the aberration…” ~ Stewart Emery ~

All of our lives we have been searching for the one thing that will ensure the quality of all experience and provide us with a “happy ever after,” free of the pain, anguish and separation we find in the world.  The thing that seems to hold the most promise for us, as far as furnishing us with the ultimate happy-ever-after, is the “perfect relationship.”

We expect to have absent from the relationship everything we don’t like about life.  Our expectations have been fed, since we were very small, a diet of Snow Whites, Cinderellas, and fairy godmothers, along with Prince Valiants and the Clark Kent-to-Superman transformation.  We grow up believing that some day our prince or princess will come and stay forever, as we share a state of bliss, untouched by the harshness of the realities of the world.

A beautiful dream, an exquisite fantasy – let us now...
By sophia Andreeva on 2/28/2011 12:59 PM
Keeping the magic of love alive:  Feelings that we could not express in our past suddenly flood our consciousness when we are safe to feel. Love thaws out repressed feelings, and gradually these unresolved feelings begin to surface into our relationship.  We are all walking around with a bundle of unresolved feelings.  When we feel safe to be ourselves, our hurt feelings come-up.  For years we have suppressed our painful feelings.  Then one day we fall in love, and love makes us feel safe enough to open up and become aware of our feelings.  Love opens us up and we start to feel our pain.  When the unresolved feelings from childhood are coming up, we easily interpret our partner’s comments as criticism, rejection, and blame. Keeping the magic of love alive:  Feelings that we could not express in our past suddenly flood our consciousness when we are safe to feel. Love thaws out repressed feelings, and gradually these unresolved feelings begin to surface into our relationship.  We are all walking around with a bundle...
By sophia Andreeva on 2/8/2011 1:18 AM

By Brad Nehring on February 7, 2011

Sign up with Seattle’s ultra-exclusive personalized matchmaking service.

Big plans to lavish your significant other with chocolates, flowers and romance on the 14th? No? No problem. Just connect with local certified matchmaker, love and relationship expert Sophia McDonald for some overdue help in that department.

McDonald, 37, has  professionally arranged dates since 2007...
By sophia Andreeva on 2/3/2011 11:48 PM

Lisa Rayanne

 Sophia, I love this video – You did a magnificent job of touching on all of your areas of specialty, including your unique individualized coaching strategy through the entire dating lifecycle. You absolutely have a gift for successfully providing successful outcomes through your experience and personalized attention to the individuals you work with. I like how you also mention the fact that so much money can be spent on dates that are not a fit – whether the cost be in dollars, time lost on matches that bring no long term potential, or lost opportunities due to repeated behavior patterns that allow dating to end prematurely. There is an absolute savings and success factor that is to be accounted for in working with you. Your honest,...
By sophia Andreeva on 2/2/2011 4:17 PM
Written Marla Sloane, Ph.D.

The thought of Valentine’s Day conjures up romantic evenings, a candlelight dinner, and long walks with your loved one. It is, without a doubt the most romantic day of the year. So how could you possibly be expected to enjoy Valentine’s Day when you’re alone? Well, while it might not be all hearts and flowers, you can still spread the message of Valentine’s Day: Love.  Over the years, I’ve interviewed numerous people and asked them what their favorite Valentine’s Day memory was. Surprisingly, very few couples actually mentioned a gift or a special night out. In fact, most of the people I interviewed remembered their special Valentine’s Day by things they did for others. Gifts they gave, whether they were store bought or home made, gave them an unforgettable feeling of joy and happiness.

By sophia Andreeva on 2/2/2011 4:11 PM
Valentine’s Day -- a day of exchanging flowers, cards, and loving sentiments punctuated with warm feelings of admiration, affection, and infatuation. But for millions of Americans, there is one thing preventing them from participating in these celebratory acts of love: a date.

Being dateless on Valentine’s Day can evoke feelings of loneliness and self-doubt, especially for those who are believers in the mythology of true love. Embedded midway through the frosty season of winter, it is portrayed in the media, particularly in relentless flower, fragrance, and jewelry advertising, as the singular day of year set aside for love, romance, and passion.

But what is a person to do when he or she is feeling the chilling blues of being single instead of embracing the fiery desire of love?

By sophia Andreeva on 1/30/2011 11:34 PM
Written by Lila Chrysikou


Consider the following questions.  What do they have in common?

How many sexual partners do you want over your lifetime?

Would you go to bed with an attractive stranger of the opposite sex?

Would you be more upset if your romantic partner had passionate sexual intercourse with someone else or formed a deep, emotional attachment with that person?

How important is physical attractiveness in a potential romantic partner?

How many pairs of shoes do you own?


By sophia Andreeva on 1/27/2011 9:32 PM

Are you ready to start dating in 2011 in a whole new way? Have you gotten to a point in your life where "good enough" dates just aren't going to cut it anymore? Do you feel it's time to finally attract your soulmate to you?

If this is you, I have a special invitation for you. I am offering you a session with me personally, one-on-one session over the phone.  During this session, I will get to know you and your relationship and dating history and will coach you to finding solutions and strategies for you to once and for all, attract the love you desire. It's time, isn't it?

