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Commitment

Re-setting Your Happiness Set Point Part 1

Roberto Condado via Compfight “The purpose of life is to be happy”  ~ His Holiness the Dalai Lama It may be surprising to hear these words from one of the world’s leading spiritual teachers. We tend to associate spirituality with the achievement of...


General

When Change Changes You

A cute fluffy white alpaca (image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).Suddenly it seems like everywhere I go online I'm reading about an app called Slack.Apparently it is like Twitter + Facebook for office types.Slack's goal - according to its CEO at least...


General

The Reality Behind Strange Addictions

A couple days ago I was over at my boyfriend's house.He has cable television - I do not.This is probably a good thing, since every time we turn on the tube at his place, I am instantly sucked in.This last time we ended up watching a show called "My Strange Addiction."It was actually a...


Physical Activity

How to Overcome the Panic and Anxiety of Joining a Gym

Although I’m a strong advocate of running outdoors, I’m not at all opposed to joining a gym (especially when exercising outside or even in your home just isn’t an option). They’re full of all the equipment you want and need, they’re great places to meet new people, and -- let’s face it --...


Getting Grit Part 2

This is the second installment of our two part series on "Grit", defined by Webster as “indomitable spirit; resourceful courage and daring in the face of difficulty.”In case you're...


Commitment

Got Grit? Part 1

In case you haven’t noticed, relationships can be trying. They can try our patience, our strength, our commitment and the limits of our capacity for understanding. They can also challenge our belief...


Emotions

How to Tell if You are an Emotional Sleeper

A week or so ago I was talking to one of my colleagues.We were discussing stress.I asked her how she copes with stress in her life - her answer surprised me.She said, "I am an 'emotional sleeper.'"It didn't take me long ( about two seconds) to figure out that I, too, am an 'emotional sleeper.'In fact,...


Anxiety

Could My Partner Be A Cybersex Addict?

It is distressing for most partners to find evidence of their partner’s cybersex use.Cybersex can include viewing sexual images or content online, talking about the material with others online, or engaging in two-way conversations about sex acts. It can also include the use of Web cameras to engage in sexual acts with another partner online.It is common for partners to feel a...


addiction

5 Truths About the Addict in Your Life

Most families have been touched by addiction. Many have been forever altered by it. And though most people are affected by it, few understand it. This is because addiction is not a logical disease. The selfishness, the repeated mistakes despite devastating consequences -...


Recovery

Grieving the Loss of Addiction

An addict who has tried to kick their habit for years finally makes their way into recovery. What could they possibly have to grieve about?Actually, recovering addicts have a lot to grieve. The activity that has been the central focus of their lives is now something they can never do again....