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This movie was absolute trash. It is made by the same guy who brought you Twilight but whereas the twilight movies had the majorly successful books to draw from, this movie just had a bad script. The acting in this movie is pretty atrocious and if you like clenched jawed pretty boys trying to be Robert Pattinson then you’re in for a treat. The script is just as bad as the acting, no, wait, it’s worse. Bad puns, red herrings and just pointless scenes fill this movie. The camera work is shoddy at best. The movie tries to give suspension and up the fear level by having a shaky cam at times but it just looked sloppy. Overall, wait til this movie is free on netflix and watch it with your friends if you’re into making fun of bad movies because you’ll have a field day with this one.

Red Riding Hood (2011) movie trailer, poster and synopsis

Red Riding Hood is a drama thriller film, set for release on March 11, 2011. The screenplay is written by David Johnson and directed by Catherine Hardwicke, and stars: Gary Oldman as Father Soloman, Amanda Seyfried as Valerie, Lukas Haas as Father August, Virginia Madsen as Suzette, Billy Burke as Cesaire, Julie Christie as Red’s Grandmother, Michael Shanks as Adrien Lazar, Michael Hogan as The Reeve, Shiloh Fernandez as Peter, Christine Willes as Madame Lazar, Cainan Wiebe as Teenage Boy, Darren Shahlavi as Sabre Man, Adrian Holmes as Captain, Jen Halley as Marguerite and Max Irons as Henri.

Movie synopsis: In the March 11 release, Seyfried plays Valerie, a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter (Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie’s older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. For years, the people have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast, offering the creature a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood red moon, the wolf has upped the stakes by taking a human life. Hungry for revenge, the people call on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Oldman), to help them kill the wolf. But Solomon’s arrival brings unintended consequences as he warns that the wolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them. As the death toll rises with each moon, Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. As panic grips the town, Valerie discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast–one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect…and bait.


Valerie (Seyfried) is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter (Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie’s older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. For years, the people have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast, offering the creature a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood red moon, the wolf has upped the stakes by taking a human life. Hungry for revenge, the people call on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Oldman), to help them kill the wolf. But Solomon’s arrival brings unintended consequences as he warns that the wolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them. As the death toll rises with each moon. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

Red Riding Hood movie will make it to theaters on 11th of March in 2011 so this movie will definitely have many among movie going audience eagerly anticipating for release of movie in order to see what will be in hold for them in movie content. With a setting and storyline which boasts of having fantasy thriller and horror all in single package of entertainment upcoming motion picture Red Riding Hood movie will a truly amazing and astounding kind of a joyride. So patience of onlookers will be duly rewarded as they will see an enjoyable and exhilarating feature film.

The Artwork Of Little Red Riding Hood

Little red riding hood art seems to be a great hit among the people. It’s based on an old folk tale, which was able to steal the hearts of the old as well as the yound, and was passed to the future generations, through folklore. However, many periodical changes were introduced into the basic story line.

The popularity of the story was exploited in the artistic works, and it became one of the possible medium to symbolically represent much. The art of Little red riding hood has grown from its basic pattern of story line and in the mean time, as a representative of many of the related characters.

Little red riding hood art is basically the representation of the famous story, red riding hood. The central character in the story is a girl, who had an encounter with a wolf. In the standard story pattern, the girl has to move across a forest to meet her grand mother. But, unfortunately her stroll through the woods attracted the attention of wolf to her. The wolf was tricky enough to have an idea about the details of the little girl and was successful to deceive the grandmother and killed her. The wolf waited for the girl, lying in the grand mother’s bed and tries to eat.

This basic storyline has different type of endings such as the girl itself gets knowledge about the false play of the wolf and escapes from wolf wisely, or a hunter comes to rescue her. In some modifications the story even ends up in a tragic climax, in which the wolf kills the child. In the arts based on the story, generally the characters of the story, such as little girl, wolf and grand mother is picturized.

Red riding hood was first written down in Charles Perrault’s famous version in 1697. The German brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grim published a modified version of the same story, in the name Little Red Cap, in the year1812. After the introduction of the story to the English audience, the little girl was illustrated using a red cloak. The little red riding hood follows more or less the same pattern of outlook for the girl, in the there after illustrations.

