10 Ways To Practice Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating

Two hundred years ago, the planning and preparation of meals dominated the time and energy of a family. Crops had to be grown and tended. Animals were slaughtered, butchered, and then the meat was dried and preserved. Women would rise early to prepare meals on the hearths of brick fireplaces. Every meal was prepared from scratch,…  Continue Reading

3 Sure-Fire Ways To Power Up Your Willpower

willpower

“I am super clear on what I want to accomplish” said Karen, a recent student of ours who was just entering her senior year, “but the more I try to get things done, the less often I seem to succeed.” Karen went on to share – in front of the whole class of 475 undergrads…  Continue Reading

Constructive Criticism: Don’t Make the Truth Hurt

Constructive Criticism

Does anyone like to be criticized? I certainly don’t. But over time, I’ve learned how valuable criticism can be. When I was in my twenties and working in public relations, I sent a letter to a magazine editor suggesting a story idea related to one of my clients. I received a stinging reply from the…  Continue Reading

What Is A Demisexual? 5 Signs You May Be One

What is a demisexual?

I’ll never forget a conversation I had with a demisexual friend years ago. At the time, I didn’t know she was demisexual. I didn’t even know what a demisexual was. But I did know that, unlike most of my other friends, she didn’t display obvious sexual attraction towards anyone of any gender. Until she met…  Continue Reading

The Ultimate List of Emotions

List of Emotions

At some point, you may have wondered why you have emotions. Why do you feel happy? Why do you feel sad? Why do you experience every emotion in between? Sometimes, it seems easier not to feel at all — especially if you’re experiencing emotions like anger, fear, and despair. After all, it’s painful to have…  Continue Reading

10 Conflict Resolution Skills For Having A “Good” Fight

Conflict Resolution Skills

There’s no way around it: living a full life means embracing conflicts with other people. In the course of a typical week most of us will encounter coworkers, friends, and family members who have their own beliefs, preferences, tastes, intentions, and plans. What we want or believe won’t always align with what others want or…  Continue Reading

Ambivert Personality? 10 Clues This Might Be You

Ambivert personality

I love having a career where I can work from home. I spend a lot of time writing, researching, and creating courses and other content. All of this is done alone but for the company of my trusty little Mac. Working from home gives me a ton of flexibility and allows me to focus on…  Continue Reading

How to Maintain Emotional Stability When Loved Ones Are Far Away

emotional stability

When you move far away from all your support systems, your community, and even your partner, it can be hard to maintain emotional stability. When I first boarded a plane across the ocean by myself, I realized all that I was leaving behind. The beginning excitement of my time overseas kept me distracted, but ultimately,…  Continue Reading

10 Healing Steps To Move On From A Relationship

Move On From A Relationship

Getting over a break-up is gut-wrenching. There’s no other word for it. I have been both the recipient and the instigator of ending a relationship, and both scenarios create their own brand of personal anguish. I still ache at the feelings of rejection I experienced when I heard the words, “I want to break up.”…  Continue Reading

50 Strong Women Quotes For Kickass Ladies Who Rock The World

Strong Women Quotes

You may have noticed recently that women around the world have been making their voices heard. From the five million women worldwide who participated in the Women’s March to the “Day Without a Woman” strike, women have banded together to express their concerns, challenges, and dreams. Women have struggled for hundreds of years for equality…  Continue Reading

Long Distance Relationship? 20 Ways To Stay Connected And Close

long distance relationship

So you’re involved with this amazing person. He is everything you want in a love partner. She is so exciting, loving, and beautiful. When the two of you are together, it’s magical. You want to spend every moment together learning more about each other and deepening your intimacy. But there’s just one problem . . ….  Continue Reading

10 Insightful Questions For Couples To Enhance Love And Intimacy

Questions for couples

In a recent survey of my blog subscribers, I asked them to share the number one challenge they experienced in their love relationship. I’m sure you can guess what the vast majority of the respondents said — communication. No matter how good your marriage or relationship might be, communication difficulties can erode your closeness and…  Continue Reading

10 Devious Tactics Of Manipulative People

Manipulative people

When I was a kid, one of my best friends had a swimming pool. Her parents were generous about allowing the neighbor children to come over to swim. But my friend’s mom was quick to admonish us never to pee in the pool. She told us that urine would turn a purple color, and the…  Continue Reading

21 Happy Thoughts To Help You Snap Out Of A Negativity Slump

Happy thoughts

If I could offer you just one life-changing concept, it would be this . . . Your thoughts determine your reality. Now maybe this idea seems overly simple and self-evident. But to really embrace this concept, for it to grow roots in your consciousness, and for you to use it as a manifesto for your…  Continue Reading

19 Healthy Living Tips To Dramatically Upgrade Your Lifestyle

Healthy Living Tips

Sometimes one small lifestyle change can improve your health vastly over time. I know this from personal experience. After changing a few areas of my life, I was able to improve my focus, concentration and patience with others. For me, it was sleep. I used to stay up late—usually for no reason, just staring at…  Continue Reading