Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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Embracing transitions and change
Abigail Brenner M.D.
By allowing our lives to mimic the cycles of Nature we are reminded that there are always opportunities to change or start over.
Mastering your emotions, no matter what the situation, is a powerful strategy and tool to help you get through life in the best possible way.
Sometimes we're just forced into a situation that we have little control over. Being related is just one such circumstance. Be true to yourself while being sensitive to others.
Often managing our own lives is a big job. Now imagine what it's like when you invite another person to share your life. There are essential questions to ask before you commit.
We all make resolutions to start a new year. But do we keep them or do we just make the same resolutions every year without results? Here's a new way to look at making change.
Change is inevitable. The step-wise process of change can be mastered to help you make the needed changes to your life and to accomplish desired goals.
If it's a good thing to do good for others, does it follow that the more you do, the better you feel? Not necessarily.
The alphabet is a useful and fun way to find the words/qualities that define what you're looking for in a relationship.
While there's much we can't control happening around us there's always room to take back and refocus our attention on making our own lives as meaningful and fulfilling as possible.
The label "toxic" person carries with it many opinions and feelings. This blog tries to clarify various concerns expressed in the comments.
Change is inevitable. Yet for many, transition and change bring up uncertainty, fear, and anxiety. This piece offers helpful ways to cope, enjoy, and even embrace change.
Life has a way of becoming fast, busy, and routine. In the course of living our lives we may take our relationship for granted. We need to take the time to keep intimacy alive.
So many have a hard time finding and sustaining good relationships. Perhaps, because we have not done the necessary work on ourselves to help us identify the essential qualities.
People sometimes feel that who they appear to be doesn't truly reflect who they are. In essence, they feel as if they are fooling people and that one day they will be found out.
Anxiety is a state all of us will encounter probably many times during the course of a lifetime. Because it can cause much discomfort and worry, mastery of it is essential.
The changes going on in the world are testing many of us to the limits. While many changes are seemingly out of our immediate control, what remains for us to control is ourselves.
The most challenging relationship in your life is with yourself. The second most challenging relationship is with your partner in an intimate relationship.
This beloved story is one of self-discovery and transformation. Every time we venture forward into unknown territory we change, transforming into a fuller expression of ourselves.
Manipulative people prey upon your good and caring nature and then pull you into intrigue and drama of their own making.
Several people weighed in on 8 Common Traits of Toxic People. Here are some of their thoughts, and mine, that will hopefully help shed more light on the subject.
Sometime in your life you will come across a toxic person. This post will help you identify and deal with these difficult people.
Relationships are often compared to dancing. When partners are on the same page the dance looks easy and effortless. But what about a partner who constantly steps on your toes?
Creative visualization is a tested tool to help us achieve our goals and overcome limitations. By accessing the subconscious we can change our beliefs & ultimately,our reality.
How often do we really stop to think how fortunate we are to have certain people in our lives. Real friends inspire and encourage us, lend support and raise us up.
Spring is a time of new beginnings and growth. Following the season as an example, we can reassess our lives, make change, start new projects,and begin again.
We go through life dealing with our own anxieties, neuroses, issues, and problems.What happens when we don't fully deal with our own issues? Do our children "inherit" them from us?
Our whole life has been spent living and interacting with other people. When do we finally get a chance to return home to ourselves and reconnect with our core self once more?
The word "replacement" to describe a child that takes the place of another often evokes negative feelings and anger. This blog clarifies who qualifies as an RC and who does not.
We all have a comfort zone---that which is familiar and certain. But it's essential to step outside this zone and deal with life in order to grow, transition, and transform.
Healthy boundaries help you form and maintain healthy relationships. Knowing what you need, what personal space is yours helps to to prevent unwanted overtures and violations of what you consider personally sacred.
Abigail Brenner, M.D., is a psychiatrist in private practice. She is the author of Transitions: How Women Embrace Change and Celebrate Life and other books.