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How to Break Free of Toxic Relationships

One of the biggest complaints I hear from people who are embarking on a healthier path - physical, spiritual or otherwise - is about having to deal with toxic people who are holding them back. As I l…

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What You Need to Know at the Start of a New Relationship

It’s a common misconception that self-improvement needs to happen while you’re by yourself. Your relationships with others are vital to your growth. Only through your experiences with friends and love…

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The Real Reasons We Laugh

My two-year-old basically lives to make people laugh. If something he does makes you giggle, he does it over and over, laughing harder and harder every time. It's like your laughter infects him, and…

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Altruism: A Remedy for Stress

Will acts of kindness and generosity enhance our health, increase our longevity and make us happier? I think so. Do you? Could heart-directed altruism be such a remedy? When we act on behalf of oth…

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4 Myths About Self-Love, Busted

We hear a lot these days about self-love. For the most part, this is fantastic. A lot of us have been made to feel like there’s something about us that’s not good enough, so the fact that there is a g…

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A Beautiful Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

In Japan, people famously get to enjoy their great grand children and often die peacefully in their sleep. What's their secret? Yes, they eat plenty of fish, fresh vegetables and fruit. And yes,…

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How Trust and Forgiveness Can Help You Age Better

Older adults are often portrayed as crotchety, cranky and mistrustful. These pervasive stereotypes are not only untrue, they may also be harmful, says a new paper published in the journal Social Psych…

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Forgiveness: Food for Health & Happiness

My common sense says that the anger, resentment and blame that many people hold on to, often for years, account for a lot of health problems, and learning how to forgive could prove to be curative and…

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Patience, The Art of Intelligent Waiting

"Adopt the pace of nature: Her secret is patience." —Ralph Waldo Emerson Life unfolds in spite of our impatience. The misfortune of it is that because of our impatience we don’t fully appreciate the …

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How to Avoid Drama and Blame in Your Relationships

Are your relationships defined by tired role-play? Here's how to break out of character. As a child, I routinely told my mother when I thought my friends were being mean. I knew she would tel…

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