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Lissa Rankin's picture

The Worst Kind Of Betrayal

I was reading my shero Brené Brown’s new book Daring Greatly: How The Courage To Be Vulnerable Transforms The Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead when I reached page 51 and my heart stopped in an “OMG, how did she read my mind, and how did she know exactly how to give language to something that’s been hurting for years?” sorta way.

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Melanie Bates's picture

What I Learned From Falling In Love

Salvador Dali

Photo: Salvador Dali's "Sleep"

"Gamble everything for love, if you're a true human being. If not, leave this gathering. Half-heartedness doesn't reach into majesty. You set out to find God, but then you keep stopping for long periods at mean-spirited roadhouses." Rumi

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Dr. Danielle Dowling's picture

Soulmates & The One


 

We all want a soulmate.

“The One.”

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Heather King's picture

One Way Or The Other: Cleaning Out The Dark Spaces Of Your Relationships

There are dust bunnies. So many. They are under the bed and in me, scurrying across the wooden floors of my home and my heart. They are moving much too fast through the empty, bumping into toys and crayons and dried up play-doh, then coming to a weary stop. 

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Agapi Stassinopoulos's picture

Healing With Hurt Feelings

hurt feelings

Hurt Feelings. They're like noses. We all have them. They come in all shapes and sizes. They can come suddenly like a cloud and bring the rain or build up slowly and then consume us like a tornado. They can be so powerful that they can make us lose complete perspective of our reality. You overhear your colleagues are having a get together at the end of the day, but you haven't been invited. You feel excluded. Hurt feelings show up. You find out that someone you thought was a good friend has been talking about you behind your back. You feel betrayed. Hurt feelings show up. You're having dinner with your girlfriend, and she says she wants more space and wants to date other men. Clunk. Couldn't she at least have waited 'til after dessert? You leave dinner feeling hurt and abandoned.

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Jennifer Boykin's picture

Does My Happiness Disturb You? How To Deal With Joy Killers.

Life After Tampons

The other morning was the funnest ever coffee shop morning! We joyfully welcomed home a friend who had been gone for some weeks. She had us in stitches with tales of her travels. Later, a different friend shared that as she was leaving the shop another woman stopped her and said, “I’m glad you’re leaving.”

I guess we were too happy.
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Lissa Rankin's picture

How To Keep Your Heart Open When You Lose A Pet - Part 2

Ariel, a 2 pound fluffy white bichon frise tied in a pink bow, was my 21st birthday present from my parents. I giggled with her when she humped the stuffed pig my best friend had given me in college (who knew spayed female dogs still have such libido?)  She decided that pig was her bitch, and I begrudgingly relinquished it to her.

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Hillary Rubin's picture

Simple Steps To Bring Ease Into Your Relationships

Do you ever find yourself saying or thinking “I want to be understood. I don’t want to be judged, I want to be seen for who I am”?

You’ve grown, changed your mindset, and have embarked on a journey of the mind and body that’s all your own, right? But still your friends, family or co-workers just don’t get it - or you.

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Emelia Fedy's picture

Has My Man Killed The Feminist In Me?

 
The 10-day challenge.

*This essay is written from the point of view of a hetero 33-year-old white Canadian woman.

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Steve Sisgold's picture

What Does Father’s Day Bring To You?

With another Father's day arriving today, what does it mean to you? Will you be celebrating, quietly remembering, or is it just another Sunday for you?

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