The Unsexy Personality Trait That Makes for Better Sex

[The Cut] In a lot of ways, conscientiousness feels like the least sexy of the “Big Five” personality traits, a group that also includes extroversion, agreeableness, openness, and neuroticism. Painted with a broad brush, people who are conscientious are organized, thorough, diligent, and good at responding to emails. They’re into making plans, and being punctual, and other activities that tend…

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How We Erroneously Define Our Potential

[Goop] Peter Crone is not a psychotherapist. Instead, he refers to himself as a “mind architect,” whose sole goal is helping people understand how their own perceptions and their own self-limiting beliefs and words have shaped their reality—a reality that might not actually jive with a more objective and less distorted point of view. Crone sees his role as calling…

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Jacqui on Voyage: Offshore (Part 1)

By Jacqui Gray This journey involves travel and voyages, but it is not about a specific travel destination. For the last three years I have taken contracts working at sea. STOP right there! Dispel those romantic images from your mind immediately– this was no super yacht or cruise liner.  Ever heard of sub sea construction? Yeah, I had no idea either.  Basically, I worked…

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The Cleansing Power of Forgiveness

By Jonathan Glass “We are not held back by the love we didn’t receive in the past, but by the love we’re not extending in the present”. -Marianne Williamson Forgiveness is a powerful way to detoxify our consciousness. It allows us to reclaim the here and now by releasing the past and freeing the present. Forgiveness helps us best use the…

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Allergen-Free Treats for the Frequent Snacker

Having any type of food allergy or food intolerance is no fun for anyone. It can make food cravings difficult to satisfy and enjoying meals at restaurants a hassle. Luckily, we live in a society that has become quite health conscious. Suffering from my own food intolerances, I’ve learned to navigate through the food aisles at the grocery stores in…

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What Does Your God Look Like?

[Goop] Regardless of our religion or lack thereof, most of us have an image of God. For some, it’s a benevolent older man—maybe surrounded by clouds and lots of sunlight. For others, it’s a more of a disciplinarian—maybe God has a direct gaze and there are some lightning bolts thrown in. Boston-based therapist Aimee Falchuk calls this our god image.…

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