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Healing Powers Of Kundalini Yoga
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Healing Powers Of Kundalini Yoga

Dr. Gayle (affectionately known as Kayla Gayle), a colleague of mine, amazes me with her inner peace and strength.  At lunch with her this past week I discussed the passion that she has for Kundalini Yoga, and her recent decision to become an instructor of Kundalini.  Her website, Abundance-Yoga.com, describes the practice as, “Yoga is not about twisting yourself into a pretzel or standing on your head, but about nurturing your spirit, and freeing your heart…when Kundalini awakens, your entire life will awaken with abundance, energy, creativity and more.”

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Help! I'm Divorced But Still Wearing My Wedding Ring

If it's been months — or years since your divorce and you're still wearing your wedding ring, YourTango is here to help. In this video, relationship coach, author and YourTango Expert Shela Dean offers advice about what to do when you just can't seem to separate with your wedding ring. "Divorce can be one of the most emotionally painful things we experience," says Shela.

5 Steps to Getting Past a Breakup
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5 Steps to Getting Past a Breakup

1. Learn to self-soothe: It's really a combination of relaxation (some meditation), affirmations, positive self-talk and telling yourself that what you’re PERCEIVING is not necessarily how it is and, even if it is, you can survive it. Believe me, you will believe it after a while. Because the bottom line is: if you want to be okay, you will be.

3 Steps To Help You Heal After A Miscarriage [EXPERT]
Here are some healthy ways to cope after a miscarriage.
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3 Steps To Help You Heal After A Miscarriage

Last week, Khloe Kardashian spoke publicly on CBS's The Talk to quell rumors that she and her husband, Lamar Odom, were mourning a recent miscarriage. Fortunately for most of us, our life sorrows do not get played out on the public stage.

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Sometimes it takes longer than you would expect to get over your ex.
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Help! It's Taking Too Long To Get Over My Ex

Is it taking you longer than you expected to get over your ex? If it's been over a year and you still feel despondent on your old anniversary, take heart: you're not alone. In this video, psychotherapist, author and YourTango Expert Julie Orlov offers advice to one reader who still struggles with her breakup long after it's ended.

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January 22 is the anniversary of the passage of Roe vs. Wade.
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Jan. 22: Not Just Another Day

Barely anyone recognizes the significance of this day; It's January 22nd. This is the anniversary of the passage of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court in 1973. I watch the news stories every year and there is hardly anything ever said about it. This is why it is my belief that voluntary pregnancy termination ("VPT") is now a household word in our culture. It is as normal and natural as apple pie was to the WWII era group.

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10 Hints To Help You Handle The Loss Of A Loved One

When someone we love dies it can be seem impossible to adjust. Our minds do not truly understand how to accept the idea that someone exists one day and is gone the next, never to return. We can be confused or frustrated by our reactions and not know what is normal. Here are a few ideas to keep in mind to help you to get through it.

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The 5 Stages Of Break-Up Grief

Breakups can leave the lovelorn rattled for weeks, months and sometimes even years. But there's a light at the end of the tunnel. Grieving a relationship is not unlike grieving a death. It's healing process. But one day, you will move on.

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Recognizing the stages of grief can be a great way to support a friend when she needs you.
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8 Tips To Help Console A Grieving Friend

When a friend is grieving the loss of a loved one, it's easy to feel helpless. Sometimes we think we're doing the right thing by trying to cheer them up, pointing out the positives or letting them know that they should try to move on. Well-intentioned as we may be, those efforts tend to put pressure on them and leave them feeling invalidated. Here are six ways to help you support your friend in times of need.

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Stuck On Your Ex? Reasons & Hints To Help You Move On

One of the hardest stages in the relationship cycle is moving on. Many of us ask the question, "Why am I still thinking about my ex?" We've all suffered through nights when we couldn't sleep because thoughts about the ex just wouldn't quit. That's normal. Here are 4 reasons why we continue to think about the past: 1. Lack of closure.

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Where Is The Love? A Look Back At What Was Lost On 9/11

"People killin', people dyin' Children hurt and you hear them cryin' Can you practice what you preach And would you turn the other cheek…" -Black Eyed Peas "Where is the Love?" (2003) My most vivid memories of 9/11 were of the phone calls I heard on the news made during the tragic last moments of people's lives. Their final acts were desperate attempts to communicate the love they felt for their partners, their children and their families. The love they felt was all they had to say.

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"He's Still Here": A 9/11 Wife On Love's Endless Bond

Bonnie McEneaney, an author, former business executive and mother of four, lost her husband on Sept. 11, 2001 after he experienced premonitions that his life would end in a terrorist attack on New York City. Ten years later, Bonnie opens up on how the tragedy strengthened her spiritual bond with her deceased husband and what all women can learn about love based on the signs she's received from beyond.

How Women Bury Their Pain after Divorce Or Break-Up [VIDEO]
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How Women Bury Their Pain after Divorce Or Break-Up [VIDEO]

How long has it been since you got divorced or went through an intense break-up? Do you feel like you’re A-OK again, or no? Are you confident you’ve put your grief to bed, that you've got your life and emotions well under control? The following video may – or may not – cause you to rethink your handle on your divorce/ break-up. In it, I reveal the two most common ways that women bury their feelings of loss. But the scary part is most women aren't even aware they're doing it.

Just Another Day
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Just Another Day

Guess what?  Anniversaries and other "special" days are all man-made.  It is we who gave them meaning.  Which means we also have the power to give them un-meaning.  What do I mean by that?  A day that, by everyone else's calendar, is just another Saturday could be a real minefield when we attach significant meaning to it.

What Healthy Grief Looks Like
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What Healthy Grief Looks Like

Pinkee here~ In my ongoing theme on grief, today I am going to write about healthy grieving.  What does it look like?  It is you staying home and sulking for days, weeks, or months, continuously?  Is it you yelling, slamming things, or crying once for a half hour, saying “glad that’s over” and then moving on?  Is it you deciding that you must not enjoy anything in life ever again because that would be mean you didn’t really love the person you’ve lost?  Nope, none of the above.