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Category: Lifestyle

Long Term Relationship Fizzling?

Q. I have been in a long-term relationship for quite some time now, and have been starting to have some doubts.  Any suggestions for couples faced with deciding whether or not a relationship is worth continuing?A.With time, even the most loving relationships can face challenges. As partners navigate ...

Being the Best

I come from an immigrant family of high achievers. Education, sports and most activities were pursuits to excel at rather than doing for the sake of learning, exploring and enjoying. If my brother and I came home with a 97% on an exam, my dad would say where are the ...

Motivation and Exercise

Most health professionals like doctors, nurses, dietitians, nutritionists and personal trainers agree that maintaining a healthy body weight is a combination of both, having a healthy diet and regular exercise. So why is this a challenge for most people? Motivation might have a lot to do with it. Even ...

The Cradle of Humankind

Exploring the history, culture and wilds of South Africa

Spiraling into Negativity

I have a fair amount of psychological knowledge and have had some therapy to deal with issues in my relationships and bad moods. I have a general optimistic view of life, however, I also tend to spiral into negativity, fear and resentment quite easily, especially when I encounter a conflict ...

Long Distance Doubts

Q I met my boyfriend when I was working at my first job after graduating from college. Since then, we’ve enjoyed spending a good deal of time together getting to know one another. We’ve developed a great relationship, and have now been together for almost 1.5 years ...

The Pleasures of Arcachon

Faust, Toledo, Mona Lisa, Amadeus ... I am in Arcachon, just an hour’s drive from the wine city of Bordeaux. Many of the streets and homes here take their name from famous characters of operas, men and plays. It’s hard to believe that long ago this was just ...

Say Shalom to Latkes

My friend Darryl introduced me to Jewish food. We met at the Culinary Academy in San Francisco in the 90s. He swept me off my feet with his Namastes and infectious smile. Darryl’s kitchen was large and airy. He had many gadgets. My favorite was his ice cream ...

My Yoga Journey

I built the house before the foundation

Divesting Dependencies

Q.My wife and I have two daughters who are now in their late twenties. We put a fair amount of energy into raising them and giving them lots of opportunities. They went to good schools, we helped them with their homework, enrolled them in extra curricular activities and we ...
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