The little red riding hood art was earlier focused in the illustration of the little girl and the story, in most comfortable mediums. But, as the many interpretations were adjusted for the story, the artwork also changed. The story was well appreciated among the crowd because of the guidance involved in the story to become cautious about strangers. Afterwards, men are compared to the wolf … men who wander around girls hoping to decieve them. The art of little red riding hood also has to imbibe changes in the style of expression. But, the radical versions about the story, which relate many symbolic meanings to the things, used in the story gives a different dimension to the story as well as art.

The art gained popularity along with the several additions of the story. The global acceptance of the idea and the evergreen nature of the story makes the riding hood a favourite associate of the arts. Many films were developed on the basis of this story, in different dimensions about the story, namely, The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood, The Company of Wolves, Freeway, The Red Spectacles, The Woodsman, The Brothers Grimm and A Wicked Tale.

Animations and animated cartoons are the most popular plot for little red riding hood art. Little Red Riding Hood, a short cartoon film of Walt Disney in 1922, was the first of that kind. Little Red Riding Rabbit computer-animated children’s film- Hoodwinked, Japanese animated film Jin-Roh, were also little red riding hood art expressions. Comics and videogames are the latest commercial trend around little red riding hood art. The Doll’s House, webcomic called-No Rest for the Wicked, fighting game series – Darkstalker and video game -Fable, are some of the artistic expressions, which exploited the thread of the story. It is interesting that Little Red Riding Hood is an inspiration for music videos such as The Second Renaissance of Japanese band Kadenzza’s, and Evanescence’s music video.

Now, the certain radical interpretations are also explained through the little red riding hood art. The use of the Little red riding hood posters for a campaign to stop reduce child labor and prostitution in, is a remarkable example of the extensiveness of the classic fairy tale character.

The Little Red Riding Hood art thus seems to have multifaceted dimensions, which can be the beautiful illustrations, animated videos, games and comics to impress the children, plot for cinema and drama, inspiration for musical album and also as a medium to protest against the social evils.

Little Red Riding Hood – Is That Really You Grandma?

MODE of Cosmic Therapy: How To See Through Our Self-Limiting Personality Masks

We all want to believe a lie; that is what makes us so incredibly vulnerable. We can’t or won’t accept the blatant truth when it stares us smack dab in the face. We look at a cat and call it a dog. Our visions are colored, our memories distorted and our sincerity convincingly, shiftless. In other words, our convictions run as far and long as we are vested, interested and concerned for them at the moment. IF the occasion is to our preferential liking, we may, IF it so suits us, make a stand. IF not, we’ll simply jump tracks without anyone noticing.

We never intend to make a scene unless it places us in a favorable light. If we see no immediate advantage, we’ll pass it up for another day when we will have more influence. We shift quickly on many occasions, conveniently when we are otherwise engaged, and as inconspicuously as possible when we are not interested. That’s simply how it grows in the land of the Tulip Rows. Yet, we are known for creating such stirring such emotional scenes when it fits our needs. WE frail, wail and trail off in these long elaborate episodes of how much so and so meant. Ha!

It means as much as it means, when the satiated wolf is in the forest and we’re safe at home in bed. But, when he shows up at the door, it’s an entirely different story. His intent is to devour, destroy and eat us up as far as he can, so we do a triple take in our ‘usual’ docile demeanor. We evaluate the situation, determine what needs to be done and carry out the program with little or no regard for how we come across. Some may call this the art of survival. I call it honest revival of an indigenous repressed talent. We can automatically become whatever the hour calls for in the blink of an eye.

We can pretend, oscillate, flatter, lie, deceive, corrupt, beg, praise, impress, and/or attack IF the circumstance warrants. Yet, all the while, we tell ourselves how none of these devious attributes exist inside of us. We have been redeemed and absolved! Not so much. We walk around in the run of the day, covered by a thin transparent veil of falsity. Any little offense can send us ripping defensively from behind its insincere protective veneer. Embarrassed and sometimes, humiliated, we apologize for our inappropriate outbursts, declaring coyly, “We have no idea where that came from.”

