What is the most stressed part of your body during holiday gatherings? At first response you may say stomach. As we delve deeper the most active or stressed organs during these gatherings is our heart and mind. That’s why it’s so important to plan with the diligence what we are going to: say, do and feel during these intimate interactions.
Why are in-law relationships so difficult? While some would suggest it's pure jealousy, I think it's more complex. Here are four steps useful for handling tense "in-law" situations this holiday season.
The recent affair between Gen. Petraeus and his biographer Paula Broadwell has the country up in arms about whether his infidelity caused a security breach of some sort or put our country in danger. What should our concerns really be? Is monogamy in danger? When someone cheats, who is really to blame? And why do so many powerful men cheat?
This guest article from Psych Central was written by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. When you’re single, it can feel like everyone is coupled up. And that can be especially difficult during the holidays when party invites roll in, love seems to be in the air — and saccharine couples are splashed in jewelry commercials and harrowing Hallmark-esque stories. Naturally, you might feel lonely, and avoid going out. But while ending a relationship can be painful, you can still enjoy yourself.
Pregnancy can zap energy. After all, growing a human takes a lot of work, even if you're just sitting on the couch. Simply walking from the bathroom to the kitchen can completely take the wind out of you. Here are some practical tips to help you stay at the top of your game during the holidays.
But how important is gratitude, really, other than the warm and fuzzy feeling we get when someone admires us or we receive a gift? Beyond simple manners, why is gratitude in relationships so important?
I disagree with much of the descriptive media focus on the 2012 independent drama film, The Sessions, written and directed by Ben Lewin, a polio survivor.
Being grateful for your past relationships, even the most painful ones, is the key to opening yourself up to the possibility of a better relationship experience. The question is: How can we bring ourselves to be grateful for something that caused us pain, humiliation and/or abuse? And what is there to be grateful for anyway?
Just how important is the first kiss at the end of the first date? Recently I was talking to a client of mine about this very subject, and I was telling her that sometimes I don’t kiss at the end of a first date . . . I go in for the hug instead. I just think the first kiss on the first date is overrated. Technically you are total strangers. You sat across from each other at a table somewhere, or maybe you took a walk in the park, or you spent a couple hours talking . . . and then what? You need to seal it with a kiss?
The Thanksgiving holiday is a perfect time to offer up some ideas that each can consider for bringing the family back to what you want it to be and start having more fun with each other in the light of love and connection.