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Not long ago my wife and I went for an early morning walk on a secluded beach near our home. The coastline in northern California can be rugged, and on this stretch the waves were uncommonly high. I found myself absorbed in watching a huge...

Navigating the seas of feeling Early in life it was hard to ride the waves of your emotions without getting swamped. The feelings were so big and you were so small. If you were lucky, there were grown-ups around you who taught you how to navigate the...

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...

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...

"As we grow and develop, our love changes, embracing more of the world and maturing as we assume more responsibility for those we love. A loving person loves life, and all that is alive and everything that sustains life. It is this love that furthers...

It probably seems simple and obvious to state that breathing is important. But how you're actually breathing day-to-day may need some attention. What seems like a “deep” breath for you may not be a “deep” breath at all. That’s because a deep breath requires your entire...

Moderation and Balance is Key If it’s true that great relationships and health are built on a foundation of balance, which they are, then it’s important to remember that balance does not mean “perfectly symmetrical.” There is beauty and interest in asymmetrical balance. So, giving up moderation for...

Did anyone ever tell you that if  you didn't "get that look off your face" it would stick that way? Well, they weren't all wrong because unexpressed emotions can stress the muscles. When you force yourself to hold in a feeling by contracting your muscles, you...

It's not "mental health." It's uncontrolled anger. Since the general term “mental health” is being erroneously substituted in discussions lately for the specific problem of uncontrolled anger, I’ve decided to beat the drum of anger management. As I’ve said before, violence is not the result of “mental...

Deep Change is Much More Than Finding a Comfortable Role or Playing Better Games Going to therapy to get better at playing the role of good husband, good wife, bread winner, hard worker, good student, bad boy, doting mother, martyr, or anything else will not make your life...

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