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The Power of Befriending the Exile Within

Exiles in the Psyche I had a dream that there was someone else living in my apartment when I wasn’t there.  A friend turned to me and said, “Hey, did you know there is another woman living here with you?” … r

Happiness is Just a Choice

Happiness is a choice that most people don’t know, or want to know, that they have. If we admit that happiness is a choice, then we have to act and take responsibility. Sadly, many people are so used to, and … r

Listen To Your Gut – What Stress Is Doing To Your Digestive Health

Stress can wreak havoc on your digestive system, with common—and uncommonly uncomfortable—symptoms including stomach-ache, constipation, diarrhea, cramps, nausea and acid indigestion. Left unchecked, stress can lead to serious gastrointestinal issues. Chronic upset and anxiety may also exacerbate pre-existing ailments like … r

Making a Living Out of What You Love: Blogging

Just like bike riders love the long roads and the wind in their hair, financiers love tons of messy papers with confusing numbers, I love blogging: I love the sound my keyboard makes when I type faster than the thunder, … r

Eliminate loneliness

Eliminate Loneliness in 4 Easy Steps

You want to eliminate loneliness from your life, right? You want amazing friends to hike with. You want to be invited for Sunday Funday brunches. Heck, you’d even be down with a spontaneous weekend to Vegas with the boys! But … r

How To Find A Mother Figure When Your Mom Has a Mental Illness

My name is Ally Golden and I wrote my memoir, A Good Soldier, about my relationship with my mother, who suffered from Borderline Personality Disorder. Because of her disease, my mother and I never had a normal relationship. The love … r