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Self-love is a term that gets tossed around a lot—and it’s often misunderstood. Self-love is not just about feeling good or taking time for yourself. It’s a state of appreciation for oneself that grows from actions that support your physical, psychological, and spiritual growth. Self-love allows... Read More
Valentine’s Day provides a reminder that you don’t need anyone else to make you feel loved and important.  You can choose to approach Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to be grateful, love, and take care of yourself, not as a commercial holiday that requires the validation of a mate. This Valentine... Read More
I've been thinking lately about how long it takes to become wise. A few weeks ago, I was driving around with a friend, and we were talking—as friends do—about our troubles. I was talking about a rift I had recently with another friend, and how it had been causing me to suffer for many months. I am... Read More
Do you go out of your way to please other people so they will like you? Is it difficult for you to say no or express your opinion when it’s different from what others think or want? Do you often try to be a person others want you to be to fit in? If you answered yes to any of the above questions,... Read More
The beginning of the year inspires change. Perhaps it’s the closing of one year and the beginning of the next that prompts us to reflect and set goals for the future. During this time of reflection, bring some focus to your relationships, and try to determine if they’re healthy or damaged. As you... Read More
The holidays—and the unfortunate materialism that comes with it—are here. Everywhere you look, messages are trying to entice you to buy more, have more, and want more. Retailers fire off clever advertisements, all aiming to attract consumers. Unfortunately, they don’t spare our children. You might... Read More
If you want to cut back on spending this holiday season, here’s some good news: Research shows that, when it comes to building lasting happiness, giving material gifts is trumped by making memorable experiences. So rather than investing in presents that cost money, consider investing in the... Read More
In a world where stress has reached an all-time high, attitude problems are in abundance—from the impatient person behind you in the grocery store checkout to the friend who constantly blames others and make excuses to the co-worker who complains about people and policy all day. People with... Read More