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Healthy Relationships

Is Sexting the Best Valentine's Gift of All?

Pam Costa | Posted 02.08.2016 | Women
Pam Costa

Just before Valentine's Day last year, the naughty little girl inside me started stomping her feet and trying to get my attention. She threw herself on the floor in a tantrum screaming "You need to spice things up! You are a hot, sexy woman with needs and its high time you seduce your husband through some flirtatious emails."

5 Ways Toxic Relationships Are Ruining Your Life

Susie Miller | Posted 02.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Susie Miller

Toxic means poisonous, damaging or deadly. A toxic relationship drains the life from you, damages your self-esteem, or kills your dreams. While this sounds deadly, toxic relationships can be subtle and do vast harm before we realize it.

Dear Olivia

Beth Morrison | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
Beth Morrison

It is never too early to have a conversation with our children about healthy relationships, body autonomy, and love.

3 Ways to Get What You Want While Building Your Compassion Muscle

Laura Jack | Posted 02.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Laura Jack

By giving people the benefit of the doubt, sharing what is going on for you, and asking for what you need, you build compassion for yourself and others, and you are more likely to have your emotional needs met during these moments of inevitable heartache.

How to Live With a Creative Person (Especially if You're Creative Too!)

Rachael Yahne | Posted 02.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

While writing this, I asked him what he thought was our most successful, influential practice that allowed two such creative types as ourselves to live and work together, and he said very simply: "We give each other space to work. That's the most important part." I couldn't agree more.

4 Keys to Mastering Love and Relationships

Lauren Weinstein | Posted 02.08.2016 | Women
Lauren Weinstein

The success of a regular mindfulness practice in business, sports and the arts is not breaking news. But less often discussed is its power to create peak performance in dating and relationships -- helping us not only to be more successful in your relationships, but also to navigate them with less effort and less stress.

One Easy Thing You Can Do To Improve Your Relationship With Your Kid

Common Sense Media | Posted 01.28.2016 | Parents
Common Sense Media

It's all about taking control over your phone instead of letting it control you. In a nutshell: Put down your phone.

If You're In A Relationship With A Control Freak, Do This

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 01.28.2016 | Fifty
Kimberly Montgomery

I recently escaped from a control freak friendship. It wasn't unlike a short-lived romance -- fun in the beginning and then the issues start popping up, like weeds in a summer garden.

It's Time to Connect

Dawn Burnett | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Dawn Burnett

So until we find what makes us whole as an individual -- why we were born, what in life supplies us with unstoppable joy and acceptance for why we were created -- then we can't connect in a loving open way with another person.

Speaking Up For Your Feelings

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

You will find that your stress level goes down once you become adept at speaking up for your feelings and taking loving action in your own behalf.

Ingredient for Lasting Relationships

Michelle Zarrin | Posted 01.22.2016 | Weddings
Michelle Zarrin

If we do not have contentment within, we certainly will not have any to share. Our relationships become much more fulfilling after we become fulfilled in ourselves, from within. It is illusory to seek well-being from other people, as much to seek it in material possessions or job promotions. All of those satisfactions are temporary.

Lean In... to Orgasm

Pam Costa | Posted 01.19.2016 | Women
Pam Costa

So as Sheryl Sandberg was busy creating Lean In Circles to encourage women to step outside their comfort zones at work, I began to create my own group to encourage women to step outside their comfort zones in the bedroom and in their relationships.

Bishop Keith L. Clark Talks About A Taboo Subject in Church - Sex

Y'Anad Burrell | Posted 01.19.2016 | Religion
Y'Anad Burrell

It's time to take off the kid gloves when talking about certain 'taboo' subjects in the Black church. We've shunned away from sharing with congregations about life experiences that can really change the lives of people and development them mentally, spiritually and emotionally.

What Happened When I Got Tired Of Making Excuses And Said 'Yes' to Sex

Pam Costa | Posted 01.19.2016 | Weddings
Pam Costa

If you had asked me whether sex was an important part of the equation several years ago, I would have brushed you off with a quick "sure." There would have been a myriad of excuses as to why it wasn't something I invested energy into. As Sweet Brown so succinctly put it, "Ain't nobody got time for that."

The Contagion Response: LA Businessman, Shlomo Rechnitz, Has the Right Idea!

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 01.19.2016 | Impact
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

Giving is contagious and can lead to a cascade of generosity and positive feelings. Let's hope Shlomo's acts of kindness trigger the contagion effect and inspire us all to be a little bit kinder and more appreciative during this year. The world could certainly use it.

15 New Years Resolutions Happy Couples Make

Gina Senarighi, MFT, CPC, CDWFC | Posted 01.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Gina Senarighi, MFT, CPC, CDWFC

I outlined 15 of the intentions I wish more of my couples kept in focus throughout the year to help you and your love stay close and connected all year long.

Does Your Compassion Disappear When Someone's Angry?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Renee saw herself as a very compassionate person. She could easily feel into her husband Jeff's feelings when he was sad or scared.

Power Struggles: Being Right or Being Loving

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Mandy and Evan consulted with me for couple's counseling because they were always bickering. Every little thing seemed to become an issue between them...

The New You Revolution

Terri Linton | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Terri Linton

Here are my tips on how you can trade in those New Year resolutions for a "New You Revolution" in five areas of your life.

The Difference Between Dating a Boy and Dating a Real Man

Keay Nigel | Posted 12.30.2015 | Women
Keay Nigel

A real man knows what he wants in a partner, and once he has found that special someone, he commits himself and his whole life to them. Your happiness becomes his happiness. He stays loyal to you because he understands that one true love is enough for a lifetime.

The Part You're Missing About Manifesting True Love

Jenev Caddell | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenev Caddell

The part you're missing about manifesting true love is your own subconscious interpersonal template of what love is supposed to look and feel like.

The Assignment of a Lifetime: Breathe

Padma Gordon | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Padma Gordon

In my counseling practice where I teach about how to be in your body, how to be more loving and how to be in mindful relationships I find that breath is one of my greatest allies. Intentional breathing is actually the top homework assignment I give my clients.

15 Ways To Catch Up With Friends That Aren't Grabbing Coffee Or A Cocktail

Yes And Yes | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.29.2015 | Healthy Living

“Hey, remember that amaaaaazing time we grabbed a latte at Starbucks and talked about work?” “Yeah! And remember how we had $11 co...

Finding Love in the Kitchen, All Over Again

Lauren DePino | Posted 12.15.2015 | Good News
Lauren DePino

"You might never find love like that in any relationship again," my therapist said. "The way your grandmother loved you is rare." I sat before her ...

You Don't Have to 'Figure Yourself Out' Before You Can Love Someone Else

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 11.30.2015 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

While breaking away from the relationship to "figure yourself out" may sound like a good idea -- it's not going to really help the one thing you'd be trying to save: The relationship itself. Why? Because you'd be abandoning the other person as a result.