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What Is This Thing Called Denial?

Diana Grycan | Posted 11.11.2015 | Parents
Diana Grycan

When my children were small, the phrase "Not MY child!" could be heard from even the most effective and devoted parents. I must confess, I can be included in the list of those parents.

Drainers In Your Life: Are You Helping or Enabling?

Kristen Brown | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristen Brown

We can only do so much for others before we start sacrificing our sacred selves. It's important for us to know when it is time to step out with love and give ourselves permission to do so.

The Way You're Working Isn't Working

Samantha Ushedo | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Ushedo

Creating boundaries at work can be tricky but it all starts with a little courage and some effective communication. Don't attempt to set all your boundaries at once. Just take it one conversation at a time and practice identifying, asking for and sticking to your boundaries.

Perplexed in Pawtucket: For One Neighborhood, the Name's the Gamesmanship.

Eric McAfee | Posted 10.28.2015 | Travel
Eric McAfee

The residents of Oak Hill may still claim a Pawtucket postal address, but it's apparent that's not the brand they seek for themselves. (Or at least whoever made the decision to furnish a certain intersection with a misleading sign.)

How to Set Limits Like Liz Gilbert

Caroline Garnet McGraw | Posted 10.26.2015 | Women
Caroline Garnet McGraw

This idea was a game-changer for me. For years, I've berated myself for not always knowing where my personal boundaries ought to be. So every time I stayed up too late or let people keep me on the phone too long, I'd feel like a failure. Shouldn't I have known better?

5 Workaholic Rules for Staying Out of the Emergency Room

PJVIncent | Posted 10.25.2015 | Healthy Living

"When did the chest pains begin?" the ER doctor questioned. "Just a couple of hours ago. I feel like I can't breathe and I haven't done anything. I'...

The Hardest Parts About Being Sober

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 10.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

Mostly being sober is nothing short of amazing, but it's not always easy. It's a constant process of self-growth and discovery. I've had to revaluate my entire way of living and coping and sometimes it's hard.

Setting Boundaries: Are You a Helicopter or Drone Parent?

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 10.15.2015 | Parents
Kimberly Cooper

Setting boundaries with our kids is a process. And we get to work at it with both imperfection and diligence. Regardless of where your parenting approach lies, seeking fellowship from other parents with similar goals -- especially those parents who are a little further along the parenting path is greatly beneficial

How to Stop People Pleasing in 6 Simple Steps

Kali Rogers | Posted 10.09.2015 | Women
Kali Rogers

You know, I bet we burn more calories wondering what other people are thinking about us, or doing things for other people so that they will like us, than we do actually exercising. And to make matters worse, it totally burns us out.

Five Signs that You've Lost Yourself (and Your Integrity) in Your Relationship

Jenni Bevill | Posted 10.09.2015 | Women
Jenni Bevill

That's why I've put together this short list of signs to watch out for. If you answer yes to one or more of these questions, then you may be losing yourself in your relationship.

10 Ways I've Put Boundaries to Use

Lisa Dubino | Posted 10.09.2015 | Divorce
Lisa Dubino

One of the benefits of my divorce last year was realizing that I am weak on boundaries. I could go so far as to say I didn't have any. After twelve years of trying to make the marriage work I was pretty much all over the map with my feelings and actions.

A Survival Guide to Dealing with Difficult Colleagues

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 10.07.2015 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Professional behavior should be a given expectation among working adults but in reality, most of us have experienced unprofessional conduct in the workplace. You can choose your friends but you don't always have the luxury of choosing your colleagues.

Finding Emotional Balance: Are You an Over or Under Regulator?

Lara Fielding | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Lara Fielding

But did you ever consider that over-regulation can also be problematic? Over-regulators have trouble "listening to" their internal experience. So they loose touch with their sense of interest, vitality, and connection. In either or both cases, the system is out of balance.

30s Are The New Confident

Gina Finstad | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Gina Finstad

With a looming birthday in the wings, I have recently begun thinking about my life and its state of affairs. At the age of 37, I've been able to experience a few major life events, a plethora of not-so-major events, and in between I've found a way to learn from them all.

10 First Dates That Should Be Your Last

Lisa Dubino | Posted 09.30.2015 | Women
Lisa Dubino

He drinks too much. Maybe if you're in your 20s this might be excusable. But after 30 it's rude, disrespectful, and problematic. If he's going for a buzz, he's not really going for you, is he? And how's that going to affect his performance later?

8 Signs It's Time To Break Up With A Friend

Kali Rogers | Posted 09.29.2015 | Women
Kali Rogers

The truth is, friends don't always act like friends. And when that becomes a pattern, it's time to demote them to acquaintance, where they belong.

Now That You're a Stepmom: Tips of the Trade

Erin Careless | Posted 08.28.2015 | Divorce
Erin Careless

We stepmoms can sometimes get lost in the day-to-day... pick-ups, drop-offs, dinner, money... the "who-is-going-to-be-where-and-when." When we get lost, it helps to have a few tips -- some step-life strategies -- in your back pocket (or your tote, or your beaded clutch).

You Do Not Have to Be Good

Caroline Garnet McGraw | Posted 08.24.2015 | Women
Caroline Garnet McGraw

As women, we've been conditioned to be 'good' and put others first. Over time, it becomes unconscious, automatic. Then, when we secretly feel depleted and angry, we wonder what's wrong with us. Good girls don't get resentful ... right?

I Disappeared for Five Years -- Now What?

Eva Papp | Posted 08.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Eva Papp

Dear Eva: For the past five years I have literally and figuratively disappeared from my family and friends. I lost all contact with them, no calls, e...

The Conversation We Need to Have After John Oliver Exposed the Lack of Sexual Education in Schools

Mike Domitrz | Posted 08.11.2015 | Education
Mike Domitrz

While not everyone will be a fan of the way he presents the information, John Oliver brings forth a poignant conversation we need to be having -- both as parents and as communities (school systems).

Essential Guidelines For Introverts Living In An Extrovert's World

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 07.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

As an introvert and recovering co-dependent with this underlying desire to "please" people, there were times where I really felt unsettled and out of control. Here are a few general guidelines that I've found work for me to help maintain a balance between social connection and alone time:

You Don't Owe Anyone An Interaction

Caroline Garnet McGraw | Posted 07.27.2015 | Women
Caroline Garnet McGraw

Will some people have hurt feelings if you decline their invitations and delete their messages? Probably. That's tough to accept, but the alternative is worse. Trying to manage other people's emotions while tuning out your own is exhausting. It harms your health and your relationships.

The Healthy Habit One-Two Punch Every Female Entrepreneur Needs to Succeed

Katerina Pozzi Baratta | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Katerina Pozzi Baratta

I was exhausted. I was in the middle of a 4-year grad program, and I was sick and tired of doing what other people told me to do.

What Battles Are You Fighting With Your Kids?

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 07.15.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Wolfe

My teenage son said to me the other day, "Mom, I don't get it. Sometimes you're totally chill, and then sometimes you want to know everything. You need to trust me. I'm not crazy, you know."

What to Do and What Not to Do?

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 07.08.2015 | Religion
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

I do not drink much water. I do not like to drink water even though I should drink a lot because I have a kidney problem. Still, I do not drink much w...