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Emotional Maturity

Shaping an Empathic Tomorrow

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 09.12.2014 | Parents
Devishobha Ramanan

It was a usual evening. After finishing with the homework, I was ushering the kids out the door for their playtime when I suddenly felt a sharp, debilitating pain in my abdomen. I staggered to the couch and slumped into it.

3 Moments When The 'Big Picture' Matters Most

Donna Labermeier | Posted 07.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

When you are able to see the big picture and realize what is actually going on, you will quietly and calmly become the master of your own life. Your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors will carefully calibrate themselves with clarity, peace, understanding, and truth in order to define a happy life.

Imagine Finding Yourself in a State of Bliss

Jean Grossman | Posted 02.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Jean Grossman

Consciousness came first, awareness came next. Maturity followed. I am sure the answers to what maturity is would be different for each of us, but answering that helped me identify my values and my goals.

Déjà vu All Over Again?

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 12.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

Though seasons are pretty consistent and recognizable when they cycle back through, there is one thing that is different -- sometimes dramatically different: us.

Empowered Living: Make The Right Choices For Your Future Self

Michael Neill | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

The guidance of our wisdom is always available to us, but at times can be a bit hard to hear amidst the noisy chatter of our fearful thoughts. But once we do begin to hear it and understand its significance, there's no going back.

Be Authentic: Checking In With Others Can Save A Relationship

Melissa Van Rossum | Posted 10.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Melissa Van Rossum

Authentic self-development and confidence empowers a belief in one's self. And any kind of puffery will wither you to the core over time, leaving you alone and frightened.

Treating Men Like 4-Year-Olds

Yashar Ali | Posted 08.18.2012 | Women
Yashar Ali

Excusing men from explicitly apologizing or expressing emotion is equating trying with doing. The two are not equal.

Bound by the Surprise of Our Glory Days

Nikki Luongo | Posted 07.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Nikki Luongo

High school for some people, who weren't bullied the previous three years in middle school, was awesome -- the parties, the friends, new experiences. ...

The Blame Cycle: Why We Still Act Like We're In Kindergarten

Carl Alasko | Posted 05.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Carl Alasko

We tend to view blame as a necessary behavior, a way to seek justice, a synonym for accountability or responsibility. But it's none of these.

Characteristics of Highly-Sensitive People

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD | Posted 03.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD

Many of our writers, creators, inventors, imaginaries, discoverers, and people who have contributed greatly to this world may fall in the category of highly sensitive. We need more of these people and we need to encourage them to unleash their potential.

How To Turn Romance Into Lifelong Love

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

In our fast paced lives, do we really have time for marriage, for keeping alive the spark of romance in the longer term? Is it worth it?