If this opportunity sounds good to you - give me a call (206)6830089 or send me an EMAIL request    

I look forward to connecting with you personally and helping you to find the LOVE of your life!


By sophia Andreeva on 1/27/2011 9:09 PM
ScienceDaily (Oct. 28, 2008) — A groundbreaking study by two University of Rochester psychologists to be published online Oct. 28 by the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology adds color—literally and figuratively—to the age-old question of what attracts men to women. Through five psychological experiments, Andrew Elliot, professor of psychology, and Daniela Niesta, post-doctoral researcher, demonstrate that the color red makes men feel more amorous toward women. And men are unaware of the role the color plays in their attraction.

The research provides the first empirical support for society's enduring love affair with red. From the red ochre used in ancient rituals to today's red-light districts and red hearts on Valentine's Day, the rosy hue has been tied to carnal passions and romantic love across cultures and millennia. But this study, said Elliot, is the only work to scientifically document the effects of color on behavior in the context of relationships....
By sophia Andreeva on 1/27/2011 8:36 PM
Want Good Relationships? Create Good Relationship Goals!

The first step in creating great relationships is in knowing what you want. I know this sounds obvious, but most people forget this simple step. Goals help you make good choices when meeting a potential friend, lover, employee or business partner.

Goal Problem #1: Having No Goals

Many people have no goal. They accept whatever comes their way. This is like buying a plot of land for a garden and waiting to see what sprouts up. You might end up with something good or you might end up with weeds. As any good farmer would tell you; you first decide what kind of crop you want to grow- this is your goal. Then find some land that will support that crop. Pick the right seeds. Take care of it. And enjoy the harvest!

Goal Problem #2: Letting Your Reactions Create Your Goal

Some people let their reactions in the moment override their real relationship goals. Their fear, neediness, anger or frustration takes over. When you follow a reaction, you might get brief satisfaction, but it will never solve the problem....
By sophia Andreeva on 10/15/2010 3:43 PM
Begin forwarded message:

From: xxxxx@yahoo.com

Date: October 15, 2010 2:10:54 PM PDT


Subject: Fwd: referral for Sophia McDonald

Hi Joie,

Beautiful name by the way!

Back in September, Sophia mentioned that you had asked for references, and I apologize that between travel and work and children, I've not been as timely in responding as I had hoped to be



By sophia Andreeva on 9/2/2010 12:27 PM
What people have to say about matchmaking and coaching services provided by me:) Letters like this make my heart smile:) XO

"Dear Sophia, I would like to thank you again for speaking to me yesterday and giving me a lift. It will take a little bit of time to heal but one of the best advice was that God had something better planned for me than I originally did. All of your advices were great!! I will definitely try to keep in contact and work on my healthy boundaries. Thanks again Sophia and have a great day! "It takes two to tango, but one to fall" - July, 2010, Male, 25yo, Austin, TX 

"He is great! Thank you for asking.  He adores me, which is something I haven't experienced since my 1st husband.  He came in a package I didn't expect -- but you really helped me see that the things I was looking for in men and what I was attracted to were not making me happy.  I would never have met him without your help with my pictures & profile, encouragement to start dating again, and the coaching. So, thank you!  :)" - August 2010, Female, 43yo, Seattle, WA

By sophia Andreeva on 8/20/2010 5:02 PM

“We search for happiness everywhere, but we are like Tolstoy’s fabled beggar who spent his life sitting on a pot of gold, under him the whole time. Your treasure–your perfection–is within you already. But to claim it, you must leave the buy commotion of the mind and abandon the desires of the ego and enter into the silence of the heart.”

"To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life"

"You gotta stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone oughtta be"

“Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark”

‘I once recognized myself as a friend’

By sophia Andreeva on 8/20/2010 4:53 PM
Written by Melissa Wadsworth What You Notice Matters

What You Notice Matters! And, what I've noticed is that I'm intuiting that we are in an energetic period of grace in the waning days of summer. This is an important time that can make all the difference to how your fall season forms. I've been sensing that many of us are in a "holding" pattern right now and that things are going to dynamically change up come September. It's not holding as in "doing nothing" It's about being in the moment, being observant and appreciating the grace of planning and prepping time.

By sophia Andreeva on 8/11/2010 2:49 PM
By Rori Raye http://www.havetherelationshipyouwant.com/relationship/get-your-man-to-open-up.html

Have you ever experienced this? Things are going well with your guy. So well, as a matter of fact, that when you start feeling insecure about something or want to share something you think he'll perceive as “negative”, you keep it inside. You're afraid that by being honest with him, you'll rock the boat.

