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Daily Thought

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”  Source: Nokola Telsa, physicist, supergenius

Case Close…. Temporarily

The social worker from Administration from Children Services (ACS) kept calling. She was eager to close the case and get the file with the allegations from the rage-fueled off her desk.  (See: Are All Fathers Created Equal? Not Really)

I was happy my nightmare was coming to an end but irked that taxpayer money was spent investigating me when somewhere there was a child locked in a closet or being denied food. Every year in New York another child makes headlines for dying at the hands of his parents. The common thread running through all these cases is that there was horrific abuse that occurred over a prolonged period because ACS dropped the ball.

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Are All Fathers Created Equal? Not Really

When people hear I’m a single mom, curiosity often gets the best of them and I’m immediately bombarded with questions about my daughter’s baby daddy. I’ve been through the drill so many times I can recite the questions by heart. It goes something like this:

Acquaintance: “Is your daughter’s father still around?”

Me: “Yes, he lives across town.”

Acquaintance, assuming that all baby daddies fall off the grid: “Does he still take her?”

Me: “Yes, but it’s complicated.”

Acquaintance: “But does HE take her?”

Me: “Yea, but….”

Acquaintance: “No!” shaking their head, “All that matters is that he’s still involved!”

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Daily Thought

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” Nora Roberts

Daily Thought

“Be extraordinary. The best way to live an extraordinary life is to be extraordinary. Be extraordinary in how you treat people, including yourself. Be extraordinary in how you choose to spend your time. Be extraordinary through your thoughts, words and actions.” Source: “10 Ways to Live an Extraordinary Life,” BeMoreWithLess.com

Free Comedy Show In Central Park On July 3rd

Love comedy but don’t want to pay the hefty ticket cost, plus two-drink minimum that most clubs impose?  Then be sure to check out NY Laughs.

This Sunday, the organization founded Suzette Simon, kicks off its 10th season with a show at the Mineral Springs in Central Park.  Comics Gary Vider, Harrison Greenbaum, Erin Jackson and Tom Dillon are all scheduled to performed.  James “Jimmy” McMillan III, founder of “The Rents Too High” party will deliver the first joke.

Showtime is 2:00 and the open seating, so be sure to get there early to stake out your patch of grass.

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Take 5 Q&A: Ronnie Ann Ryan, Dating Coach and Author

RYAN-1-IsHeTheOne-Ebk-Cover-FINAL-flat-1Dating Coach Ronnie Ann Ryan has worked with successful women who have a hot career, but a chilly love life since 2002. She believes that love is everyone’s destiny and has helped thousands of women overcome obstacles to attracting love. She is also the author of five books including her newest Is He the One? Find Mr. Right by Spotting Mr. Wrong.

For this installment of “Take 5 Q&A,” I asked Ronnie about her work as a dating coach, common mistakes women make when dating and how after years of singlehood she met her husband.

What exactly is a dating coach?  Can you explain briefly how you help your clients find their soul mate, and, if possible, share a success story?

As a certified dating coach, I help successful women find love. We focus on how to attract and meet high-quality men with easy, proven methods and assess their beliefs to uncover potential obstacles to love. Next, we’ll create a Dating Action Plan to meet plenty of men and I share my radically simplified way to understand men to minimize frustration and angst and avoid dating men who waste your time.

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