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Friendship And Our Vagus Nerve

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We don't often think that the nature of our friendships has a profound or major impact on our health and well-being. But a recent New York Times, art...

An Open Letter To My Former Therapist

Pat Blumenthal | Posted 09.03.2016 | Fifty
Pat Blumenthal

I knew you were the right therapist for me as soon as I heard your voice. I didn't know how to find a good therapist really. This was 1984 and there were no Google searches, Yelp reviews, or Healthgrades. The internet wouldn't be a reality for most of us for another decade. I had a big yellow phone book and looked up psychotherapist.

6 Reasons To Go To Couples Therapy, Even If Your Partner Won't

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 08.09.2016 | Divorce

As the name would suggest, couples therapy is intended for couples. But sometimes, only one partner is willing to go. “The resistant partner may fe...

Want To Be A Therapist? Here's A (Not Very Serious) Quiz

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Samantha Rodman PhD

Many readers tell me that they are interested in having a career like me.  Well, okay, maybe three people have said this but whatever.  In order to ...

How Positive Reflection Changed My Life and Business

Jo Muirhead | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Jo Muirhead

And whenever you are feeling down and need a pick me up, every time something doesn't go to plan, every time you receive bad feedback or a negative response - open up your very own journal and reflect on all the positives. That is what will inspire you. Motivate you. And push you further than you have ever been.

How A Savvy Spa Stands Out

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 04.20.2016 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

Abundance is transitioning to market glut. Spas are becoming a commodity. I have to wonder, what's being done to retain customers once they come through the door?

Don't Freak Out if You Haven't Gotten the Ring Yet - Advice from an Relationship Expert

Sandy Malone | Posted 02.04.2016 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

This time of year can be rough on anyone who is hoping for an engagement ring, or has been expecting to get one for the past few months. It probably d...

My Secret BFF

Alyson Seligman | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Alyson Seligman

Let me be honest. I have a secret BFF. She's the coolest girl who I confide everything to, without judgement and with brutal honestly (okay, nearly br...

Why the Spa Industry Is Sleeping on Their Introverts

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

Despite the proliferation of introverts in the spa industry, old school methods of sales training are still being used in the industry globally. Most...

Connecting the Dots Between Therapist Training and Workplace Wellness

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

The Global Wellness Summit recently took place in Mexico City. More than 470 delegates from over 40 countries and sectors came together under the theme "Building a Better World." One of the trends, "Workplace Wellness," affects most industries where people physically come to work.

Five Ways for Savvy Spa Owners to Give Good CX

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 11.06.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

Customers want to feel special. The very act of coming to a spa indicates that they are in need of care.

No. 1 Action to Change Your Personal and Professional Challenges

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 09.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Marilyn O'Malley

I'd like to challenge you to COMMIT to doing this inner work on yourself, not TRY to do it, and see how shifts of energy and attention can uplift your life and have tremendous positive impact with your purpose in the world.

The #1 Relationship Problem, According To Therapists

SELF | Posted 09.02.2016 | Divorce
SELF

Whether you're a year into matrimonial bliss or celebrating a decade of wedlock, you'll benefit big-time from this romance wisdom. In fact, you don't even have to be hitched to learn a thing or two about love.

Why Your Spa Therapist Isn't Selling You Products

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

The last time that you visited a spa did the therapist recommend a retail product to you? If your spa's retail area is fairly extensive they probably should have. Even if you had a massage.

It's Time to Stop Shaming Those Who Struggle With Mental Illness -- Their Pain Hurts Them a Lot More Than It Hurts You

Lauren Rabin | Posted 09.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Lauren Rabin

I've found, now, that my greatest strength has come from embracing the intensity of my emotions and understanding where they come from. I understand, not only my own pain but the obligation that I have to the patients we serve. We cannot abandon them like so many of the people in their lives.

Why Massage Therapists Don't Want to Sell

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 08.28.2016 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

For many therapists in the spa industry, retail selling has negative connotations. Some massage therapists consider their vocation to have roots based in spirituality. They don't think that commerce should enter into the process.

Why Millennials Will Force Spas to Step Their Game Up

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 08.18.2016 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

Women and men between the ages of 25 to 34 are pretty glamorous people. They like to look and smell good. And they love to shop for the products which...

10 Therapy Myths That Are Just Totally WRONG (As Written By A Therapist)

YourTango | Posted 06.25.2016 | Healthy Living
YourTango

There are a lot of myths about therapy that stop people from going in for a session. Here are 10 of the most common therapy myths -- and the truth! -- straight from the mouth of a therapist.

WhyYour New Spa Product Will Probably Fail

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

My friend Cheryl (not her real name) developed a beautiful line of organic body products. She sent me samples and I was thrilled to discover that her creations where some of the best I'd ever used.

Question: Does Cognitive Behavior Therapy Include Insight?

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

Answer: Insight is always a part of cognitive therapy -- an important part, but not an end in itself. We help patients gain insight into why they ha...

For Spa Therapists the Struggle Is Real

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 05.25.2015 | Style
Linda Harding-Bond

Currently with the spa industry losing 5-30% of retail revenues from anemic sales it is clear that the time is perfect to try something new. But are the decision makers willing to embrace a brand new viewpoint that is the polar opposite from how they've been operating?

What Really Happens When Two or More Agree?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

For me, it is imperative to take the extra time and listen with your heart before agreeing any opinion expressed, and to express myself only with words of love for everyone and everything, since this will become our truth in the end.

To My Son's Autism Therapists

Rebecca Smith Masterson | Posted 02.28.2015 | Parents
Rebecca Smith Masterson

I need you to understand that every morning I wake up and hope for a breakthrough, and that every night I go to bed worrying about my son's future. This is a lot of weight to carry.

What Do Marathons and Divorce Have in Common?

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 01.03.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Most who have been through a divorce will tell you that it is a marathon, not a sprint. In order to get to the finish line without collapsing, it is helpful to have a coach guide you from beginning to end.

7 Questions People Who See A Shrink Are Tired Of Hearing

Patrice Bendig | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Patrice Bendig

If I needed physical medical treatment like an examination or surgery, I wouldn't go to my best friend just because she cares about me. The same reasoning applies to mental health care -- the experts know best.