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The Secret To Having More Ecstatic Moments

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

If I'm not fully present with my heart completely open, then the above experiences will not feel ecstatic and luminous. Ecstatic moments occur only when you are fully present in each moment, with your heart completely open to all that life offers -- both the wonderful and the painful.

The New(er) Normal

Anthony Romeo | Posted 03.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Romeo

If I had ovaries, I think it would be safe to say they've been aching. I want a baby. I want a baby very, very badly.

How to Recover From a Broken Heart: 10 Tips

Joyce Marter | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Joyce Marter

When that love is not reciprocated or sustained, it can be devastatingly sad, like a death. Like a flower that yearns for the sun until it blossoms completely, until every last petal drops, heartbreak leaves you feeling turned inside out.

It Gets Better - No Really It Does

Amelia Shroyer | Posted 03.19.2014 | Divorce
Amelia Shroyer

One of the most cliché things people say when something bad happens is, "you're going to come out of this even stronger." How can something so tru...

Is Heartbreak Harder On Men Or Women?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce

Watch any number of rom-coms and you would get the idea that it's women who suffer most after a breakup. (You know the clichés we're thinking of: th...

The Sacred Art of Listening -- Nourishing Loving Relationships

Tara Brach | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Whether it's the communicating between different tribes or religions, ethnicities, racial groups or different generations, we need to listen. The more we understand, the less we fear -- the less we fear, the more we trust and the more we trust, the more love can flow.

How To Be Young And Alive In 2014

Christine Deakers | Posted 03.06.2014 | Women
Christine Deakers

Being a nebulous 20-something means freedom, but it's also frightening. You're halfway between being an idiot baby and a fully-formed human with hobbies and a spice rack.

Advice for Women Dealing With Heartache

Emma Nicholson | Posted 03.02.2014 | Women
Emma Nicholson

My 18-year-old daughter is going through a really rough time these days and my heart is just breaking for her. I do not know how to fix her troubles but I did share with her these traditional ways of dealing with a crisis situation.

7 Signs It's Time To End Your Relationship

Debra Rogers | Posted 02.22.2014 | Divorce
Debra Rogers

Don't turn a blind eye to the warning signs he's giving you. Instead, it's time to dump those dingy rose-colored glasses and get yourself a fabulous new pair. Here are seven signs that it's time to end your relationship and take loving care of yourself.

Tips for Breakups, Heartaches and Sadness

Ashley Turner | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Ashley Turner

The heart is precious. Love is our most vulnerable, tender temple of self. When we are wounded, heartbroken, disappointed or sad it is crucial that we go the extra mile to treat ourselves with upmost respect.

Reasons to Drink #1: We Drink to Forget

Dan Miles | Posted 02.14.2014 | Comedy
Dan Miles

Alcohol is there when we need it, when we're at our best; good friends, great food, amazing views. Unfortunately it's also there when we're not.

Gift to the Soul: The Space of Presence

Tara Brach | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

For many of us this is a season when it feels that we are going faster and faster. Everything's racing, through school semesters, wrapping up work com...

Lessons From Kayaking: Finding a Way to Be With Fear

Tara Brach | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

The key to being with fear is in contacting what is here now, rather than trying to push it away. Here's a story from the river that helps us understand that. In kayaking, you learn about what is called a keeper hole.

The Only Breakup Advice You'll Ever Need

The Huffington Post | Ashley Reich | Posted 11.27.2013 | Divorce

"You'll get through this." Sound familiar? After a breakup, well-meaning friends tend to offer this and other cliché sentiments (think: "You're be...

How I Went From Knot to Noose

Dr. Andra Brosh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Dr. Andra Brosh

My ex and I made a pact that neither of us would remarry. I know you're probably thinking that this is ridiculously juvenile and delusional, but it worked for us... until last week when he told me he had proposed to his girlfriend.

The Battle of the Broken-Hearted: How to Get From Empowered Victim to Being an Empowered You!

Betsy Chasse | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Betsy Chasse

When we determinedly look for something, we find it in reality or often through our perceived projections. We are quite adept at proving ourselves right. We are excellent at selecting the evidence needed to fulfill that which we believe to be true.

Absolute Cooperation With the Inevitable

Tara Brach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Aligning with what is here is a way of practicing presence. It allows us to respond to our world with creativity and compassion.

4 Ways to Move On After a Break Up

Tamara Star | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Tamara Star

At this point, if it's truly over, you're going to need to take action. There comes a day when we must put away the ice cream, wash our tear-stained faces and realize it's time to come to terms with the hard, cold fact that it's over and life must go on sans our pajamas.

Learning to Wait: How West Coast Swing Dancing Taught Me Patience

Susan Rosenzweig | Posted 12.23.2013 | Women
Susan Rosenzweig

When my neighbor and fellow salsa-lover suggested we sign up for Latin ballroom dance lessons, I immediately agreed. It was exactly what I needed. I took to it like a fish that had been starved of water its whole life.

Beyond Anxiety

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 12.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Being present and mindful means that we need to learn to lovingly and compassionately manage our painful feelings rather than avoid them. When you learn to have compassion for your feelings, then you can stay present in your body and learn about what your feelings are telling you.

A Series Of Small Heartbreaks

Dagmara Domińczyk | Posted 11.26.2013 | Women
Dagmara Domińczyk

I don't wilt in the aftermath and this is a new and hopeful thing. I can, in fact, exist without him, and without the others. It is a lesson learned: the heart regenerates with the best of them. The road to love is a winding one, 'til you reach the end and you reach The One.

The Transforming Power of Mindful Prayer

Tara Brach | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

When the pain is deep, the more fully we touch it, the more fully we release ourselves prayerfully into boundless, compassionate presence.

7 Tools to Repair Your Broken Heart

Dr. Andra Brosh | Posted 11.23.2013 | Divorce
Dr. Andra Brosh

I pride myself on being able to resolve most issues that come up in my life. I generally have the right tools, and I'm successful in making a repair or finding a solution. As a matter of fact, there have been very few circumstances in my life that I haven't been able to "fix."

4 Truths About the *F* Word

Dr. Andra Brosh | Posted 11.16.2013 | Divorce
Dr. Andra Brosh

I don't know about you, but when my marriage was ending the word forgiveness sounded like a dirty word. The very suggestion of forgiveness made me bristle with anger and I equated forgiveness with absolution.

10 New Steps to Getting Unstuck by Forgiving

Dr. Karin L. Smithson | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

"Giving forth" is a powerful spiritual step of change. Reinforcing this emotional chapter of your journey will be important as your mind, body and spirit learn to function in a new way.