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Stop Trying to Find Yourself, and Be Yourself

In this fast-paced, high-tech world we often feel lost, confused, and absent of meaningful connections to self and others. We’re becoming numb, deflated to the negative behavior of the housewives of stupidity and the fantasy images too often portraying our gender. Our lives spin like a revolving door and we…

What You Hold On To, Holds On To You

I became an incomplete paraplegic at the age of 22, because of a road accident. Running was the thing I loved to do most in life and it was taken away from me in a split second without warning or consultation. Meeting the man who put me in a wheelchair…

15 Ways to Interact in a Crowd — When You Hate Crowds

If you are in a relationship—or want to be—you’re sure to find yourself in a crowd of new people at some point. A friend might drag you to a singles’ mixer, your roommate might host a party with guests you don’t know, or your new partner might bring you to…

How to Give Yourself Some Love Advice

One thing we can all agree on: In the world we live in, there is no shortage of information, input, and advice … and no shortage of people dispensing it. An abundance of relationship experts and love gurus offer tips and rules for successfully pursuing romance. Some of this advice…

15 Ways to Break Out of Your Comfort Zone

You’ve heard it said that we are creatures of habit. That’s not necessarily bad, if your habits help you to be effective at work, in health, and in relationships. But often our habits and routines keep us stuck in the proverbial “comfort zone.” The term refers to doing things the same…

6 Essential Tips for Managing Your Chronic Stress

Were you aware that chronic stress is linked to the six leading causes of health issues?  Heart disease, cancer, stroke, lower respiratory disease, and accidents. Chronic stress can affect your brain, raise your blood pressure, and reduces your immunity and ability to heal. At least 75% of doctor office visits…

15 Ways to Stand Up for Yourself

One of the most salient truths about relationships is this: You teach people how to treat you. This applies to dating, work, friendships, and every other kind of relationship. All of your communication, verbal and nonverbal, accrues to show another person how you expect to be treated. That’s why it’s…

15 Ways to Assess a Potential Partner’s Emotional Health

Psychologists point out that the relationship between two people can be no healthier than the emotional health of the least healthy person. To put this in a positive context: Fabulous relationships happen when two emotionally healthy individuals get together and invest the energy to build something wonderful. Further, researchers have…

3 Ways to Relax Your Mind After a Stressful Day

You’ve been in overdrive all day — juggling logistics, people, project deadlines, and endless to-dos — or maybe putting out fires, squeezing in errands, finding lost toys, and making sure you’ve filled out all the forms for school tomorrow. All day, you eagerly anticipate finding just 30 minutes to chill…

Why Rejection Isn’t All About You

When someone you care about ends a relationship, it can evoke feelings that range from disbelief to despair and everything in between. “How could this happen?” you think.…