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Reaching Out For Compassion

At a weekend workshop I led, one of the participants, Marian, shared her story about the shame and guilt that had tortured her. Marian’s daughter Christy, in recovery for alcoholism, had asked her mother to join her in therapy. As their sessions unfolded, Christy revealed that she’d been sexually abused throughout her teen years by […]

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Better Than Before: The Highs and Lows of Cholesterol

“I’ll have the steak,” my husband with the three coronary artery stents announced to the waiter. “A fillet mignon, medium rare,” he added, with a look of self-satisfaction on his face. He was obviously proud of himself because he didn’t order what he really wanted—the marbled prime rib. “While you’re at it, dear, why don’t […]

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10 Quotes For the Food Loving Soul in All of Us

Ahh, food. How do we love thee, let us count the ways. Food is the fuel of our existence, the centerpiece of our social behavior and can even be our best friend in times of trouble or need. We have a complicated relationship. Some of us are wary of you and some of us over […]

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Let Your Actions Say ‘I Love You!’

Who doesn’t want to be loved? It doesn’t matter if you’re educated, uneducated, young, old, rich or poor, every being on this planet loves to be loved. Although it’s great to say ‘I love you’ often to your loved ones, how many of us really mean it? How often does it come from your soul? […]

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Committing to Presence for the Sake of Love

 Jeff was convinced he’d fallen out of love with his wife, Arlene, and that nothing could salvage their twenty-six-year marriage. He wanted relief from the oppressiveness of feeling continually judged and found wanting. Arlene, for her part, was hurt and angry because she felt Jeff avoided any real communication or emotional intimacy. As a last-ditch […]

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Submit Your Questions for a Chance to be on Help Desk with Rob Bell in LA!

(Click image to enlarge) PARTICIPATE IN AN “OWN” TELEVISION SERIES IN LOS ANGELES WITH ROB BELL! READ APPLICATION PROCESS BELOW AND APPLY ASAP TO: robbellhelpdesk@gmail.com WHAT:            The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), is seeking participants for the “Help Desk” series featuring Rob Bell! WHEN:             April 8, 2014 WHERE:           Los Angeles (specific location TBA) […]

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From Intent.com: Permission

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” -Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story You have to sign a waiver if you are going to have surgery. You have to sign a waiver if you want to bungee jump or sky dive or get a tattoo. You have to consent (in this country) […]

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Don’t Date Anyone Right Now.

I’m in a generation of people who are getting married later and later. We have careers to think about. We have money to amass. We have ourselves to find. I am not arguing those are legitimate reasons. I say there are bigger reasons not to date anyone for a season and they aren’t always the […]

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The Improv Rules For Better Relationships & a Better You

I’ve had trouble with social anxiety since I was a kid. For holidays I would hide in the bathroom or some hidden corner of my room just to avoid having to talk to family members we didn’t see on a regular basis. Today I am the most grateful person for Dominoes online ordering service so […]

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[VIDEO] “Spark” Some Magic

We don’t always know when love will find us, but it only takes a “Spark”! A new production company in Los Angeles released their debut project today, just in time to make you fall in love! The short, adorable film follows a couple who has no idea they’re about to meet the love of their life […]

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