I was in downward dog position today with fifteen other yogis around me breathing deeply, clearing the mind chatter and relaxing our bodies. Flowing through each motion of the sun salutation I became increasingly aware of my body and breath. My mind was focused on each movement, each inhalation, each exhalation. All was quiet, and I felt at peace. During Shivasana, the final resting pose of class, stillness encompassed me, I felt light and ethereal.
But what if we don't have a family, or are estranged from our family of origin? What if we have lost the ones we love? What if we are alone? What if we are widowed, divorced or looking for that special someone? Then the holidays can be an intensely lonely time, a time of sadness, regret, questioning. Feelings of sadness or loneliness that may already have been present are magnified many times over during this time.
Catfish is a term that became popular in online dating after a 2010 documentary of that name was released in theaters. The documentary followed a young man who had met a girl online and fell in love without ever meeting her in person. When they finally met — spoiler alert! — the girl on the other side of the computer was not who she portrayed herself to be.
Throughout our days we are fielding the energy of numerous people, places, and experiences. Whether we are consciously aware of it or not, we are either choosing to honor ourselves or abandon ourselves to meet the needs of others while hoping to avoid potential disagreement and gain external approval. The residual effects of frequent self-abandonment can show up in the quality of our sleep as the psyche continues to process and attempt to heal misalignments.
By looking at the usual reasons for January breakups, you can strategize how to keep your relationship intact. Instead of being blindsided, you can take charge of your relationship and repair it ... or at least control how it ends.
An Example of Fantasy as a Tool to Heal Our fantasies allow us to negate and undo the limits put upon us by our conscience, by our culture, and by our self-image. If we feel insecure and unattractive, in our fantasies we are irresistible. If we anticipate a withholding woman, in fantasy she’s insatiable; if we fear our own aggression, in our internal reveries we can feel powerful without worrying we might hurt another.
By Jim Duzak, Attorney At Love for GalTime.com Divorce is a sad and often-stressful experience, but having the right lawyer to guide you through the process can make it much more tolerable and ensure that your rights are protected every step of the way. Of course, the big question is: how do I choose a lawyer who’s right for me? FIRST, ASK FOR REFERRALS
Rather than shooting your wonderful man a demeaning look when he overeats or indulges in lots of sugar, help him. Chances are, he'll be grateful and totally on board. Here are some tips for you to lovingly support him during the holidays.
By Karen Siff Exkorn for GalTime.com I’m pretty sure it’s every woman’s dream to go on a date with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Or at least it was mine. So there I was, at the Beacon Theater in New York City, attending an event to benefit autism called Night of Too Many Stars. Hosted by Jon Stewart, the evening featured Ben Stiller, Seth Rogen, Stephen Colbert, Harvey Keitel, Carly Rae Jepsen, Katy Perry, Sting, and many more, including, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.