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The Hidden Reason Why Your Relationship May Be Struggling

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

There is something that you can do even in these situations where the person doesn't really tell you how you can help them. It is one of these hidden reasons that we may not always think of or realize unless we choose to really sit back and focus on the big picture.

You Can Say NO: 8 Ways to Refuse Gracefully

Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D. | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D.

It is great to be open to life, experiences, people and things. And it is wonderful to throw open your arms and say YES. Sometimes, that is. There is ...

5 Tips to Take Back Your Life Already

Gina DeLapa | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Gina DeLapa

You have more opportunities personally and professionally than you were ever meant to fulfill. The world with all its conflicting agendas doesn't unde...

4 Ways to Cope When You're Around Unhappy People

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

In the midst of easily picking up on all these different vibes that others are giving off, it can be easy to get caught up in other people's not-so-pleasant emotions.

5 Things Every Woman Needs to Leave Behind

Tamara Star | Posted 01.08.2015 | Women
Tamara Star

We all know resolutions don't work. Wanting to change however, now that's something that's actually very healthy. We women are masters of change. We're also masters of beating ourselves up daily. Self-improvement is one thing, but self abuse is quite another.

How To Deal With Aggressive People

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 12.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

Dealing with people who have these tendencies can be quite draining and, without a solid balance of both assertiveness and empathy, can create a lot of tension in our relationships with them.

How to Deal With Difficult Family Members Around the Holidays

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

There are some simple mindset shifts can help turn a potential challenging holiday into an enjoyable one. Here are four tips to remember during this holiday season to make yours a better one.

Cutting Family Ties: 5 Ways to Handle These Decisions When Children or Other Family Are Involved

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Making healthy choices for ourselves can be extremely painful. In many situations we may feel betrayed by those who are close to us who decide to stay connected to the family members we have chosen to cut ties with, who have hurt us so deeply.

Open Letter to Kim K: How to Tell the Difference Between a BFF and Your Kid

Joyce Linder | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Joyce Linder

Your kids don't need another friend. They need a loving, respectful and respectable role model who will help them become a happy, productive adult! For those of you who need a reminder, here are five ways to know the difference between a BFF and your kids...

6 Steps to Setting Boundaries in Relationships

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

Depending on your upbringing and past experience, setting boundaries in relationships may be easier or more difficult for you.

Surviving the Holidays With Healthy Boundaries

Tammy Plunkett | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Tammy Plunkett

Let me offer up this metaphor. People are like plants. We need water and sunlight and nutritious soil in order to grow to our full potential.

4 Strategies to Deal With a Guilt Tripper

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

Guilt trippers are world class blamers, martyrs and drama queens. They know how to make you feel badly about something by pressing your insecurity buttons. They use guilt to manipulate so you do what they desire. They like to see you squirm and throw you off your game.

5 Ways to Stop Attracting Toxic People

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

A while back I found myself in a conversation with someone about the topic of being around toxic people -- or, as I prefer to call it, people who exhi...

Moving On

Doug Kreeger | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Doug Kreeger

As I turn the page on a new chapter of my life -- sober, aware, present, instinctual -- it only made sense that I search for a new place to hang my hat.

Bullies, Thieves and Boundaries: A Letter To My Daughter

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 12.13.2014 | Parents
Kathleen Buckstaff

I want you to always remember the girl with braces and braids who stood up for herself. You are worth protecting.

Beyond Borders: An Unexpected Trip to Mexico With a Dying Man

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 12.13.2014 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

I didn't expect to be on a flight to Mexico. I thought I would spend most of today completing multiple unfinished writing projects that I have long neglected. Things changed when I met Ramon.

Are A Lack of Boundaries Holding Your Career Back?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 12.03.2014 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Do you have trouble saying "no" to people at work? With the constantly growing list of opportunities we have to say "yes" to, most of us find setting boundaries more challenging than ever before.

Are You Too Nice?

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

A simple thing, but it rattled me for the rest of the day. What is it about me that made that woman think it would be all right to ask such a personal favor? Does she not know I'm a doctor and a germaphobe? What if she has a cold? A sore throat? Herpes?

Establishing Boundaries, Preventing Attacks

Doug Kreeger | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Doug Kreeger

I write when I'm inspired and publish only when I'm ready. I don't read comment forums and I block communication from harassing strangers. I connect with at least one close friend per day, preferably in person. I sing constantly, loudly, and usually only for myself (or dogs). I'm doing the best that I can and trying to greet each new day with wonder and gratitude.

Setting Boundaries with a Narcissist

Tina Swithin | Posted 11.16.2014 | Divorce
Tina Swithin

After parting ways with a narcissist, it is absolutely critical to put firm boundaries into place. If you are experiencing a break-up that doesn't involve children, no contact is the only way to go. The narcissist is a master manipulator.

Feed the Team's Development but Also Develop the Team

Hans Hickler | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

As leaders we have to manage the boundaries. We have to feed the team's development but also need to develop the team. New learnings, new styles, new approaches are for teams, as with individuals, learning opportunities.

Are You a Pushover? Seven Ways to Get Deliberate in Your Life

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

If you allow yourself to be a pushover you are not honoring yourself, thereby you directly contribute to the erosion of your sense of self and your relationships. Love yourself. Here are seven ways to get deliberate and activate for yourself.

Depression Is No Laughing Matter

Nicole Luongo | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Luongo

The world is in shock over Robin Williams' death. It's hard to believe he committed suicide. Or, is it? The brilliant actor and comedian candidly disc...

Yoga Teachers, Healers and People Serving People... Listen Up!

Carolyn Jean Roney | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Jean Roney

As said in many 12-step recovery programs: "You can't give away what you don't have." This is true for any teacher, mentor, or healer. It is important that you honor your own self so you can share what you love as your most vibrant, glowing, full and radiant self.

Yes, You Can Be a Good Dad (Even if You Didn't Have One)

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 08.09.2014 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

Children of divorce can grow up to be good partners and mothers and fathers. It doesn't necessarily come naturally. It may take extra time, attention and focus. But going about making successful family relationships is a skill that can be learned.