Reflections & Insight

When is it time to leave a relationship?

Published on August 21, 2013 by Ann Smith in Healthy Connections.

There’s currently media frenzy around Anthony Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, deciding to stay together and maintain a public life while wrestling with his acknowledged sexually inappropriate behavior and lies. But, we really don’t know anything about their relationship, including their values and their dreams before all this began. If they weren’t public figures, they would be just another hurting couple trying to figure out how to ...

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Mind/body health: Obesity

Obesity is one of the nation’s fastest-growing and most troubling health problems. Unless you act to address the emotions behind why you overeat, you could be facing long-term problems.

Obesity is one of the nation’s fastest-growing and most troubling health problems. If you have a very high body mass index (BMI)–that is, your weight is significantly more than what is generally considered healthy for your height–you may be increasing the risk of many serious health conditions, including hypertension, heart disease and ...

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After an Affair: Three Stage of Healing Your Relationship

When an affair happens it can be difficult to sort out what to do next in your relationship. Both the partner who has the affair and the partner who doesn’t can get lost in confusing cultural messages, advice from friends, and strong rolling emotions. It is a difficult time for both parties, but not an impossible one. I know it is really hard for both of you, but you will get through this heartache and you can get ...

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Healthy Holiday Eating: Strategies for Success after Bariatric Surgery

There are 365 days in the year, and for most families only a couple of dozen of those involve special occasions. Part of the joy of the season is sharing with loved ones, so it’s OK to enjoy a portion of Grandma’s special pie that’s available only on these special occasions. Giving yourself permission to enjoy all foods without over doing it reduces stress and makes time with family and friends more fun.

-Don’t attempt to diet. A realistic goal would ...

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Blessings for a New Year

May you be blessed with sudden insights and inspiration,
May you be graced with quiet moments of simplicity and reflection,
May you be supported by your loved ones when you need them,
May you be a source of strength to those around you,
May you receive embraces from parents, children, and long lost friends,
May you cry at a good movie with a person you love,
May you read a newspaper and react to injustice- both in mind and deed,
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We All Yearn To Belong

It happened on a train into Manhattan. I was sitting with my children in a cluster of seats facing each other. The girls were making bracelets out of rubber bands, and the boys were on my lap, looking at pictures on my phone. An older woman sitting across from us periodically glanced over and smiled. As we were about to go into the tunnel to Grand Central, she seemed to be staring at my youngest daughter.
“I can tell that ...

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Manage Your Holiday Stress

The holidays are often a time when life-stressors increase. The following are tips to help keep you grounded when you feel the stress increasing.

Take time for yourself — There may be pressure to be everything to everyone. Remember that you’re only one person and can only accomplish certain things. Sometimes self-care is the best thing you can do — others will benefit when you’re stress-free. Go for a long walk, get a massage or take time out to listen ...

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Five Ways to Help Your Partner Feel Loved

We are wired for emotional connection, said Jazmin Moral, LCSW-C, a psychotherapist who specializes in working with couples in Rockville, Md. “Love is our foremost and most basic need — from the cradle to the grave.”

We feel loved in a romantic relationship when we’re truly seen, heard and understood by our partner, Moral said.
We feel loved when our partner is consistently kind, thoughtful and respectful toward us, said Christina Steinorth-Powell, MFT, a psychotherapist who specializes in couples counseling in ...

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12 Symptoms of Spiritual Awakening

1. An increased tendency to let things happen rather than make them happen.

2. Frequent attacks of smiling.

3. Feelings of being connected with others and nature.

4. Frequent overwhelming episodes of appreciation.

5. A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than from fears based on past experience.

6. An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.

7. A loss of ability to worry.

8. A loss of interest in conflict.

9. A loss of interest in interpreting the ...

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Intentional Acts of Kindness


The kindness we offer ourselves and others affects what happens in the very next moment
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Although kindness can be misunderstood as an ineffectual or even superficial nicety, it’s neither. Like many amazing practices I’ve learned through mindfulness training, kindness is inspiring, powerful, courageous and wise. It’s also disarming, compelling and transformative. In any given moment, the kindness you offer to yourself or to others affects what happens in the very next moment.

Like mindfulness itself, kindness is a natural ...

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