How to Heal From Unrequited Love

Heartache is hard. No doubt about it. When the one you love doesn’t seem to love you back, that can make it so much worse. Still, life has to go on, right? Here are some suggestions for how to heal from unrequited love. Give yourself time. It’s easy for friends and family to encourage you […]

The One Thing You Need for Spiritual Growth

What if I told you there was only one thing you need for spiritual growth? Would you buy that? As I was cruising around the internet today, I saw many interesting articles that talked about how to attain spiritual growth. They talked about being disciplined, setting goals, and creating to do lists. The tasks varied […]

Three Words to Create Intimacy

Loneliness has always existed, but the technological age has made it epidemic. We don’t sit down to dinner as a family anymore. We don’t sit on the front stoop and talk to our neighbors. We don’t small talk with passersby. We text. We email. We even text when we’re sitting in the same room with […]

The Real Scoop on Anxiety and Depression

This past week I saw an article by Arjun Walia that I thought over simplified, and actually got wrong, the relationship between anxiety and depression. Coincidentally, also this past week I was asked about the same ideas that the article presented. When a “theme of the week” pops up, I notice that. So here is […]

The Life Cycle of An Affair

Affairs don’t just happen. They have a predictable life cycle. It’s fairly consistent from one couple to the next. If you can understand it, you may be able to see it coming and prevent it. Or, if you are already in it, you may be able to see your way out. Curious about the life […]

The Truth About Personal Growth

The thing about embarking on a journey of personal growth is that it’s not all roses and ice cream. At the outset it sounds great. You’ve got all these wonderful plans and big dreams. In reality, you will be called upon to let go of things that have become comfortable in order to allow space […]

Breathing is Not The Same As Breathwork

Many people feel that they don’t need to learn how to breathe because we are all born doing it. It comes naturally, right? In order to understand the benefits of breath, it’s important to know that while we ARE all born breathing naturally and efficiently, this ability declines with age. By the time children reach age […]

Four Times to Disobey the Reciprocity Rule

The Reciprocity Rule The Reciprocity Rule is a common societal norm that supposes that when you receive something, you return something of equal value. This can be material or emotional. This generally works to everyone’s advantage. When you give me good value, I return to your business and am a happy customer. When you give […]

Are You Being Haunted By Yourself?

The Christmas Carol is the fictional story of miserly old Ebenezer Scrooge. He was haunted by the ghosts of his Christmas past, present, and future. They reminded him of who he was and where his path was leading to give him a second chance at making other choices. We don’t tend to associate Christmas with […]

Don’t Worry. Be Happy.

Remember that song “Don’t Worry. Be Happy”? I used to really hate it. I thought it was the worst song in the world. It was silly, simple, and not very creative. Still, I couldn’t help but notice that it was just catchy enough to get me whistling, singing, and feeling better every time I heard […]