Stress is caused by countless issues and scenarios, both internal and external, so there’s no one way to cure it or cope with it. The following five books offer strategies and practices to ease stress through coloring, developing coping skills, crafting, and yoga. Try one or try them all, and enjoy the less chaotic times […]
The core message of grief counselor Patrick O'Malley's new book: we grieve because we love. Grief is love. That’s so simple and so true, but too often we get caught up in the myth that grief is something we have to get over. What would happen if instead, we found the story of our love through our loss?
In the daunting quest to find “The One,” or the person who we’re ready to share and spend the rest of our lives with, we are often left feeling overwhelmed and frustrated. Factor in the unrealistic romantic comedies and stories of effortless meet-cutes we are inundated with, and the prospect of true love quickly begins to appear unattainable.
LAT is becoming more prevalent in the United States, but it’s certainly not new. It’s a choice that appeals to those who want to maintain independence (socially and financially), family boundaries, and their own homes. It’s becoming a more common choice for older adults—who may have children and their own homes before the relationship begins—but younger people are also embracing it.
When adult friendships end, there’s usually a deep ache that comes with self-knowledge. We know ourselves better, we understand the world better, and we know we’re probably not going to make up over Snapchat that same night.
Empathy for others is a great asset, but you have to love yourself too
Maybe you know better than anyone how to read your bestie's expressions - from "first-bite-of-ice-cream bliss" to "a wrath of fury about to be unleashed." Maybe your BFF has lifted you out of a sad time, forcing you to go outside to see "that the world was still there ... I was still me. And we were still us."
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of getting to ask alternative health expert Deepak Chopra a one-on-one question at a Q & A and group meditation event hosted in New York's Union Square.
Sadly, scores of people feel like they’re alone even though they’re technically not. They deeply love someone who is emotionally unavailable. Emotional unavailability comes in various forms, including partners who are aloof, unresponsive, withdrawn, seemingly indifferent, or close-mouthed about their feelings and perspectives. In a relationship like this, it’s hard not to feel alone.
To honor those we've lost, we can write down a favorite memory, put it in our stocking, and then read them together during the holidays. Each year, the slips of paper in our stockings will grow, inviting us to celebrate those who have passed. It's a lovely way to bring them with us into this special time of year.