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• Functional age in online dating

Marriage and relationship
Anyone who has at some point explored online dating will be familiar with the particular version of ageism that exists on these sites. All (presumably) online dating sites have in common that age is a prominent feature of member profiles. And, typically, people who visit these sites in order to actively search for a new partner – or just a new [...]

• What’s in a name?

Marriage and relationship
While this is not a common or big issue in couples counselling, it does sometimes come up. It is a fascinating subject, and largely overlooked in relation to how our modern society functions. The issue can be captured by one, or both, of these questions: • What surname should we give our child(ren)? • If we get married, which surname should we [...]

• Mid-life crisis, or opportunity, or both?

A meaningful life, Personal life coaching
Mid-life crisis, that’s what men go through in their forties, when they leave their wife and children to hook up with their blond, young bimbo of a secretary, and go cruising down the highway with her in the newly purchased red cabriolet, on the way to a saucy weekend in a seaside resort, isn’t it? Well, that’s how we often depict mid-life [...]

• The six essential ingredients that make work meaningful

A meaningful life, Personal life coaching
I don’t think I have ever met anyone who would not want their life to be meaningful. Yet, I find it surprising how little thought people apply to how they can make work meaningful. Sure, one of the reasons for working is to make money to pay for food, shelter, and other necessities, as well as for the added luxuries of modern living. But, [...]

• Relationship communication; Facts and Stories

Marriage and relationship
Relationship communication can be tricky. Words as well as body language are subject to interpretation to be correctly understood. For words, at least, there are dictionaries that can help us establish their meaning, even though in most relationship communication circumstances it would be very odd if we had to read the dictionary in order to [...]

• A meaningful life; the perspectives of Viktor Frankl and Joseph Campbell

A meaningful life
If it does not feel like a meaningful life, why go on living it? Or perhaps the question is ill-formulated, and should rather be; if your life is so filled with activities and duties that you never have a moment to consider its meaning, can you then truly say that you made the most of it, that you truly lived? Viktor Frankl argued that the [...]

• How you can benefit from Mindfulness Meditation practice

Mindfulness and meditation
Mindfulness Meditation practice can have benefits in many different areas of your life. Research points to connections between e.g. mindfulness and peak performance, mindfulness and relationship quality, mindfulness and physical health, mindfulness and emotional reactivity, and mindfulness and mental health. This article provides a snapshot of [...]

• Meditation for Depression and Anxiety instead of Medication

Mindfulness and meditation
Mindfulness meditation is a form of meditation where you withdraw your engagement with the incessant chatter of the mind, and draw your awareness toward your sensory experience of the present moment, while suspending judgement and mental commentary. It is a form of meditation that over the last three decades has become increasingly researched [...]
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