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admin May 1, 2021
So Your In-Laws Are Narcissists: Here's How To Deal, From Psychologists

So Your In-Laws Are Narcissists: Here's How To Deal, From Psychologists

Ever heard the saying when you marry someone, you also marry their family? Well, it may be truer than ever when the person you’re marrying has narcissistic parents, whose opinions—and emotional abuse—can be hard to escape. Acknowledging the issue with your partner can be difficult, and the effects can affect a marriage. But with the […]

admin April 8, 2021
How To Tell If You're Accidentally "Spiritually Gaslighting" Yourself (Or Others)

How To Tell If You're Accidentally "Spiritually Gaslighting" Yourself (Or Others)

You might be familiar with the terms “gaslighting” and “toxic positivity,” but if you’ve ever found yourself invalidating your own emotions in the name of spirituality, you may just be dealing with a lesser-discussed phenomenon: spiritual gaslighting. Here’s what this term is all about, how to spot it, and what to do if you’re accidentally […]

admin April 2, 2021
Finding Your Twin Flame Isn't Always A Good Thing: Here's Why

Finding Your Twin Flame Isn't Always A Good Thing: Here's Why

It describes a relationship between two people who share the same soul split into two, which sounds very romantic on the surface. But the truth is, twin flame relationships are often tumultuous—and can quickly become toxic. To find out why, signs of toxicity to watch out for, and what to do about it, we consulted […]

admin April 2, 2021
40 Years Old and No Career? Here’s Why It’s Not Too Late for a Professional Transformation

40 Years Old and No Career? Here’s Why It’s Not Too Late for a Professional Transformation

40 years old and no career? If you’re 40 years old and feeling unhappy in your work, you’re not alone. Mid-life career changes are almost as common as younger professionals changing jobs or employers. The average age for switching careers in mid-life is 39 years old according to a recent study. Many people feel unfulfilled by […]

admin March 22, 2021
Protect yourself from gaslighting

Protect yourself from gaslighting

Freelancing provides many liberties that salaried roles don’t. It also lacks safeguards designed to protect employees from harmful behaviors, like gaslighting. Babita Spinelli, LP, defines gaslighting as psychological manipulation used to create doubt and questioning within a victim. “It is usually in a power dynamic and instills fear of losing the relationship, whether in a […]

admin March 4, 2021
Relationship Expert Babita Spinelli Uses Personal and Professional Experiences To Deeply Connect

Relationship Expert Babita Spinelli Uses Personal and Professional Experiences To Deeply Connect

Tapping into her own experiences, therapist Babita Spinelli, LP JD draws from her journey to deeply connect with her clients who face similar challenges. “I can deeply connect and empathize with my clients,” Spinelli said. “The tools I developed in my own process such as resilience, empowerment and self-compassion has made me a stronger relationship […]

admin March 2, 2021
Is Cuffing Season A Real Thing? 5 Things Experts Want You To Know

Is Cuffing Season A Real Thing? 5 Things Experts Want You To Know

As the weather gets colder and the days get darker, people look for comfort in a lot of ways. One way is to “cuff” a new hookup, to help keep you warm. Depending on how you look at it and what you’re looking for, cuffing season can be a blessing—or your worst nightmare. Here’s everything […]

admin March 2, 2021
Soul Mate, Twin Flame, or Karmic Relationship?

Soul Mate, Twin Flame, or Karmic Relationship?

Do you have people in your life that you just can’t explain? Where did they come from? Why are they here? They drive me crazy! But I miss them when they’re gone! That’s because they fit into one of the following three categories. If you can discern what purpose they serve in your life, or […]

admin March 2, 2021
How To Break Up With Someone You Live With, From Relationship Experts

How To Break Up With Someone You Live With, From Relationship Experts

Breakups are hard enough as it is, but if you live together, there’s an added layer of complexity that requires careful consideration. Is it really time to call it quits? How do you bring it up? And how do you sort out living arrangements afterward? To answer all of these questions and more, we asked […]

admin March 2, 2021
Relationship Coach Babita Spinelli Gives Executives Tools For Success

Relationship Coach Babita Spinelli Gives Executives Tools For Success

When Babita Spinelli, LP JD was an attorney and Wall Street executive, she realized that every connection and interaction made a difference in her career path. Eventually she turned that realization into her relationship practice. As a relationship expert she specializes in all relationships whether between romantic partners, manager and employee, parent and child, workplace […]

admin March 1, 2021
15 Signs You Were Raised By A Narcissist & How It Can Affect You

