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Why Does Divorce Create Such Turmoil?

Susan Anderson | Posted 10.12.2015 | Divorce
Susan Anderson

Primal fear is what makes going through divorce, separation, bereavement, loss of a job, loss of a dream so difficult. It triggers abandonment -- our first fear -- a fear universal to all human beings. It is a feeling of being left on the doorstep, of feeling left behind.

Finding Hope in the End

Lauren DePino | Posted 09.30.2015 | Women
Lauren DePino

The burning in me, in my chest and in my gut, the heat that makes me have to write, was keeping me alive. Words were my breath. They were coming from where the pain is, the same place from where the love comes.

Overcoming Love's Invisible Barriers: 12 Helpful Preparations

Susan Anderson | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Anderson

Has it ever occurred to you that love may be staring you in the face, but you just can't recognize it? Maybe the person is too easily taken for grant...

Insecure and Not Sure Your Partner Is Fully Committed? Here Are 12 Tips

Susan Anderson | Posted 09.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Anderson

Weather the storm by using it as grist for developing some emotional self-reliance. By increasing your own stability and constancy, you gain strength and help to advance the relationship. When your partner starts treating you ambivalently, here are a few tips for handling it:

Loneliness vs. Aloneness: What's the Difference?

Pragito Dove | Posted 08.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Pragito Dove

Loneliness is a lack, a feeling that something is missing, a pain, a depression, a need, an incompleteness, an absence. Aloneness is presence, full...

Are You Alone, Stuck in a Pattern, and Can't Get Out? 12 Ways Out

Susan Anderson | Posted 08.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Anderson

Are you and anyone you know caught up in cycles of abandonment? Why do people keep repeating the same patterns over and over? What can they do to bre...

'The 36 Questions' for Falling in Love: What Makes Them Work?

Susan Anderson | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Anderson

The world is full of love-worthy, eligible people looking for a way out of involuntary singleness. They want to put an end to their cycles of abandonm...

Alone, But Not Lonely

Jesse Pollak | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Jesse Pollak

Aloneness is a noun that describes the physical state of having no one else (or no friends) present. Loneliness is a noun that describes the aching sadness one can suffer from feeling alone. The two are often conflated in modern society -- but they don't have to be.

There Is Life After Loneliness

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Could it be that it is in your greatest moments of loneliness, you are most called to be by yourself because there is something stirring within that seeks your undivided attention and perhaps has a message for you?

'Please Love Me'

Tara Brach | Posted 05.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Whether grieving the loss of our own life, or another's, we each have the capacity to see past the veils of separation. If our hearts are willing, grieving becomes the gateway to loving awareness, the entry into our own awakened nature.

Relationship Advice: Connect More, Be Lonely Less

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Loneliness goes away when we connect with each other from our hearts. Disconnection occurs anytime one partner closes his or her heart to protect or control.

You Are Never Alone

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

What if you knew that you were never alone -- that you were always being guided by a personal source of spiritual guidance? If you knew and experienced this, you would undoubtedly feel much safer and more peaceful.