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How to Make a Soul Mate Relationship

How to Make a Soul Mate Relationship

It’s a sweet idea, isn’t it? — The idea that there is someone out there who is a perfect match; who understands you completely, totally accepts you for who you...

7 Ways Meditation Helps the Brain

Meditation and brain research continue gaining popularity worldwide. New studies emerge with some new benefits of meditation. For some, it’s just some ancient benefits now confirmed by science. The practice...
Dreams

Dreams

“Now here I go again, I see the crystal visions, I keep my visions to myself, It’s only me, Who wants to wrap around your dreams and… Have you any...
What Self-Compassion Really Looks Like

What Self-Compassion Really Looks Like

We tend to think of self-compassion as being self-indulgent, as coddling ourselves and shirking responsibility. We think it means letting pleasure exclusively dictate our decisions and our days. And we...
Today I Love Determined Hearts

Today I Love Determined Hearts

Today I love determined hearts that stride forward through their lives and pursue what they want to have in their lives with tenacious passion. I love that the more I...
The Generosity of Listening

The Generosity of Listening

“We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” – Epictetus When we hear the word “generosity,” we may think about...
How Narcissistic Bosses Turn You into Their Scapegoat

How Narcissistic Bosses Turn You into Their Scapegoat

“Get out of my office now,” yelled Mike’s boss as a small paperweight was flung in his direction, hitting the wall next to where Mike was standing. “You’re an incompetent...
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How To Reconnect After A Dry Spell

How To Reconnect After A Dry Spell

  Dry spells among couples in long-term relationships are extremely common. A lot of things can get in the way of having sex regularly- jobs, commutes, kids and chores. There...
Dysfunction Interrupted-Stop Spanking Now!

Dysfunction Interrupted-Stop Spanking Now!

There are many ways that we perpetuate generational cycles of emotional dysfunction, some are blatant like outright traumatic abuse, name calling or being emotionally neglectful. Others are more subtle, but...
10 Things I Wish People Knew About Adoption.

10 Things I Wish People Knew About Adoption.

I have begun a new series called 10 Things I Wish People Knew About Adoption. A place for adoptees to share their thoughts and perspectives in a easier list format....
Sexual Pasts: 7 Things to Consider Before Disclosure

Sexual Pasts: 7 Things to Consider Before Disclosure

In my practice, I often receive questions related to the amount and type of information that is appropriate to disclose during the course of a romantic relationship. A dilemma we...
Unconventional Questions for Diagnosing ADHD

Unconventional Questions for Diagnosing ADHD

When doctors diagnose ADHD, they draw on several sources of information. These can include an interview with the patient, an interview with people who know the patient, a review of...
Treating Criminal Behavior — With Psychedelics?

Treating Criminal Behavior — With Psychedelics?

  While a new body of research has focused on the use of psychedelic drugs such as magic mushrooms, LSD and mescaline (a substance derived from peyote cactus), to improve...
It’s Not Just Recklessness

It’s Not Just Recklessness

I’ve done a lot of things. I like new experiences. And yes, I’ll jump at the chance to do something new. And, again, yes, I’ll take chances, do things when...
Dominant Men Tend to Make Faster Decisions

Dominant Men Tend to Make Faster Decisions

Behavioral scientists have known that social dominance depends at least partly on one’s ability to make decisions faster than other people. This skill would allow the individual to act first...
How Much Do Personalities Change in 50 Years?

How Much Do Personalities Change in 50 Years?

Social scientists have long debated whether personality is stable throughout an entire lifetime or if it is more malleable. Previous research suggests it could be both, but longitudinal studies covering...