No mystery; it came from inside of us. It was/is there all the while. We just need a suitable occasion to let it out. We’ll blame it on whatever situation occurred on the outside of us; usually in the view of how tired, stressed out or ‘out of sorts’ we’ve been. Then, we’ll go into a ‘song and dance’ of apologizing, defending, excusing or explaining. Now, that’s a pitiful insincere site to behold.

We really have no way to gauge the barometer of stuffed rage until it explodes unexpectedly. It surprises us and others. The delicately gentle humored caring interested loving grandmother nature quickly turns into the demonic wolf. How we deal with the truth of the outrage determines the next theatrical appearance of the disguised wolf. Unless we decide to investigate the real nature of our suppressed desires, in addition to our aggressive urges to bring the latent talent to surface, we will continue to be sorely disheveled and rearrange anxieties.

Experiences with the ravenous wolf are designed to elicit action from us. But, we are never to try to explain their unfortunate uprisings as if something out of order has occurred. The flag of vehemence is distinctly on time, specifically ‘made to order’ for/to/by us. The particular place, where this surging apparent angry energy surfaces, is where we need to pay acute attention. Self-awareness has been brought ‘front and center.’ IF we miss it, it will appear again with more force and reluctance to be denied.

We are so identified with a false showing of our true expression that the crack in the superficial armor bids us to ‘lay low the imposters.’ When we are so consumed with keeping up a front of appearance simply because it’s the one everyone is familiar with, it’s time to ‘turn the tables over.’ Clean house! Stoic attitudes and frigid ideas are up for inspection, regeneration and disposal. Major life changes (seasons) are taking place and we must pay heed to the messenger hiding in the wolf’s skin. A more resolved and complete merged character of our truest identity emerges in these times of crises.

We each possess a genius of sort who must be activated in order to serve and fulfill our connecting purpose on earth. We are none here isolated or without guidance. But, this celestial direction comes through the demasking of our ingrained wolf nature. Did not the Master Jesus himself turn the tables in the temple, cursing and driving out the money changers? We must do the same. We must drive out of ourselves the superlative superficial grand schemes we invent so as to come across as so nice, kind, benevolent, interested, endearing and helpful. When we allow the natural antipathy to be set free, we will be authentically real and compassionate.

WE are not fixed. WE are forever swirling in a sea of ever repeating cyclic changing energy. Changing in the sense that it moves through various layers: birth, life, death and changes into another form of the same cosmic gaseous mixture. We do inhabit a masculine force that must be reckoned with. It can not nor will not be denied of its demonstrative creative expression. Call it wolf or call it a sheep in wolf’s clothing, “grandma”, they exemplify both. Grandma has always been inestimably fiercely independent. She examines, determines and courageously speaks her mind. Do we do the same?

She knows what the diverse situation calls for and will do whatever is necessary to get the job done. Grandma is not afraid of the big bad wolf. He knows that! Little Red Riding Hood may simply be a figment of our imagination, who is temporarily lost in the woods. She is quite adept and capable of handling whatever she faces, too, since she is both the wolf and “Grandma” orchestratively composed.

I have a BS in Communication with a MA in Art Education currently pursuing a Ph.D in Educational Psychology. I am an Executive Cosmic Therapist, Sexual Psycho-analyst, artist, author, entertainer, motivational speaker, teacher, singer/songwriter, musician, composer, playwright, professional astrologer, tarot consultant, Numerologist, poet and self-taught chef.

Hey There, Little Red Riding Hood – Finding the Details For Your Characters

You’re listening to the radio; talking to your friend; overhear a conversation in a café; read an intriguing fact. All of a sudden an idea comes. You wonder what if. The idea strikes.

How do you go about turning that idea into a story? The first step is to expand the idea.

You hear Li’l Red Riding Hood (Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs (1966) Lyrics written by Ronald Blackwell.) on the oldies station and all of a sudden you decide to have a female protagonist. What kind of story do you enjoy reading? What types of films are in your library? In other words, what is your favorite genre? Action? Mystery? Psychological thriller? Is Red going to be edgy and street smart, voluptuous and ready and willing, sleek and sultry? Is she naïve but smart? Lovable but needs protection?

