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How to Use Your Smartphone to Chill Out

Our mobile devices are always by our side and often get blamed for adding stress to our everyday living, but with the right apps in tow, our phones …


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Learning to Love Again After an Affair

Is it possible to rebuild trust after your partner has been unfaithful? The loss of the relationship you envisioned can cause intense rage, jealousy, …

Research Suggests That These Words Say Everything About Your Personality

Studies indicate that the number of times you use specific words or phrases has a close link to your characteristic way of behaving, thinking and feeling.<p>What comes out of your mouth or through your keyboard can give others a pretty accurate clue about the kind of individual you are. Experts can …


4 Steps to a Better Relationship

Source: racorn/Shutterstock<p><i>"Can a person really change?"</i><p>This is a question I hear a lot when people talk about their relationship struggles. They …


The Science of How Our Minds and Our Bodies Converge in the Healing of Trauma

“When our senses become muffled, we no longer feel fully alive… If you have a comfortable connection with your inner sensations … you will feel in charge of your body, your feelings, and your self.”<p><i>“A purely disembodied human emotion is a nonentity,”</i> William James asserted in his revolutionary 1884 …

Which Will Make You Happiest -- A Job Or A Calling?

Knowing what you authentically want and need is essential to building a happy, fulfilling life. But thousands of professionals I’ve worked with over the past 11 years dream they want one thing, when in reality, having that thing would make them miserable.<p>I teach about the concept of a “calling” vs. …


This 1 Practice Will Dramatically Increase Your Emotional Intelligence |

Did you ever notice how our actions tend to be reactive, as opposed to proactive?<p>This is often a good thing. Think about it: Good reflexes can help you avoid a car accident or jump to a friend's aid without hesitation.<p>But we get into trouble when we let emotions rule those reactions. For example, …

Emotional Intelligence

15 Simple And Effective Motivational Ways To Reset Your Life And Reinvent Yourself

Busy works schedules, toxic relationships, bad habits — there are many things that make living a tough job. If that’s how you feel about life, here …

5 Ways Toxic Relationships Are Ruining Your Life

We are created for relationships. We long for connection, and often this longing can lead us to settle for less than healthy relationships. Even worse, we may be so hungry to belong, or desperate to connect that we continue in toxic relationships when they are actually ruining our lives and …


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Transcendental Meditation: More Than a Stress Buster

<i></i><p>Most people think of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique as an effective way to reduce stress. Hundreds of scientific research studies show that TM can help improve all aspects of physical, mental, and emotional well-being and verify that it is the most effective technique …


Evaluating Our Importance In The Universe

For the past two weeks we've been exploring some of the questions related to life's origin on Earth and possibly elsewhere.<p>We know life was present on Earth at least 3.5 billion years ago. It may have been present even earlier, but results remain controversial. The window of opportunity for life to …


A Meditation for Beginners With Deepak Chopra

<i>By Deepak Chopra</i><p>Take a few minutes of peaceful contemplation to lay the groundwork for deeper practice. In this video Deepak Chopra, M.D., asks you to simply focus on your inner self and notice your breathing. This practice is designed to be a meditation for beginners, but it's also helpful for …


The Art of Closeness

Surprise! You can get friend-zoned after you’re already in a relationship. Learn the signs.<p>Relationship goals may be a popular hashtag but it’s a …


11 Things Happy Couples Never Do

Or not often, at least.<p><i>This article was written by Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin and repurposed with permission from YourTango.</i><p>Happiness in a relationship takes much more than luck. It takes a conscious daily effort to put healthy relationship habits into practice. Sounds simple, but that alone is very …

An Unforgettable Lesson in Forgiveness

Charlie: Recently, I attended my grandson Devin's Little League game, something that has become one of my favorite things to do these days. I sat on the sidelines in my lawn-chair enjoying the game with Devin's parents Cassia and her husband (my son) Jesse and Devin's younger brother Ashton. One of …

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8 Glaring Signs Your Relationship Isn't Likely To Last

Every day, marriage therapists talk to couples who want to work on making their relationships stronger -- as well as those who check-in as a last ditch-effort to save their marriages.<p>What tips them off that a couple may not have what it takes to last? Below, therapists and psychologists share eight …


Your Love Horoscope for February 2016

<b>Tracy Allen's horoscope columns appear monthly in Glamour. In addition to astrology, she has a graduate education in counseling psychology and has worked as a psychotherapist. Follow @astrotherapist on Twitter and email to schedule a private session. Check back here for more</b> …