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Are You a Relationship Empath?

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Judith Orloff MD

In my medical practice, I've seen these creative approaches to relationships save marriages and make ongoing intimacies safe for emotional empaths of all ages -- even if they haven't had a long-term partner before.

What to Do About the Cranky, Miserable People Around You

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Even when you don't do it, when you sit there quietly, they drain your energy. They create a cloud that surrounds you for hours. The good news? There's something you can do about it. You can walk away. No, really. Whether literally or metaphorically, you can extract yourself from these situations.

Is Happiness Really a Choice?

Brad Wheelis | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Wheelis

It's tough being fulfilled if you are in a job you don't like or if you are holding back your true self to others. Don't live your life for somebody else. Choose a career path that works for you, and not because you are trying to please others.

The Upside of Divorce

Amy Koko | Posted 07.20.2014 | Divorce
Amy Koko

Had it not been for his desire to take his life down a different path, I may still be on the same road, which had served me well for many years, but only went in one direction. I fought it kicking and screaming, (and drunk texting) but in the end it was right for me.

What Is Fear?

Alex Niles | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Alex Niles

Sometimes through the darkest skies the brightest stars reveal themselves and shine. Although I never asked to be in this situation, being confronted by the darkest of fears, and accepting, confronting, and overcoming that fear enabled me to learn, grow, and be even more mortal.

WATCH: 'I Can Do It!'

Brad Yates | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Sometimes what we really need is more of a "can do" attitude. I hope this will help you cultivate one. If you are new to tapping, it will be be...

The One Phrase We Should Stop Using

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

If you've ever been on the receiving end of these words, you know that the last thing that you feel like doing upon hearing them is to drop your guard and open your heart. Ironically, that's probably exactly what the person delivering these words is trying to get you to do.

Who's Afraid of the Big Definitive Book?: Scott Stossel's My Age of Anxiety

Liam Smith | Posted 07.14.2014 | Home
Liam Smith

Over the course of the 400-plus page book, Stossel outlines every aspect of the subject of anxiety imaginable. His focus shifts between history of thought on the subject, descriptions of scientific experiments and research, and his own phenomenological experience of dealing with the condition.

What Happens When Trust Is Absent?

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

by Judith E. Glaser Human beings have a need to belong that is now considered by neuroscientists and psychologists to be more powerful than the need...

Our Lives Are Meant to Be Amazing, Beautiful and Brave

Robin Korth | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

The truth is that we really aren't alone, and we never have been. The person beside us feels just like we do. They have the same needs and fears, laughter and yearning, wants and desires.

Are You Ready for Change?

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

When I look back on the most transformative times of my life, they have always come when I had the faith to let go of what I'd always thought was right in the hope that I'd find a better right. Simply willing change in my life is not sufficient -- there are a few critical habits I have to foster so that this transformation can enter my life.

Confessions of an Adult Grudge Holder

Michael Rohrer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Rohrer

We can't go back. We can't change it. We can learn from the past and make better choices, or let the past keep us from growing. For me, those feelings have no place in my present.

5 Things to Know Before You Graduate College

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 06.29.2014 | College
Carlota Zimmerman

If you're about to graduate from college, you're probably either jubilant about your impending liberation...or you're waking up at 3a.m., in a cold sw...

WATCH: Calming Money Stress

Brad Yates | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

We often let ourselves get bent all out of whack over money. Stressing out may seem like the appropriate response... but c'mon -- it never helps us p...

Why Moms of Addicts Can't Trust God

Heather Kopp | Posted 07.09.2014 | Religion
Heather Kopp

Despite what some of us--including myself--have been taught, God really can't be trusted--at least not for specific outcomes. No matter what a parent does, or how hard we pray, anything can happen, including our worst nightmare.

The Completely Avoidable Way We Mess Things Up

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Promise that we will -- literally and figuratively -- take our foot off the gas pedal when we feel ourselves getting sloppy. Which will help us avoid hurting ourselves, our reputations, and our beloved modes of transportation.

Crisis Leadership: What Flight 370, the South Korean Ferry, and the Donald Sterling Incident Can Teach Us

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

In any emotionally-charged situation, the courage to do what's right is within all of us--we just need to be mindful enough to make the right decisions.

Can You Really Sleep Away Your Fears?

Marc Schoen, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Marc Schoen, Ph.D.

Wouldn't it be amazing if we could just sleep away our fears? What if there was a way to conquer our fears that involved nothing more taxing than lying down calmly to sleep at night?

Releasing the Pain to Move Forward

Maria Portas | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Portas

Your now is the present moment in time. I want you to experience it as your greatest gift to the world. What you have experienced in the past not onl...

WATCH: Got Discouragement?

Brad Yates | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Feeling discouraged can really sap our energy... I hope this will help you feel more encouraged. If you are new to tapping, it will be beneficial ...

How to Eat Cake

Mary-Lou Stephens | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary-Lou Stephens

The other morning, I had a vision of the reality of life. It wasn't profound; it was prosaic, ordinary but delicious. The vision was of a cake. In thi...

Why 'Don't Be Afraid' Is Bad Advice

Unwritten | Posted 07.01.2014 | Women
Unwritten

But I think we may have it all wrong. What if fear is not a bad thing? What if refusing to actually live our lives because we are paralyzed by fear is the bad thing?

7 Reasons to Never Feel Intimidated

Susie Moore | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

We are all equal, my friends. We are also beautifully different from one another, too -- which means all of us have some unique value and flavor to add to a conversation or social setting. If only we really knew and believed this this!

The Problem With Your Problem Solver

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.22.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Today's blog has been written while in the midst of an emotional whirlwind. The culprit behind the chaos? An impending, temporary move overseas.

7 Ways Fear Is Actually Good For You

Kat Forsythe, MSW | Posted 06.28.2014 | Fifty
Kat Forsythe, MSW

Our brains contain more than 50 years of wisdom-gathering. When a challenge erupts, they go into Google mode and scan for solutions. Usually, they find them. But not so when reconstructing our lives after a significant life change. We're now in unknown territory. The message we get from our brains: "no information available." That's darn scary.