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  • I’ve Been Hurt Deeply Before. How Can I Restore My Faith in Relationships?

    By Celestine Chua Dear Celes, I don’t remember how I found you and your blog. What I remember is how touched I felt when I read your series “How to Move On from a Heartbreak.” At that time I was in a similar ambiguous romantic-yet-not-in-a-relationship position that you were in with G, and successfully moved on from it….

  • The Problem with Forgiveness and What I Now Do Instead

    By Annette Roberts “Change is the end result of all true learning.” ~Leo Buscaglia I cringe writing this. I have eaten so much humble pie that my pants don’t fit. This was a really hard lesson to learn. I had a forgiveness problem. When I was a kid, I learned to say sorry when I messed…

  • Why Failed Relationships Aren’t Actually Failures: 5 Lessons on Love That Doesn’t Last

    By Melissa Pennel “Tis better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.” ~Lord Alfred Tennyson I’ve always loved relationships—the euphoria of early romance, the comfort of built intimacy, and the experience of adventuring through life with someone else. While there are some pretty snazzy parts of being single, I was a…

  • 8 Stages of a Twin Flame Connection

    By: Advisor Adeena Stage One- Desire To Find Each Other  This is the first stage. You may have experienced bad relationship after bad relationship, struggling to understand why you have not found happiness with “The One” that doesn’t yet exist in your life. You wonder if there is better out there you wonder when you…

  • If Only I Knew My Worth…

    By Sara Fabian “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” ~Albert Einstein Looking back on my past, I see that I have spent most of my precious time striving to improve myself instead of celebrating…

  • 3 Things That Cause Unhealthy Food Cravings & How to Stop Them

    By Arantxa Mateo “Reminder: food is fuel, not therapy.” ~Unknown I learned about food cravings at a young age. My parents divorced when I was six years old. My older brother and I ended up living in another city with our grandmother. We used to spend long hours alone, and we learned soon enough how food…

  • A Little Appreciation Can Go a Long Way in Your Relationships

    By Tara Massan “There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than bread.” ~Mother Teresa I’ve been in a relationship with my boyfriend for over four years. We’ve had our fair share of great times and not so pretty moments, but this summer our relationship was put to the test. During that time,…

  • How to Keep Your Marriage or Relationship Strong and Beat the Statistics

    By Marwan Jamal “Good relationships don’t just happen. They take time, patience, and two people who truly want to be together.” ~Unknown You can`t take it anymore. Life’s getting boring, you fight over everything, your relationship has lost its spark, and you can’t look each other in the eye without feeling regret. Many marriages and relationships get…

  • 5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Start Looking For Love

    By Aska Kolton “Don’t rush into any kind of relationship. Work on yourself. Feel yourself, experience yourself and love yourself. Do this first and you will soon attract that special loving other.” ~Russ Von Hoelscher Being in love is awesome. Sharing your life with someone special who gets you, adores you, and loves you for who…

  • What to Do When You Want to Feel Closer to Your Partner

    By Hannah Brooks “By letting our deep longing for love and connectedness be exposed…[we are] opening up the channel through which love can enter.” ~John Welwood When we feel disconnected from our romantic partner what we often want most is to genuinely feel their love again, to feel connected. And yet, it can be so difficult to…

  • What Annoys Us About Others Can Teach Us About Ourselves

    By José de la Torre “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” ~Carl Jung When my wife and I had children, little did we know that we’d be creating little bundles of nerves. Between my wife’s depression and my own anxiety, we created two anxiety-ridden, depressed balls of mess, and then some. Don’t get…

  • There’s Nothing Wrong With Being Single: Releasing the Shame and Stigma

    By Aska Kolton “Single is no longer a lack of options, but a choice. A choice to refuse to let your life be defined by your relationship status but to live every day Happily and let your Ever After work itself out.” ~Mandy Hale In our society, being single is still heavily stigmatized. Being single is…

  • Why I’ve Upgraded to a Drama-Free Relationship

    By Renée Suzanne “Love is not what you say. Love is what you do.” ~Unknown I used to think that true love should be passionate and intense. When someone broke up with me or treated me poorly, I’d imagine that he really didn’t mean it. Surely he was really a good person and truly loved me, but was…

  • The Wisdom of Our Body: Slow Down and Tune In to Take Care of Yourself

    By Chetna Mehta “There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophies.” ~Friedrich Nietzche Parked in a dimly lit garage in the middle of the city at around 7pm, I sat in the driver’s seat, seatbelt still on, texting two different male acquaintances who had expressed sexual interest in me. “What are you…

  • 15 Ways to Raise Your Vibration

    By: Advisor Amee What are some ways you can raise your vibration for your highest good? Here are some methods I have personally tried when I was sad,  angry, frustrated, anxiety ridden, depressed,or just in a funk! 1.Music. Upbeat, positive lyrics can make your day and moments brighter as it boosts the dopamine levels. 2.Dance….

  • The Power of Perspective: A Simple Way to Ease Anxiety

    “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking.” ~Eckhart Tolle One of the first ideas I learned in law school was “the reasonable third person,” a legal fiction created to help figure out if someone has acted unreasonably. There’s no clear-cut…

  • Put Down Your Phone: Why Presence Is the Best Gift You’ll Ever Give

    By Will Aylward “When you love someone, the best thing you can offer is your presence. How can you love if you are not there?” ~Thich Nhat Hanh The only thing worse than not listening to someone is pretending to listen. Giving the vague murmur of agreement, or a quick nod to communicate “Yes, I’m listening, totally,” when…

  • Accept and Value Yourself: 11 Ways to Embrace Who You Are

    By Johanna Schram “You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” ~Brené Brown I can’t remember exactly what it was she was trying to convince me I could do, but I had an argument to counter every bit of encouragement. There was no shortage to the ways I believed…

  • Love Is In the Little Things

    By Holly L. Pender “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ~Robert Brault Valentine’s Day has never been a big deal to me. It always felt commercialized, so forced. I’ve never felt I needed Hallmark to remind me to do something special for my husband,…

  • What I Learned from Loving the “Wrong Person” and Why I Don’t Regret It

    By Angela Lois “Some people come into your life for a reason, some a season, and some a lifetime. However long it was, be thankful for the gifts you received from them.” ~Unknown When I first met him, we instantly clicked. We became fast friends aided by the fact that I was dealing with my father’s death and he was by my side…