Relationship Landscape

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“We often think of relationships between two people, but in the future, I’d like to see more consideration of relationships between communities, groups, and countries. Could the global community wake up and grant all people a sense of dignity, respect, and freedom?” I’d also like to see progress on nine key social battles. Today these are central pillars of the relationship landscape, and I think they will probably still be on the map in 25 years

  1. Destigmatizing mental illness
  2. Comprehensive sexuality and relationship education for all.
  3. Integration of sexual health as part of relational health and overall health
  4. Funding for research on male and female sexuality that goes beyond the entrenched biases. That includes research on female pleasure and on male lack of desire.
  5. The rise of friendship parenting, between adult’s who want to co-parents but not necessarily be in a singular committed relationship
  6. Family planning and marital rights for all
  7. New and expanded definitions for what it means to be a man in the 21st century
  8. Parenting based on competency rather than just gender
  9. Expanding our views of sexuality along the lifespan and broadening our understanding of love and sex after 60

-Esther Perel

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Bittersweet Cocktail Hour

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Wait for it…I don’t like bitters! I have no clue why this ended up on my summer list. Oh wait, yes I do. I saved an article and thought oh; wouldn’t this be a fun and affordable date night? Um, no, I repeat I don’t like bitters. Though if you do, please read this great article and make them. I have come to learn I enjoy making simple syrups and infusing my fruity cocktailswith those. Tell me, how do you like your cocktails? What are you learning about yourself?

  •  1/2 cup light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh mint leaves, plus sprigs for garnish
  • 1 orange cut into half moons
  • 2 tablespoons of orange peel
  • 1 lime
  • 5 ounces light bourbon
  • 1 orange, halved crosswise and thinly sliced into half-moons
  • 1 lime,
  • ice cubes

Directions. Bring brown sugar, mint leaves, orange peel and water…

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Victory

Victory is very, very sweet. It tastes better than any dessert you’ve ever had. Serena Williams

 



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Cooking Contest Central

Real Life of an MSW

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Some days I wonder if we’re trying out for a food cooking show in my kitchen just by the way we make dinner. My spouse began to put things on the counter, then out of nowhere I heard myself saying “Panty items are available, correct?”

My spouse’s brow raised and said, “Um, sure, so do you want the pasta or the sauce?”

I accepted the pasta and heard myself saying,  “Let your sauce match it, Mr.”

My spouse laughed, raised his glass, and said “It’s on, Miss.”

We retreated to our corners and developed this dish. Bon Appetit.

Pasta

Preparation:   Salt water and bring to a boil. Chop zucchini, bok choy, and mushroom, scallions. Saute in olive oil. Start pasta to boil. Season…

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Attractiveness

Climbing Mountains was more attractive to me than marriage, or other fun things like that. – Tamae Watanable

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