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Looking for Trust in All the Wrong Places

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Relationships don't begin with trust. Trust is built day-by-day by two people who demonstrate trust-worthiness through their words and actions.

When Being Wrong Is Right

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

When people hurt or frighten us and the differences between us erupt in anger, we have an opportunity to practice and strengthen these qualities.

If You Really Loved Me, You Would...

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

We control to get love and avoid pain, yet by controlling rather than loving ourselves and others, we create the very pain we are trying to avoid. The negative aspects of your relationship and your expectations are fertile areas for exploration within yourself and with your partner.

Sexual Rejection From Your Partner Damages Your Self-Esteem

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

When your partner consistently avoids sex and intimacy, or on the rare occasion when they are willing, are obviously doing so reluctantly -- the accumulations of repeated rejections are likely to have a big impact on your self-esteem.

Why 'It's Not You, It's Me' Isn't the Worst Breakup Excuse

Christina Scribner | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Christina Scribner

Sometimes a person will sacrifice their happiness to make a better future for the both of you. This is called bravery.

Domestic Violence, Part 1

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

What is it? What are the stages? And, how can it be prevented? Domestic violence is a nice clinical name for a battering relationship or a relati...

Lost Your Mojo?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 05.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Being in touch with our yearning, and anchoring our desire, is not an event, but an ongoing process. In taking it on we strengthen our motivation. And for whatever our heart desires, that's always a good thing.

Creating Love and Joy in Your Life -- More or Less

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

Most people say they want more love and joy in their lives, but they are often confused on how to create these experiences. What can we do, in very practical terms, to create more love and joy in our lives?

What Happened to Our Primary Agreements?

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

We often have several "primary agreements" in our intimate relationships. We agree to take care of each other, as well as to be nice, to protect and not to hurt each other. "I've got your back! I wont hurt you, and I wont let any one else hurt you! You're safe with me!"

The Top Four Reasons Spouses Cheat -- And What To Do About It

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 03.05.2014 | Divorce
Robert C. Jameson

No matter what resolution you decide, to repair the relationship or to end the relationship, at some point in time, the acceptance process comes into play. How can you accept that your life has been turned upside-down?

Jealousy

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

We can't control anything or anyone outside of ourselves. We can only control how we react or how we respond to what is going on outside of ourselves. So when something happens, we can either contract or expand. It's a choice.

Apologies and Forgiveness: Ramping Up the Reality Factor

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

Saying you are sorry takes a lot of courage because it makes you vulnerable. I know being vulnerable is scary, but if you think about it, it's the price you pay for hurting someone. No one likes to apologize, but no one likes to be hurt either.

The Anatomy of Hurt

Naomi Kehati Bronner | Posted 11.09.2013 | Women
Naomi Kehati Bronner

The jungle of relationships in which we all live is filled with opportunities to feel incompetent, unworthy, flawed and wronged. But when such a troubled and chronic dynamic evolves between two people at home or work, both make it possible.

10 Factors That Promote Intimacy

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Relationships and people require intimacy in order to thrive. When we make the effort to give attention to bringing the conditions into our relationship that encourage and promote intimacy, it's not only our relationships that benefit but our lives in general.

Sticks and Stones

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 08.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Nate Holzapfel

You are the only person with the power to control yourself. Being you is more than just your favorite color or your favorite food, it's about becoming the person you are capable of being. Creating the real you can be a life-long journey.

3 Ways To Shut Down The Anxiety Machine

Posted 11.26.2012 | OWN

By Sarah Elizabeth Richards When we build physical strength, we typically break down our muscles first -- causing tiny tears in their fibers so...

Soul-Talk: How To Avoid Any More Secret Hurts

Russell Bishop | Posted 10.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

When I can hold the difference in my consciousness, when I can recognize the Divine in the other as independent from the choices the personality might make, I find my life is easier, characterized by more grace, acceptance and loving.

WATCH: 5 Guys Get Shot With 21,000 Paintballs To Represent Child Poverty Death Rate

Matt Jones | Posted 10.08.2012 | Impact
Matt Jones

Extremely large numbers are often difficult to comprehend. We constantly talk big figures--100,000 attend a rally, 1 billion watch the Olympics on tel...

Soul-Talk: How To Heal Your Secret Hurt

Russell Bishop | Posted 10.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

If you have ever trampled all over someone, either intentionally or unintentionally, and later regretted your actions, then perhaps you understand the value of forgiveness.

Why Did My Family Choose My Ex Over Me?

Lisa Marie Wilson | Posted 08.06.2012 | Divorce
Lisa Marie Wilson

I'm more of a take sides kinda gal. I want the line in the sand, and I want my people on my beach. Unfortunately, that's not the way my family sees it. Their motto is, "Once family, always family."

Why I Can't/Couldn't Watch/Listen to the State of the Union Address

Carol Smaldino | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

Tonight I'm claiming my right to be outside "the" room because it seems like a distraction, it seems like hype, like another sporting event.

Some Hurts Are More Than Skin Deep

Serita Jakes | Posted 11.06.2011 | Religion
Serita Jakes

We often shy away from things that may help us because of what other people may think. You cannot continue to be tormented on the inside, so that you look perfect on the outside.

How You Can Forgive Your Ex-Spouse

Deborah Moskovitch | Posted 09.22.2014 | Divorce
Deborah Moskovitch

Forgiveness and letting go are topics that often arise in my divorce consulting practice.

What do you consider a friendship-killer?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

It isn't easy to know when to draw the line and give up on a friendship. There's a natural tendency to overlook and ignore little signs that something...

Bellevue Fourth Of July Parade: Spooked Horses Run Into Crowd, Injure 24 In Iowa

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BELLEVUE, Iowa -- Two runaway horses pulling a wagon trampled spectators at a small-town Fourth of July parade, killing a 60-year-old woman and injuri...