Truth: Men Are Able To Open Up And Share - With The Right Woman Here's the incredible secret I learned that turned my love life around and brought me the closeness with a man I had always hungered for. A man doesn't like emotional intensity or hidden tension. That kind of “drama” pushes a man away and makes him want to clam up and withdraw. In order to feel comfortable, a man needs to know...
By sophia Andreeva on 8/11/2010 2:46 PM
Written by Rori Rayer http://www.havetherelationshipyouwant.com/media/tools/Mantra_Translations_Tools.pdf

   1. THE RORI RAYE MANTRA TO INSTANTLY CONNECT WITH A MAN Trust Your Boundaries Follow Your Feelings Choose Your Words Be Surprised I trust my boundaries - I trust myself: I know I will not knowingly toss my pearls before swine, throw myself into the path of destruction, hide from the truth, go along with or tolerate something that is damaging to me. Now I can move to my feelings.

By sophia Andreeva on 8/11/2010 2:42 PM
Give yourself credit for trying to find the best qualities that your partner has to offer, starting new relationships with an open mind and being positive is a great way to start off, but when you are making decisions that affect your life long term looking at only the best qualities that a person has to offer may cause you to overlook their worst ones and those could be the ones that break your relationship and have a negative impact on your life.

These are three signs that you might be in denial about your relationship:  



1. You are always avoiding introducing your partner to your friends because you feel that they will not be supportive to you and what

they are going to say you don't want to hear. If you think that you can predict your friends' doubts and objections to you dating that person then maybe there is a big chance that you are experiencing some of those same doubts about your partner as your friends would be if they met. If you are not willing to introduce...
By sophia Andreeva on 7/29/2010 11:33 AM
Dating Down Why Less Attractive Men Make Better Mates July 27, 2010 By Elise Nersesian-Solé

My friend Karen is a gorgeous, tall, auburn-haired beauty with measurements that would put Barbie to shame. And although she has her pick of hot guys to choose from, she's currently in a committed relationship with a man who's pushing 5'6", balding and could afford to park 15 pounds. And she couldn't be happier. Their pairing is not an anomaly. All one has to do is step out onto the street or flip through a gossip rag to see a great beauty stepping out with her beast. From couples such as J. Lo and Mark Anthony, Beth Ostrosky and Howard Stern, Salman Rushdie, and well, anyone, one thing is clear: Physically-mismatched couples are everywhere. 

Sure, these guys have money and power — a trait evolutionary biologists say women place great value on — yet scientists say when not accounting for these factors, these female hotties may be onto something deeper. A recent study published in the Journal...
By sophia Andreeva on 6/18/2010 1:14 AM
Article Source: http://www.altruists.org/ideas/psychology/fear_or_love/

"The single most important decision any of us will ever make is whether or not to believe the universe is friendly." ~Albert Einstein

Fear and Love are two of the most basic and powerful human emotions. As they spread from person to person, they can inspire such extremes of behaviour as killing one another or dying for one another. Considering that the fundamental importance of love is so widely agreed upon, it is remarkable how many organisations seem dedicated to promoting its opposite: fear. "There is no fear in love: true love has no room for fear."

By sophia Andreeva on 6/18/2010 1:10 AM
By Gary Wilson and Marnia Robinson   http://www.entelechyjournal.com/robinsonwilson.htm Various spiritual teachings, such as A Course in Miracles,[1] say that there are only two fundamental emotions: love and fear. For the body, this is true. All mammals, including humans, have two opposing hormonal responses to stimuli. Threatening stimuli cause an increase of stress hormones - adrenaline and cortisol. Soothing or reassuring stimuli cause an increase in oxytocin. A sudden threat triggers the fight-or-flight response associated with adrenaline. Adrenaline steps up heart rate, increases respiration, activates muscles, and promotes hyper-alertness. Longer-term stress (from a few minutes to days and weeks) increases a different stress hormone: cortisol. Cortisol, too, makes us hyper-vigilant, but its evolutionary functions are quite different than the temporary jolt of adrenaline designed to propel us out of danger. The stress...
By sophia Andreeva on 6/18/2010 12:51 AM
Article source: http://www.lhj.com/relationships/marriage/basics/secrets-of-super-happy-couples/

Why do some couples seem so head-over-heels? It's not that their lives are any easier or more perfect than yours-- but they do know how to keep the daily grind from eroding their relationship. Get some of what they have by incorporating these happy-couple strategies into your love life. 1. Fall in love all over again. Make a conscious decision to be in love. The more you act as if you are in love, the more you will feel like you are.... See More 2. Remember the good times. Treat your partner like you did at the beginning of your relationship. Make a list of all the things you used to enjoy doing together and add any new fantasies to the list. Plan for them and make them happen. 3. Help your partner feel more loved and secure in your love so that he or she can open up to you and express feelings...
By sophia Andreeva on 6/8/2010 11:54 PM

I am asked often to share some good stories about people finding their perfect match. I meet men and women, old and young, tall and short, of all kind shapes and colors… And they all have one thing in common – they want to love and to be loved…

They come to me, often after loosing a hope and faith that that special person even exists… Sometimes they are ready and sometimes they are not… To let love in – first you need to have your heart wide open… It took me a long time to figure it out…

I definitely have a supreme intuition when it comes to heart matters… Very often the first introduction I make is the only one and people leave me holding hands with the love of their life…