Is the wolfish villain going to match her or be her opposite? Sophisticated and charming? A menacing gangster? A diamond in the rough Harley rider? Maybe he rides an old Indian. Naw, not a villain. Does he keep his sheep suit on until the end, or does she know right away?

Where does the story take place? Is she in L.A. on her way to Ohio? Is it an historical piece? Maybe she really does live on a small farm near the woods. Does she hang out at jazz clubs in New Orleans and Grandma lives across the lake?

And what about the Woodsman? How does she meet him? What does he look like? Is he a double-barreled hunk? Retiring and stoic but rises to the call? And what about Granny? Do you see how this process goes? Questions, questions, questions. Does Red actually get rescued by the Woodsman? Or, like some French versions of the folk tale, does she get rid of the wolf by means of her own smarts?

At this stage you just keep asking questions and coming up with answers. When you are clear on all the various attributes, write it all out. Your idea is now expanded into the basic elements of your story. No process is carved in stone; each writer develops their own way of putting things together. But especially for a beginning writer, having a traditional process as a guideline at least gets you going.

Adult Red Riding Hood Costumes Hot This Halloween

Little Red Riding Hood, the main character in the fairy tale, got her name because she wore a red hooded cape when she went to her grandmother’s house to deliver food.

We’re sure you already know the tale so we won’t digress. But what we will talk about is the demand for the adult red riding hood costumes this Halloween. They are “hot.”

There are two main parts to any Red Riding Hood costume. You will need a picnic basket (she used it to carry the food to grandma’s house) and you’ll need a red hooded cape. That’s an very simple costume to put together.

What’s great about this costume is that you can just be Red Riding Hood or you can easily turn yourself into a sexy Red Riding Hood. This is one of the cheapest costumes to put together.

The traditional red riding hood costume will have the red hooded cape, picnic basket, and then a long dress. If you can find a blue flowing dress that would be perfect, but you can just about get away with anything as long as it covers you up completely and it’s long. There’s nothing sexy about the traditional look.

Now if you want to turn your Red Riding Hood costume into something sexy. You could wear a short red skirt, a short black skirt with red net stockings, a low cut top, and low cut dress, well just about anything sexy with the cape. Don’t forget to add those dangerously high heeled shoes. They’ll definitely add the finishing sexy touches.

Speaking of sexy costumes, the Playboy costumes are becoming increasingly popular for Halloween and theme parties. Not sure, what you want to be this Halloween? There’s The pirate wench, pink flapper, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Robin, Princess Leia, Warrior Princess, and the 80’s rock star are all popular choices for adult women’s costumes this year.

Costume prices range from as little as $30 and up depending on the number of pieces, the quality, and what costume it is. But if you are serious about having the time of your life this year and want to outdo all your friends than what’s a little money to get the best possible costume.

You can do a stand alone costume, or if you and your partner want to do, something couples like there are plenty of choices too. Just look at Red Riding Hood, your partner could be the big bad wolf. Now wouldn’t that be a blast.

The Little Red Riding Hood and the Troubadour

The Little Red Riding Hood’s father killed the wolf that had tried to eat her. On their way back home, he admonished her. “You are too gullible,” he said. “You must exercise discretion about whom you should trust.” She said, “But Daddy, the wolf was hungry.” Her father replied, “Yes, the wolf was hungry. But that doesn’t mean that I’ll let him eat my daughter. The world is cruel, and we have to survive. If it’s wolf against you, it better be you.”

But the Little Red Riding Hood felt guilty over the death of the wolf. She knew in her heart that there had to be a better way to live, and she tried to make life better for everyone. She would take birds with broken wings in her home and care for them until their wings grew together and they could fly away. She picked a squirrel that boys were beating and brought her home and made her a pet. She would play with geese during the summer and cry when they were slaughtered in autumn.

She had long curly blond hair and giant, sensitive blue eyes. She had an elegant manner and beautiful posture. She drew beautiful pictures and made beautiful sculptures. She would climb trees and swim in the lake for hours, lost in her thoughts.

One day she watched people beating a goat. “What are you doing?” she asked. “He’s the scapegoat,” was the answer. “We beat him when we feel angry.” “How can you do that?” she shouted. “He is a living being. He feels pain just like you do.”

