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Keeping your love tank full

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Solid relationships = dedicated time

I read a fascinating article today entitled "Are You Making Enough Time for Your Relationship?". I though it was a powerful question and it led me to read on.



What I found most interesting is the quality of time that is required to maintain a solid relationship, as well as the need of at least 15 hours per week! WOW, 15 hours of solid conversation or intimate activity? Can you say you're "taking care of… Continue

Added by JC Duarte on November 16, 2008 at 1:06am — No Comments

London cab in Barcelona

Maria & I recently fulfilled our annual tradition of going to Cirque du Soleil. This time around we saw Quidam. But getting to the circus was the highlight of the night and I'd encourage any Charminguy to "suss-out" (aussie for find) one of two currently functioning London style taxi's in Barcelona.



We caught it at Plaza… Continue

Added by JC Duarte on November 12, 2008 at 7:16pm — No Comments

The brain in love

WOW!! What an interesting diagnoses (The Brain in Love) of why we feel what we feel!

What are your thoughts & how has love dictated your actions in the past?

Added by JC Duarte on July 19, 2008 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Fabulous March Mentors - Relationships

Listen to my 60 minute tele-seminar this past month on relationships, love languages, empathy & the lost art of listening.
JC_Marvelous March Mentors.mp3
It was a fun filled program I'm sure you'll get allot of take-home value from.

Added by JC Duarte on April 4, 2008 at 10:22pm — No Comments

The Charminguy got married in India

It's long overdue as it happened on the magical night of February 6th, 2008, a little over one month ago! You can read the brides version, as well as the grooms version of the happenings at our blog The Year of Living.



I'd also like to share with you the wedding pictures, as well as the… Continue

Added by JC Duarte on March 10, 2008 at 8:19pm — No Comments

Marvelous March Mentors

Here we are deep into the month of March. Have you made your action plan for 2008? Have you actioned your plan? Is this the year that you are going to break through your imagined barriers and go after the life you know you were meant to live?



If you answered yes to these questions, I am glad to hear it. I have some very interesting news to share with you in a minute. If on the other hand, you answered no to one or both of these inquires, you need this news even more.



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Added by JC Duarte on March 10, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Vivian's Birthday

My good mate Orrin was in town from South Africa this past weekend and he was asking about a romantic restaurant recommendation for his wife Veronica for her birthday. Little did he know he'd get a whole experience out of it.. here's the sms I sent him;



From Hotel OMM..down the main street passeig de gracia to the end, with El Corte Ingles (large department store on you left) go into the "gothic" neighborhood straight ahead. This is an open area that has Maximo Dutti, Zara &… Continue

Added by JC Duarte on March 5, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Keeping the Love Tank Full – The Charminguys’ View on "Love is Learned"

The following are my brief points of view on the quotes in this years inaugural November 30th edition of Dr. Gary Chapman’s “The Love Language Minutes” newsletter.



Love is Learned

Marriage is designed by God to meet our deep need for intimacy and love. Again and again I have heard the words “Our love is gone, our relationship is dead. We used to feel close, but not now. We don’t meet each other’s needs.” Their stories bear… Continue

Added by JC Duarte on December 25, 2007 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Keeping the Love Tank Full – The Charminguys’ View on “Speak Their Language”

The following are my brief points of view on the quotes in this years inaugural November 30th edition of Dr. Gary Chapman’s “The Love Language Minutes” newsletter.



Speak Their Language

The need to feel loved by one’s spouse is at the heart of marital desires. I believe this need can be met in any marriage, if each of them will discover the primary love language of their spouse and speak it regularly. There are only five love… Continue

Added by JC Duarte on December 18, 2007 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Keeping the Love Tank Full – The Charminguys’ View on “Running on Empty”

The following are my brief points of view on the quotes in this years inaugural November 30th edition of Dr. Gary Chapman’s “The Love Language Minutes” newsletter.



Running on Empty

I liked the metaphor the first time I heard it: “Inside every child is an ‘emotional tank’ waiting to be filled. When a child really feels loved, he will develop normally, but when the love tank is empty, the child will misbehave. Their misbehavior is a… Continue

Added by JC Duarte on December 11, 2007 at 5:30pm — No Comments

America's Dream Coach® interviews the Charminguy

What's it like to be interviewed by America's Dream Coach® Marcia Wieder? Well, it was once in a lifetime as I spoke of love languages, empathy & the lost art of listing, bot at home, work and play.



Click HERE to go straight to the 45 minute recorded link.



Hope you enjoy &…
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Added by JC Duarte on December 4, 2007 at 6:33pm — No Comments

Charminguy takes Bogota by storm

The date was November 29th and I was about to land in Bogota Columbia for my first of a 4 city tour through Central & South America.

As I flew over the city approaching the airport, I had the feeling that something special was about to happen.

As I got out of my seat and walked toward the front of the plane to exit.. as I walked through the planes door onto the restricted security platform, much… Continue

Added by JC Duarte on December 4, 2007 at 6:28pm — No Comments

Keeping the Love Tank Full – The Charminguys’ View on “The Need for Love”



The following are my brief points of view on the quotes in this years inaugural November 30th edition of Dr. Gary Chapman’s “The Love Language Minutes” newsletter.



