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Are You Present In Your Life? Banish Busyness and Start Living Your Soul Signature

Panache Desai | Posted 07.15.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Panache Desai

Your kids have piano, soccer, football, tutoring. You're working 45+ hours a week. Your friends want you to attend their dinner party. You're chairing...

The Essence Galvanizer

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Lemon juice opens up flavors. Whip up a meal and smell/taste for yourself. When life hands you the proverbial lemon, you learn to discern the comp...

Overwhelmed? 7 Strategies for Restoring Balance

Amanda Gore | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

I don't know about you, but I am convinced the world is spinning faster. I almost never seem to have nothing to do. Or to have caught up on the seem...

Deconstructing the Fear of Rejection: What Are We Really Afraid Of?

John Amodeo, PhD | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
John Amodeo, PhD

Being human, we long to be accepted and wanted. It hurts to be rejected and to experience loss. If our worst fear materializes -- if our catastrophic fantasy becomes a reality and we're rejected -- our organism has a way of healing if we can trust our natural healing process

Forgive or Forget It

Mark Matousek | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

Friendships are the great overlooked love affairs of our lives. On the hierarchy of emotional connections, we place even our dearest friends several rungs beneath lovers and family, and only slightly higher than colleagues, all too often, in the pecking order of who gets attention.

'America's Favorite Guest', Bill Murray, Strikes Again

Kipp Friedman | Posted 07.29.2014 | Comedy
Kipp Friedman

Steubenville, Ohio --Bill Murray, the peripatetic star of Caddyshack, crashed a birthday party for five-year-old Caitlyn Kelly, disrupting the Frozen-...

Are You Ready for Change?

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

When I look back on the most transformative times of my life, they have always come when I had the faith to let go of what I'd always thought was right in the hope that I'd find a better right. Simply willing change in my life is not sufficient -- there are a few critical habits I have to foster so that this transformation can enter my life.

Differences Aren't Inherently Problematic

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Differences can be used as a means of creating greater awareness, appreciation and understanding of each other's unique perspectives. It is, after all, our differences more than our similarities that attracted us to each other in the first place.

Tough Girls Finish Last -- Find Out How to Finish First!

Heather Strang | Posted 06.21.2014 | Women
Heather Strang

I valued being independent but hated the thought that my options were to either let my relationship define me (from my grandmother's generation) or be so tough I only attracted a man who followed me around like a lost puppy (the wounded feminine from my mother's generation).

Verbal Safe Haven

Lianna Serko | Posted 06.18.2014 | College
Lianna Serko

I think it is human nature for people to be wary of the way others perceive and interpret their thoughts. And I think that this is the root of the trend to tend towards expressing our beliefs in terms of "feeling" rather than "thinking."

5 Things You Will Discover on the Other Side of Your Fears

Peter Field | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Peter Field

When we feel afraid, our primary human instinct is to run from the source of our fear. But fear is such a powerful emotion, and it is not easily shunned.

Has Your Flirt-Texting Turned Into Cheating?

Loren Ridinger | Posted 06.07.2014 | Women
Loren Ridinger

Flirty texts and emails may never become physical, but that doesn't mean you're not having an affair.

Feel Your Feelings and Improve Your Health, Happiness and Relationships

Heather Strang | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Strang

The truth is no emotion surfaces from something outside of us -- it can only come up if it is already within us. People, places and situations don't make us feel anything; we choose to feel through our perceptions and through our conditioned filters.

How I Want to Be Treated If I Develop Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 04.23.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I want to be treated with respect, which means people should not talk about me negatively in my presence. If I am 'still there' I may understand every word even if I don't talk anymore. I will also want people to knock before entering my room and preserve my dignity.

Just Hang in There -- But For How Long?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The need to be willing to raise the difficult questions, express concerns, share feelings, and confront issues directly and openly is the best way to prevent the possibility of a long drawn out deterioration of your marriage

Amazing Grace

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

My recovery from work addiction helped me to see that my issues were not unique to me. I was able to put things into a perspective that enabled me to recognize the cultural, social and institutional factors that contribute to the dysfunction that showed up at home and in the workplace.

5 Steps to Rock Your Life and Live Your Truth

Heather Strang | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Strang

Only you know, deep inside of you, the path and the way that is best for you. When you do the above, you will have such clear and consistent access to your truth you'll never need to ask anyone else what to do or where to go next.

The Simple Process That Will Lead To Better Mindfulness

Kripalu | Posted 02.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

Often in the yoga world, you'll hear directions like, "Let it go," "Relax," "Breathe into it." These all sound lovely, but when I'm in a wound-up state, they strike me as abstract, unattainable, and a tad annoying. Let what go, where? Relax? Thanks, I'll get right on that. And breathe into what?

How Does Disgust Affect Memory?

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.27.2014 | Science
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Emotional experiences clearly affect memory. At the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy many people shared their memories of whe...

The Cost and Benefits of Emotional Honesty

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

One of the main factors that sets great relationships apart from merely good ones is the depth of emotional intimacy. There are, of course other factors that contribute but authenticity, vulnerability and deep emotional connectedness are right up there at the top of the list.

Eliminate Your Negative Emotions, Keep Your Positive Emotions

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

As I've explained in many posts in the past, it is possible to get rid of almost all your emotional stress and suffering by getting rid of your negati...

The Three Magic Words

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Following these guidelines won't guarantee a successful result every time, but doing so will make that outcome more likely. Non-reactive listening and non-blaming speaking are learned skills that can be cultivated with practice.

9 Steps To Self-Acceptance

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Sharing love is the most fulfilling experience in life, but you need to be filled with love in order to have love to share. Learning to love yourself is what fills you with love.

Doing vs. Being

Mary Pritchard | Posted 12.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

Instead of looking at your day as an endless to do list, what if you started each day with a question: "At the end of the day, how do I want to feel?" After you ponder that one, you can ask yourself, "What will make me feel that way?"

Write What You Know

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

As a physician, forensic psychiatrist and novelist, it would be easy for me to write about medicine, psychiatry and courtrooms -- all of which have been, or are still, part of my life and experiences.