When the people left, she hugged the goat and cried. “I am so sorry,” she said looking into his big brown eyes, eyes full of pain and confusion. She kissed him on the forehead, then all over his face, and petted him on his fur. “I know, these people are cruel. But you are free now. Be free and enjoy your life.” The goat hobbled away.

All the boys in town wanted to be with her. She was emanating warmth, tenderness, softness and gentleness – a pink cloud about her that felt like cherry blossoms or orchids – and while she knew she could not be with everyone, she wanted to share with people the beauty inside her so that they too could see what she saw and be kind and joyful like her. Her parents said that she needed to toughen herself, so she swam in ice-cold river, hiked long distances in the mountains, jumped off of cliffs and walked through brambles. And throughout all this she remained as she was: Loving, compassionate, soft.

She meditated in a tree, and it came to her that all that the world needed was love. She decided to test that idea by going out into the forest and finding wolves. At the sight of a person they started howling; however she radiated so much warmth from her heart, that the wolves came to her and let her pet them. After that she said, “Wolves are actually very sweet. I know how to tame them with love.”

But people did not believe her, and town people saw all this with disturbance. In effect, they saw someone whose very existence – whose very nature – was a refutation to their worldview. So they attacked her.

She did not know how to answer these people. And although she was right – what she was, was right, and what the world needed and had long needed – she started to think that there was something wrong with her. So that, although every man in town wanted to be with her, she left the town and married the hunter in a village far away. He was obviously unhappy, and she thought that she could make him happy by loving him. That was a bad mistake.

He wanted her for all the wrong reasons. He saw her outer beauty, even as he had no value at all for the beauty she had inside. Seeing her gentleness, he thought she would be compliant and obedient. However, when he tried to make her abort their infant and she refused, he turned into a monster. For fifteen years he made it his project to completely destroy her and wipe from the world everything for which she stood. He brutalized her, tortured her emotionally, attacked everything in her and even shouted at her any time she laughed. The love that made it possible for her to tame wolves, he saw as a threat to his project: To control everything and everyone in his environment and make them believe the kind of love and beauty and promise she gave to be nonexistent, so that they would acquiesce to a bestial existence in which he was in control.

She thought that she was responsible for what he was doing and saying. And while she was willing to let him do whatever he was going to do to her, she refused to let him destroy their children. So that, when he made it his project to do to their children what he had been doing to her – and when her children told her that they would rather live in a dump than in that hell house – the Riding Hood left her husband and set off on her own.

Her father was at first angry at her, but as she explained to him what had happened he became more understanding. Her mother said that she had been unlucky. After they saw what had happened, they said that she had gotten taken advantage of because of her trusting nature – and tried to tell her what she needed to do to make sure that people did not take advantage of her again.

On her own, she again started painting. Her experience allowed her works to have depth that they had not had before, and many people found it fascinating to see her new message: Of beauty that passes through horror and retains its hope, tenderness and love. And while the town women were still grumbling about her, more people were able to appreciate her and what she was doing.

One day a troubadour from the Never-Neverland was traveling through the village. He sang sad songs about love lost, about injustice in the world, about tragic fates of people in his country. She came to talk to him, and he fell in love with her instantly. He saw her spirit – tender, warm, gentle, caring, and unbelievably beautiful – and he knew that he had discovered the most magnificent human being he’d ever known. Someone who was loving, spectacular and heroic. Someone who was beautiful all the way to the bone and had kept that beauty alive in impossible circumstances. Who was in her very being a principle of what the world can and should be.

He started writing her songs that celebrated her spirit and unbelievable beauty. Songs that put into words the goodness and tenderness and kindness she had within. Songs that expressed in words what she sought to express in her paintings and what she had in her soul. Songs that sought to impart, in writing, the magnificence that she was.

She loved him, and he loved her. One day he held her, and as he let go she started walking away with a heartbroken look on her face. “No,” he said, and held her again, and kept holding her until the pain was gone. “I want to burn up in my love for you,” he told her on another morning. They went to the mountains and held each other on the ground amid blooming clovers and daisies, as the setting sun in the west sent its last rays through the clouds and alit them in pink. They swam in the river, and, saying “let me be your ocean,” she let him recline into her. He placed his soul inside of hers and from it sculpted his songs.

