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Healthy Relationships

Find Lasting Fulfillment in Your Relationship

James Redfield | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
James Redfield

We all have a basic desire to feel love and cultivate relationships of all kinds, but above all, we hunger for a committed romantic relationship.

Thanksgiving and Sex

Pam Costa | Posted 11.23.2015 | Women
Pam Costa

This week, people all across America will sit down together for dinner and express their gratitude for the good things in their lives. And if this year is like prior years, the day after Thanksgiving, we'll wash our hands of the holiday and dive headfirst into the "Season of Giving."

8 Pillars of a Healthy Relationship

Andrea Cairella | Posted 11.18.2015 | Women
Andrea Cairella

There are many principles in cultivating a healthy relationship. After traveling around the world, interviewing thousands of couples in five different continents, I discovered the eight pillars of a hot, healthy, happy and harmonious relationship.

10 Ways To Show Love To Someone With Depression

Kelley Baker | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelley Baker

Your relationship may seem one-sided during these times, but by helping your partner through a very difficult and painful affliction, you are strengthening your relationship and their mental health in the long term.

Why Women Leave Men They Love: What Every Man Needs To Know

Justice Schanfarber | Posted 11.10.2015 | Women
Justice Schanfarber

Women leave for many reasons, but there's one reason in particular that haunts me, one that I want men to understand: Women leave because their man is not present.

Why Not Desiring Sex Was the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me

Pam Costa | Posted 11.03.2015 | Women
Pam Costa

My journey continues to have its ups and downs, helping me balance confidence with humility. There are days when I feel in complete control of my sexuality and connected with my partner and other times when I feel like my libido has gone missing, never to return again.

Is Your Addiction to Technology Ruining Your Relationship?

Andrea Cairella | Posted 11.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrea Cairella

If you find yourself being less present with live human beings, getting swept away by the technology tornado or just feeling ready to break up with technology so you can feel more connected with yourself and loved ones, then the following tips will help you get back online with life.

9 Signs It's Time To Remove Toxic People From Your Life

Amy Morin | Posted 10.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

If you're not careful, toxic people can negatively influence the way you think, feel, and behave. They can introduce unnecessary stress into your life and cause chaos that will drag you down. Here are nine telltale signs toxic people are getting the best of you:

We Need to Talk...

Sonya Denyse | Posted 10.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sonya Denyse

These four words make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. I am excited and apprehensive in the same moment. I love truth and change, but I don't always have the courage to face both.

Dating With Eyes WIDE Open

Kristen Brown | Posted 10.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kristen Brown

A healthy, reciprocal relationship requires a healthy you. By dating with eyes wide open, you are being given the perfect space to practice honoring yourself each and every time an opportunity arises. This is how we cultivate self-worth and this is how we attract our ideal mate!

The Little-Known Secret Weapon for Ending a Toxic Relationship

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 10.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

"I feel so used!" I cried to his retreating back. The man I'd been dating five years and living with for two years was walking out our front door carr...

You'll Like Him Even More If He Goes Away for a Bit

Terri Trespicio | Posted 10.02.2015 | Women
Terri Trespicio

Romantic getaways have their place. But let me ask you this: When's the last time you actually went away without him for a bit? If you haven't booked a vacation solo or with friends, you need to do that. Plan to be away, for at least a weekend, if not a week or more.

10 Things Healthy Men Should Do With Women

Margaret Hession | Posted 10.01.2015 | Women
Margaret Hession

Most of us who have been in an honest and intimate relationship know that sometimes it's good, even excellent; and sometimes it's bad. Really bad -- as in Titanic bad. And when it's bad that's when we have the capacity to do the most harm. Repeatedly, actually.

To Phubb or Not to Phubb?

James A. Roberts | Posted 09.30.2015 | Technology
James A. Roberts

In the present case, phubbing is a splicing together of the words "phone" and "snubbing." To be phubbed is to be snubbed by someone using their cell phone while in your company.

Letting Go of the Quest for the Big O

Pam Costa | Posted 09.28.2015 | Women
Pam Costa

Maybe it was because I really didn't want to go to the party we were invited to. Maybe it was because we recently took a class encouraging us to explore each other's bodies with curiosity. Whatever the reason, something very different happened that night when we began to have sex.

Ending Toxic Relationships

Keith Powell | Posted 09.24.2015 | Black Voices
Keith Powell

Put very simply, if a relationship (whether it be a friend, a family member or a significant other) makes you feel bad, you shouldn't be in it. That's not to say that relationships aren't complex and multifaceted, and not every interaction will be sunshine and rainbows.

The Day I Trusted My Husband to Tie Me Up

Pam Costa | Posted 09.21.2015 | Women
Pam Costa

We sat on the judo mats in a small studio in downtown San Francisco surrounded by 20 other strangers in yoga clothes. Over the last few months, my husband and I had been exploring different ways of connecting physically and this class in Shibari, an ancient Japanese form of rope bondage, seemed full of possibilities.

Love and Sex in the Desert

Pam Costa | Posted 09.08.2015 | Women
Pam Costa

As we were driving to Burning Man at the end of last summer, I came across a listing for a class called "Intimate Breathwork & Eyegazing". The workshop promised to help couples connect in a very deep way and I thought "I want to connect in a deep way with my husband... let's do this."

Because the Time Should Be Now

Shana Thornton | Posted 09.03.2015 | Media
Shana Thornton

Domestic violence is still a major concern in our society. Change has to start with all of us. I hope you don't wait until the month of October to have this conversation with a loved one. The time is now- well, it should be now.

In a Great Relationship, 1+1=3 or more

Jim Fannin | Posted 09.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Jim Fannin

How's your relationship? Remember when you first started dating your significant other? Just being around them made you feel giddy. You wanted nothing...

Relationship Lessons From Your Navigation System

Randall M. Kessler | Posted 09.01.2015 | Divorce
Randall M. Kessler

Married people often want their spouse to be different, and to do more things the way they do. But people are different and make different choices. Some people prefer to take the highway, while others prefer backroads.

Being in Community Gives Us a Sense of Belonging

Padma Gordon | Posted 08.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Padma Gordon

I arrive back in Northern California with a tender heart, feeling both tired and very well loved. I traveled back to the East Coast with my daughter...

6 Ways to Forget Your Casanova (Shia LaBeouf Is One of Them!)

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 08.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Are you dating a Casanova? Casanova (via The Urban Dictionary): A smooth-talking charmer who has mastered the art of finding, meeting, attracting a...

6 Things No One Tells You About Long-Distance Relationships

Elena Prokopets | Posted 08.20.2015 | Women
Elena Prokopets

Long-distance relationships suck. You may eventually discover some positive aspects, but on your "bad days" you will curse each mile separating you. Yet, if you ask me, "Is it actually worth to get into LDR?" Absolutely. Every. Single. Minute.

5 Things You Should Never Do During an Argument and What To Do Instead

Andrea Cairella | Posted 08.18.2015 | Women
Andrea Cairella

One of the main internal struggles that many people face in their relationship at times is the inability to love and understand their partner when they are dealing with their own intense emotions, racing thoughts or even the physical discomfort when their own needs are not being met.