Love

  • 3 Steps to Making an Intimate Relationship Work

    By: Lynn Newman “True closeness respects each other’s space.” ~Angelica Hopes It was a Friday, the workweek had ended, and I was excited for my boyfriend to come home. (Okay, I’m talking about an ex-boyfriend—these steps took me time to implement…) I’d gone grocery shopping and had two steaks to grill, with asparagus and a bottle of…

  • Love Isn’t Enough (and Other Lessons from Ending a 6-Year Relationship)

    By: Nicah Caramba “Some people think that it’s holding on that makes one strong; sometimes it’s letting go.” ~Unknown Sometimes we prolong relationships for the sake of comfort and familiarity. We’re fearful of what’s out there, and life without a partner. No matter how many times we’ve been hurt, taken for granted, or had our needs neglected, we…

  • Forgiveness: Are You Able To Forgive Your Ex?

    Forgiveness. Are you able to forgive your ex? You have to if you want him back or you will always end up having this conflict in you, which can affect the process of getting back with him. We all need to be forgiven. Usually both partners – even the one responsible for the break up…

  • Letting Go of Our Past Identities: When It’s Time to Move On and Evolve

    By: Beth Clayton “Life is the dancer and you are the dance.” ~Eckhardt Tolle The day I decided to leave acting felt like being exorcised from my own body. I was twenty-nine and had been dreaming of being an actor from the time I first saw a regional production of Cats around the age of eight. I spent…

  • 9 Tips for Anyone Who Dates Emotionally Unavailable People

    By: Brianna Blake “When someone tells you who they are, believe them.” ~Maya Angelou After having been a rebound girl the summer of 2013, I swore I would never get involved with another emotionally unavailable man who had baggage and was a poor communicator. I thought I was a pro at all of the tell tale…

  • How to Connect with Yourself in a World Designed to Distract You

    By: Amit Pagedar “The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.” ~Plutarch We live in an age of information overload. Our televisions and the Internet are flooding our senses with a myriad of things. Researchers carefully craft all the advertisements we watch and all the magazines we read to…

  • How To Wake Up Feeling Confident, Relaxed, And Productive

    By: George Mortimer “Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day.” ~Glen Cook Beep! Beep! Beep! Time’s up. You’ve got twenty minutes to shower, get dressed, eat, and get to work. Screw it—skip the shower today. And you can wait till lunch to eat. Go! Go! Go!…

  • When You Don’t Get What You Want Something Better May Be Coming

    By: Becky Swenson “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” ~Dalai Lama While every adoption story is different, they all start with a loss. Our loss turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to us. I’ve had two migraines in my life. Both were when I…

  • Finding a Good Match: Know What You Want and Need in a Relationship

    By: Ariel Hairston “You’ll never find the right person if you never let go of the wrong one.” ~Unknown I recently left a relationship that I was not happy in. Although my ex was definitely an unconditional lover, it painfully bothered me that the man I loved was not taking care of his responsibilities. Since I’ve entered my…

  • A Simple but Powerful Way to Kick the Worry Habit

    By: Abby Seixas “Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.” ~Swedish proverb I’m a worrier by nature, and I come by it honestly. My mother was afraid to cross bridges and ride in elevators, boats, and airplanes. Her mother died of cancer at the age of forty, and my mother spent many years—including those…

  • When You’re Afraid to Speak Up and Be Yourself in Relationships

    By: Laura Probert “Your fear is boring.” ~Elizabeth Gilbert It has taken me eighteen years of marriage, two kids, and twenty-plus years of healing to realize I have been afraid of being myself with my husband. It has taken me decades to step into my power and become the fiercely alive, joyful, and creative expression I…

  • What Unconditional Self-Love Looks Like

    By: Rita Loyd “Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” ~Louise L. Hay When I first began painting twenty years ago, I had no idea what self-love was. A few years prior, I thought I knew, but when I lost my health to chronic illness and could no longer do…

  • 3 Empowering Ways to Reframe Anxiety: Work With It, Not Against It

    By: Melissa Renzi “If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life—and only then will I be free to become myself.” ~Martin Heidegger If you are a lifelong anxiety warrior like me, you’ve been on a journey of…

  • Understanding Differences in Insight

    By: Psychic Rhonda But The Other Psychic Said…  Greetings! I wanted to touch base about the subject of consulting multiple readers and share my own personal experience and possibly why you may have received different responses or worse, were left feeling even more confused. First, I would like to say that there is nothing wrong…

  • Recognizing and Overcoming the Fears That Make Us Settle

    By: Britt Bolnick “Fear, uncertainty, and discomfort are your compasses towards growth.” ~Celestine Chua Settling feels awful. Take it from me—for the past few months I’ve been holding the Scepter of Settling in both my personal life and my business. And it hasn’t felt good. The other morning, as I sat waiting in LaGuardia Airport to board a…

  • The Delusion of Separation: We Don’t Need to Feel So Lonely

    By: Jon Waterlow “The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are out there.” ~Yasutani Roshi You know those moments? Those brief, fleeting moments that shine through the grey of everyday life like motes of glitter caught in a sunbeam. The moments when you suddenly feel a connection to the…

  • 3 Signs It’s Time to Break Up

    By: Pia Scade “Celebrate endings, for they precede new beginnings.” ~Jonathan Lockwood Huie There was an incessant doubt deep inside that wouldn’t subside. It followed me everywhere—through the good times and the rough times. By “good,” I mean things were okay. They were never great, ecstatic, wildly passionate, and deeply connected. I tried to escape it,…

  • You Have to Know What Kind of Love You Deserve to Attract It

    By Melissa Terrels “Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~Rumi My ex used to stomp out of the house every time we had an argument. Literally, he would leave. And usually before he left he’d smash something. One time…

  • Signs Of a Toxic Relationship

    By: Advisor Desiree It’s likely that we’ve all found ourselves in a toxic relationship at one point without even knowing it, whether it be in love, family or friendships. The first sign of being in such a negative relationship is losing your sense of self. If a relationship changes you it should be for the…

  • 5 Ways to Deal With Envy So It Doesn’t Steal Your Happiness

    By: Ashley Lilly “Happiness is found when you stop comparing yourself to other people.” ~Unknown Throughout this year, I’ve noticed myself feeling envious of other people. Particularly, I would feel envious of the famous people that I would see on television, read about in magazines, and follow on social media. I wouldn’t even be envious of them…