Meanwhile the people in town said that there was a scandal. They said that the town princess was having a romance with a crazy troubadour. Town people – wife-beaters, philanderers, child-molesters, nagging wives, people in loveless marriages – looked down on them and said they were freaks and claimed their relationship to be sick when it was the only loving relationship in town. Her children told her that they needed to protect her from the troubadour – the man who loved her beyond anything in the world – after having done nothing to protect her from her brute of a husband. Her brothers were cruel to her, and her parents beseeched her to go back to the town of her birth, where they said people were more appreciative and more understanding of her and would treat her better.

The troubadour realized that he would be unable to keep the Riding Hood, and he let her go back to her parents’ town while continuing to write songs about her. She had shown him beauty beyond his wildest imagination; and as he saw and celebrated this beauty his eyes were opened to the sublime in the universe. A whole new dimension of life opened up for him – a dimension he had not known before, and that contained enough inspiration for a lifetime of songs and a lifetime of beauty and joy. And though the troubadour and the Riding Hood were apart, she continued inspiring him for years thereafter, and his works found appreciative audiences among people in different towns and villages all around the land.

What “Little Red Riding Hood” Says to Today’s Children

Fairy tales change this is an established fact, so although there have been many speculations of the meanings of Red Riding Hood, from symbolic representations, to sexual desires one must keep in mind that the one telling the story and receiving it are the key players in determining what the story means. As it is doubtful that any modern writer of the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale is attempting to create a story with sexual meanings, or that any parent is telling it is such a way that one could draw this from the text all such ideas can be cast out of the story.

Most modern books which have this story in it tell the story of a girl who has a loving family. And as a favor to both her mother Little Red takes some items to her Grandmother. In such stories the girl meets the wolf in the woods and tells him what she is doing. In the past this may not always have been as negative as it is today, however today children are instructed on the dangers of speaking with strangers, and this has in fact added a new dimension to this story. This has occurred as a social change, and does not require the story to have the mother instruct Little Red in the story as one can presume that most loving American mothers would have done this. If the mother has not then the story becomes instruction to the mother to do so.

It is important to keep in mind with stories such as this that part of the instruction is to the parent as much as to the child. With this in mind one could argue that it is also questioning the wisdom of having a daughter walk by her self to deliver anything. Again this may not have been uncommon during the writing of the story, but it is uncommon now because our current culture frowns on this a little more.

One can also question the meaning of the fact that the wolf chooses to take over the role of Grandmother rather then attacking the girl directly. In many ways the story itself may be indicating that even those we love can become abusive and dangerous. At least this could be the message for modern children, however as a story to deliver this message it does not do a very good job for it focuses more on looks rather then the child failing to stand up for themselves.

The story then more then being a deep meaningful commentary on humanity, is rather a story that children and adults to seem to relate well too, thus the reason this story has been around for so long. And the fact that a story has been so culturally valuable to so many people in the world with versions ranging from China, to Europe, gives the story value as a way of continuing the thoughts of humans over the course of thousands of years.

The Little Red-Riding Hood Syndrome

“I am not a fair weather friend”… said the wolf to Little Red Riding Hood, as he slipped his arm around her shoulders and handed her a cup of tea…

Margaret was astounded and angry at her own foolishness for falling for her latest boyfriends smooth lines. She was a sophisticated, well educated and quite beautiful woman in her late 40’s.

She had come into therapy distraught over her bad luck with dating men in her local area. This was not the first female patient that had expressed her disdain for the games that men play in the game of ‘internet dating’.

I often address women’s perspectives on these issues not only of dating, but the new-age processes of Internet dating, sex and love. I am not so sure that the problem is specific to any specific city (many of those interviewed for this article live nation wide). It seems that in our 21st century world of dating, these issues of the search for ultimate love, lust, and the perfect partner run rampant and seem to have no demographic boundaries.

First and foremost, women are complaining about several major repeated patterns of behavior seen in many of the men they have met. Listed below are the major offenders as stated by many of the women interviewed for purposes of this topic, dating, sex and intimacy.

The major dating offenses:

1. “they all seem to have ADHD…and can’t date you without being right back online while dating you”

2. “men lie about their ages and pretend to be something that they are not”

3. “if they don’t have ex-girlfriends…they are still married or “separated” and expect you to put up with listening to them talk about their ex’s.

