Hope

Today I Love Sunday’s Soft Slow Start

Slow grey Sunday morning Today I love Sunday's soft slow start with gentle rain and easy breezes. I love that I will be busy with editing today. I love that yesterday I was able to bring the online magazine I work for back online. I love that the open house went well...
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General

I Love My Family But Not Their Politics

I’ve come to understand the reason for the old adage that “you don’t talk about religion or politics.” People are very passionate about these subjects, especially during a presidential election year, so political discussions even among loving family members can become heated. Some people align so much with their religious
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General

How to Forgive Yourself after Divorce

Divorce guilt comes in all sorts of mutating forms. It is normal for many of us to feel like we are somehow to blame for the divorce. Culturally, we are taught that keeping the household and marriage successful was our responsibility, without so much a thought that it takes
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Self-managing Physical Health to Improve Bipolar

In a short YouTube video from the Collaborative Research Team to study Psychosocial Issues in Bipolar Disorders (), a community-based participatory research group located at the University of British Columbia, tips for improving physical fitness and diet are shared as methods to improve quality of life in bipolar disorders. Peer Researcher Victoria Maxwell, who is living well with...
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Bipolar Disorder

Treatment Methods For Bipolar Disorder

Introduction According to , "Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder. It causes a person to have cycles of extreme mood changes that go beyond normal ups and downs. A person with bipolar cycles between periods of feeling elated, energized and excited with periods of feeling sad and depressed.  For this reason,...
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General

Chimpanzees Can Cooperate Like Humans

People have both cooperative and competitive instincts that run deep. As long as people have been around, there have been some situations that require working with others and some situations where you have to put yourself first. There’s a tension between cooperation and competition, but throughout history, both have been
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Creative Thinking

Why Do Sceenplays Have Three Acts?

Writers, screenwriting teachers, guru’s, historians, storytellers and countless others have been debating the merits of the three act dramatic structure as it’s applied to plays, novels and screenplays. A little research reveals that Aristotle may have been the first to call it a three act structure. Apparently he pointed out that a drama needed...
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General

ADHD and Reinventing Yourself

New beginnings apply to all aspects of life, even to ADHD symptoms. Our family has been preparing for a big move all week to a town by the ocean an hour away. I have been offered career path work there as an executive assistant for a major corporation. Lasts night we signed the lease and...
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Hope

Today I Love This Room Full Of Sunlight

Sunlight on its way into the house Today I love this room full of sunlight spread like butterscotch over walls and floor. I love this lazy August Saturday morning, the calm and easy way it started, the feel of the freedom of summer in the moment, the taste of the air of these...
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Commitment

The Art of Subtle Seduction Part 2

Then we enjoy. Linda: Even though Jordan and Mary had a history of both being manipulative and self-centered in the past, which got them stuck in a power struggle, they got to work and began to re-instill trust. They practiced disengaging from any sexual agenda. Jordan began giving her a very high level of focused, caring attention. He began...
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Body Image

Feast on Your Life

In our society, restriction is perfection. It is beauty. Restriction is seen as a correct, desirable approach and path. We glorify it. We yearn to adhere to it. We see it everywhere. Restrict the number of calories and carbs you eat. Restrict the amount of dessert. Restrict your portions....
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Commitment

Mastering the Art of Subtle Seduction

At first we may struggle. Linda: There are common pitfalls that contribute to a diminishment of interest in sex in many long-term relationships. Such diminishment is neither natural nor inevitable. We are challenged to identify ways of responding to and neutralizing problematic situations that can, if unchecked, lead to sexual difficulties. One of the most prominent instances...
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control

Sex & the Narcissist: Sex Addict (Pt 2)

[TRIGGER WARNING: FRANK SEXUAL CONTENT] Narcissistic sexuality is on a spectrum. In Part 1 we discussed the so-called "vanilla" or cerebral narcissists, who starve their partners a lá sadism and prefer solitary sex. Today, we'll discuss those "chocolate" narcissists on the other end of the spectrum: sex addicts. I'm indebted to my Facebook friends and acquaintances for sharing their real-life sex stories...
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