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5 Ways Mindfulness Can Make You a Better Athlete

Sonima's psychologist explains how your inherent spiritual superpowers can help you achieve athletic greatness.

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Transform Your Fears into Meaningful Growth

Don't let fear paralyze you. Here, Sonima's psychologist shares advice on how to face scary feelings with courage (and breath) so that we can continue to evolve.

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The Realities of Caring for Aging Parents

As mom and dad get older, your help may be more needed, but not always wanted. Sonima's psychologist offers advice on how to face the challenges of elderly care with lots of compassion.

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Does Divorce Always Lead to Therapy?

Ending a marriage is no ordinary breakup. Needing professional help to move on might be the best course of action for some. Here, Sonima's psychologist offers advice to those uncertain when to seek counseling.

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How to Read People Before Sharing Your Opinions

Your family may have encouraged you to be outspoken, but oversharing your thoughts is not always welcome in the real world. Here, Sonima's psychologist offers tips on how to gauge when it's best to speak up or just listen.

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A Guide for Falling in Love With the Right Person

Use these smart questions from Sonima's psychologist as a guide to inviting the right romantic partner into your heart.

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Break Free of the Past

As you look ahead this year, one goal may be to get beyond past hurt. Here, Sonima's psychologist offers advice on how to let go of what no longer serves you so you can continue to move toward a bright and shiny future.

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Trust Your Head or Your Gut?

When you have to make a tough call, logic may tell you to go one way, and instincts the other. Here, Sonima's psychologist offers advice on how to reconcile these differences to find resolve.

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Don’t Let Others Push Your Buttons

Certain people know just how to irritate and upset you. Remember this advice from Sonima's psychologist and meditation teacher next time you're feeling emotionally triggered.

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Breaking Up with Your Therapist

If you feel that therapy no longer serves you, consider this advice from Sonima's psychologist on how to best assess whether it's truly time to move on or this is a new opportunity to achieve more personal growth.

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Help Me Save This Friendship

It's hard to watch good friends consistently make bad decisions. Say something or walk away? Sonima's psychologist and meditation teacher offers a 3-step plan and guided meditation for compassionate communication.

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Why Certain Emotions Make You Sleepy

Negative thoughts can leave you feeling wiped. Rather than fight or flight, you want to sleep. Here, Sonima's psychologist and meditation teacher offers a different approach to tackling emotional exhaustion.

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Why Am I So Uncomfortable With Crying?

Sonima's psychologist and meditation teacher offers advice—and a 10-minute guided meditation—on how to sit with intense emotions and let tears cleanse rather than overwhelm you.

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How Do I Get a Troubled Friend to See a Therapist?

Listening to friends vent is all part of the job. But some problems may be above your pay grade. Sonima's psychologist and meditation teacher offers advice on how to encourage a loved one to seek professional help when needed.

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Can You Heal Emotional Pain Through Bodywork?

Sonima's psychologist and meditation teacher carefully breaks down a step-by-step guide to help you begin facing and, eventually, letting go of past emotional trauma.

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