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Emotional Sobriety

What is a 'Clean' Breakup? (and How to Achieve One)

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

Holding compassion as a higher value than revenge, spite or fear may take some getting used to, but it is ultimately the one emotion that can see you safely through troubled waters.

10 Reasons Why Being Alone Is Awesome

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

I finally love my alone time, in fact I cherish it and I need it. I also meditate! Imagine that. Everyone can benefit from alone time and here are some reasons why.

Hell for the Holidays

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard Samuels

There's an old adage that says that Religion is for people who are afraid of going to Hell, but Spirituality is for people who've already Been There. ...

Learning Non-Reaction in Recovery

Anna David | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Anna David

Can I do this? Can you teach the proverbial old dog new tricks? I have no idea. But I figure if 13 years ago, I could stop doing something I couldn't seem to go a day or even a few hours without, anything's possible.

Contemplation: Finding Ourselves, Finding God

Fr. Richard Rohr | Posted 12.30.2011 | Religion
Fr. Richard Rohr

Contemplation is not first of all about being religious, introverted, or pious -- it is about being emotionally and mentally honest... It is the absolute opposite of addiction, consumerism or any egoic consciousness.

When Should You Avoid Dealing With Emotions?

Wray Herbert | Posted 12.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

One of the cornerstones of alcoholism recovery is what's called "emotional sobriety." It's a lifelong project, a whole new way of thinking about life's travails.

Financial Sobriety

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

A lot of us have been living as if we need everything we want; as if we don't have to refill the coffers, emotional, physical and financial, that are meant to sustain us.

Relationship Trauma: How Does Emotional Pain from Childhood Get Lived Out in Adulthood?

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

Mirror neurons offer a neural mechanism that explains emotional contagion, the tendency of one person to catch the feelings of another, particularly if strongly expressed.