15 Signs You Were Raised By A Narcissist & How It Can Affect You

Parent-child relationships are often fraught with drama—particularly in the teenage years. But for some, like those raised by narcissistic parents, the implications can be more serious and lasting. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, people with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) will have at least 55% of the most common narcissistic traits, including entitlement and […]

admin January 28, 2021
Four Reasons Caregivers Should Practice Self-Care

Four Reasons Caregivers Should Practice Self-Care

In 2015, Rosanne Corcoran’s mother, who has dementia, moved in with Corcoran and her family in the Philadelphia area. Corcoran, who runs a caregiver support group and talks about caregiving and dementia on Daughterhood, The Podcast, was able to hire some outside help for her mother’s care in 2018—but then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Corcoran […]

admin January 24, 2021
20 Signs Your Relationship Might Be Over, According To Couples' Therapists

20 Signs Your Relationship Might Be Over, According To Couples' Therapists

If your relationship hasn’t been feeling the same lately, you might be wondering if it’s time to call it quits. But no relationship comes without challenges, so how do you know when it’s really over? We spoke with psychotherapist Megan Bruneau, M.A., and psychoanalyst Babita Spinelli, L.P., about how to know when a relationship is over. Whether you’re thinking […]

Babita January 21, 2021
How To Actually Be Happy Being Single, According To Psychologists

How To Actually Be Happy Being Single, According To Psychologists

One could make the argument there are two kinds of people: those who enjoy being single—and those who really don’t. If you fall into the second category, single life may sting, particularly when it seems everyone in your life is coupled up. But being single can be a blessing, if you let it.

admin January 8, 2021
Tips on Self-Motivation

Tips on Self-Motivation

Ever since sleeping late and working in your PJs has become the norm instead of the exception, mastering the art of self-motivation has never been more crucial. Without certain parameters, a freestyle life can seem open-ended; minutes, hours, and days, bleed into one another like a watercolor canvas. Along with career efficiency, maintaining a delicate […]

admin January 5, 2021
Nutrition experts share why they think keto is one of the worst diets — even the less restrictive 'modified' version

Nutrition experts share why they think keto is one of the worst diets — even the less restrictive 'modified' version

Keto, the hugely popular high-fat, low-carb diet, remains controversial after an annual diet roundup ranked it among the worst diets of 2021, according to a panel of experts. It was named the worst out of 39 diets for healthy eating, and tied with the GAPS diet, an elimination diet, for second-to-last place overall.

Babita January 4, 2021
How To Break Up With Someone You Live With, From Relationship Experts

How To Break Up With Someone You Live With, From Relationship Experts

Breakups are hard enough as it is, but if you live together, there’s an added layer of complexity that requires careful consideration. Is it really time to call it quits? How do you bring it up? And how do you sort out living arrangements afterward? To answer all of these questions and more, we asked […]

Babita December 18, 2020
How Long After Pregnancy Can You Have Sex?

How Long After Pregnancy Can You Have Sex?

Your world changes drastically after having a baby. Feeling in the mood for sex may take some time for both you and your partner. And whether you’re dealing with a lack of sleep, hormonal ups and downs, painful recovery, postpartum depression, trouble connecting with your partner, or all of the above, trying to rush an […]

Babita December 13, 2020
What's The Difference Between A Twin Flame & A Soul Mate?

What's The Difference Between A Twin Flame & A Soul Mate?

Think you’ve met your soul mate? Or could they possibly be your twin flame? While we hear a lot about both terms, these two kinds of relationships are very different. Here’s how—plus all your soul mate versus twin flame FAQs, answered.

Babita December 10, 2020
Am I Dating An Algorithm? Relationship Experts Weigh In On The Impacts Of AI

Am I Dating An Algorithm? Relationship Experts Weigh In On The Impacts Of AI

Online dating is rapidly changing as technology progresses in our society. It has become a more popular and more accessible way to meet people and express attraction. While dating apps open up new opportunities, especially during this time of social distancing, the majority of online daters are still struggling with the process of online dating [...]

Babita December 9, 2020
The Simonetta Lein Show Releases Entrepreneurs Panel #2 “Finding Your Loyal Customers and Fanbase During COVID-19” On SLTV

The Simonetta Lein Show Releases Entrepreneurs Panel #2 “Finding Your Loyal Customers and Fanbase During COVID-19” On SLTV

The Simonetta Lein Show is hosted by celebrity tv host and top woman influencer Simonetta Lein. On this episode of Season Two of The Simonetta Lein Show, Simonetta presents the second industry entrepreneurs panel, which showcases local to international entrepreneurs, business owners, and artists looking to share their industry insights and experiences. This panel kicks […]

Babita December 9, 2020
The Simonetta Lein Show Releases Entrepreneurs Panel #2 “Finding Your Loyal Customers and Fanbase During COVID-19” On SLTV

The Simonetta Lein Show Releases Entrepreneurs Panel #2 “Finding Your Loyal Customers and Fanbase During COVID-19” On SLTV

The Simonetta Lein Show is hosted by celebrity tv host and top woman influencer Simonetta Lein.  On this episode of Season Two of The Simonetta Lein Show, Simonetta presents the second industry entrepreneurs panel, which showcases local to international entrepreneurs, business owners, and artists looking to share their industry insights and experiences. This panel kicks off [...]