By sophia Andreeva on 6/6/2010 11:13 PM
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Not to be confused with Love triangle. This article includes a list of references, related reading or external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. Please improve this article by introducing more precise citations where appropriate. (December 2009) The triangular theory of love is a theory of love developed by psychologist Robert Sternberg. The theory characterizes love within the context of interpersonal relationships by three different components:

1.Intimacy – Which encompasses feelings of closeness, connectedness, and bondedness. 2.Passion – Which encompasses drives that lead to romance, physical attraction, and sexual consummation. 3.Commitment – Which encompasses, in the short term, the decision to remain with another, and in the long term, the shared achievements and plans made with that other. The “amount” of love one experiences depends on the absolute strength of these three components; the “type” of love one experiences depends on their strengths relative to each other. Different stages and types of love can be explained as different combinations of these three elements; for example, the relative emphasis of each component changes over time as an adult romantic relationship develops. A relationship based on a single element is less likely to survive than one based on two or three elements....
By sophia Andreeva on 6/1/2010 7:50 PM
"Love has nothing to do with the five senses and the six directions: its goal is only to experience the attraction exerted by the Beloved.

Afterwards, perhaps, permission will come from God: the secrets that ought to be told will be told with an eloquence nearer to the understanding than these subtle confusing allusions. The secret is partner with none but the knower of the secret: in the skeptic's ear the secret is no secret at all."  ~ Rumi

WHAT IS LOVE: Magnetic field with electro potential – zero point field – the field of the highest possible frequencies – the sacred space – the creator – God. All of us are made of it. Divine Love is what all of us made of. It is already in you. Allow it to show up by eliminating your limiting beliefs from your mind. Love is an individualization of spirit. The only thing that matters is spirit. But most people understand under love reaction to external circumstances or internal desires. People confuse love with what they want or desire....
By sophia Andreeva on 5/31/2010 11:30 PM
Writen By Sophia Andreeva

For years, I have been signing all of my business and personal correspondence “Live Deliberately”, and when I opened my matchmaking business, it has turned into “Pursue Love Deliberately”. You might be surprised but the majority of single people are not really clear on what they want - even though they think they are. If you don’t know what you want – you will never get it! Whatever it is you are seeking, you have to define it exactly to yourself, or it'll never sound clear to the person you are trying to connect with.

Have you heard about Reticular Activator? It is that part of your brain that heightens your awareness of certain things. You buy a red Volkswagen and suddenly you start seeing them everywhere. Pregnant women notice other pregnant women. That’s the sort of thing your reticular activator makes you aware of.

What does this have to do with you? Well, your reticular activator is already turned on. You’re surfing the net finding interesting things....
By sophia Andreeva on 5/20/2010 12:57 PM

"Every time I think of Love, Friendship and the word Serendipity I think of YOU! I think of the person who reached out to a stranger and only connected by FB and a few common friends! You helped me heal, grow and believe in myself! You have been a very important role in my journey and when I think of where I was in Dec and where I am now I smile and think of you. I am now MADLY in love.. I am in a year mentorship to help others like you have helped me and I am the happiest I have ever been in my life! Thank you my friend! I look forward to one day meeting you. Anytime you need a reference I will gladly give you one! Blessings!!!" Michelle, May 21 at 8:59pm 

 "Sophia. Last night, my efforts to save a man's life with ten other gifted and trained medical crew members reminded me of you this evening. It seems that you have a gift of sending so many words of kindness and life long learning messages about the power of love in many perspectives. Last night, I heard love in the purest form. It...
By sophia Andreeva on 5/20/2010 12:31 PM
By sophia Andreeva on 5/20/2010 12:18 PM

"Happiness is a Butterfly which, when pursued is just beyond your grasp... but if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you" ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne


By sophia Andreeva on 5/20/2010 12:12 PM

1) Whenever you feel out of sorts, lost or out of sync with yourself or the Universe – allow the Universe to carry you into the field of Intention to implement surrender in your life. Just be peaceful and calm.

2) When you ego defines you by what you do and what you have, or compares you to others, say to yourself, “I am here on purpose, I can achieve and accomplish everything I desire by staying in harmony with Universe”

3) Act as if anything you desire if already here. Believe that all you wanted and dreamed about was ordered with your American Express and you got a confirmation email that it was shipped and will be delivered at the appropriate time of your life to surprise you


By sophia Andreeva on 5/3/2010 3:45 PM
I would never imagine that it would happen to a professional matchmaker. It's almost ironic that someone would pick my photos to create their fake profile. Last night I got an email from my Facebook friend who forwarded me a Match.com profile from somebody form Idaho who used my Facebook photos as their profile pictures. Some people might think that I shall be flattered by the fact that someone finds me attractive to point that they want to look like me but if you really think about it – it’s an identify theft that is damaging to my reputation and also is abusing towards innocent men who are corresponding with this woman, thinking it’s Sophia McDonald, who is taking advantage of them in one or another way.



