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To catch goodness in the act, you must open yourself up to it

All the Good in the World By Alisa on Jan 06, 2014 11:58 amEvery day, various people Google, “What good is there in the world?” Maybe you’ve wondered this yourself.If so, I have very good news for you: Good is as abundant as space in the universe.Sure, the world can seem like a dark, no-good place, especially if your marriage is bad, you’re out of work, you’re passing the time by reading and watching the news.Just today, from news reports, you could easily come to the conclusion Read more [...]

Understanding Attraction

Here is a great interview with two leading Imago Therapists in Los Angeles, Francine Beauvoir and Bruce Crapuchettes. They discuss Imago, love, and attraction - why we fall in love with and are attracted to certain people. I have learned a great deal from these two and I hope you get a better understanding of your current and past love relationships.  Read more [...]

Let’s talk about sex

Sexplain that! Raising sexually intelligent kids in a culture that's changing at warp speed is a job for parents BY DENISE RYAN, VANCOUVER SUN JANUARY 4, 2014 Sexplain that! Marnie Goldenberg is the Sexplainer. She is a sexual-health educator who is teaching parents how to communicate with their kids about sex. When I told my son that I was going to a gettogether of parents to talk with an expert about how to talk to our kids about sex, he flashed me the kind of look you would Read more [...]

We are wired for connection

I am a big believer that we all crave connection and relationships, as we are social beings. Here is some interesting evidence to support this. Enjoy!In today's selection -- from Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect by Matthew D. Lieberman. For almost all human beings, the brain's favorite activity -- the activity that almost every brain defaults to when not overtly engaged in some other activity -- is to think about others Read more [...]

Having a balance of differentiation and connection

We all fall on a continuum in our relationships, one extreme being highly differentiated and the other extreme being too connected to the point of dependence and fusion. Let me explain what these terms mean. Differentiation is the degree to which a person behaves and identifies themselves separately from others. When in relationship, you believe that what others say does not diminish you. Two people can disagree and not feel broken down by what others are saying. Their self worth and emotionally Read more [...]

“I’m with him because he’s my home.”

Fly Softly My LoveThe True Story of a Seven Year Marriage POSTED ON JULY 30, 2013 BY CHELANGATI used to scoff at those who simply made it work, couples who lived long and tedious years together even if the fire had died. Life is too short I thought, to spend it with someone who doesn’t kindle your passion.That was before I knew that passion isn’t something that floats around and lands on you like a lucky butterfly (at least not all the time). It needs to be tended, like a fire in Read more [...]

Truly, love and marriage isn’t for you. It’s for others.

Marriage Isn’t For You Seth Adam SmithHaving been married only a year and a half, I’ve recently come to the conclusion that marriage isn’t for me.Now before you start making assumptions, keep reading.I met my wife in high school when we were 15 years old. We were friends for ten years until…until we decided no longer wanted to be just friends. 🙂 I strongly recommend that best friends fall in love. Good times will be had by all.Nevertheless, falling in love with my best Read more [...]

Strengthen our kids’ development by doing something that works

How Yoga Could Help Keep Kids In School Alice G. Walton Contributor Courtesy of Give Back Yoga FoundationScientific evidence is mounting daily for what many have long sensed: that practices like mindfulness, meditation, and yoga can help us address certain intractable individual and societal problems. Prominent companies – Google, General Mills, Target, Apple, Nike, AOL, and Procter & Gamble among them – and prominent individuals have already embraced this possibility. Tim Ryan, the Read more [...]

You have control over your happiness

How to Choose Happiness By LYNN A. ROBINSON, M.EDSeveral years ago I wrote the book, Listen: Trusting Your Inner Voice in Times of Crisis. I interviewed a lot of my intuitive reading clients who usually make appointments with me when they’re in the midst of change and transition and trying to figure out next steps. I also read a lot about the new field of “Positive Psychology.” It’s a branch of psychology that studies the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities Read more [...]

Real love is worth the risk

The Day I Stopped Falling for Jerks After years of dating charismatic, brilliant, slightly off-their-rockers men who were never that into her, Laura Fraser learned to quit chasing unavailable guys and embrace real love. By Laura FraserI recently came across a photo of a sexy Brazilian man I had an affair with a few years ago. (OK, I Googled him.) When I saw his sly smile and unruly black hair, I couldn't help thinking that, by comparison, my live-in boyfriend wasn’t quite as darkly seductive Read more [...]

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