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Emotional Constipation: An Adult Disease?

Tami Shaikh | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tami Shaikh

As adults do we just become emotionally constipated, is it an age-related characteristic? Do we lock up our insecurities and joys because we fear what people will think? Aside from all the other physical changes that we deal with, do we become more protective of our feelings?

A Candid Effort to Help

Phu Nguyen | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Phu Nguyen

My happy days don't give me immunity from depression, nor does my very abundant life. Beauty, money, fame, and even hordes of admirers don't keep anyone safe from this mental illness. It can affect anyone, and when it does, we need help.

Life Lessons From the Velveteen Rabbit

Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D. ABPP | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D. ABPP

My answer now to people when they ask how it feels to become an empty nester. I tell them that I feel like I have completed the most important phase of my life. I tell them that I loved until it hurt, that I knew I couldn't break because somebody needed me to be strong.

When Are You Going to Stop Punishing Me?

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

What a great question! I wish I heard more people asking it. I want to explore the process of punishment. The process of punishment shows up in m...

Are You My Soulmate?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Having relationship upsets and disappointments doesn't necessarily mean that we're a mismatch. These things happen, even in the best partnerships and they are not indicators that we're not meant to be together. They are part of the process. The real question has to do with whether or not each of us is willing to learn and grow ourselves into whole, loving human beings.

The One Phrase We Should Stop Using

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

If you've ever been on the receiving end of these words, you know that the last thing that you feel like doing upon hearing them is to drop your guard and open your heart. Ironically, that's probably exactly what the person delivering these words is trying to get you to do.

The Death of Tax Preparer Regulation - Finding a Good Tax Preparer Just Got a Little Bit Harder

Mark Steber | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Earlier this week the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) declined to file a petition with the Supreme Court to appeal a recent series of rulings thereby s...

5 Lessons Learned In 36 Years Of Marriage

Richard Greenberg | Posted 07.08.2014 | Weddings
Richard Greenberg

After 36 years of marriage and four children, I believe that being a good parent requires setting a good example -- and having a positive relationship with your spouse is the first, most important step in creating a model for loving interaction.

Forgiveness, Loving and Responsibility

Sondra Kornblatt | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Sondra Kornblatt

Forgiveness, you think, might be a good idea. But you may not know how to get there from here.

What I Love About You Is...

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

In a healthy, loving, long-term relationship we have to continuously and consciously choose to fall in love with our partner. It's an ongoing choice....

My Valentine Wish for All

David Kanegis | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
David Kanegis

Dear Saint Valentine, I have heard many tales about you, and I'm not sure which are true. But no matter, I'm just glad you made your mark and that th...

How Rewarding Is Love? Some Clues From Neuroscience

Dr. Judson Brewer | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judson Brewer

Not caught up in the personal highs and lows of romance, people like Mother Theresa and the Dalai Lama have a track record of getting a lot of work done -- for the benefit of many, many people. Do the experiential differences between selfless and 'attached' love also show up in the brain?

There Are Many Ways to Say 'I Love You'

Judith Johnson | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

The best ways to say "I love you" rise out of simply paying attention and allowing creative expressions to emerge from your heart. The very best ones touch the other person's heart -- the gift is authentically received.

Lunch Letters: The Little Things We Can Do to Brighten Our Child's Day

Jason P. Stadtlander | Posted 04.12.2014 | Parents
Jason P. Stadtlander

Write your kids some notes and stick them in their lunch. You never know what impact you have in their lives with such a small thing that takes no time at all.

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!"

3 Parenting Tips This Grandma Wants You to Hear

Janie Emaus | Posted 03.23.2014 | Parents
Janie Emaus

One of the most important jobs in the world, if not the most important, is that of being a parent. And yet, unlike other tasks and endeavors, it does not come with a training manual.

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.

Broken Lives and Open Hearts

Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D. | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D.

This week will mark the 34th anniversary of the accident that resulted in my quadriplegia, and I have been reflecting about how life happens and then ...

What It Means to Be Loving

Lisa Firestone | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

While love seems to be a universally valued attribute, defining love in behavioral terms can be a challenging undertaking.

Qualities of an Ideal Parent

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Robert C. Jameson

If you were to create an ideal parent, what qualities would s/he have? What would they look like? What would they say or do?

Put the Toilet Seat Down! How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You?

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

My two favorite affirmations are: "Oh boy, more fun!" and "I love this!" No matter what's going on in my life, I challenge myself to say, "Oh boy, more fun" or "I love this!" Check it out and see how the world around you responds.

Do We Love Enough?

Rev. Peg Nowling Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Peg Nowling Williams

Young people have told me they want worship that is meaningful. Either way, they want it to be about being part of something that matters; they want to be challenged to think.

Ode to the Elasticity of the Mother Heart

Miriam Mason Martineau | Posted 12.04.2013 | Parents
Miriam Mason Martineau

I didn't realize, until having my own daughter, just how incredibly elastic, how flexible my mother's heart had to be, to love so deeply and to let go so fully.

Don't Apologize for Loving Someone -- Not Ever

James Russell Lingerfelt | Posted 12.03.2013 | Books
James Russell Lingerfelt

We can love, love, love but sometimes that love isn't returned. That's not our fault. To love or not to love is a choice. We chose to love. They chose not to. This does not mean we are unlovable or unworthy of love.

Light Go On -- Part XI -- Presents

Thomas Bähler | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

Great Spirit faith is the right word faith came into my life brought into my life by you and I have faith that you will bring me more presents than...