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  • If You Always Date People Who Aren’t Good for You, Read On

    By Renée Suzanne “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” ~Stephen Covey Just a few short years ago, I sat across the table from a lovely man on a first date. It had taken a couple months to get there due to our busy schedules, but it seemed…

  • 5 Ways to Reframe Rejection

    By Marissa Walter “When the wrong people leave your life, the right things start to happen.” ~Zig Ziglar The end of a relationship triggers many grief emotions, but when a couple breaks up because one person decides that it’s over, there is a very distinct pain: the sting of rejection. It doesn’t matter whether things had…

  • Are You Really Listening? 4 Ways to Understand and Connect with People

    By Lianna G. Ruben “The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.” ~Ralph G. Nichols   My partner and I were in our first few months of a long-distance relationship. This was a new stage for us and…

  • Why Letting Go of Your Tight Grip Actually Gives You More Control

    By Keri Olson “Anything you can’t control in life is teaching you how to let go.” ~Unknown I was growing impatient. I wanted an answer about something and it just wasn’t coming, no matter how hard I tried to prod it into happening. I was growing frustrated. And I was growing frustrated with my frustrations about…

  • Love Quiz – By Adeena

    By: Advisor Adeena Want to know if you and your partner are meant to be in each others lives? Want to know if your relationship is healthy? Want to know if your partner is cheating? Want to know if you are twin flames, kindred spirits or soulmates? Take My love quiz Complete the quiz send…

  • The Difference Between Letting Go and Running Away

    By Emily Gregory “It’s about our ability to leave our death on the battlefield of life. Or having the strength and courage to give them our love and to bring them back.” ~Edward Frenkel It took me almost twenty years to realize that running away from ourselves isn’t the same as letting go. That realization, as…

  • Why It’s Okay to Be Self-Centered Sometimes

    By John Franco “We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.”  ~Herman Melville I grew up with a faith that encouraged personal sacrifice for others. Putting myself before others or desiring what they lacked was sinful. So there I was, during my teenage years, trying to be a saint, completely unselfish…

  • Transform Your Relationship by Assuming the Best Intentions

    By Betsy Talbot “Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.” ~Mildred Barthel I used to think he was out to get me. The man of my dreams was continually plotting to undermine my happiness in countless ways, all for some mysterious reason I couldn’t comprehend. “Can you give me a ride to work today?”…

  • How We Can Stop Arguing and Start Understanding Each Other

    By Sara Fabian “Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” ~Rumi One of the most common sources of conflict among people is in the way we communicate. Often times, conflicts arise because of the variety of our opinions and beliefs, and also from the way we express our thoughts…

  • 8 Quick and Easy Meditation Techniques to Calm Your Anxious Mind

    By Lori Deschene Have you ever found it hard to motivate yourself to do something that was good for you, only to eventually do it, feel amazing, and wonder why you waited so long? That’s what meditating was like for me. Even though I knew I could do it for only five minutes each day to…

  • Why We Can’t Have Healthy, Happy Relationships Without Self-Love

    By Richelle Ludwig “Worry about loving yourself instead of loving the idea of other people loving you.” ~Unknown Body image and self-love have been my biggest struggles. They’ve affected every area of my life, including relationships. I developed anorexia in high school after experiencing a number of losses in a short period of time. During my…

  • You Are Not Responsible for Anyone Else’s Emotions

    By Jill Dahl “Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.” ~Eckhart Tolle “I don’t believe you,” I jutted out my chin like a petulant toddler. Collapsing back into the tufted leather loveseat, I conceded, “I want to believe you, but I can’t.” My therapist had just explained to me that I am…

  • 3 Steps To Remove The Clutter From Your Life

    By Advisor Jessica Hello my name is Jessica. I have taken a clutter coaching course that helps you with your relationships, work environment, and so much more. I can help you understand what needs to be removed – almost like Feng Shui. Feng Shui is a Chinese form of balancing out energies which could be…

  • Think You’re Not Good Enough? How to Stop Holding Yourself Back

    “Stop holding yourself back. If you aren’t happy, make a change.” ~Unknown Growing up in a culture where physical beauty determines how successful you are in finding a job, a suitable husband, and a promising career, and most importantly, bringing honor to your family reputation, I was a disappointment to my family, especially to my mother. She…

  • 3 Questions to Ask Yourself When You Feel Unsupported in Relationships

    Many of us feel we’re not getting the support we want or deserve in relationships. Maybe we’ve never felt supported by our friends or family. Maybe we don’t feel supported by our peers or co-workers. Maybe we don’t even feel supported by our partner. This can leave us feeling drained, tired, and unhappy, like we’re moving through…

  • Ending the Cycle of Breaking Up and Getting Back Together

    “As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Almost all of my romantic relationships have had some kind of long ending. At some point I’ve gained clarity on the relationship, I’ve acknowledged the truth that it’s not working out, and then I’ve ended it. I would like to…

  • Conscious Choices We Need to Make to Attract Healthy Relationships

    By Jeremy Scott Lambert “When you have a choice to make and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice.” ~William James I have been single for most of my life; sometimes it would seem by choice, and sometimes not. In that time, I have learned and experienced a lot. Some of the things I…

  • 4 Simple Ways to Improve Our Relationships, Starting Today

    By Ohana Nery “My experience is that the teachers we need most are the people we’re living with right now.” ~Byron Katie I never had a good relationship with my father when I was younger. Sometimes he expressed his opinions in a rude way, sounding more like an attack than advice. Many times he apologized after…

  • 8 Solutions for Loneliness That Don’t Require a Romantic Relationship

    By Sue Ellson “People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.” ~Joseph F. Newton The epiphany has finally occurred. Why on earth has it taken so long? I ask myself this as I look back on the last nine years, which I have spent trying to cover up my real issue. Loneliness. After getting…

  • How I Stopped Feeling Trapped in a Life I Didn’t Want

    By Jen Picicci “Stop thinking in terms of limitations and start thinking in terms of possibilities.” ~Terry Josephson When I was in my early twenties I was lucky enough to spend about a year living just a few blocks from the beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia, but you know what I remember most distinctly from that time?…