Babita December 8, 2020
What your body language really says about your relationship

What your body language really says about your relationship

You may be familiar with your partner's language, and vice versa. You've adopted silly pet names, use your own catchphrases, and have running inside jokes. But in addition to this verbal love lingo you've got going on, your body could be expressing all sorts of other messages to your other half — and, FYI, to [...]

Babita December 2, 2020
5 Ways to Protect Your Mental Health This Holiday Season

5 Ways to Protect Your Mental Health This Holiday Season

The holiday season is supposed to be a festive time of gratitude, joy, and cheer. It can also be a season ripe with stress, anxiety, guilt, and depression. That is especially true this year, as we continue to exist in the throes of the corona virus pandemic. As numbers rise in most of the country […]

Babita December 1, 2020
What is Ecotherapy? Nature-Based Approaches for Healing

What is Ecotherapy? Nature-Based Approaches for Healing

The practice emerged from the term he coined and he introduced in his 1992 book The Voice of Earth, ecopsychology, which focuses on the human relationship with nature. Ecopsychologists bring together the mind and nature. Psychotherapist Babita Spinelli defines ecotherapy as nature therapy which incorporates nature-based approaches for healing and individual growth. “Ecotherapy is based on the foundation […]

Babita November 27, 2020
5 Things You Need To Know to Survive and Thrive After A Divorce

5 Things You Need To Know to Survive and Thrive After A Divorce

The healing process is unique for each woman and depends on their unique circumstances. For some, it might only be a couple of months whereas for another a year of healing from a narcissist or toxic relationship.

Babita November 24, 2020
Writing & Gratitude: The Joy of Giving Thanks

Writing & Gratitude: The Joy of Giving Thanks

“Incorporating gratitude practices helps to bring hope, energy and healing as we experience emotions such as grief, fear, anxiety and negativity.” – Babita Spinelli. Usually, when November rolls around, thoughts of giving thanks permeate the collective consciousness. Gratitude, “helps reduce anxiety and stay grounded during uncertain and challenging times.

Babita November 16, 2020
27 Signs Your Parent Is Gaslighting You & What To Do About It

27 Signs Your Parent Is Gaslighting You & What To Do About It

Parent-child relationships tend to be complex in general. Distinguishing whether the issues go beyond normal familial bickering and into unhealthy, toxic territory can be difficult. Particularly in the case of gaslighting, which is a confusing and manipulative form of emotional abuse, recognizing the problem takes a lot of awareness. Here are signs of gaslighting parents […]

Babita November 7, 2020
How loving kindness meditation can help you deal with even the most annoying people

How loving kindness meditation can help you deal with even the most annoying people

The relentless upheaval of 2020 has resulted in a slew of new ways loved ones and strangers can irritate us. Close to home, we’ve had to cope with children screaming during Zoom calls, spouses hogging bandwidth, friends and relatives texting wild conspiracy theories. Outside, we’ve encountered maskless strangers, drivers speeding on emptier roads and even […]

Babita November 2, 2020
Is Zoom Burnout Real? These are 7 Therapist Tips For Better Hangouts While Maintaining Social Distancing (2021)

Is Zoom Burnout Real? These are 7 Therapist Tips For Better Hangouts While Maintaining Social Distancing (2021)

When stay-at-home orders were first announced, my friends and I enthusiastically put weekly Zoom meetings on the calendar. I had a few set up with different groups of people. At the time, it seemed like a genius idea to make sure we had plans to check-in and “hang out” at least once a week. But […]

Babita October 29, 2020
20 Ways to Boost Your Mental Health

20 Ways to Boost Your Mental Health

We’re fans of the big things you can do to boost your mental health—therapy, deep breathing, delegating calling the cable company to someone else. But there are plenty of little moves that can help improve your mental health as well. Any of these 20 little moves could have a big impact on your well-being and […]

Babita October 16, 2020
Fluid vs. Rigid Boundaries: Here’s The Difference & When To Use Each One

Fluid vs. Rigid Boundaries: Here’s The Difference & When To Use Each One

Setting boundaries is a healthy way to express your needs and set limits with others. There are several types of boundaries, and the way people enforce them can range from fluid to rigid. It’s rare to lean on one method entirely, since different circumstances will call for stricter or looser limitations.