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Discovering Your Brilliance

Discovering Your Brilliance

Laura is a beautiful woman with a dazzling smile and an easy, delightful way about her that makes her a real standout. She has a graceful, high-spirited air that makes people sit up and take notice. I met Laura for the first time in a restaurant where we met to go over the results of her CORE MAP, an in-depth assessment she had just completed. During our conversation Laura shared with me that she had always purposefully diminished her natural charisma and shine because she had found early in life that it made other people feel insecure.

How Training a Man and Training a Puppy Aren't that Different

How Training a Man and Training a Puppy Aren't that Different

I started out writing this article as a comparison between training your man and training your puppy. Then I realized that even though I don’t mean it that way, there is no possible way to make that comparison without someone, or almost everyone thinking I’m comparing men to dogs or insinuating men are stupid.

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Why You Can't Fix Him

Many women love to play "fix-it"--transforming people, problems, or relationships, usually in the name of "helping." And one of our favorite targets is men. Have you ever leapt into a relationship with a man you thought you could "fix"? Have you ever told yourself that you're the game-changer--the one woman this man will change for? Chances are good that you've been there. Maybe you're there now. And it's time to stop--because this mission only leads you to one place: misery.

4 Ways To Unclutter Your Home And Mind

4 Ways To Unclutter Your Home And Mind

How does your house look right now? And maybe I don’t mean your whole house but do you ever have a room, a closet, or a pile that you mean to get to, sort through and organize but one day leads to another and another and nothing gets done? I’ve done this so many times myself, and it drives me nuts. I will procrastinate and find a zillion other things to do rather then focus on the actual thing that’s bugging me.

Your Path to Wellness- 5 Ways to Retrain Your Brain

Your Path to Wellness- 5 Ways to Retrain Your Brain

1) Visualize Your Success I don't mean to sound hokey but if you have no idea what success in your weight loss endeavor is supposed to look like, how will you be able to measure or even gauge whether you're making progress? Be concise and specific in your visualization and write it down so you can have a reminder with you at all times.

Intimate Relationships as a Vehicle for Growth

Intimate Relationships as a Vehicle for Growth

This guest article from Psych Central was written by Odina Hatvany, MFT. The old paradigm for couples was pretty simple: The man went to work, brought home the money and paid for the house, mortgage, etc. He was the provider of security and stability. The woman’s role was to cook, clean, raise the children and take care of the home. She was the provider of emotional nurturing and comfort. The roles were clearly defined and rigid. How many of us have parents who fit this model or at least strived to?

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Is Your Spiritual Life Aiding Your Love Life?

There are countless ways to experience spirituality in our diverse world, but it seems all paths share some common wisdom—and influence on relationships. We asked several YourTango Experts to share their opinions and stories on how spirituality can affect our personal growth, love life and other relationships. Here's what they had to say...

Welcome To Hypnosis Silver Spring

Welcome To Hypnosis Silver Spring

Welcome to Hypnosis Silver Spring. I'm Donald Pelles, Ph.D. My website, www.hypnosissilverspring.com, is worth spending some time exploring. Are there issues in your life you seek to resolve, such as weight, smoking, anxiety, or chronic pain, IBS or Fibromyalgia? Did you know that pre-surgery hypnosis can lessen your bleeding and bruising, reduce your swelling and pain, and help you heal faster?

Did Bachelorette Ashley Pick The Wrong Man?

Did Bachelorette Ashley Pick The Wrong Man?

Ashley Hebert picked strong, cool J.P. over sensual, vulnerable Ben.  I for one was surprised.  I felt the vibe between Ashley and Ben was the strongest.  Her feelings for J.P. never sold me.  Creative editing can steer the feel of the series and I am sure that is part of the drama of this final rose ceremony.  Made me wonder about her again.  Do you see a pattern with Brad, Bentley and now J.P.?

Do You Need More Intimacy In Your Relationship?

Do You Need More Intimacy In Your Relationship?

You may be experiencing "physical intimacy" with a man but are you feeling emotionally close to him? Are you involved with a man you deeply care for but find that you can't get beyond having superficial conversations? Do you wish you could tell him more of what you're thinking and feeling? Are you afraid to talk about things that are important to you because you may scare him away or "burden" him with your thoughts?