By sophia Andreeva on 4/27/2010 10:42 PM

This is one of the most commonly asked questions from those who have given their hearts, and souls to a narcissist. At first the relationship is very intense and romantic and it seems perhaps you have finally found "the one."

I recently watched a movie where a character comically said "or you are still chasing after the elusive "one." Meaning we often spend our lives waiting for the one who will finally make everything right with our world. Initially it may seem the narcissistic lover is "the one." But after the honeymoon is over the tables turn. Why? Well because the honeymoon is over! And narcissists love the honeymoon.

By sophia Andreeva on 4/27/2010 10:40 PM
Relationships have their challenges for everyone. With effort and commitment, two reasonably balanced and emotionally healthy individuals can forge a relationship that is mutually supportive and fulfilling. However, there is a segment of the population that is hard wired with personality disorders. Narcissism is a disorder that often drives the affected individual to act in ways that are very destructive to intimate relationships. The non-disordered partner is often left feeling bewildered and hurt by his or her narcissistic partner's behavior. While only a licensed mental health professional can diagnose narcissism, it is helpful to know the signs. Here are 7 signs of narcissism:

By sophia Andreeva on 4/27/2010 10:24 PM

free your soul your mind and your body
release, loosen and relax your conscience
and see that it was only holding you back
from the springs to come, more springs and more...


By sophia Andreeva on 4/27/2010 10:11 PM

Finding A Soulmate Doesn't Necessarily Equal A Blissful Relationship
As we are approaching Valentines Day I thought it would be appropriate to discuss the topic of soulmates.

There is a lot of information out there on soulmates and much of it is conflicting, as in any subject. It is difficult to have a solid understanding that can serve us when we attempt to know what these heartfelt connections in our lives mean.

By sophia Andreeva on 4/27/2010 10:07 PM

When the movie “The Secret” came out it spread like wildfire across the Internet and the cat was out of the bag about the Law of Attraction. Ever since we’ve been seeing all kinds of expansion on the topic, such as “The Secret Behind The Secret” and “What The Secret Didn’t Tell You!” And also there is the angle that “There Is No Secret! We’ve Know This Stuff for Ages!”

“The Secret” was based on the “Law of Attraction” which launched into a new awareness once that movie was released. The Law of Attraction is a universal law that says “You attract into your reality everything that shows up.” This means what you think about comes about or what you focus on you create. It also means how you feel on an emotional level will attract into your reality a similar vibration, meaning if you are feeling low and depressed you will attract depressive people and circumstances into your reality.


By sophia Andreeva on 4/27/2010 10:04 PM

True love can only be found within ourselves. If we have not taken the journey into the darkness where we meet our own soul, we can never truly know another. It is when all distractions are pushed aside and there is nothing left but the experience of our own existance that we descend into the dark realm of the unconscious or psyche.

By sophia Andreeva on 4/2/2010 3:53 PM

Uncertainty is a measure of variety. Uncertainty is zero when all elements are in the same category. Uncertainty increases with both the number of categories and their equal-probability. It is the statistically defined discrepancy between a measured quantity and the true value of that quantity that cannot be corrected by calculation or calibration. Uncertainty is a prominent feature of the benefits and costs of climate change. Decision makers need to compare risk of premature or unnecessary actions with risk of failing to take actions that subsequently prove to be warranted. Uncertainty defines change and thus these uncertainty quotes describe the need for the variation in one's static and immobile life. These quotes describe the changes that have occurred in people's lives due certain very crucial events in their lives.

By sophia Andreeva on 4/1/2010 3:27 PM

Nathaniel & Mercedes - they met through Sophisticated Matchmaking in 2009

April 1, 2010 at 4:02pm

By sophia Andreeva on 3/25/2010 9:42 AM
Before I get into this let me say that it is my belief that EVERYONE becomes somewhat addicted to things that are familiar and habitual in their lives. For instance, if every morning you drank a glass of orange juice immediately upon rising, and then one morning you found you were out of orange juice, you may mourn the absence of it. Habit. When a habit is removed our sense of stability, one of our life's rituals, has been removed–upsetting our balance. Very common. I believe every one of us goes through some kind of withdrawal after the end of a relationship.
By sophia Andreeva on 3/25/2010 9:41 AM
On this level everything consists of information and energy. The material world is a subset of this quantum world, and is demonstrated in Einstein's remarkable equation E=MC2. Energy equals mass times the speed of light, squared. Matter is made up of molecules, which in turn are comprised of smaller units called atoms. The latest research now shows that even atoms are made up of smaller particles called quarks, and that these quarks have no solidity at all.
By sophia Andreeva on 3/25/2010 9:38 AM

Change Your life forever

Can you imagine what kind of things can happen to you when you don’t block your mind from possibilities available to you?

You can shift your own thoughts and create your own new reality!

ASK YOURSELF - WHAT IF??? What it will be like if…? The answer is - It’s already done. Notice what you see and interact with it. Be ready to what will show up.

