Relationships & Family

One of the most important skills we learn as girls is the ability to ask without knowing the outcome: to apply for an opportunity we might not get, to raise our hand even if we don’t know the right answer, to ask for what we want even if the...

When it comes to conflict, it’s not a matter of if, but when? Shauna Ries, LCSW, MFT, MDR, the cofounder of Mediators Without Borders, describes the process of mediating or addressing conflict.

 

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John Gottman, PhD, cofounder of the Gottman Institute and cocreator of the acclaimed Gottman Method Couples Therapy, explains the importance of trust in a relationship—and how to achieve it.

 

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“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” 
Elbert Hubbard

Holidays like Valentine’s Day, are marked by the practice of showing love...

Valentine’s Day can evoke a range of emotions for people, depending on your relationships status and how you like to celebrate. It’s also a day that can have a big impact on the environment. Many typical ways to show affection like chocolates,...

In the search for a long, healthy life, we come across many creams, tonics, and workout classes promising to keep us toned and feeling good. Some say it’s just a matter of good genes, yet more...

Children are inherently drawn to celebrations. They serve as a momentous break from routine and a vehicle for transcending the dull and mundane in exchange for a fleeting visit to a world of pageantry and festivity. While children may not absorb...

If you’ve lost a loved one, a milestone event such as a holiday, anniversary, or birthday can trigger a new wave of grief. Long-held traditions tug at your heart and make you wish that things were different—that the one you love could be with you...

If you look at your calendar on any given month, you will find a number of religious holidays. March has everything from the beginning of Lent (a Christian holiday) to Naw Ruz (a Baha’i holiday) and April has more than a dozen religious...

Ram Dass said it best, “If you think you are truly enlightened, go spend a weekend with your parents.”

Many people might extend this sentiment to the holidays. While some see it as a time to gather and celebrate with community and family,...

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