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Boundaries

Why It's OK to Be the Bad Guy

Kara Post-Kennedy | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Kara Post-Kennedy

We teach our kids to share, especially with children who may have less than they do. We teach our kids to cooperate and compromise, especially if they have a tendency to bully for their own way.

Why it's Important to Have Boundaries in Relationships

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

It's important because it separates our experience from other people's experiences. It's important because it allows us to take better care of ourselves -- emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually -- so we feel so much less stressed, overwhelmed, and out of balance.

Breaking Down the Walls

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

One has to be aware of the duality of boundaries. Built out of necessity, they often serve as protection, but the same boundary can become an impediment over time. Where in your life have your once needed boundaries turned into barriers? What walls have you built that now need to come down?

Who's YOUR State's Prime Mascot? Confronting Local Terms Outside Their Normal Homes

Eric McAfee | Posted 05.06.2015 | Weird News
Eric McAfee

When a localized slang term pops up in a habitat far removed from its own, it will cause some heads to turn. And that's exactly what happened along a fairly busy stretch of highway.

The Pit Bull at the Gate

Doug Kreeger | Posted 04.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Doug Kreeger

The first time I experienced sex I was too young to understand what the act was, let alone how to process the complex emotions of what was happening. ...

Radio Silence

Kate Byrne | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Kate Byrne

There are a whole lot of things going awry in the world -- the world at large as well as our individual worlds. Many of these things are enough to dri...

3 Things to Remember When You've Been Screwed Over

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 05.17.2015 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

Do you still find yourself wanting revenge and you need to let go of it? Do you still find yourself wanting to control this person to change their mind? Are you struggling to really accept how you can change yourself so this doesn't happen in the future? Share it in the comments below!

5 Reasons to Stop Seeking Acceptance From People Who Are Committed to Not Accepting You

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

The greatest gift people who don't approve of us give us is a more defined idea of who we are and who we choose to be. If we start changing who we are to gain approval, we lose ourselves.

Great Leadership Starts With Wholehearted People Observations: From Babies to Adults

Karthik Rajan | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

In the case of great products, a user may go a lifetime without realizing the brilliance of the intuitive simplicity of the products. In the case of people, a genuine observation and sharing of what makes people great is the fuel to their motivation engine.

6 Signs It May Be Time to Break Up With Your Friend

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 05.01.2015 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

Our friendships are a reflection of who we are. As we are growing and evolving as human beings, we may realize that some aspect of ourselves is no longer serving us. As a result, we may find ourselves needing to let friends go as well.

4 Tips To Help You Say 'No'

Z Zoccolante | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

Just because we're able to do something it doesn't mean we should or that we need to. When we do things out of obligation it feels like a chore. When we do things out of love, they feel like a joy. So are you able to? Do you want to?

The Hidden Reason Why Your Relationship May Be Struggling

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 03.27.2015 | 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 03.23.2015 | 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 03.16.2015 | 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 03.15.2015 | 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 03.10.2015 | 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 02.25.2015 | 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 02.15.2015 | 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 02.03.2015 | 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 02.01.2015 | 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 01.31.2015 | 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.