The Birth of My Daughter

By Allison Chawla   January 24th, 2012 I was 33 when my now husband and I became serious about tying the knot and building a life together. We had no plans of immediately beginning a family, but at my age, I knew it would be a wise idea to consult with an OBGYN to see what planning conception might look…

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I Wish My Mom Was Here to See Me As A Mother

By Allison Chawla   I lost my mother 22 years ago. Never did I imagine that I would become a mother without her in my life. My mother had battled stage three cancer while I was a teenager and won. By some miracle, she survived the disease after undergoing months of aggressive chemotherapy, radiation and a series of risky surgeries that affected her…

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Galentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s easy to forget about another holiday. Galentine’s Day! Started by the popular TV show Parks and Recreation, Galentine’s Day is meant to celebrate your relationship with female friends, and that’s awesome. Who doesn’t want to dedicate an entire night to the women that support you?   In honor of this incredible day, (February…

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How to Start Over After a Breakup

By Eli for Vinazine.com   Life after a failed relationship isn’t easy: you are bound to reinvent yourself, to re-adapt into a world that is no longer made for two. Truth is, there is no single formula on how to start over again, just as there is no single formula on how to build a routine and stick to it.…

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Love is the Best Medicine | How to Stop Being Needy

By Paige Swanson   I’ve always found relationships and heartbreaks to be the best ‘mirrors’ of what I need to be working on in myself. In the spiritual community, describing our romantic relationships as ‘mirrors’ of what we’re not serving in ourselves is a common description or metaphor passed around. However, I find the pictorial image of a ‘mirror’ to…

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Tips for Staying Friends With An Ex

Relationships come and go. Some relationships mean more to us than others. What happens when you break up with someone you consider to be your best friend? How do you move on from losing not just a partner, but also, a friend? It’s hard to move on from a person you used to spend majority of your time with. You…

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Tips for Making a Relationship Last

By B. Chase Wall   Relationships, for most people, are not easy and require a great deal of effort. Although there are a few lucky people who find relationships effortlessly, there are others who need a bit of help. So, here are a few tips that I have learned can help create happy and healthy relationships.   Be Honest While…

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Not Losing Yourself in a Relationship

By B. Chase Wall Have you ever been in a relationship and realized that you are not quite sure who you are anymore without the relationship there to define you? If you find this to be true, it is time to take a step back. The relationship does not need to end, but it is important not to give up…

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Between Mother and Daughter: Single-Parenting

By Contributor Shelby Winch and her mother, Cindy Dear Single-Parents,  When my daughter asked me to write a letter to single parents to be, or even to single parents out in the world right now, I was stuck. Single-parenthood isn’t easily summed up into a nice neat letter that can put all the experiences I’ve had into perfect perspective. To…

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