Give Up to Get Love

Written by Rinatta Paries

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4. Give up protecting yourself from hurt. Lots of singles devise all sorts of tests to make sure potential partners won't hurt themrepparttar way they were hurt inrepparttar 101913 past. This never works because people know when they are being tested and will either fake it or fail on purpose. Instead, becomerepparttar 101914 type of person who is seldom mistreated and who can set strong, clear boundaries.

5. Give up looking for a relationship. Looking for a relationship is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Although singles ads and dating services have some success, and are good for getting lots of dating experiences, most people still meet their life partner by chance. Your best bet for finding your Mr. or Ms. Right is to have a wonderful life now.

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Having coined the phrase "relationship coach," Master Certified Coach Rinatta Paries works with singles to help them attract their ideal relationship, and helps couples create more love and fulfillment in their existing relationships. Visit her web site at or e-mail her at

Simple Planning Makes for a More Enjoyable Vacation

Written by Kathy Paauw

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Ten Tips for Planning Your Vacation

I hope that by sharing my personal experiences, you will avoid learning similar lessonsrepparttar hard way. And it goes to show that those little details inrepparttar 101912 planning of a vacation can make a huge difference inrepparttar 101913 outcome. You can make your next vacation relaxing and enjoyable by following these simple vacation planning tips.

1. Keep your vacation planning information in one place. Create a labeled file folder ("Hawaii Vacation") and use it to keep your airline, hotel, car rental information, as well as maps or AAA guide books, tourist information, contact information for people you know in that city, etc. To read about some programs related to travel that you can download onto a handheld organizer, check outrepparttar 101914 applications mentioned onrepparttar 101915 Handango Website

2. Plan ahead for your wardrobe. Think about all ofrepparttar 101916 activities you might do, and imagine what you'd want to wear for each activity. For example, onrepparttar 101917 beach you might want a swimsuit, cover-up, slip-on footwear or water shoes, a sun hat, sunglasses... maybe even a face mask, snorkel, and some flippers. Willrepparttar 101918 kids want shovels and buckets to build a sand castle? Do you need to supply your own beach towel, or will you be staying somewhere that supplies this for you? What about waterproof sunscreen? The more you can visualize yourself onrepparttar 101919 beach,repparttar 101920 better prepared you will be. One helpful tool I've found for wardrobe planning is a Website that offers historical weather averages for thousands of cities aroundrepparttar 101921 globe.

3. Use a travel checklist. I've created a Packing List to get you started. Once you've tailored this to your needs, keep it inrepparttar 101922 travel file you've created. This will help you remember to pack bothrepparttar 101923 basic necessities, as well as some ofrepparttar 101924 more obscure things you might not remember but would want to take with you.

4. Let children pack their own travel bags, and make sure their bag is small enough that they can carry it themselves. Help them select things they can do onrepparttar 101925 road or inrepparttar 101926 air: Walkman and cassettes or CDs, books, handheld video games, portable crafts, card games. Talk about seating arrangements ahead of time to avoid conflict among siblings about who will sit where.

5. Pack a carry-on that is small enough to stay with you at all times. Include necessities that you must have, inrepparttar 101927 event that you get separated from your other luggage for a day. If you need to take medication on a regular basis, be sure this is with you, and not in your checked luggage. If you are combining a business and vacation trip and need something for a presentationrepparttar 101928 next day, take it in your carry-on rather than checking it.

6. Plan early to getrepparttar 101929 best selection and to get early booking discounts. If you're really adventuresome and are not particular about where you want to go, you can also book reservations last-minute. There is some risk involved in doing this, but you can also get some great deals this way. CheapTickets ( ) sells surplus seats, a.k.a. "distressed inventory," at some great bargains. If you have any concerns about your safety while traveling to a particular destination, you might check out a Website that offers a report on global hot spots to avoid:

I've recently found a wonderful Website called SideStep, which does a search of more than 70 travel-related Websites and findsrepparttar 101930 best AVAILABLE flights, hotels, and rental cars on a given date. Many Websites will findrepparttar 101931 "best deals" but when you go torepparttar 101932 site you discover that they are sold out forrepparttar 101933 dates you want. This site does not waste your time if a flight is sold out. For more links to some helpful travel-related sites, visitrepparttar 101934 travel section of my Links to Great Sites page.

For who insist on combining business and pleasure during your travels, I offer 10 Tips to Tamerepparttar 101935 Paper Tiger When You Travel. raveltips.html

7. If you're driving, you may wish to map out your trip ahead of time and make hotel reservations alongrepparttar 101936 way if you are traveling during peak vacation time. Mapquest offers a helpful Website for mapping out your route and estimating travel time under normal driving conditions.

8. If you're traveling to another country, check outrepparttar 101937 Currency Converter for International Exchange Rates.

If you'd like to master a few useful phrases in a foreign language, visitrepparttar 101938 Foreign Language Assistance Website. It even contains some sound clips so you can pronounce words properly.

9. If your vacation plans include staying home rather than traveling, plan how you will spend your vacation to rejuvenate yourself. Perhaps there are some local attractions that you've been wanting to experience but have not hadrepparttar 101939 time to experience. Are there people you want to connect with? Get clear about what you want to do and who you want to do it with, and then plan to make it happen. If your vacation includes having a friend or relative flying in to visit you, you can checkrepparttar 101940 status of a flight to see if they will arrive on time. You can even get a real-time map ofrepparttar 101941 plane and its progress, based on radar data.

Visit Earthcam to view hundreds of images from all overrepparttar 101942 world without leaving your chair. The digital images are updated regularly, and some are live.

10. This isrepparttar 101943 most important tip of all: packrepparttar 101944 right attitude. Let go ofrepparttar 101945 "what if" and enjoyrepparttar 101946 moment. Remind yourself what matters most, and focus on that. If this is a vacation to get away and relax, then focus on activities and thoughts that will be relaxing. If your goal is to reconnect with family and build memories together, that can be done regardless of circumstances (missing a flight, not getting tickets to an event you wanted to attend, etc.). If your goal is to sight-see and take in some special attractions or shows, then plan ahead and makerepparttar 101947 reservations necessary to ensure that you can do what you want to do when you get there.

Kathy Paauw, President of Paauwerfully Organized, specializes in helping busy executives, professionals, and entrepreneurs declutter their schedules, spaces and minds. She is a certified business/personal coach and professional organizer. Contact her at or visit her Website at and learn how you can Find ANYTHING in 5 Seconds - Guaranteed!

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