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5 Natural Beauty Secrets for Women – Sophia Loren

Many women secretly wish they were more beautiful – and the good news is that there are easy, natural ways to improve beauty! These natural beauty secrets are from psychologists, life coaches, and doctors…and they’re accompanied by beauty quotations from the gorgeous, smart Sophia Loren. For instance: “Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.” ~ Sophia Loren. A beautiful woman isn’t all pouty lips and long eyelashes…she’s kind, compassionate, and optimistic.

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Tips for Counseling People in Poverty

At a recent Helping Without Hurting seminar, I learned several tips for counseling people in poverty. The more you learn about poverty, the more effective you’ll be as a counselor - even if you're not counseling materially "poor" people.

How to Fail and Bounce Back – Rachel Naomi Remen

Failing and bouncing back is one of the most important ways a woman can succeed. We have to be willing to fail and bounce back if we want to grow — and soar! These thoughts on building resilience are from Rachel Naomi Remen, MD. “The willingness to win OR lose moves us out of an adversarial relationship to life and into a powerful kind of openness,” writes Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen in Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal. “From such a position, we can

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How to Survive a Shattered Heart

Has life shattered your heart? Here are five tips on how to survive with half a heart, inspired by a girl who survived six heart attacks by the time she was nine years old.

Dated a Coworker? How to Deal With a Breakup at Work

One of the hazards of dating a coworker is breaking up with a coworker! Here’s how to deal with a breakup at work – ranging from the obvious (quit your job) to the practical (avoid the temptation to get revenge at work). “It’s heartbreaking to see my ex every single day at work,” comments a reader on my How to Get Over a Bad Breakup article. “I can’t avoid seeing him because we run a business together, and now I’m

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The Secret to Manifesting Your Heart’s Desires

Deep within, we all know the real secret to manifesting our heart’s desires. We just get sidetracked from this truth. Daily tasks, responsibilities, and life pressures take us off course. And then our small self takes over, convincing us that it takes hard work, effort and struggle to have what we want in life. Long before the movie The Secret became popular, wise sages and spiritual teachers taught the laws of attraction. It’s a simple process that requires ease, patience

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Starting Over After Face Transplant Surgery

You’ve heard of heart, liver and heart transplants…but face transplant surgery? Here’s how three people are starting over after facing the unthinkable: getting a new face from an organ donor.

How to Help a Depressed Friend

These 10 ways to help a friend struggling with depression are creative, meaningful, and practical. Ranging from gift ideas to emotional support, they're inspired by Aesop's Fable of The North Wind and The Sun.

What to Look for in a Counseling Practicum

Whether you’re getting an undergrad or graduate degree in counseling, you’ll probably have to do a counseling practicum. Here’s what I looked for when I decided on a counseling practicum – everything from location to the type of counselors in the organization.

Low Calorie Diets Lead to Higher Bowel Disease Death Rates – New Beginnings

If you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), don’t eat a low calorie diet! New IBD research shows that low calorie diets lead to higher bowel disease rates…in mice. While this research hasn’t been replicated in humans, it is something to think about. I’m on a low-cal diet – just to stay lean and mean, not because I have ulcerative colitis – and I’d eat more chocolate cake and nachos if I thought it’d increase my lifespan! But I’m also not

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