Killing it With Compassion

The word compassion has different meaning for different people. Some associate it with the Buddha or personal growth, others relate it to something they feel for the less fortunate, and some don't really think about it at all. Compassion is under utilized by most of society, yet the impact of compassion when practiced is profound.

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Healthy Boundaries Post Divorce

Shifting your relationship with your Ex from being a married couple to a divorcing couple might be one of the single most challenging transitions you will ever have to make. Moving from a relationship that is founded on limitless love and oneness, to a dynamic of division and autonomy often feels really unnatural and even counter-intuitive.

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Why Women Stay When it's Bad

There is nothing more exhausting and painful than being in a relationship that feels wrong. While some relationships may seem obviously bad, commitment and love are very powerful forces that can make leaving someone a very confusing issue.

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Five Stages of Divorce Recovery

When it comes to abrupt endings related to love, the experience is very similar to being the victim of a blunt force trauma. The symptoms are the same, and your functioning drops to the level of someone who needs to be hospitalized and treated for injuries.

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The Value of Psychotherapy

What many people don't realize is that the relationships we sustain in our lives are the key to a fulfilling and satisfying existence. We are wired to be relational beings, and to connect with others.

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Getting Intentional

Have you ever said or done something only to later wonder why or wish you hadn't? If you have a knee-jerk reaction to life, or speak before you think, you might want to begin a practice of setting intentions.

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Why Men Cheat

While both partners usually contribute to most issues in a marriage, when a man cheats he is making a conscious choice to do it. There is always some point in time where that man makes a decision to betray the trust and commitment in relationship. This fact cannot be denied nor rationalized away.

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Why Divorce Hurts

The pain of divorce is often unbearable. The experience can be so awful that you wonder whether it would have been easier to stay married or even to be dealing with some other horrific life event like death.

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Are You Shoving Love?

Love is a two way street. It is meant to be given, and received. How you give love is probably very much connected to how you long to receive it, but the exchange is not always so linear. Everyone defines and receives love differently.

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Healthy Entitlement

the idea of entitlement is not always so black and white. It's not like we are either entitled or not entitled, or that we can simply say that we are all entitled to whatever we want. I have found this to be potentially dangerous because it ultimately leads to high levels of disappointment and frustration.

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Falling Behind to Get Ahead

We live in an "insta" world where saving time has become more of a survival tactic than a way to improve our lives. What do we do with the time we save? We spend it on our phones, at the work desk, and in traffic. No matter how hard we try to take short cuts to make up for lost time it seems like we don't really get any more done or get anywhere faster.

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Personal Wellness in a Health Crazed World

These are crazy times in the wellness industry. Being healthy has become more of a sport then a life intention, and the overwhelming amount of (conflicting) information makes it impossible to know what's worth incorporating into your daily routine. The definition of health is personally defined. What it means to be healthy can only be determined by the individual inhabiting the body that wants to feel well.

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Ending The Seek-Suffer Cycle

I used to give advice and guidance based on my intellect. I thought that knowing something meant you read it and understood it, but I have come to learn that true knowledge – at least in the context of personal growth – comes from the most basic life experience. For years I tinkered on the brink of understanding the meaning of concepts like love, solitude, trust, fulfillment and happiness.

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How To Break A Bad Habit

It’s true that habits are hard to break. I’ve read that it takes 21 days to stop doing something you habitually do, including things like nail biting, smoking and cracking your knuckles. But what about habits that are not as noticeable to the outside world like worrying, over-planning or complaining?

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Five Easy Steps To Happiness

Unhappiness is an important pathway to Happiness. As a culture, we’re on a happiness-seeking mission always trying to get away from being unhappy, but the truth is that your unhappiness can actually direct you toward being happier.

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Valuing Your Own Voice

I hear stories all day long. Sad stories, funny stories, unbelievable stories, and stories of courage. People tell me things that they don’t tell anyone else in the world, and while this sometimes can feel overwhelming, it’s more often an honor and privilege.

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The World Through Unloved Eyes

The way you see the world is called your perception, and your perception is driven by your internal experience of yourself, others and the world. What you take in from your environment gets digested and then regurgitated as your external experience.

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The Beauty Of Being Broken

I was making breakfast the other morning and I decided to have a fried egg. I heated the oil in the pan and cracked the eggshell letting the yellow yolk and surrounding white spread out as it began to sizzle. I looked at the beautiful, bright color of the egg yolk and it reminded me of how so much beauty can come from something after it’s been cracked open.

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