Relationships & Self-Care
6 Keys to Staying in Love
In the dating world, most intimate relationships don’t turn into long-term commitments. This happens for different reasons: Some loving partners can’t get past the challenges that ultimately end their commitment to each other. Some give up early, not wanting to waste time on something that is already problematic; they just aren’t willing to put energy into a relationship… Read More »
The Radical Thrill of Intimacy
Becoming close to another person is one of the most thrilling experiences in the human repertoire, both the bedrock of emotional security and a passport to self-expansion. If the relationship is a romantic one—and intimacy is as much the essence of deep friendship as of lasting love—it carries the added charge of desire. Although the term intimacy… Read More »
The Power Of Pet Therapy
I remember when I was seven, my Great-Uncle Benji said to my parents, “Allison needs a dog.” It was at that time, my life changed. I was a very quiet, reserved kid, but dogs brought me out of my shell. They were with me during good times, painful times and major life events—and loved me… Read More »
Exercise For Mental Health: 8 Keys To Get And Stay Moving
Mental illness has deeply impacted my life. I have experienced the flooding of anxiety and the drowning of depression. I have waged, and won, several battles with postpartum depression and been through loss and grief. I know how painful it can be to find oneself in the throes of mental illness and how helpless it… Read More »
“All The Bright Places” Shines A Light On Love & Loss
“‘Oh, there he goes again, in one of his moods. Moody Finch. Angry Finch. Unpredictable Finch. Crazy Finch.’ But I’m not a compilation of symptoms. Not a casualty of bad parents and an even worse chemical makeup. Not a problem. Not a diagnosis. Not an illness. Not something to be rescued. I’m a person.” This… Read More »
The Power Of A Morning Routine
It’s early. You don’t want to move, let alone get up and start the day. You feel drained. You’re cozy, all wrapped up in blankets. Thoughts about all that you should accomplish today floods your mind. You feel overwhelmed, so you hit “SNOOZE” one more time. Uh oh, now you’ve overslept. You’re running late. Time… Read More »
Your Mental Health Is Just As Important As Your Physical Health
A new year means New Year’s resolutions – resolve to improve your mental well-being as well as your physical health!
How to influence the way other people see you
Fact: You haven’t the faintest idea how other people actually perceive you…..So how can you influence their perceptions?
‘Magic 6 hours’ could dramatically improve your relationship
Do you have 6 hours a week to devote to your marriage? Find out how to keep the romance alive even when life gets busy!