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12 Indications You Have Healed Your Food Addiction

12 Indications You Have Healed Your Food Addiction

This afternoon, I decided to have some vanilla bean ice-cream after my lunch. To start, I had yummy stir-fry with curry and sea salt rice. After, I decided to top it off with two scoops of delicious and refreshing ice-cream. I had eaten my entire lunch, yum! For my dessert I began taking small and very mindful bites. I wanted to enjoy every morsel and not miss out on the creamy, cool flavor on this hot summer day.

Love is Loss… and Other Lies From Modern Culture

Love is Loss… and Other Lies From Modern Culture

I love our house. I loved it from the moment I saw it online. If there was such a thing as “love at first sight,” it would apply to me with this house. It’s the house I’ve been dreaming about my whole life and when we drove up into the driveway for the first time I said to my husband, “I’ll do anything for this house.” It’s not perfect, but it’s perfect for us, and not a day goes by without whispering prayers of gratitude for the blessing of living here.

What Siri Says About Improving Your Relationship

What Siri Says About Improving Your Relationship

This guest article from Psych Central was written by Julie de Azevedo Hanks, LCSW When I upgraded to an iPhone 4s I had no idea what to expect from Siri, or how she would actually help manage my busy life. Over the past couple of months I’ve grown to appreciate Siri’s suggestions, assistance, and dry sense of humor. While she occasionally misunderstands my requests, I can’t fault her entirely. I have to take responsibility for my part in our communication breakdowns.

What Are You Role-Modeling For Your Children?

What Are You Role-Modeling For Your Children?

"The attitude you have as a parent is what your kids will learn from more than what you tell them. They don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are." ~Jim Henson, 1936-1990, Creator of The Muppets Half of good parenting is being there for your children and the other half is being there for yourself. What would you have given as you were growing up to have had parents who role-modeled taking loving care of their feelings, their health, their finances, their environment?

Celebration Time!

Celebration Time!

In a couple of days it will be my birthday. I have noticed over the years that most people seem to be in one of three camps when it comes to celebrating this day. One birthday camp is all about it! Lets celebrate in any and all ways possible. Another camp is pretty nonchalant. They go about their day as usual with a few special touches to mark the occasion. Yet another camp wants nothing to do with noting the day for themselves. As anyone who knows me well, or even casually, will tell you, I fall very firmly in birthday camp number one!

Memory Lane

Memory Lane

A Trip Down Memory Lane Memorial Day is traditionally a day to honor those who gave their lives in service of our country. This is not something I was bound to forget living in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, as I did for most of my adult life. In Gettysburg we pulled out all the stops to make this holiday a special occasion.

Dating Safety in the 21st Century

Dating Safety in the 21st Century

Let’s face it, the taboo surrounding online dating has changed a lot in the last few years. It’s no longer considered weird to meet singles or find ‘the one’ online. In fact most people searching for love now use some form of online tool to aid that search. Isn’t technology great?

Top 10 Misconceptions About Gay People [EXPERT]
June is Gay Pride Month!

Top 10 Misconceptions About Gay People

It's Gay & Lesbian Pride Month, so what better excuse could there be to examine some of the myths that continue to negatively label same-sex unions? The next time you hear somebody claim truth to any of these prevalent falsehoods, be sure to speak up and educate others on the real deal!

Bloom with Every Season

Bloom with Every Season

I have always had a penchant for adventure. There was a time in the 70’s and 80’s where you could have found me along with my two adopted Indian daughters traveling across countries in Europe and outposts of Asia where many white women would have feared to tread. But we went, we adventured, and we survived. It’s safe to say that I have sailed, hiked, trained, planed, and automobiled my way across most of this great planet, yet the thought of moving from the busy city of Washington, DC to the casual beaches of Florida nearly paralyzed me.