The first and most important relationship you'll ever have throughout life is with yourself. How you feel about and care for your own mind, body and spirit sets the stage for all relationships outside yourself—with your partner, family, friends and co-workers. From psychological, spiritual and practical perspectives, it's pretty clear that if you don’t love yourself, it's in turn harder to give and receive love.
Body image has become almost a buzzword in today's culture. People are writing about it, coaching about it, selling diet plans or gym memberships based on it. But when it comes to Clarity Haynes, she takes the concept of image to the next level...she paints it. And in doing so, she helps women embrace their bodies in a healthy, loving way.
If you’ve EVER had a food craving, you know the overwhelming sensation that you experience. It is an intense feeling, and typically very different than “normal hunger.” According to the Wikipedia definition, there is no single explanation for food craving. Not very encouraging I realize. The explanations can range from low serotonin levels affecting the brain centers for appetite to production of endorphins as a result of consuming fats and carbohydrates.
Do you daydream about reconnecting with a boyfriend from the past? Do you search Facebook and the internet looking for any piece of information you can find out about him? Are you obsessed with the idea of meeting him again and rekindling your love? It can be painful and frustrating to long for some one who isn’t there with you and it can make you feel depressed and unhappy with your life.
**Don't miss your chance to chat with John on the YourTango Facebook page this Thursday, August 11 at 2pm ET. Find out more about the event and RSVP here.** When Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus published almost 20 years ago, the book was hailed by readers and critics alike as a genuine take on what happens in “modern” relationships and marriages.
I was signing books at a bookstore the other day and a young woman came up to me. She looked at the title of my book “The Pathway to Love” and asked if she could read some of it while she waited for her friend to arrive. I said “sure” and handed her a copy to explore. About thirty minutes later she came back with the book in hand and tears in her eyes. I waited for her to speak, not sure of what was to come. Finally I asked “Are you okay?”
My name is Gabrielle and I’m a recovering over-thinker. “Recovering” is the operative word. For the past 15 years, I’ve worked hard to overcome my addiction to over-thinking. I was 16 when I realized I was addicted to my thoughts. These thoughts were merely fearful illusions I’d created based on my past experiences and my uncertainty about the future. I was totally consumed by my thoughts and they often manifested in the form of funky behavior.
Do you have a case of the "When I haves?" That tripped-up way of thinking goes something like this: "When I have that job," or "When I have that relationship," or "When I have that money . . . then I will be happy." It's a dangerous habit that leads to depressing, self-perpetuating thoughts like, "When will I get there?" and "Why am I not there yet?"
I recently read through the new national report on women called Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being. Among all the amazing facts about women’s progress was one piece of data that hasn’t changed much: the unfortunate fact that women still earn 20% less than men. I get totally angry thinking of my hard-working female contemporaries under-earning. My immediate reaction is to blame men, society and government for putting us women in this situation. But the self-help junkie in me knows better.
Thousands of children need your help. Yes, you may have seen the horrifying pictures of starvation in Africa. And, yes, you may have thought, what can one person do to help such a desperate situation. Well here you go. I am offering a FREE One Year Membership in my coaching club for all soul mates who donate to the African relief fund. How does it work?