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How well do you maintain Balance?

How well do you maintain Balance?

If trying to maintain balance in your life makes you feel like a tightrope walker, you’re not alone. Most of us have so many demands on our time and energy, life can feel like a three-ring circus. Take this quiz to see how well you are meeting responsibilities, while also recognizing and fulfilling personal needs and wants. Answer eaxh question with True / False 1. The only way I can successfully manage my life is to take care of myself physically and emotionally. 2. Nurturing myself enlarges my capacity to help others.

The Real Scoop on Sugar

The Real Scoop on Sugar

By Marlene Koch, RD for GalTime.com Sugar has been in the news a lot lately, but the story has been anything but sweet (especially for sweet-lovers like me!). From the alarming "toxic" truth about sugar relayed to Dr. Sanjay Gupta during a recent interview with researcher and pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Robert Lustig on 60 Minutes, to the American Heart Association's recommendation that we curb our current added sugar intake by a whopping 70%.

10 Ways To Improve Your Relationship, Part 2

10 Ways To Improve Your Relationship, Part 2

Last week I suggested that revitalizing your relationship involves looking at what you're doing, and how you're doing it. Today's list addresses both dimensions of your relationship, with two essential communication tips (#10) and a practice of connecting with yourself that I recommend everyone try at least once (#9). But this should top the list: create loving connection by being the first to reach out with affectionate touch, a compliment or expressions of endearment.

10 Signs That Your Marriage is Headed for Divorce

10 Signs That Your Marriage is Headed for Divorce

Jessica can't deny it anymore. She's tried to pretend that her marriage to Doug is just fine. She's held out hope that the prickly dynamics between she and Doug would soon pass. After their most recent argument, Jessica stopped pretending. For the first time in a long while, she could fully see-- and feel-- how far apart she and Doug have become. She has been asking friends and searching online for referrals for a coach that she and Doug could work with and maybe save their marriage...before it ends in divorce. She hopes it isn't too late.

Dr. Romance Video: On Having a New Baby When You Have Stepchildre

Dr. Romance Video: On Having a New Baby When You Have Stepchildre

(To view the video, click here.) You and your new spouse are over the moon about having a baby, but the children from your previous marriage are acting strange and upset or distant. What's wrong, and how do you fix it? Tina B. Tessina, PhD, "Dr. Romance" licensed psychotherapist and author, gives you steps to follow to make sure everyone gets onboard with the blessed event.

7 Signs You Masturbate Too Much [EXPERT]
Enough is enough!

7 Signs You Masturbate Too Much

Have you ever found yourself laughing uncomfortably when someone brings up the word in conversation? Are you painfully aware of how many times I've written the word masturbation so far? Here are a few warning signs that your masturbation might be entering unhealthy territory.

5 Tips To Graduate and Be Happy

5 Tips To Graduate and Be Happy

Graduating is about change and moving on, and in the same breath it can be frightening, as well as exciting. Being frightened and excited often have the same physical symptoms, heart racing, shortness of breath, sweaty palms etc. The only thing that is really different is your choice of attitude.

 Is It Ever Too Late To Find Love?

Is It Ever Too Late To Find Love?

There is a 70-year-old virgin in the news lately. Pam Shaw is looking for a man to deflower her. She says she has been too busy working all of her life to find a man and since she does not believe in sex before marriage, she’s remained a virgin. “Now’s the time. I’m ready to take the plunge for the right bloke," she says. "My standards are still very high, though. I’m hoping to bag a tall, dark and handsome millionaire." Is their hope for Pam?

How To Handle Conflict In Your Relationship [EXPERT]
Have you and your partner hit a brick wall?

How To Handle Conflict In Your Relationship

Remember the day you gazed into the eyes of your prospective partner and truly grasped that their excitement about you matched your fascination with them? You saw your idealized self reflected back to you in their soft smiling eyes. You were hooked like a fish attracted to a shiny new lure that caters to its most vulnerable characteristics.