The science of happily ever after

The science of happily ever after

This article originally appeared here on February 2, 2014. Make a mental list of attributes you’d require in your perfect mate. Do you picture a handsome, tall man, with six figures in the bank, a sharp wit, a sweet sensibility and an Ivy League diploma to r...

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4 Ways to Set and Keep Your Personal Boundaries….

4 Ways to Set and Keep Your Personal Boundaries….

…and how to get yourself out when all efforts fail. This article originally appeared here on August 1, 2016. Madeline always prided herself in being “a nice girl.” As a child, she was taught that being kind to others was a virtue; she gr...

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Don’t Let “Mom Guilt” Make You a Worse Parent

Don’t Let “Mom Guilt” Make You a Worse Parent

Ten Things to Remember when Coping with the contradictory reality of mom guilt. This article originally appeared here on February 22, 2019. A unifying theme of motherhood is guilt. We all feel it, react to it, and sometimes perpetuate it. No matter what choice...

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Love Quiz: Is It Time to Leave Your Relationship?

Love Quiz: Is It Time to Leave Your Relationship?

This article was originally published here on September 2, 2016. The idea that the love in your relationship has expired is a difficult thought for one to stomach. When love turns into hate and fondness into bitterness, and when negative sentiment override see...

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Why Self-Compassion is Healthier than Self-Esteem

Why Self-Compassion is Healthier than Self-Esteem

This article was originally published here The great angst of modern life is this: no matter how hard we try, no matter how successful we are, no matter how good a parent, worker, or spouse we are – it’s never enough. There is always someone richer, thinne...

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15 Ways to Feel Good

15 Ways to Feel Good

This article can be found here. With some simple strategies, you can hardwire more happiness, love and wisdom into your brain, and thus your life, according to psychologist, speaker and New York Times bestselling author Dr Rick Hanson 1 Know That You can Chang...

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Freedom to Make Mistakes

Freedom to Make Mistakes

This article was originally published here. Gandhi said, “Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” Don’t be afraid of making mistakes. Step out. Fly. Even if you get burned, you can fall back to earth and start ag...

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8 Ways To Gauge a Healthy Relationship

8 Ways To Gauge a Healthy Relationship

This article was originally published here. Consider these attributes as some of the basic elements that are crucial to healthy relationships. Sometimes it’s hard to tell whether a particular relationship – whether a platonic friendship or an intimate rela...

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7 Tips for Anyone Who Gets Depressed in the Summer

7 Tips for Anyone Who Gets Depressed in the Summer

This article was originally published here Every year, despite knowing better, I’m surprised that my depression doesn’t magically disappear in the summer. In the winter, sure, of course I’m depressed! It’s cold and dark and all too easy to ro...

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How to Heal from Toxic Relationships

How to Heal from Toxic Relationships

This article was originally published here on July 25, 2014 About a decade and a half ago I used to joke that for me all dating should be re-named ‘blind-dating”–and instead of saying I was “seeing someone right now”–I should be more honest, and sa...

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