By sophia Andreeva on 2/15/2010 6:40 PM

Love Love Love
The eternal energy of the Light.
Yet in our western world Love has become a commercial property that can be brought and sold.
So much distortion of the real meaning of Love has come to many that the very mention of Valentine's Day can bring with it so much pain and unhappiness for so many people.
What I have noticed is that in the westernisation of Love, Love has become a thing that has to be measured.
Valentine's Day prompts people to put expectations on Love.

By sophia Andreeva on 1/26/2010 8:33 PM
"I cannot thank you enough for your time yesterday. I want you to know that our meeting yesterday changed my life. That may sound melodramatic but that makes it no less true. Through our meeting, I was able to identify exactly what I am looking for in a life partner and now feel better equipped to recognize it when I see it. Moreover, I finally embraced my ultimate goal--to be married and to create a family--and no longer feel as though it's something I ought not admit for fear of what others might think. You gave me some tools I can use to stop wasting my time with all the things that do not look like my life partner and stay focused on my goal. In short, I am energized to pursue love deliberately. I must say, our meeting yesterday was time and money well spent. I would have paid ten times the amount to get the same value you provided to me yesterday alone--that is how impactful it was." ~ Female - 35yo, Bellevue/WA - January, 2010

By sophia Andreeva on 1/12/2010 5:14 PM

Age Difference / Older Woman / Younger Man

1 Year

Angela Bassett . . . Courtney B. Vance
Victoria Beckham (Victoria Adams/"Posh" Spice) . . . David Beckham
Camilla Parker Bowles . . . Prince Charles
Brandy . . . Robert Smith
Jane Fonda . . . Ted Turner
Cassandra Harris . . . Pierce Brosnan
Helen Hunt . . . Hank Azaria
Nicole Kidman . . . Keith Urban
Sharon Lawrence . . . Tom Apostle
Tracy Pollan . . . Michael J. Fox
Kelly Ripa . . . Mark Consuelos
Julia Roberts . . . Danny Moder
Rebecca Romijn . . . Jerry O'Connell
Afton Smith . . . Brendon Fraser
Uma Thurman . . . Ethan Hawke

By sophia Andreeva on 1/12/2010 5:10 PM

Age Difference / Older Man / Younger Woman

0 Years (less than one year age difference)

Mark Burnett . . . Roma Downey
George W. Bush . . . Laura Welch
Albert Gore Jr. . . . Tipper Aitcheson
Tom Hanks . . . Rita Wilson
Tim McGraw . . . Faith Hill

By sophia Andreeva on 12/17/2009 1:14 PM

It's that time of the year again - we are inundated with more party invitations and opportunities to treat ourselves than at any other time of the year. We gather with our loved ones and make merry! For many of us, celebrating at this time of year is synonymous with over-indulgence and is often followed in the New Year with pangs of guilt and resolutions to do better this year. The question many of us have is; 'Is it possible to survive the Holiday Season without culpability in January?' Believe it or not, and I know how difficult it is to imagine, but you can enjoy the Holiday Season without weight gain being a foregone conclusion!

By sophia Andreeva on 12/17/2009 1:09 PM

It is my belief that, if we look hard enough, there is something good to be found in even the most disastrous of situations! With the events of the latter part of 2009, the much publicised credit crunch and the subsequent consequences this may have had for many, perhaps we can reap benefits in 2010 by re-evaluating what is important to us and living our lives by a new set of rules that encourage balance. A perfect New Year's resolution for anyone is to aim for, or to maintain, fulfilment: a goal that is surely generic to the entire human race. But how can we make sure fulfilment does not evade us in 2010?

By sophia Andreeva on 12/17/2009 11:20 AM

People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON . . . It is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend, and they are! They are there for the reason you need them to be.

By sophia Andreeva on 12/17/2009 11:18 AM

"I just want to be happy!"
Asking most people what they want from life gets the same answer, "I just want to be happy." There is a common belief that happiness is something that can be achieved and held on to it. We look forward to that time in which we can finally be happy, but it continually recedes. We want to get to the top of the Wheel of Life and stay there.

By sophia Andreeva on 12/16/2009 12:19 AM

I recently interviewed Lisa Steadman about her upcoming book If He’s Not The One, Who Is?: What Went Wrong - and What It Takes to Find Mr. Right (January 18, 2010) and her transformative 8 week teleclass based on the book. Lisa’s message is one of hope, inspiration, and empowerment for singles who are done with past dating drama, disaster, and disappointment, and ready to create happier and healthier dating futures.

By sophia Andreeva on 12/10/2009 11:24 PM

It's getting late at the office. Everyone else has gone home. Greta props her head up with her hand and sips coffee as she and her co-worker, Michael, examine the blueprints spread on the drafting table. Almost done. The deadline is tomorrow. The table behind them is littered with empty Chinese food containers and coffee cups. The garbage can is overflowing with rejected ideas.

Michael reaches for a ruler and bumps Greta's arm, splattering her coffee on the blueprints. "What have you done!”? Greta yells. Staring in disbelief at the ruin, he sinks into the chair and moans, "I can't believe it! Look what happened? What an idiot."

