11 Feelings You Didn’t Know You Could Have Until You Fell In Love

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Being in love was both the greatest and most horrible experience in my life. It made me feel in ways I didn’t think were possible to feel.

Duet

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For Valentine’s Day, enjoy these two wife/husband poems–which are normally performed simultaneously–from Helen Wing.

3 Essentials for Winning Like a Super Bowl Champ

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Whether you love football or hate it, Tor Constantino shares some success insights gleaned from watching the Super Bowl.

Why You Will Never Be Successful If You Cannot Name Your Passion

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Without passion, success doesn’t exist. Paul Hudson shows us how.

Being In A Relationship – The Challenge Of Change

The Challenge of Change

Trying not to fall off the boat called relationship. Steven Lake looks at the challenges and opportunities that change offers.

Spontaneous Heart Poem

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Social Justice Editor Wilhelm Cortez offers some spontaneous thoughts on the heart.

Going Dutch on Plan B

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Hannah Baggott presents a woman’s perspective on desire…and the “morning after.”

Boot Camp–1967

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Brady Peterson captures the sexual frustration of the deployed man while at the same time tapping into a deeper kind of loneliness.

4 Reasons Why We Want That One Person That We Can’t Have

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Why is it that when we can’t have someone, we want the person so much more?

Men

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Matthew Lippman considers the needs, desires, and experiences of a broad range of men in this searching poem.

10 Ways to Avoid Misery, Despair and Depression This Holiday Season

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Ira Israel reveals that authentic well-being means getting off the hedonistic treadmill and instead cultivating these surprisingly simple habits for happiness.

Why Some Happily Married People Cheat

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“Routine and predictability, the two pillars of stability, tend to stifle erotic spontaneity and creativity.”

7 Types of Toxic People in Your Life Whose Approval You Don’t Need

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Don’t worry about others, do you.

Addition by Subtraction

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When you subtract the desire, you can subtract possessions, and leave your mind, heart, and life free. Then the possibilities are endless.

100 Words on Love: The Scent of Rain on Bricks

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…when my mouth is the sole thing you wear.

The Moment My Hands Followed My Shadow

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Erin Kelly reflects on the power of opportunity in celebration of Disability Employment Awareness Month.