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Opinion and Invective On The World of Dating and Relationships

How to Stay Hopeful, Even When it’s Really, Really Hard

We all know dating can be disappointing. Yet there’s a big difference between feeling bummed about a great first date who never contacts you again and taking that short mental taxi ride to hopelessness territory. One reaction passes within a few hours, and the other can last days, generating overwhelming feelings and defeating thoughts that […]

From Stress to Serenity: 7 Ways to Ease Your Anxieties

Today’s guest blog comes from author and YourTango relationship expert Ms. Moreah Vestan, who shares some excellent ways to get yourself out of stressful moments. I really like the idea of 10 minute hourly breaks – set on a timer! It is sort of like recess for adults. We’re all very human. Sometimes we have stress […]

‘I Want My Kids to Be Proud of Me.’

“It is not enough to be well-intentioned: one must strive to put those intentions into action in a capable way. One must consider the effect his actions will have on others. Looked at like this, to persist in ignorance is itself dishonorable.” Andrew Cohen I’ve started to see a theme amongst the men and women […]

How to Know Whether it’s Real Love or Just ‘Fairy Tale’ Romance

Ahhh, expectations! Many of us have grown up believing that falling in love might be a bit like the fairy tales we’ve witnessed on the big screen. In today’s guest blog, author and relationship expert Nancy Pina describes the difference between the two and gives us all a little reality check. The hugely popular Disney movie […]

Breaking News: It’s Not Only Celebrity Marriages That End

This is what I have been seeing and hearing pretty much everywhere this week: “I wonder what really happened with Gwyneth and Chris?!” “Another celebrity couple bites the dust.” “Those Hollywood marriages never last.” “Gwyneth and Chris: What is at stake?!” It kind of drives me crazy that we all go a bit insane when […]

Gary Zukav: How to Find ‘The One’ by Connecting with Your Own Soul

Some days I really love my job — like days when I get to spend time on the phone with spiritual teachers like Gary Zukav. The New York Times bestselling author of ‘The Seat of the Soul’ is celebrating the 25th anniversary edition of his book in fitting fashion, appearing on “Super Soul Sunday” with his […]

‘Bad with Money?’ 5 Ways to Leave Your Financial Baggage Behind

Today’s guest blog comes from financial expert Jane Honeck, who challenges us to really think about money in a different way. I think understanding first where our baggage comes from is the biggest step in leaving it behind. Money Baggage: It’s not what you think. It’s not living paycheck to paycheck. It’s not your mounting credit card debt. And […]

How to Overcome the ‘Morning Blues’

Today’s guest blog is perfect for a Monday – the beginning of a brand new week. Psychologist Dr. Lisa Kaplin discusses how we can change the course of each day by doing a bit of reprogramming to our brains. Love the idea of waking up and instantly going to gratitude instead of gripes! Do you start […]

Because I’m Happy…

I love when positive anthems like Pharrell Williams’ Happy come along. They remind me about what is so much more important than my stress, anxieties or worries of the moment. Choosing to be happy, focus on what and who is good in your life and your blessings creates a much more content and fulfilled existence. Here are […]

Finding the Courage to Make a Change

Today’s post is from one of my favorite people, Barbara Waxman. Below, she recounts a story and interaction she had with a client who knew in her heart she needed to make a big change — but was having a hard time admitting this to herself. That is often the scariest part of change…admitting that something […]

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