By sophia Andreeva on 12/10/2009 11:18 PM
The Push-Me, Pull-You Dance is a relationship dance that creates fear, distance and drama. There are three moves in this dance:.
The Abandonment Move
The Clinging Move
The Rejection Move

Once you know them, you can easily spot the obvious and subtle ways they play out. They are predictable.

I first identified this dance while working with couples who stimulated fear in each other using the threat of abandonment. Most of these couples did not consciously know they were doing this. All they knew is they were stuck in a painful situation. Pushing and pulling from one drama to the next.
By sophia Andreeva on 12/10/2009 11:12 PM

First you say you'll stay and then you go.
Then you say you will and then it's "no".

You're undecided now so what are ya gonna do?
-1920's song

How can I miss you if you won't go away?

By sophia Andreeva on 11/29/2009 8:04 PM
By sophia Andreeva on 11/29/2009 7:56 PM

There is nothing wrong with being attracted to a successful man or woman if this is because they have qualities such as drive and ambition that you find very appealing and that match you well. For gold-diggers however, this is the sole reason or main decision making criteria for entering into a relationship with a partner.

Key common features amongst gold-diggers are that many have experienced a troubled background of some sort and that they are desperately materialistic (to the extent that things in the material world are used by them to represent their identity). This can be a dangerous combination.

By sophia Andreeva on 11/29/2009 7:48 PM

According to evolutionary theory the fundamental purpose of life is reproduction. We are therefore 'pre-programmed' to find a compatible partner, reproduce and raise our children.
This is, of course, greatly oversimplified and in the modern world, where many other factors come into play (such as career, travel, financial factors, health implications, personal choice etc.), it is not simply the case that all we must do in life is find a partner and raise a family.

By sophia Andreeva on 11/29/2009 7:42 PM

These three frequencies, if developed sufficiently, produce everlasting life. Each frequency is a virtue, an emotion, and a magickal force for creating change. They are not abstract, intellectual concepts. Here are a few ideas and proposals to further their development in society, and in the individual.

PRAISE: Praise is a fire, or light, which needs to be established within the heart. It is our most sacred duty to keep this fire burning perpetually, in the midst of all situations. If we do this, then, in time, flames of praise spread from the heart and ignite eternal fires within every atom and cell of the physical body. Praise has two functions:

By sophia Andreeva on 11/29/2009 7:32 PM

While we have preferences, the minute we start insisting that people and situations be different, we create internal turmoil - anger, disappointment, sadness and so on... It's our attachment that leads us to donning a mask. blaming others, or feeling incomplete.

There are some ways to distinguish between spirit and ego.
The following are examples of getting caught in the EGO.

* Boasting of our accomplishments to impress someone
* Defending and criticizing yourself and others
* Lying, being deceitful, seductive, or manipulative, whether overly, covertly, or by omission
* Talking on and on about ourselves and others

By sophia Andreeva on 11/29/2009 7:02 PM

Letting go of hurts and regrets in past relationships is one of the simplest ways to open yourself up to accept Soulmate Love as your destiny and to start magnetizing it in. Simple, but not easy! I remember hanging on energetically to a boyfriend who "did me wrong"- I was still angry for 2 YEARS after we broke up! Yeah sure, I "knew" about how important compassion and forgiveness were, but I just couldn't seem to let my anger and hurt go.

I was justified in my anger, I felt, and held onto it, until the day came when my Love Coach asked me point blank: "How is this anger and hurt for your ex-boyfriend serving you?"

By sophia Andreeva on 11/29/2009 7:00 PM
Thoughts on the book and quotes from “If The Buddha Dated”: A dating book like never before!

1) My commitment to myself: “More than anything else, I want myself. I want to live with integrity and truth. I am not going to hide the jewel of who I am, nor will I mask my imperfections. No bargains, no avoiding realty, no conning myself, no lies. The more I commit to knowing and accepting myself, the more I am able to surrender to loving another person because I have nothing to hide and nothing to feel ashamed of." The new love can resurrect our most primitive feeling of fear, hope, dependency, and emptiness....
By sophia Andreeva on 11/16/2009 8:22 PM

Recent scientific research is beginning to investigate the relationships between experience and the memories of experience. Researchers are seeing that certain areas of the brain light up depending on the thoughts, actions and experiences of a person. Detailed maps of the brain now exist for the repeated patterns that we human's experience. There are precise regions of the brain that light up when we see our child or grandchild. Everyone has similar patterns with slight variations that depend on how you feel about that child or grandchild...

By sophia Andreeva on 11/4/2009 11:27 AM

What do men want in a woman? Brains? Beauty? Vacuuming prowess?

Researchers at the University of Iowa find that men increasingly are interested in intelligent, educated women who are financially stable — and chastity isn't an issue.

The findings are part of a study, conducted every decade since 1939, which asks participants to rank a list of 18 characteristics they would want in a partner on a scale ranging from "irrelevant" to "essential." Included are such items as "sociability" and "good cook, housekeeper," as well as "mutual attraction and love," which came in first place for both men and women in 2008. (In 1939, it wasn't in the top three for either sex.)

