How to Have Hard Conversations—Without Conflict
Disagreements are an inevitable part of life—common among lovers, friends, strangers, coworkers, Twitter followers—and not inherently bad. But sometimes the divide between individuals’ beliefs/thoughts/actions can feel oppressively large, a gap too wide to bridge—or ignore.
Could There Possibly Be a Link Between Underwire Bras and Breast Cancer??
Forty years ago, at the height of the feminist movement, women were being encouraged by political activists to take off their bras and burn them in a symbolic declaration of independence and power. Today, women are still being encouraged to discard their bras…
Our Invisible Attachments: Choosing Intimacy over Sterility
Divorce rates in the U.S. are pretty staggering (50% in 2015), which is a testament to the fact that keeping the marriage fires stoked over the years is no easy feat. Perpetual respect, attraction, delight—and not wanting to get divorced at the same time—is hard enough..”
The Elusive Orgasm—and What It Means for Healing
For many women, consistent orgasms are out of reach, which can leave both parties feeling underwhelming as lovers. Dr. Sadeghi explores what might be at the root of it, whether it’s sexual trauma, failure to be in the moment, or issues with the pelvic floor.
Emotional Alchemy: Turning Life’s Lead into Gold
I’ve always loved Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. Not only is it one of his best comedies, it also contains a valuable message about life, perceptions, choices, and consequences.You might not expect such depth from a romantic comedy, regardless of whether it appeared in the 16th-century, or the 21st-century..
The Truth—And Why It’s So Difficult To Tell It
At the end of a lengthy interview for a television program a couple of years ago, I was asked, “On what occasion do you lie?” I thought of the way I used to handle getting out of things (“Oh, I can’t because [insert lie]”) to avoid hurting feelings, and I thought, I don’t do that anymore…”
Female Friendship & the Office
The differences in typical female vs. typical male relationship styles are important to understand for overall mental—and, as you’ll see here, physical—health. As Dr. Habib Sadeghi explains, how those relationship styles play out in the workplaces…
Ten Ways to Ruin A Relationship
Whether on friendship, parenting, or self-care, Dr. Habib Sadeghi’s life tips are pretty much commandments in goop’s book, at this point. Sadeghi, the co-founder of the revolutionary integrative health center Be Hive of Healing…
The Implications of Scar Tissue & Blocked Meridians
It’s estimated that 20 million Americans undergo surgery every year for a wide range of conditions, and that’s just for procedures that require general anesthesia.
Being vs. Doing: Growing With Balance
In embryology, there is a condition known as fetal papyraceus: It happens with twins when one fetus grows faster than its sibling, literally starving the other of the nutrients and space it needs…
Getting Emotional Waste Out of Our Systems
My wife and I are in the process of looking for a house outside of LA—in what you would probably call the country. We’ve always been city dwellers, and so we’ve learned…
Intimacy—and What it Really Means
At a certain point along our spiritual path, my wife, Sherry, and I made the decision to become ordained ministers. As word got out, friends and colleagues asked us to perform their wedding ceremonies.
The Beauty of Family Flaws
With the holiday season upon us, lots of people begin anticipating or dreading the journey home. It depends on who you are: The lead up to the formal dinner parties and their associated traditions can be exciting, angst-ridden, or a mixture of both.
Selfish Selflessness, and Self-Healing
I recently read about a 36-year-old Swedish woman who gave birth to a baby boy. That might seem rather ordinary unless you consider the fact that the woman was born without a uterus. When she was just 15 years old…
The Beliefs That Hold Us Back
ost people don’t know this, but on the island of Guam, there are no birds. Imagine that. Imagine never seeing or hearing another bird ever again. Because we tend to take their beauty and music for granted…
The Scary Power of Negative Words
Words have power. Their meaning crystallizes perceptions that shape our beliefs, drive our behavior, and ultimately, create our world. Their power arises from our emotional responses when we read, speak, or hear them.
Divorce is a traumatic and difficult decision for all parties involved—and there’s arguably no salve besides time to take that pain away. However, when the whole concept of marriage and divorce is reexamined…
Emotional Erosion and Uncontained Anger
I recently had the honor of giving a TED talk in Austin, Texas, which revolved around the spiritual needs of women. I found many of my answers in John Steinbeck’s classic…
The Tenets of Losing Weight
We interview Dr. Habib Sadeghi whose new book, Within: A Spiritual Awakening to Love & Weight Loss, is about so much more than losing a few pounds.