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The Shadow Self and Close Relationships

A conversation with a friend today inspired me to share my understanding of why our ‘shadow’ qualities get triggered when we are in a relationship with others and what we can do to grow beyond them. Let’s take close relationships – marriage, friendships, partnerships. Why do our very close ones – our partners who we used to love so much seem to trigger the worst in us? Why do we love this person that pays no attention to us, but all into our friend instead? Why do some couples look so odd, yet seem so happy and harmonious? It feels…

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The Top 10 Health Benefits of Herbal Teas

What do you look forward to most of all when you wake up in the morning? If you’re like me, a nice hot cup of herbal tea is your answer. I shall assume that you don’t add any sugar, as this will negate whatever benefits you might have derived from this morning ritual. Herbal teas are an amazing solution for anyone trying to live a healthier lifestyle. Herbal teas are made from herbs (obviously!), fruit seeds, or plant roots. The precise chemical composition will depend on which tea you’re drinking, but, generally, these drinks are brimming with antioxidants and other ingredients…

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