By sophia Andreeva on 11/3/2009 10:48 PM

It's Real Love when other people care about our happiness without any concern for themselves. They're not disappointed or angry when we make our foolish mistakes, when we don't do what they want, or even when we inconvenience them personally.

Sadly, few of us have either given or received that kind of love, and without it we experience a terrible void in our lives, which we try to fill with money, power, food, approval, sex, and entertainment. But no matter how much of those substitutes we acquire, we remain empty, alone, afraid, and angry, because the one thing we really need is Real Love. Without it, we can only be miserable; with it, our happiness is guaranteed.

By sophia Andreeva on 10/25/2009 12:13 PM
A. EXPECT NOTHING 1. Expectations are thought-forms we create about people, situations, and events. 2. Here are examples of expectations at different levels. 3. Yet given human nature and Earth life, we have no basis for expecting any of these things. 4. Creating expectations leads us to actions that harm ourselves. 5. Creating expectations leads us to actions that harm others. B. ACCEPT EVERYTHING 1. "Accept the facts about people, circumstances, and events exactly as they are without wishing or hoping they were different." 2. People violate this principle every day. 3. Discovering and accepting the facts about people, situations, and events is a great help in preventing ourselves from creating expectations. 4. Overcoming this problem requires becoming a truth-seeker/fact-finder. 5. A truth-seeker must have the integrity to set aside all personal ideas, beliefs, concepts, prejudices, wishes, feelings, motives, etc., when they conflict or clash with truths or facts. 6. Fact-finding/truth-seeking...
By sophia Andreeva on 10/21/2009 8:18 AM

Picture the artichoke, whose tender heart is surrounded by the protection the universe gives it in the form of hard, prickly leaves. Picture your heart, the place where that same universe, call it Eternity, or God, same thing, speaks to us. Picture your heart surrounded by the layers of hard, prickly protection that we have all created for ourselves to protect our heart from the universe. We have done so, at times consciously but often as not without being aware we are doing so, to shield ourselves from hurt. Most of that layering has come simply out of fear. That fear has been both fear that we can recognize and fear of which we are mostly unaware. It is the fear from childhood experiences playing itself out in our adult lives. The fear is often called "reality."

By sophia Andreeva on 10/15/2009 1:30 PM

Too often we assume that the needs of another are the same as our own. Acting on such assumptions can cause no end of trouble. Learn to ask and tell each other what you really need. After all, when what you long for is warmth and affection, it is disappointing to receive a new set of luggage.

As you become more aware of your sometimes unkind or unconscious responses to someone you care deeply about and you choose instead to behave in meaningful and supportive ways, the quality of your relationship is certain to improve. For this to happen you might be required to identify and abandon some form of behavior that no longer serves you. Whatever change is called for, know that ONLY ONE OF YOU NEEDS TO CROSS THE DIVIDE FOR SHIFT TO OCCURE...

By sophia Andreeva on 10/12/2009 8:21 PM
• Well, I’ve been a self-esteem expert for years and there’s two things that build self-esteem. One is quality of relationships, where you feel lovable and you’re making a difference in the lives of others. And the other is achieving things.
Jack Canfield Quote
• I like relationships. I enjoy that, I’m not opposed to marriage at all. I think it’s a great thing.
Tom Cruise Quote
By sophia Andreeva on 9/30/2009 5:00 PM
By Helen Fisher

Could this be the year you meet your soul mate? Renowned anthropologist Helen Fisher, PhD, author of the new book Why Him? Why Her?, has a formula for romance based on mixing the right brain chemistry.

In the spring of 2007, 500 couples who read O participated in an online survey I developed to explore how happy different personality combinations are together. The findings were stunning. More than 70 percent said they would marry the same person again—after an average of 16 years together. That is a supreme achievement. 

But what about those of you who haven't yet found real love? From my studies of genetics and neuroscience I have come to believe that people fall into four broad personality types—each influenced by a different brain chemical: I call them the Explorer, Builder, Director, and Negotiator. When I designed the O survey, I wanted to see which types had married each other and stayed together,...
By sophia Andreeva on 9/30/2009 4:49 PM
By Helen Fisher, PhD 

Your sweetheart calls you by another's name. His eyes linger too long on your best friend. He talks with excitement about a girl at work. And the fire catches. Jealousy—that sickening combination of possessiveness, suspicion, rage, and humiliation—can overtake your mind and threaten your very core as you contemplate your rival. 


The green-eyed monster, as Shakespeare called it, can camp in your head at any time during a relationship: when you are madly in love, when you are snugly attached, even when you dislike your partner. Neither gender is routinely more jealous—although women are more willing to work to win back a lover, while men tend to flaunt their money and status and are more likely to walk out to protect their self-esteem or save face.

Jealousy bedevils other creatures, too. Primatologist Jane Goodall describes Passion, a female chimp who was tipping her buttocks toward a young male in the classic (for chimps) "come hither" pose when he ignored her...

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