4. “these guys can’t even follow through, they take you on a date, tell you how crazy they are about you, and then don’t call back for a week, while having “coffee dates” with other women….
all the while having made a date with you for the upcoming weekend.

OK…OK….OK…… I get the picture…… As a single woman myself, I have kissed my share of frogs.
The key question here is…..WHY DO PEOPLE FAIL OUR EXPECTATIONS OF THEM????
And that is exactly what they do, because we set ourselves up for these disappointments!!!!!!
People are people are people……thats right….we are humans with human frailties. All of us make mistakes, and not only fail others but ourselves as well at times.

I believe that in this twenty-first century of “internet dating”……we as women have to be, …and by the way………this is not an if, or a maybe, but absolutely a mandate that we “MUST BE” vigilant in our survival instincts!!!!!!! In other words….you must be discerning in your choices that you make.

Think of it this way…would you scatter your finances away haphazardly, or give away your most valued possessions to just any old person that passed your way. Of course not!!!!!!! Then I ask, why are we as women…so often giving away our most precious belonging….our essence and soul energy. Thats right…..your essence…..that which makes up the core of who you know yourself to be, including your sense of self, self-esteem, loving heart, physical life force, etc.

If the local men are acting like “boys with their toys”…living their second childhoods all over again, why must we be susceptible to their fragile egos and acting out adolescent behaviors???????

Although the question concerning how to find the “perfect partner” is often raised, the answer lies in loving and respecting yourself-first. On the subject of sex, love and your body, you can never truly give to another, what you have not accepted for yourself. If you don’t have love for yourself, you can’t be loving to others.

Attaining this type of Self-awareness means that, ‘you are aware of what the boundaries and pitfalls of internet dating entails’. You’re give physical, energetic, emotional, mental, soul-level, and spiritual aspects of your being, while maneuvering through this cyber-space world of the dating and mating process. Why not guard against the dangerous curves in the road ahead???

Ultimately you are responsible for taking responsibility for your own safety and growth.
So even if the big bad wolf…..slips you that slippery and slimy cup of tea, it is up to you to decide if you want to go down that path! As they say….”IF YOU DON’T STAND FOR SOMETHING….YOU’LL FALL FOR ANYTHING….little Red Riding Hood.

3 Ways Little Red Riding Hood Can Make You a Star at Work

How often have you heard that numbers don’t lie? This is typically a phrase that is thrown around during corporate meetings and more importantly, performance review time. So, if numbers don’t lie, let’s look at some important 2010 statistics relating to women in the workplace:

Women represent 50.8% of the US population.
Women comprised 47% of the total US labor force.
The largest % of women (40.6%) worked in management, professional and related occupations.
For women, 25 years and older, those with a bachelor’s degree or higher, 72.4% were part of the workforce.

Looking at these numbers, you’d think that things are pretty rosy for the ladies in Corporate America, right? Well, these numbers don’t necessarily translate into the numbers that really matter. They are:

The average weekly full-time earnings for women were $669, 81% of men’s $824.
Only 12 Fortune 500 companies are led by women in 2011.

While numbers might not lie, they often belie facts. Given that women are technically the majority of the population and are almost equally represented in the workforce, what could possibly be a contributing factor? Based upon conversations I’ve had with my coaching clients and women at the workshops I conduct, I have a theory of my own. Namely, that women value job security more than anything; and as a result are afraid to ask for more income, promotions or recognition of their worth. The sense is that if they push the envelope, they might be a candidate for the chopping block or could be considered ungrateful – especially in this economy where the corporate speak has become that they’re a ton of highly qualified people lined up for your job. This also applies to women entrepreneurs – they don’t ask to be paid for what they’re worth because they’re afraid to lose the client.

How do you then tackle this ugly beast that holds you back from making the numbers work for you? That’s where the wonderful Little Red Riding Hood can help out. Remember how Little Red Riding Hood set out in the woods to deliver food to her ailing grandmother? Well, that’s you in your corporate career. You set out with the best intentions to have an impact and to take care of your organization. Then along comes the big bad wolf who wants to eat Little Red Riding Hood. He makes his way to the grandmother’s house and eats her to await the granddaughter. What does the big bad wolf represent then? Your fear of asking for what you want, be it money, career enrichment, promotions, project assignments and so on.

