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Filling the Void With Food: Emotional Eating

Filling the Void With Food: Emotional Eating

Several years ago I found myself standing in my food pantry scanning the shelves, intently looking for something. I’d had a good lunch and I was not at all hungry. What was I doing there then? For some reason that particular pantry raid stuck with me. I started thinking about what I was doing to myself with food and asking why was I doing it?

Why You React In Fear & How To Stop It [EXPERT]
It's important to understand the way you feel when you're scared.

Why You React In Fear & How To Stop It

When fear and feelings of being overwhelmed rise up and try to take over, we have a chance to allow it to move through us with a healthy response or a negative reaction. The negative reaction may look like a projection of emotions at someone embraced with judgment and blame. We may sometimes let fear push us over into self-criticism and feelings of not being good enough, shamed, or guilty.

6 Traits Men Find Absolutely Irresistible [EXPERT]
Being your best self is the only way to win him over.

6 Traits Men Find Absolutely Irresistible

You and I both know that you are all that, but right now he only knows that you look great. So what will make him realize that you really are the girl he's been waiting his whole life for and make him want to retire his little black book for good? Here are 6 personality traits that will make just about any guy fall head over heels for you.

3 Reasons He Won't Open Up To You

3 Reasons He Won't Open Up To You

Men tend not to offer the kind of information you want when you ask them, “How do you feel?” for these reasons: a. They often don’t have rapid access to feelings, and so the question requires some time and consideration b. They feel your need to hear something and it feels manipulative c. It’s not a question that elicits the right information

Is Online Dating Really Worthwhile? [EXPERT]
Find out if online dating is really worth all the hard work and headaches.

Is Online Dating Really Worthwhile?

With thousands of single guys and sites to choose from, the thought of online dating can be pretty daunting. However, if you've reached the conclusion that online dating is more stressful than it's worth, think again. In the interview below, YourTango Expert Joe Amoia discusses the many perils of online dating. As it turns out, it isn't so scary after all ... and it's certainly nothing to be ashamed of.

Toxic Relationships: Let Go & Create Healthy Love

Toxic Relationships: Let Go & Create Healthy Love

The relationships we engage have a strong impact on our physical, mental and spiritual health. When relationships are balanced: (1) We have a release of dopamine that naturally elevates our mood (a chemical which researchers have identified as partly responsible for that elated feeling we get when we are in love or enjoying the company of a special friend). Yet, we are not addicted to that sensation of elation. (2) We feel empowered to grow in new ways as individuals and as part of the friendship or couple relationship. Toxic relationships:

This Big Question Can Change Your Life!

This Big Question Can Change Your Life!

You might have heard this powerful realization before: “The quality of our life is determined by the quality of the questions we ask ourselves.” The bigger the question, the more important it is to answer it right now. We just finished a season focused on gift giving and receiving. Here’s a big gift for you. It’s a gift in the form of a question (a big question!) you can use to create your own fulfilled life. Just by answering this question, you’ll be prepared to make this year super great in every way.

Mindfulness: The Art of Cultivating Resilience

Mindfulness: The Art of Cultivating Resilience

Undeniably, sooner or later, we all have to deal with life’s realities—those hard surprises and “unknowns” that can literally change everything in less than a nanosecond. Imagine you’ve just been fired. Many of us would react to this situation in at least some of the following ways: “I’m terrified." "I should have seen this coming.” “I’ll never find another job in this economy.” “Am I going to be homeless?”

How To Be More Intimate & Enchant Men Effortlessly

How To Be More Intimate & Enchant Men Effortlessly

The enchantresses in the legends of King Arthur brought balance to a society ruled by male domination. Through their seductive, female magic they magnetized the men of Camelot-- the King’s warriors set aside their brutish behavior and broke their backs to court these women. They acted with chivalry in the hopes of earning a smidgen of feminine admiration and tender, female affection. You, too, can be a modern-day enchantress and inspire a man to honor the laws of chivalry in your relationship. You can magnetize and hypnotize the men you are dating by embracing the power a woman has when creating intimacy with a man!