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What I Love About You Is...

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 03.28.2014 | 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...

Eat, Love, Live

Janet Blair Page | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Janet Blair Page

There is only one good diet -- a negativity diet. Limiting the names you call yourself and the criticism you feel will do more to take off weight than self abuse and rigid strictures.

Rare and Precious Joy

Tara Brach | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Begin by remembering to pause and savor the simple pleasures. Have the intention to hold gently the difficulties. Open your heart to the life of this moment and discover that joy is never very far away.

365 Days of You: Lazy and Loving Selfies

Bridget Fonger | Posted 09.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Bridget Fonger

I know that the true magic of this video lies in the baby's transformation from a shriveled newborn into the makings of a little man. But I'm going to let Indigo inspire me to have a looser grip on negativity and an easier slip into joy and peace.

Trust in Love

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Trusting in love does not mean assuming that someone will love you. It means confidence in the fundamentally loving nature of every person, and in the wholesome power of your own lovingness to protect you and touch the heart of others.

Peace Begins with Me: A Review of Deepak Chopra's New Book, Ask Deepak About Love and Relationships

Suna Senman | Posted 04.02.2013 | Books
Suna Senman

Ask Deepak About Love and Relationships espouses the core philosophy that we all are empowered to direct our own lives and that not only do we learn from our own experiences; we also learn from the experiences of others.

Living and Loving Your Life!

Maggie Lyon | Posted 03.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

I won't pretend to sit here and know exactly how you should go about seizing the day and loving your sparkling, precious life. Only you know what thrills and depresses you, and so much of this comes from tapping the seriously-wise voice inside.

Gratitude: As Easy As Breathing

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Gratitude reminds us to find our happiness in exceptional things, mundane things, the good things, the so-so things -- even the terrible things. Rather than focusing on what might be more, better, or different, why not start being grateful for what is in front of you right now?

Love: The Fourth Law of Spirit

Judith Johnson | Posted 09.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

Spiritual love is characterized by deep peace, freedom, and an absence of resistance or "againstness." When we love in this way, we unite and embrace the other.

Understanding: The Third Law of Spirit

Judith Johnson | Posted 08.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

Things often don't make any kind of sense when we go through them, but later we can be filled with wonder at the perfection of what has happened and how meaningful it is to us.