Anna Malles

How to Make the 3-Month Dating Rule Work For You

"Is it serious?" These three little words can make anyone in a new relationship take a (serious) pause. Many of us were taught that romantic relationships should be light and easy — when you're with the right person, you just know. Yet, it's common and normal to...

How You Can Heal From Betrayal Trauma

The discovery of an affair or act of infidelity is undoubtedly a traumatic event. When you find out your partner has been unfaithful, your brain is forced into disarray, busy recalculating everything you thought you knew about your relationship and its reality....

4 Mindful Steps to Ease Your Return to Work Transition

Stuff the backpacks, sharpen the pencils, and charge the laptops — it's officially back-to-school season. And while kids of all ages head back to the classroom, stay-at-home parents are about to get some time back. If you stayed home with your little ones until...

How to Spot and Stop Gaslighting in Your Relationship

Chances are you have heard the term gaslighting; it was even Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year in 2022. The psychology buzzword has been heavily used (and misused!) in recent years, which can, unfortunately, dilute its meaning. The definition of gaslighting is...

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5 Essential Elements of a Great Online Dating Profile

Swipe right if you agree that online dating can feel overwhelming at times. If you've spent time in the apps, you know the stress over swiping and dating profile curation — and that's before you've expended any energy on a match with a real connection. Even in just...

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Ask Yourself These 6 Questions After Your Third Date

Dating is hard. Sometimes you're swept off your feet. Other times you're underwhelmed. And occasionally, you have no idea what's next. There can be a lot of uncertainty, frustration, and even fear while dating. If you're dating to find a long-term partner, you're...

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How Embodiment Can Help You Love Your Body

Most of us know that we should love our body. We should speak more kindly to it. We should nourish our body with three nutritious meals a day. We've been told to shut down body shame every time it rears its ugly head as we step in front of the mirror. But loving...

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5 Reasons Why You’re Stuck in a Toxic Relationship

My client sits on the couch across from me with a pained expression. She and her partner just had another fight where his anger scared and belittled her. When this situation happened not long ago, she promised herself she would leave if it ever happened again. But...

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Try this One Exercise to Accept Your Feelings

Acceptance is one of the most important skills you can master regarding your mental health. Whether you're learning how to live with grief, getting back into dating after a breakup, learning a new skill, working on your fitness goals, or assessing your strengths...

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