Getting Along With Others: Simple or Complicated?

Getting Along With Others: Simple or Complicated?Many people have real challenges in their relationships with other people. Are you one of them? One of the largest contributing factors to your ability to freely enjoy other people depends upon how much you enjoy yourself... how much you accept yourself.

The Question You Should Never Ask Women

The Question You Should Never Ask Women – Period

Are you ever around women who seem frustrated, upset or irritated? Have you ever asked one of them if she was on her period or perhaps been tempted to inquire?

Feelings Are Your Guide to "Being" Peace and Happiness

feelings are your guideOur feelings are a foolproof guidance system, letting us know if we are experiencing heaven or hell, love or fear, well being or disease. Using your feelings as your guide is the most direct indicator of whether or not you are being peace and happiness.

Heart Wisdom: Your Heart Always Knows What Your Mind Forgets

Heart Wisdom: Your Heart Always Knows What Your Mind ForgetsOur brain is very often overcrowded with doubts and mis­trust. We start to feel lost and confused, no longer sure of what is right and what is wrong. We hope so much that we will develop confidence in our mind and yet doubt always creeps in. But what can be done? How can we achieve any sense of knowing in such states, with so many contradictory thoughts running around in our mind?

What I Love Most About You...

What I Love Most About You... How often do you tell the special people in your life exactly what it is that you love most about them? How often do you identify what's good about your spouse, lover, children, sisters, brothers, dad, mother, uncles, aunts, friends, and colleagues -- and actually put it into words so there can be no doubt?

Growing Beyond Victim To Fulfill Your Destiny

Growing Beyond Victim & Fulfilling Your Destiny

Andrea has been married four times, and divorced three. "I don't see myself as a four-time loser; I consider myself a four-time learner. Although those marriages didn't endure, I gained valuable lessons that helped me bring more depth and presence to the relationships that followed, and ultimately contributed to the successful marriage I now have."

Bringing Our Understanding of Emotions Out of the Dark Ages

Bringing Our Understanding of Emotions Out of the Dark AgesOur understanding of the Emotional System today is still in the Dark Ages. This has its analogy to the time when people's understanding of our Solar System was based upon the belief that the Sun revolved around the Earth, as it certainly appeared that way -- however, just the reverse was true. The problem was, as long as we believed the Sun went around the Earth, we were limited as to how far we could go in the Solar System.

Mothers Explain How They Navigated Work And Childcare

Mothers Explain How They Navigated Work And Childcare

Over the past few decades of Australian life, government policies have gradually offered more support to working mothers, particularly through childcare subsidies and parental leave.

The Spirit in All Things... and the Entire World

The Spirit in All ThingsIt may surprise you to learn that things that we typically think of as “objects” or “things” have consciousness, spirit, a life force or intelligence that can be felt, sensed, and communicated with. We know through quantum physics that there is intelligence, consciousness, and awareness in and through everything…

Caring For Someone With Dementia Is Stressful But Rewarding

Caring For Someone With Dementia Is Stressful But Rewarding

Dementia is set to become one of the biggest global health challenges of our generation. In the UK alone there are around 850,000 people living with the disease and this figure is projected to more than double by 2051.

How To Stop Kids From Cutting Themselves

How To Stop Kids From Cutting Themselves

I recently worked a shift in the emergency room at a Toronto-area hospital and was asked to see a 12-year-old boy who had cut himself for the first time, on his wrist.

Achieving Harmony with The Seven Chakra Personality Types

Achieving Harmony with The Seven Chakra Personality TypesOur individual differences and unique expressions all fall into seven major categories related to the seven chakras. Indeed, each category defines a world unto itself comprised of tendencies, attractions, and passions. A closer examination of this principle convinced me that each of us identifies with one major chakra and, to a lesser degree, with one or two other chakras.

Singing Love Songs to Yourself is Therapeutic

Singing Love Songs to Yourself is TherapeuticSinging love songs to yourself may sound like something strange to do but it actually is therapeutic and great for one's self-esteem. The experience of singing love songs to myself first started when I was listening to the radio and hearing all those lovey-dovey songs. My "Self" started substituting...

Why Parents Should Think Twice About Tracking Apps For Their Kids

Why Parents Should Think Twice About Tracking Apps For Their Kids

The use of self-tracking and personal surveillance technologies has grown considerably over the last decade. There are now apps to monitor people’s movement, health, mindfulness, sleep, eating habits and even sexual activity.

