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 Recently, I read an article by Mark J. Doolittle, PhD. He wrote it for the Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine. And in it, he wrote of studies that reveal a strong relationship between emotional stress and cancer. Obviously, emotional stress is not the only factor in...

Loosen up and feel joy All feelings are your birthright. Joy happens to be one that you lose as you age. That's because you tighten up against the pain and heartbreak that are inevitable in life. Over time you get so tight that you stop feeling much...

Get grounded What does it mean to “stand your ground?” You know what it means intuitively. But is there something more to it? Yes, there is. Because being “grounded” is a real thing. And being able to stand your ground is directly related to being “grounded” as a...

Thinking isn't feeling It's easy to get caught up in the idea that you can decide how you feel. I shouldn't love this guy. I shouldn't still feel sad about losing my dog. I shouldn't feel angry at...

True and Lasting Happiness True and lasting happiness is not dependent on circumstances. It is an internal experience of life. A state of well-being and contentment. You probably know it when you feel it, but how does it break down into parts? As I have shared in...

What's your approach to anger management? My angle to anger management is a little bit different from what you'll find anywhere else. And I will explain why. So, what does it mean to control your anger? Well, obviously, and quite simply, it means that you don’t perpetrate violence...

"I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain." James Baldwin It’s no secret that strong feelings reveal the vulnerabilities of those who express them. You...

Ever feel like you can’t get what you want out of life? Do you have ideas and plans, but you can’t follow through? There’s a reason. You can’t reach for what you want. You can’t risk the feeling of “failure” or “rejection.” Whether you know it or...

Why you should have secrets in your relationship. No, I don't think it's good to keep secrets in your relationship. Not the betrayal kind of secrets, anyway. When I say you should have secrets in your relationship, what I mean is that you should have your own...