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Great Sex, Good Design, and 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Stephen Snyder MD | Posted 04.07.2015 | Women
Stephen Snyder MD

I wonder what Jane Austen would think about Fifty Shades. Sure, she'd probably hate Erica Leonard's prose. But if she got past that, I think she might enjoy the book.

The Power of Desire -- What Do You Want, Anyway?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 04.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

Desire is inescapable, and one could spend years trying to discover if human desire is a blessing or a curse. But right this minute a more practical q...

What's the Sexiest Thing About Fifty Shades of Grey?

Stephen Snyder MD | Posted 04.05.2015 | Women
Stephen Snyder MD

Since Elizabeth Bennett first began to warm to Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice after getting a look at his country estate at Pemberley, many a literary heroine's feelings for a man have been influenced by a setting that suggests wealth, power and good taste.

Does This Spark Joy? The Life-Changing Beauty of Flow and Letting Go

Miriam Ava | Posted 03.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

I intend to create beauty wherever I am: a clean, clear space may just be the brilliant bouncing-off place for a whole new level of blessings.

The Wave: The Single Greatest Threat to New Relationships

Ken Page | Posted 02.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ken Page

The most common way we sabotage new love possibilities is through what I call the Wave of Distancing (or simply, the Wave). The Wave occurs when we ...

Why You Should Have Sex With Your Husband Tonight

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 02.18.2015 | Weddings
Nicole Jankowski

You can barely make out the flicker of candlelight from the shadows around the corner and you wondering if you should go and investigate (a seance?) when you hear the soft strains of melodic sex oozing from the record player. Sade. Your spoon stops in mid air. Oh no.

Smart Shopping: How to Spend Money and Feel Great Long-Term

Miriam Ava | Posted 02.15.2015 | Money
Miriam Ava

By now most of us have realized and put into practice that saving and investing money is vital to achieving financial fitness; so then, what's the smartest way to spend the money you choose to spend?

Part and Parcel: Susan Rich

Hannah Stephenson | Posted 01.21.2015 | Arts
Hannah Stephenson

Wistful, vulnerable, and unapologetic, Cloud Pharmacy's poems prescribe mirrors, light, lust, love. Rich offers back to us "our art/ imperfect and striving."

The 80% Approach To Dating

Francesca Hogi | Posted 01.17.2015 | Women
Francesca Hogi

As it turns out, there are lots of good guys out there, hiding in plain sight. Here's how to spot them.

What Would You Love?

Mary Morrissey | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Morrissey

When you start with the awareness that longing and discontent in your life are actually a tool to assist you in getting clear on what you would love, then you are in the driver's seat. It's an easy step to discover what dream is trying to emerge by means of you and the life you are living.

The Moment My Hands Followed My Shadow

Erin M. Kelly | Posted 12.23.2014 | Impact
Erin M. Kelly

I just wanted someone to take note of something other than my cerebral palsy, and I began to believe that desire was nothing more than a distant dream.

The Truth About Men, Women And Libido

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 09.23.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

Some men want sex all the time; some don't. Some women want sex all the time; some don't. And there are myriad reasons why each gender may not be interested, and many reasons this desire may be fluid over time.

The Essence Galvanizer

Miriam Ava | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Lemon juice opens up flavors. Whip up a meal and smell/taste for yourself. When life hands you the proverbial lemon, you learn to discern the comp...

3 Ways to Get Everything You Want

Matt Richardson | Posted 09.08.2014 | Good News
Matt Richardson

Barring a few outliers, we have everything we could ever ask for or imagine... it is just a matter of perspective and gratitude.

The Art of the Pivot

Karen Talavera | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

When we want something, why is it so easy to actually drive it away instead of nurturing it into reality? Attracting anything into being involves thr...

A Spirituality That Embraces Feelings and Desires

John Amodeo, PhD | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
John Amodeo, PhD

Inquiring into what we're experiencing creates a climate for intimacy with ourselves and others. Spirituality is about being open and available. It's about connecting with the vibrant life that exists beyond our limited sense of self.

Why There's Absolutely Nothing Wrong With Celibacy

Lori Lothian | Posted 07.06.2014 | Fifty
Lori Lothian

Despite the societal thrust to make sure we are all having a rip-roaring sex life, sex and emotional well-being can be uncoupled -- they are not necessarily linked, as the cultural imperative would have us believe. Simply, the culture reveres sex and orgasms as if these two "gods" must be worshipped. What about the celebration of celibacy as an equally healthy option? I'd love to see sex therapy include celibacy on the menu of choices for a couple instead of diagnosing a non-sexually active couple as needing a remedy.

Don't Chase Anything You Don't Want to Catch

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Halamandaris

Many people, myself included, have pursued happiness and pleasure in places where we know it will not be found. It is tempting to seek the comfort of material things, indulge yourself, pursue your appetites and the satisfactions of the flesh.

Lost Your Mojo?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 05.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Being in touch with our yearning, and anchoring our desire, is not an event, but an ongoing process. In taking it on we strengthen our motivation. And for whatever our heart desires, that's always a good thing.

Philip Seymour Hoffman and the Wheel of Suffering

Tim McHenry | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim McHenry

Lou Reed died an exemplary death. He was surrounded by his wife and his friends, bathed in the dappled gauze of a Long Island morning sun. As Laurie A...

Succumb to Your Desires in 2014: Controlling Them Only Intensifies the Urge

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 03.02.2014 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

Today millions of Americans will pull out their lists of New Year's resolutions, full of intentions to control their many temptations, from one-night stands to junk food to alcohol to smoking. What are the costs of all that self-control?

The Only Resolution

Nayia Moysidis | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Nayia Moysidis

This year, I don't want memories. I don't want wishes or goals or resolutions. I don't want the fantasy, the promise of tomorrow. I don't want plans or agenda or deadlines. I don't want excuses. I don't want distractions. I don't want more time. I don't want yesterday. I don't want tomorrow.

Does Your Relationship Have IDD? -- Part 2

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

IDD (Intimacy Deficiency Disorder) is an insidious relationship-threatening condition that if unaddressed can undermine and severely damage even the m...

10 Seeds to Plant this Holiday Season for a Gorgeous 2014!

Ira Israel | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Happiness is like a gorgeous rose. You cannot just create that rose ex nihilo, out of thin air. You need to plant the seeds, water the soil, nurture the leaves, and make sure the plants get proper sunlight in order to create the environment for them to possibly produce the end result.

From Corporate To Kauai: Redefining Success In Three Easy Steps

Gayle Hilgendorff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Gayle Hilgendorff

While I had hoped for more happy inquisitive reaction, I mostly got a full dose of, "But you had it all, Gayle!" "Are you crazy?" and "How will you survive?" My favorite was, "But you were so successful!" Yes, I was, but I was now on my way to being even more successful.