Communication Skills: Shifting Between Emo­tional and Mental Communication

Communication Skills: Shifting Between Emo­tional and Mental CommunicationWe can effortlessly get lost in emotions socially, so it’s both wise and courageous to hone the ability of shifting between emo­tional and mental communication with others. Let’s explore a few methods for us to keep in mind when braving the necessity of human communication.

Communicating with Animals: Why and How

Communicating with Animals: Why and HowFirst, let’s establish why we would want to talk to animals. People all have their own reasons, but essentially, it can help to answer a lot of important questions, not only for you but for the animal, too. It also raises your awareness of all animals collectively. We need to learn to honor all creatures, no matter how insignificant they seem to us.

Who's Avoiding Sex, And Why

Who's Avoiding Sex, And Why

Sex has a strong influence on many aspects of well-being: it is one of our most basic physiological needs. Sex feeds our identity and is a core element of our social life.

Become An Authentic Rebel: You Are Not A Robot or Machine

Become An Authentic Rebel: You Are Not A Robot or MachineThe world tries to mold every person into a commodity: useful, efficient, obedient - never rebellious, never asserting itself, never declaring its own individuality, but always being subservient, almost like a robot.

Finding Your Greatest Strength By Loving Your Real Self

Loving Your Naked Self & Discovering Your Inner Greatness
When we stop trying to make ourselves great and simply realize our greatness, it is easy to fall in love with who we are. The greatness that we try so desperately to conjure up is effectively buried beneath our best efforts to make ourselves acceptable.

What To Do If Your Teenager Watches Violent Video

What To Do If Your Teenager Watches Violent Video

The world is still reeling in the aftermath of the horrific shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand. The attack has also raised a number of side issues, including the ethics of broadcasting the live stream of the attack, which was later shared on other platforms.

Leave Your Cover Behind and Live Your Truth

Leave Your Cover Behind and Live Your TruthBeyond all of the material gifts we share, the greatest gift we can offer each other is the truth of who we really are. While true love invites us to come out and stand naked in the sun, fearful "love" asks us to hide who we are for the sake of holding on to a person or relationship. When you think about it, how valuable can a relationship be if you have to live in the dark to keep it?

What To Teach Your Children For A Safer World

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Around 80% of secondary school students who had classes about diverse religions claim to have positive views of Muslims. This compares to around 70% who had not attended such classes.

Empathy and Attunement in Healthy and Successful Relationships

Empathy and Attunement in Healthy and Successful RelationshipsThe development of trust in a relationship is highly depen­dent upon two core concepts: empathy and attunement. Attunement is about being deeply aware of yourself and others. It is also about being receptive to information you get from others.

10 Rules Of Email That Will Reduce Your Stress Levels

10 Rules Of Email That Will Reduce Your Stress Levels

Email and smart phones can be stressful. Academics are calling this constant work connection technostress”. Consequently, many European countries are now offering employees the “right to disconnect”.

Recharging, Connecting to Others, and Contributing to Making Life Better

Recharging, Connecting to Others and Contributing to Making Life BetterWhen most people are asked what they want to be remembered for, what matters most to them in life, or how they'd spend their remaining days if they only had a few left, the majority focus on relationship issues. They want to matter to someone, to love and be loved, and to contribute to making someone's life better.

Exercise: Sitting with the Shadow

Exercise: Sitting with the ShadowWe all have it ... those inner voices of pessimism and opti­mism ... an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other. In fact, global religions throughout time have long attributed spiri­tual titles to these forces, often seeing them as external forces that affect our inner lives.

Deep Listening: Listening Calmly with an Open Mind

Deep Listening: Listening Calmly with an Open MindTraditional models of couples or relationship therapy emphasize being honest about our feelings, being "up front" and standing up for ourselves. The problem with these models is that when we are upset, we do not see things clearly. We do not see how the situation looks to the other person...

Why Sexual Harassment Penalties Don't Work

Why Sexual Harassment Penalties Don't Work

The current federal cap on monetary damages for workplace sexual harassment is far too low to incentivize firms to take stronger measures to prevent the behavior, a new paper argues.

