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Jennifer Freed on ROMANCE

“Romance necessitates a suspension of reality in favor of an undiscriminating ardor that glosses over concerns and highlights possibilities. To maintain a romance over time, people need to let go of the mundane and escape to timeless wonder. After the first two years of any relationship, incredible willpower is required to resist the lull of repetition, and to reinvent the stardust of romance.”
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Why Relationships Fail—Astrologically Speaking

Keeping the romance in a long-term relationship challenges just about everyone at some point. Dr. Jennifer Freed, goop’s resident...

What Astrology Can Teach Us About 2016—and 2017

Jennifer Freed, Ph.D, M.F.T. “The Pluto archetype is characterized by transformation and deconstruction of the old order. Symbolically, Pluto relates to death and rebirth. In mythology, Pluto is tied to the Greek goddess Persephone, the Sumerian queen Inanna, and the Hindu goddess Kali. In the sign of Capricorn (where Pluto currently resides), the planet represents an explosive pressure on collective rules, public institutions, and public figures.”
Sri Vasamsetti, 22, of Seattle and a supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, watches televised coverage of the US presidential election at the Comet Tavern in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington on November 8, 2016.  / AFP / Jason Redmond        (Photo credit should read JASON REDMOND/AFP/Getty Images)

What Astrology Can Teach Us About 2016—and 2017

You might not think to connect the constellations and planets with the outcome of, say, an election, but it...

Can a Shrub in Gabon Cure Addiction?

The United States is struggling with a staggering opioid addiction epidemic—often starting with legitimate pain pill prescriptions, and ending... White tablets spilled from an orange medicine bottle onto a table.

Can a Shrub in Gabon Cure Addiction?

The United States is struggling with a staggering opioid addiction epidemic—often starting with legitimate pain pill prescriptions, and ending...

Barry Michels on EMPATHY

Barry Michels “There is so much pain and suffering across the globe these days that it can be difficult to resist the urge to avert our eyes—particularly when we hold this suffering up in contrast to the privilege and protection that so many of us enjoy. But as stark as the contrast, there really isn't much of a relationship between the two, and the incipient guilt of feeling like you have too much in relationship to the have nots does nothing to help.”
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Empathy: The Power to Reconcile Guilt

There is so much pain and suffering across the globe these days that it can be difficult to resist...

Where Stress Gets Stuck in the Body—And How to Release It

Lauren Roxburgh “In a new video collaboration, Lauren Roxburgh, structural integration and alignment specialist—and our resident fascia and pelvic floor authority—teams up with a medium, meditation leader, and author of Intuitive Being, Jill Willard to help us manage stress depending on how we react to it in the body.”
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Where Stress Gets Stuck in the Body—And How to Release It

In a new video collaboration, Lauren Roxburgh teams up with a medium, meditation leader, and author Jill Willard to...