This is how you can apply 3 of Little Red Riding Hood’s tactics to truly make you the Star you want to be at work:

Unveil the wolf’s disguise. Little Red Riding Hood noticed that the wolf’s disguise as grandma had some serious flaws. Big teeth, big hands, big nose. Things that are showing up in the workplace are just like the big teeth, hands and nose that gave away the wolf. There’s normally more to the issue, i.e. you’re disguising your work problems with something that shows up holistically in your life. Go beyond the disguise and call out the truth. Do you maybe think you’re not worthy of more money? Are you afraid you can’t handle the additional responsibilities? Were you told that it’s bad for a woman to be too ambitious? Yank off the disguise and just sit with the truth. The unveiling is always the first step.

Head out into the woods on your own. Clinging on to security is what will keep you from getting to the true job satisfaction you crave. Let’s be honest – there really isn’t much job security nowadays. Plus, the notion that you risk job security when you ask for what you want is outdated. It’s what has kept women stuck in relationships and jobs they don’t like. So, like Little Red Riding Hood, grab your basket with some nourishing foods and head out into the woods on your own. Start exploring what you want your career (or life) to look like to achieve the satisfaction and recognition you want. Reach into the basket to feed that journey. The basket can hold wonderful mentors who can help you, a coach, or professional development courses. The key is to just start taking the steps.

Slay the big bad wolf. The wolf got tricked while he was asleep. Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother were freed from his belly. The belly got refilled with stones; and he drowned when he bent over to get some water from a pond. Now here’s the real fun part. Start slaying your own fears through taking them on one at a time and planning your moves strategically. Want recognition in the workplace? Look first at how you give it to others and make sure you’re walking your talk. If you’re squeaky clean in that area, tell your boss what it means to you to be recognized – not in an accusatory way, but in a way where she understands where you’re coming from. Once you’ve tackled one area, move on to the next, such as money. Do you honor your own worth? If not, look at ways in which you can before you move on to asking for your employer to make this happen for you.

Little Red Riding Hood Costume For Play

When born into the world, there is no other way but up in terms of growth and age. Children eventually move on to become teenagers, adults, and then to the years of the old. While you course through the different years, you are also able to gain or discard several likes and interests, shifting from one fancy to the other. The difference between being a kid and an adult is so distinguishable, but then there are cases when a part of each is present on one another. However, despite the age, surely almost anyone is familiar with the little red riding hood costume.

When you were a kid, you can remember the times when you are read stories about fictional characters committing mistakes and eventually learning them, thus relaying a moral lesson to the listener. Well this story is basically about the girl with the red cape and the big bad wolf that lured her into a trick. He made her think that he is her grandmother after knowing her destination with the intentions of eating her there. Luckily, a hunter was able to come on time on the scene, and the wolf was cut open, filled with heavy stones and eventually drowned towards his death.

That little red riding hood costume has been an iconic symbol through time, and it still is as of present, while more kids are being born and exposed to the knowing of such stories. The fascination that takes over kids is so whole and intense that they even dare to play dress up while portraying the roles of different characters, Imaginations just run wild, and it is fun to be swayed with it every once in a while. However, if you have gotten over the acting out bit, you can still choose to dress up as an adult version of those fairytale characters.

Reliving those moments can be fun, especially if injected with a sense of playfulness even with the age. Of course, you can never dismiss style and taste when picking out an outfit, because it would be a waste of time and effort if you choose something tacky and bland. Thus, work on your look using the many influences you have gathered and let your personality shine in a surprisingly new way. Rest assured, you will love the feeling of surprising yourself.

Thus, with the little red riding hood costume, you can release that girl in you, but with the maturity and taste for fashion and style brought by the years of influence. You can even go from the red caped girl, to Cinderella or snow white, it’s all there in online stores that sell stylish costumes for women who feel the need to unwind and join in the fun for fun’s sake. The transactions are even easy to handle, so you do not have to worry about misplaced orders and not getting what you envisioned because with a reliable store, you will always get the best quality at a price that is worth it as well.