The Need for Love

Love is the most important word in the English language - and the most confusing. The apostle Paul said that in the last scene of the human drama, only three characters will remain: “faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” Yet,… Continue

Added by JC Duarte on December 4, 2007 at 6:00pm — No Comments

EMPOWERING THE WORKING WOMAN

This article was recently published in a the hot Marketing & PR blog "re:invention".



Many statistics are readily available to educate you on how to better court the Working Woman. Everything I’ve been reading lately is about the facts, figures and even emotions of selling to women. As a progressive male, or so I’ve been told I am, I’d… Continue

Added by JC Duarte on November 8, 2007 at 10:05pm — No Comments

Expect Less!

Let me share with you the most recent journey that I’ve traveled. I’ve

just returned from an amazing week in San Francisco where I attended an

Inspiring Speaker Workshop. The most relevant takeaway for this post

came from former Saturday Night live writer Jim Pelley, now with his

own Laughter Works.

Whilst teaching us about the significance of humor & story telling,

very early on in his session he promised to tell us… Continue

Added by JC Duarte on October 28, 2007 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Driving Miss Maria; again

Don’t worry; the pictures will be uploaded by Maria when she

get’s a chance. She’s in Vegas and I’m back in Barcelona. :-(









Maria & I have had much less than desired time together as Linqia takes off and I’m piecing together my new passion career with Strategy in a Day & Charminguy.com. Last Sunday, after attending a…

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Added by JC Duarte on October 26, 2007 at 1:48am — No Comments

The Why's of Men

1. WHY DO MEN BECOME SMARTER DURING SEX?



(because they are plugged into a genius)



2. WHY DON'T WOMEN BLINK DURING SEX?



(they don't have enough time)



3. WHY DOES IT TAKE 1 MILLION SPERM TO FERTILIZE ONE EGG?



(they don't stop to ask directions)



4. WHY DO MEN SNORE WHEN THEY LIE ON THEIR BACKS?



(because their balls fall over their butt-hole and they vapor lock)



(You're laughing aren't you?!?!)



5. WHY WERE MEN GIVEN… Continue

Added by JC Duarte on October 14, 2007 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Exit Strategy

So you didn’t do your homework. You didn’t listen to the

Charminguy and didn’t make your list. Now you’re stuck! You’ve made the

commitment, she is in love with you and it’s not working for you. OK, this is

the practical side of relationships that don’t work. Are you willing to listen

to me now? Are you willing to stop the needless suffering and time wasted? At

least have some integrity and do it properly!







As much as it might…

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Added by JC Duarte on October 9, 2007 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Forget the Vespa?

Bicycle or Vespa,



what would your first choice be? Unless you’re going to sit your girlfriend on the handlebars of your bicycle, I’d definitely go with the Vespa option.







OK, I get that sight seeing…

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Added by JC Duarte on October 9, 2007 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Present in her absence

Last Friday night Maria went out with the girls & I took myself out on a movie date. I love the movies and my choice for the evening was The Bourne Ultimatum. I used to hate going to the movies alone, but have realized that my distaste for my own company was driven by my repressed fears.. but those are a whole other topic.



Maria was very present as I fully enjoyed the movie and at the end, during the credits, I wasn't surprised when… Continue

Added by JC Duarte on October 5, 2007 at 12:21pm — No Comments

My Tool Kit

My DVD list

Charminguy Recommended Sites

Linqia; What if Google & Amazon got together and brought your relevant communities? This is even better!
Strategy in a Day; There's more to the Charminguy than just Charm & Romance.
Year of Living; JC & Maria's personal blog
The Community Girl; The Community Girl is a catalyst to inspire enthusiasts like you to learn how to harness the power of online communities. The purpose of this community is to share, ask questions and learn. You'll find blog articles, discussions, links to other blogs, books, videos, events, white papers, websites and experts contributed by all of us.
The Hunger Project; The Hunger Project is a global, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger.
One Laptop Per Child; Our mission is to provide a means for learning, self-expression and exploration to the nearly two billion children of the developing world with little or no access to education.
Amazing Dreamers; 'Amazing Dreamers' is a community for people who want to take serious steps forward to making their dreams happen.
Cruel to be kind; Nicole Simon's passionate but pragmatic approach for using blogs, podcasts and other tools in professional and private endeavors. And some other stuff she is passionate about. Nicole lives in Lübeck, Germany and likes to facilitate a broader perspective.
The Love Foundation; The Love Foundation is a nonprofit organization with the mission of inspiring people to love unconditionally. Our vision is to assist people by building a practical foundation and understanding of love within individuals and society as a whole.
Tango Diva; Through travel, we gain a clearer vision of what it means to be a positive participant in this ever-shrinking world. Our mission is to equip women with tools that give them the confidence to travel alone. And once they experience the success of flying solo, then they can apply their newfound verve for adventure to their day-to-day lives. We become better people when we learn about the world and ourselves.
Tango Diva gives women their wings through sharing insight, direction, and inspiration so that they can become active, knowledgeable participants in life.
re:invention Marketing; A connection to working/enterprising women

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