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The Dos And Don'ts Of A Healthy Mental Diet

Laurie Gerber | Posted 02.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

As one of my favorite manifesting teachers, Neville Goddard, asks: "What thoughts are you 'consenting' to?" I love that he used the word "consent," because it describes the active role each of us has with our thoughts, as author of our mental habits.

6 Ways To Fight Without Ruining Your Marriage

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 01.31.2013 | Weddings
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Most of all, don't lose sight of why you're bothering to fight in the first place. If it's worth the energy to make a change in your relationship or voice your opinion, it means you're invested in finding a resolution to the issue.

Feeling Empty Inside? How To Fill Up

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Inner emptiness does not come from a lack of something external -- not even a lack of being loved by someone else. It comes from a lack of one thing only: a lack of awareness of the love that is the energy we live in.

The Fallen Generals Point to Our Own Private Truths

Douglas LaBier | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

For some, the personal-private gap will erupt in self-destructive ways when, unconsciously, the person wants to subvert the whole enterprise that he or she has embraced, and bring it crashing down. At best, you become fragmented, "dismembered," like Osiris.

Speaking Wisely: How The Buddha Might Communicate

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

With time and a little practice, you will find yourself "speaking wisely" without consciously thinking about it. You might be amazed at the powerful, assertive ways you can communicate within the frame of these six guidelines.

The Dos And Don'ts Of A Healthy Relationship

Lisa Firestone | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When it comes to their intimate relationships, individuals can make any decision they want about monogamy, as long as this decision is mutually agreed upon by both partners.

Can the Infidelity-Damaged Relationship Survive?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The Petraeus and Broadwell families can take comfort in one thing: this too shall pass. When it does, they will be alone to face days that most who have experienced them call the toughest time of their lives.

The Risks Of Loving Fully: Do You Hold Back Out Of Fear?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

The point C.S. Lewis makes in The Four Loves is that closing our heart to the risk of heartbreak creates a living hell. The truth is that while heartbreak is extremely painful, it is not nearly as painful as the hell we create for ourselves when we hold back loving out of our fear of getting hurt.

6 Simple Habits That Will Recharge (And Revive!) Your Family Dinners

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW

If you're not feeling connected to your spouse after work, if family dinner in your house has disintegrated into a chaotic free-for-all, then it's time to make some changes to your evening meal routine.

6 Ways To Feel Less Resentful

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Resentment comes when you feel angry that you've been treated unfairly. But what is "fair" when deciding who should do what work?

What Is Intolerable to You in a Relationship?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

If you are looking for a committed relationship, you have a much better chance of creating a loving relationship if you are very clear on what you want and what is not tolerable to you

De-Stress the Holidays

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert V. Taylor

Holiday stress is an ironic reality for many. The anxiety that such stress produces is a sharp counterpoint to the holiday spirit of joy, peace, goodwill and gratitude! The good news is that instead of being captive to the stress, our mindful choices invite a de-stressing that is life-giving.

Boundaries for the Alcoholic Parent/Grandparent

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 01.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

t's one thing to implement boundaries on your own toward one person or a whole group, but when those boundaries involve others, it is important to calculate each step, think it out, talk it out and try and prepare for any outcome -- good, bad or indifferent.

Couples That Play Together, Stay Together

Sadie Dingfelder | Posted 01.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Sadie Dingfelder

In his book Play, psychiatrist Stewart Brown says that play is key to keeping relationships from hardening into drudgery. But once you're coupled up and having regular discussions about who did the dishes last, play may not come as easily.

5 Ways To Overcome Feelings Of Neediness

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Craig Malkin

When all is said and done, the key to overcoming neediness is to respect your needs for connection instead of fearing them. When you do, the chaos of neediness gives way to the clarity of intimacy. And everyone's happier for it.

Strong vs. Weak Links

Amanda Slavin | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Slavin

I gravitate toward certain people. I meet tons of people and usually end up loving most of them, but some pull me in deeper immediately. I get an instant connection that I can't deny or ignore; it doesn't make perfect sense but just happens.

How To Master The Art Of Saying 'No'

Kathryn Lamble | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Lamble

No! It's a pretty scary word, right? It certainly is for me. It's like a well-placed "boo!" bursting through the darkness from an unseen corner. In fact, I find "no" so scary that that I often have difficulty saying it, and that's just where my problem begins.

Handling Difficult Relationships This Holiday Season

Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C.

One potential solution to transforming the holidays from stressful to joyful is the application of identified communication skills that have been researched and shown to facilitate changing difficult relationships.

Why 'Me Time' Is A Vital Aspect Of Healthy Living

Meg Wolff | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Meg Wolff

Don't get me wrong, helping others can bring us great joy, but we have to watch that we don't overdo and risk being of no help to anyone. By scheduling time for ourselves, we are able to be both helpful and healthy.

4 Steps To Finding A Great Relationship

Next Avenue | Posted 10.30.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Ken Page Midlife is a perfect time to get more real in our relationships As a psychotherapist who has worked wit...

How To Keep Your Promises

Melissa Van Rossum | Posted 12.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Melissa Van Rossum

The promises we make speak volumes about who we are. Whether your promise is as casual as committing to your partner that you'll eat better foods or as serious as eliminating abusive behavior, the promises we make -- to ourselves and others -- have tremendous power.

4 Steps To Forgiveness

Dr. Randy Kamen | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Randy Kamen

Forgiveness means giving up the suffering of the past and being willing to forge ahead with far greater potential for inner freedom. Besides the reward of letting go of a painful past, there are powerful health benefits that go hand-in-hand with the practice of forgiveness.

Love Yourself Before You Love Others

Daniel Scott | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Daniel Scott

The mind responds. The gut reacts. The heart follows. Learn the subtle differences by staying true to the self. Stay diligently committed to ensuring your own happiness in order to fully serve the ones you love.

Taking Cues From the Presidential Debates

Shlomo Slatkin | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Shlomo Slatkin

If we learned anything from the presidential debates, we learned that body language counts. Your gestures and movements speak louder than words. Here are four cues from the presidential and vice-presidential debates on how to strengthen your marriage with your body language.

7 Tips: The Dos and Don'ts of Toxic Friendships

Janice Taylor | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

Negative people often do slow us down and drain our energy, as well as create stress and anxiety, none of which is useful or helpful. What to do?