Finding “THE ONE” is a complete and utter crock of manure.

Yup…you read correctly! Society’s obsession with finding “THE ONE” person required to “complete” us has us all messed up. And on this week’s Jacquie Straight Up, I’m fired up and ready to set the record straight…

Here’s the big issue: for many of us, it’s drilled into our brains that the key to happiness lies in finding our soul mate — the “one.” We are told that then — and only then — will we be truly happy.

So, in an effort to create our “perfect life,” we (particularly woman) go on an all-out campaign to find this elusive and enchanted “one” person who will make everything “right.”

People market ourselves, misrepresent themselves, and do whatever it takes to catch their “one.” And then, once they’ve nailed the one, so many people spend the rest of their lives desperately trying to hold on to him or her, so they never become what we were fully meant to be.They never realize their full potential or live their dreams.

WORRY.

It’s real. It’s not fun. And, if you’re like me, it’s probably a reality for you, at least in some capacity.

Just recently I learned a really big lesson about the negative side effects of worrying…it’s really a gross waste of energy!

But here’s the amazing thing: through my personal challenges, I discovered — out of sheer necessity and determination — some amazing antidotes to worry…ones that I’m delighted to share with you today!

So if you, or anyone who know, struggle with worry, I know you’ll really appreciate today’s episode. Click above to watch.

I dig deep into my antidotes in today’s Jacquie Straight Up, but one of my big take-aways is this: the best way to kill worry and to serve those around you, is to focus your energy on being the best you can be.

Today on Jacquie Straight Up, we’re taking on the age-old debate: does “like” attract “like,” or do opposites attract?

This is a big issue for me, because my husband and I could not be more different.

To start with, he is 17 years younger than me, comes from totally different cultural and socioeconomic background, and our political views are completely incompatible. The list goes on and on, but you get the point.

When the shit hits the fan in our relationship, it’s very easy to say, “We made a mistake. How could this POSSIBLY work?”

Well, I was watching Jack Canfield on YouTube last week, and he was talking about the Law of Attraction — he believes that it’s misguided to think that “like” attracts “like” when it comes to relationships.

You may recall that a few weeks ago, I shared the news that my second book, My Crazy Little Rule Book, was picked up by a New York publisher and will be hitting bookshelves in April of 2015.

Your response to my posting simply overwhelmed me with gratitude!

I received so many “likes,” personal notes, and kind words of congratulations…my heart is full. I feel truly blessed and connected to you, and I’m so very grateful. Thank-you so much for your support. (Watch the video above to hear more of my heartfelt thanks.)

Counting your blessings and expressing gratitude on a regular basis is one of oh-so-important factors for creating the successful life you want and deserve. Another big part is living your life with CONSISTENCY, and this is the second piece of today’s episode — a lesson inspired by one of my recent hiking adventures.

It’s time to keep an open mind, suspend judgement, and hear me out as I pose the following question:

What would you do if your long-term partner wanted to open things up in the bedroom, and asked to bring in a “third” or play with another couple?

A three-way? Swinging? Opening things up? REALLY? Yes, indeed. These are all cage-rattling questions — straight from a viewer — that I take on in today’s Jacquie Straight Up. And, yes, things are going to get a bit steamier than usual on this week’s episode!

Sheri wrote in:

Dear Jacquie,

I have been in a relationship for seven years with a man I love. My partner has now expressed that he would like to spice things up in the bedroom, and wants to bring in a third, or maybe another couple.

DESIRE.

Now THAT can be a loaded topic. But the DESIRE I’m diving into today on Jacquie Straight Up is the type that is absolutely essential to your success.

The great author Napoleon Hill put it best:

“Desire is the starting point of all achievement. Not a hope. Not a wish. But a keen pulsating desire that transcends everything.”

WOW. I love that.

It’s truly incredible what you can accomplish when you have a BURNING DESIRE to make it happen. Just think about it — I’m sure you’ve experienced this to some degree in your own life. I know I certainly have. In fact, in today’s Jacquie Straight Up, I share with you one of my own BURNING DESIRES, one that was directly related to the photo-shoot I talked about during last week’s episode.

I was recently in LA for a photo shoot, surrounded by a team of incredible people who helped to make me feel so good, so sexy, and so inspired. It was all about the hair, the makeup, and the wardrobe…and then came the lights, the camera, and all the crazy action. Such fun!

But this week’s Jacquie Straight Up isn’t about me and all that glitz. It’s about the fact that during the shoot, it dawned on me that one of the most important things we can do for ourselves is to surround ourselves with people who bolster us, people who think positive, and people who believe in us.

My LA team was in my court; they were rooting for me; they supported me 100%.

This week on Jacquie Straight Up, there’s champagne, there’s excitement, and there’s some extra pizzazz…because I’m CELEBRATING!

I just received some great news, and I’d love for you to get into it with me!

As you’ll see in today’s episode, this news came EXACTLY at the time when I needed it most. I had been dealing with what seemed like an unending string of bad news, and I really needed a break. At the point when I felt like I just couldn’t take it anymore, I went out to my yard, lay on my back, and screamed out to the Universe:

“Give me a break! GIVE ME A F*CKING BREAK!”

I was angry. It was contrary to all the spiritual solutions that I have studied.

It’s July 3rd. Summer has arrived in full force. And I’m back in the brilliant Palm Springs sunshine.

As you can imagine, it’s hot here in the desert, and I’m escaping the intense heat in the best way I know how: IN THE POOL!

Yup, I’m broadcasting from in the water, live from my backyard. Woo-hoo!

I must admit, poolside blogging isn’t my typical modus operandi, and this is a first for me. But, you know what? As I’m sure you’ll be able to tell in today’s video, I enjoyed it!

There is always a first time for everything…and this is all part of becoming your own soul mate, and not being afraid to go against the grain or worrying about what others think.

Today’s Jacquie Straight Up is coming to you direct from the coastline of beautiful British Columbia, Canada. The place I called home for over 20 years (still do, truth be told!), I was back to visit my beloved family and friends, to take in the incredible scenery, and to indulge in BC’s truly amazing culinary delights.

British Columbia is stunningly beautiful, and there are few other places on earth where I feel so connected to nature.

Being connected to nature is so important. Why? Well, for one, when you are out in the wilderness, some cool things can happen!

In fact, while I was walking along a rocky beach one morning, appreciating all the beauty surrounding me, I felt compelled to share what had struck me while breathing in the clean air: my absolute favorite — and foolproof way — of dealing with dilemmas and finding inspiration.