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4 Keys to Developing and Maintaining Friendships

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

We need friendships in our lives to supplement our existing romantic, marital or family relationships. Yet most adult friendships are based on proximity rather than on a purposeful pursuit.

Chronic Pain and Your Social Life: Ask Noah

Noah Kass | Posted 03.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

Clients with whom I've worked suffering from chronic pain symptoms often articulate to me that the most frustrating aspect of living with chronic pain is the unpredictability of the symptoms themselves.

Gentleness and Co-Dependence

Mark Nepo | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Since life can be abrupt and harsh, it's a constant challenge to meet experience without shutting down. If we're too guarded, we're never touched by what matters. On the contrary, it seems that to be touched by what matters, we need to develop our gentleness.

Purge Fear-Mongers From Your Life

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

When people come to see me for business coaching and to make personal changes in their lives, one of the first things I ask them to think about is who in their life is supportive of their goals, and who isn't.

'Please Love Me'

Tara Brach | Posted 05.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Whether grieving the loss of our own life, or another's, we each have the capacity to see past the veils of separation. If our hearts are willing, grieving becomes the gateway to loving awareness, the entry into our own awakened nature.

7 Smart Ways To Cope When Times Are Tough

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Gisonni

It's easy to feel defeated and sorry for yourself when challenges in life arise, however, you can take another approach. While you may not be able to always control what happens in life, you can always choose how to react to it.

Friends, Sensors, and Anticipated Needs

Irina Raicu | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Irina Raicu

Do your best friends know where you are in space and time, continuously? If not, apparently they haven't been doing their job.

Your Sweet Heart: A Survivor's Story

Tracey Conway | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Tracey Conway

Nothing is more important than cherishing and understanding the amazing organ that is your heart. Honor it, pamper it, and lovingly protect it. Make this Valentine's Day a special one for your sweet heart. The one inside your chest.

5 Tips For Making Lifelong Friendships

Lisa Firestone | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Holding yourself to these five standards will help you develop within yourself and will expand your potential to grow meaningful friendships throughout your life.

When You Really Love a Friend

Susan Winston | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan Winston

There are many of you who are going through the pain of dealing with the illness of a loved one. You need to keep your energy going the same way we do to help your person pull through. There is something strong about positive thinking, meditation, and the power of family and friends.

The Importance of Applause

Randi Miller | Posted 03.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Randi Miller

People often wonder aloud why other people choose to get up on stage at karaoke, or perform in front of other people in a play or give a speech at a fundraiser, and it's always difficult for me to see why it's so hard for them to understand.

The 10 Secrets To Making Lasting Change

Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D | Posted 03.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D

Learning a sound strategy about how to strengthen the behaviors that support and nourish our wishes to be healthier, happier, and more connected puts us in a position of greater personal power.

How To Stay Healthy Through The Holidays: 4 Essential Tips From Dr Dean Ornish

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 02.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

Even though the word "holiday" is supposed to evoke images of carefree fun and frolic, we all know the truth: The holiday season is one of the most stressful times of the year.

Helping Grieving Parents

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.16.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

During the first week or so following the death of someone's child, we are pretty clear about how to help that parent. I am concerned, though, that in our culture, we are at a loss for how to help these parents once the first week or so has passed.

Blogging Friendship Leads to Weight Loss

Nina Badzin | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Nina Badzin

The road to clean eating is paved in blog posts. Okay, that's probably not the case for everyone, but it worked for me.

Faking the Holiday Spirit

Wendy Lustbader | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Wendy Lustbader

Conversations that include difficulties as well as blessings bring people together. Once sorrow is expressed and comfort is received, we tend to feel better. As the burden of faking it is lifted, there is so much more energy and connection available

Making Friends Takes a Lot of Energy. Is It Worth It?

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

May you be reminded that your willingness to engage, to meet new people, to initiate the next get-together, to schedule women into your life and to foster these friendships over time is proving to raise your wellbeing! And don't we all want that?

After Acceptance

Adam Schickedanz, M.D. | Posted 02.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Adam Schickedanz, M.D.

Patients like Robert make clear that the very personal meaning patients find in their illnesses can be profoundly empowering. All too often, however, health care does not allow patients to explore the personal significance of their diseases.

Surefire Stress Relief, Part 5: Coping Through Crises by Connecting With Others

HeartMath LLC | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
HeartMath LLC

The good news is that you can create a psychological turnaround and increase your ability to cope effectively during a crisis if you work through your challenges with the help of others. One of the most important things you can do is to communicate your feelings to someone.

The Dos And Don'ts Of A Healthy Relationship

Lisa Firestone | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When it comes to their intimate relationships, individuals can make any decision they want about monogamy, as long as this decision is mutually agreed upon by both partners.

Strong vs. Weak Links

Amanda Slavin | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Slavin

I gravitate toward certain people. I meet tons of people and usually end up loving most of them, but some pull me in deeper immediately. I get an instant connection that I can't deny or ignore; it doesn't make perfect sense but just happens.

After Sandy: 4 Heart-Mending Principles To Help You Cope

Aditi Nerurkar, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Aditi Nerurkar, MD

Mother nature has left many of us feeling as powerless and damaged as our external world. ut as we mop up the mess, we ought to survey our internal landscape with as much concern. Just like the dangling crane in midtown Manhattan, your emotional well-being hinges on it.

Together We Can Do What We Cannot Do Alone!

Helene Lerner | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Helene Lerner

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I have learned a lot from the cancer survivors I have interviewed. I am reminded of the real value of life, how precious it is, and how unimportant our mundane challenges really are.

An Instant Friend

Jimmy Demers | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Jimmy Demers

I once heard that souls travel in packs, and the longer I live, the more I believe this to be true. How else can you explain an instant friend?

Does Technology Make Us Afraid Of Intimacy?

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 11.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Craig Malkin

We're all a little anxious about intimacy, aren't we? After all, letting people in is inherently risky. Which means that even though we won't all go to extremes, everyone's at risk for the occasional retreat -- and technology offers plenty of places to hide.