5 Ways To Cultivate Better Instincts In Your Dating Life

5 Ways To Cultivate Better Instincts In Your Dating Life

Do you ever struggle to hear your inner voice or figure out what you really want? Or are you the type of person who tends to always second-guess yourself and can never just trust your gut? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have a boundary challenge, and yes, this can interrupt […]

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Exactly What You To Eat During Your Time Of The Month

Many of my patients struggle with sugar cravings during their periods. As in, “OMG, that chocolate cake screamed my name and I devoured two pieces the day I got my period.” Research shows what I see repeatedly: Sleep problems, digestive issues, and yes, food cravings can all be not-so-nice accomplices during your period. As if these aren’t […]

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The One Habit That Blows Relationship Conflicts Out Of Proportion

Relationships have the potential to not only be a source of joy but can also open doorways to the kind of healing and growth that is difficult to accomplish on our own. This is also precisely what makes relationships so hard. No one else can push our buttons in quite the same way. A partner […]

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Why You Are Prone To Dating Similar People Over and Over Again

Curious fact: My current romantic partner and my last long-term partner have the same birthday. They also both enjoy the same weird improv show (my ex has seen the Chicago performance dozens of times, including several times with me; my current partner happens to adore the troupe’s New York branch and independently brought it up […]

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Why People Fake Orgasms, Based On Their Personality

It might not shock you to hear that people fake orgasms. How frequently it happens, however, just might. Oodles of studies and literature over the years show that anywhere from 25 to 75% of people have pretended to have an orgasm (or greatly embellished one) at some point in their lives. What’s less clear is why we do it. […]

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How Happy Are Second Marriages? What Research Discovers To Us

Going through an unhappy marriage and subsequent divorce can really alter your entire understanding of relationships, the sometimes fantasy-like meanings and expectations we assign to them, and what’s really practical. To feel this sense of skepticism is only normal after your experiences. Ah, but then there’s that exceedingly unpractical thing called love, which can always […]

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The One Practice That Can Quell Any Fight In Your Relationship

Mindfulness seems to be popping up everywhere these days. In therapy, it can be used as a technique to help patients be aware of what is going on around them as well as what they are experiencing internally in the present moment to help them achieve a state of calm as well as to be less critical of […]

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3 Things To Do To Preserve Your Memory From Failing Later

Memory loss is not a normal part of aging; it does not have to be our fate (despite what you may have heard from doctors or articles). There’s another way to think about brain aging. The brain responds to all the same insults as the rest of the body—stress, poor diet, toxins, lack of exercise […]

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Inflammation Linked To Lack Of Motivation In New Study

Our moods and motivations are dictated by a number of factors—and according to new research, inflammation is one of them. Scientists at Emory University found that our brain’s dopamine system (the engine behind our motivation) is directly affected by inflammation. Chronic, low-grade inflammation, to be exact. This new paper proposes this dopamine-motivation-inflammation connection is “an adaptive mechanism to help the […]

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4 Easy Ways To Flush Toxicity Out Of Your Relationship

Even the healthiest relationships have arguments. Frankly, I worry more about couples who never argue. When couples first start out, they tend to de-emphasize communication hiccups. Over time, if this continues, the lack of connection, growth, and understanding that comes from positive communication skills can begin to erode a couple’s bond, leaving them feeling unfulfilled […]

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