Why Sleep Training Will Not Hurt Your Child

Why Sleep Training Will Not Hurt Your Child

As a mom I couldn’t stand hearing my daughter cry herself to sleep, but as a physician I knew that sleep training was safe and that a well-rested baby would be a happy baby

The Mystery Of Stay At Home Dads

The Mystery Of Stay At Home Dads

The picture of a dad with a toddler in his arms happily waving as mum heads off to work is attractive – it suggests a more equal, sharing and caring type of world.

Where To Get More Love and Healing Energy

Where To Get More Love and Healing EnergyMany spiritual paths and religions teach you to draw energy from your mentor, guru, or savior. If you absorb positive healing energy, you will be healed. Yet eventually you must consider whether or not the healing energy is coming from outside you or from within you.

Think Direct Eye Contact Makes Someone Trustworthy?

Think Direct Eye Contact Makes Someone Trustworthy? We usually interpret someone looking us straight in the eye during an interaction as a sign of trustworthiness. In fact it can be rather unsettling when someone avoids eye contact.

Saying no is hard. These communication tips make it easy.

• Give yourself permission to say "no" to things. Saying yes to everything is a fast way to burn out. • Learn to say no in a way that keeps the door of opportunity open: No should never be a one-word

Lascivious Virgins And Lustful Itches In Early England

Lascivious Virgins And Lustful Itches In Early EnglandIn the 18th and 19th centuries, masturbation was thought of as a “disease”, capable of causing psychological or physical damage like blindness or insanity. This medical and moral panic surrounding masturbation can still shape beliefs today.

The Ongoing Search for Love

The Ongoing Search for LoveThe search for love is one all humans, throughout lifetimes, have experienced. We search for those connections in each lifetime. It is our reason for being. We look for love believing we have to alter ourselves in some way in order to attract it, when in fact we need to be loved for who we are.

How A Doula Helps Women Giving Birth?

How A Doula Helps Women Giving Birth?

Women have traditionally been supported by a companion during childbirth, and there is good evidence this benefits both the woman and the baby.

Why We Need A New Philosophy Of Sex

Why We Need A New Philosophy Of Sex

A number of years ago, I found myself at a public sex beach in southern France for research purposes. Unsurprisingly, I experienced some ethical dilemmas.

The Secret To Ovulation Is In Women's Faces But Men Can't See It

The Secret To Ovulation Is In Women's Faces But Men Can't See ItIt’s not difficult to tell when a female chimpanzee is in heat. As she nears ovulation  — the point in her cycle when she’s most fertile  –  her bottom swells up like a balloon and turns bright pink. Humans are obviously different. We don’t make a show of how fertile we are. But does this mean that women have evolved to conceal ovulation?

Parents Of Girls Are Less Likely To Stress Computer Skills

Parents Of Girls Are Less Likely To Stress Computer SkillsWhile most first-year college students in a new study had positive feelings about computing and computer-related majors and jobs, gender and socioeconomic status seemed to play a role in whether parents shaped those perceptions.

How To Talk To Children About Terrorism

How To Talk To Children About TerrorismDistressing events like terrorist attacks affect us all in different ways.hile adults often have enough life experience to be able to take a long-term perspective towards such disasters, children can face different challenges.

How You Can Help A Friend With Depression

How You Can Help A Friend With Depression
Depression is a common mental health problem that can affect people at many different stages in life. How bad it gets and how long it lasts can really vary. It’s often something that people find hard to talk about, as many people don’t really understand what it is.

Why We Succeed Or Fail With Help From Our Friends

Why We Succeed Or Fail With Help From Our Friends
To understand why people succeed or fail, look at their circle of friends. Like it or not, says economist Matthew Jackson, people’s fates are closely connected to their human networks.

How Mobile Devices Have Changed Family Time

How Mobile Devices Have Changed Family Time
There is now widespread concern about the amount of time children spend staring at screens – with many people worried about the negative impacts mobile devices might have on health and well-being.

The Five Best Parenting Books Grounded In Science

The Five Best Parenting Books Grounded In Science
New parenting books seem to pop up all the time. How to do it the French way, the Tiger Mom way, the New Kid by Friday way, or how to just muddle through – the choice can be a little overwhelming.

Study Habit Tips For Student Success

Study Habit Tips For Student Success
Right now, thousands of Australian school children and university students are taking a well-earned break from the classroom.

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