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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.

Get Out of the Race and on the Roller Coaster to Divorce Recovery

Dr. Andra Brosh | Posted 10.20.2013 | Divorce
Dr. Andra Brosh

If you are divorced, or in the process, BEWARE! Not of your ex-spouse, but of self-help "gurus" promising you a quick fix or time limited recovery program guaranteed to get you over the heartbreak of divorce.

Do You Sometimes Feel Invisible?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 10.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

As you learn to see yourself through the eyes of your higher self, you can begin to reclaim the truth of who you are -- a beautiful, magnificent, individualized expression of the divine, living in your earthly body.

Why Men Appear to Make a Speedier Recovery Post Divorce

Dr. Andra Brosh | Posted 09.16.2013 | Divorce
Dr. Andra Brosh

The gender wars around emotional recovery have been going on for decades, with the false beliefs that men aren't as deeply affected by divorce as women, and that they don't seek help to process their feelings as often.

WATCH: Heartbreak Coach Shares Her Secrets

Posted 07.16.2013 | Divorce

Everybody knows that breaking up is hard to do. Enter the breakup coach, a new kind of therapist tasked with helping heartbroken people recuperate....

Can Sad Music Actually Heal Your Broken Heart?

Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living

By Madeline Vann, MPH Danielle Grant, a 31-year-old chemical engineering student, put John Denver’s seriously sad “I’m Sorry” and Bruno M...

7 Healthy Ways To Cope With Breakup Stress

Posted 06.15.2013 | Women

Whether the relationship lasted three weeks or three years, breakups can leave us feeling heartbroken, lost and even physically ill. While there's no ...

The 5 Stages of Emotional Triage for the Divorced, Betrayed, Broken-Hearted, and Discarded

Dr. Andra Brosh | Posted 08.13.2013 | Divorce
Dr. Andra Brosh

When the hurt is internal, the tendency is to slip under the radar and "pretend" that everything is okay. However, the level of your hurt runs deep, and it has to heal in the same way cuts, scratches, and bruises would.

Tristan Prettyman -- Musician, Writer, Woman: Part Two

Maria Burnham | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts
Maria Burnham

A few weeks back I posted a blog about singer-songwriter Tristan Prettyman. Not only is she a talented writer and musician, but she is also a growing woman who has embraced love, heartbreak, and life, and she is not afraid to share her experiences with those around her.

'No One Ever Told Me It Would Be Like This'

Myra Evans | Posted 07.22.2013 | Parents
Myra Evans

I tried to hear what was wrong in between the sobs, but she only managed to get a few words out between the tears. She was gasping for air. My heart sank. I had 12 trustees waiting for me to finish a presentation on a $1 billion asset allocation strategy.

Tristan Prettyman-Musician, Writer, Woman-Talks About Love: Part One

Maria Burnham | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts
Maria Burnham

Today I had the privilege to chat with singer-songwriter Tristan Prettyman about life, love, heartache, and what it feels like to be a woman in her early 30's.

Ask Michael Cohen: How to Deal With a Break-Up

Michael Cohen | Posted 07.03.2013 | Style
Michael Cohen

So there you are, probably making some spring salad, and he walks in and dumps you when all this time you probably wanted him to put a ring on it. There is never a good time to break-up with anyone, but consider it a gift.

Juddy Talt Discusses His Break-Ups in the New Film Language of a Broken Heart

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Juddy Talt, the actor/writer who wrote and stars in the new film "Language of a Broken Heart" thinks he's really funny. Oh wait, he is.