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"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...

Here are 2 moves for better relationships. They're exercises you can do to get on the road to gaining the skills you'll need. They might seem too simple to make any difference in your life, but rest assured. They are powerful and effective. Lie backwards over...

Why integrity is the essence of everything successful. Of course, you know that integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. That's why the essence of everything successful is built on it. You can't build a strong foundation and structure on shifting...

Calming Breath It’s no secret that deep breathing will calm you down when you’re stressed out. Unless, of course, you’re someone who can’t calm down when you breathe deeply. You could take a Valium or a Xanax. But if that works for you, then you’re probably not...

How to make people like you. The quickest and simplest way to make people like you is to make them feel good. How to make people feel good. People love to be "seen" and "felt." That means they want to know that you see who they really are....

Study showed that strong relationships protect your heart. Protect your heart. Improve your relationships. A study done by Dr. Stewart Wolf, a cardiologist, of the inhabitants of the town of Roseto, Pennsylvania, in the 1960s, demonstrated that the instability of emotional relationships creates stress that can have...

 What does it mean to “get into your body” in body psychotherapy? Here are a few of the many ways to do so: Standing vs. sitting on the therapist’s couch Tuning into how well you’re breathing The grounding pose Stress exercises like the bow Pounding exercises ...

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