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Setting Boundaries

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.

6 Steps to Ending the Copy Cat in Business

Asha Ramakrishna | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Asha Ramakrishna

The unoriginal, uninspired, and lacking of confidence in the phenomenon of a person who steals your ideas, words, and work is an eye roll to every business owner.

18 Things You Should Stop Apologizing For

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 06.15.2015 | Women
Deborah Stachelski

What happened to saying no and not following up with an explanation? What happened to just saying, "I don't feel like it"?

5 Ways To Reframe Aging With Subtlety And Grace

Joan Moran | Posted 05.16.2015 | Fifty
Joan Moran

Recognizing that you are undergoing subtle changes in the aging process require less literal thought and more mindful awareness.

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.

One Thing That Always Improves My Parenting

Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW

You know that skittish, trapped feeling you get when your children are uncooperative and you're running late? That's certainly worthy of our attention. Recognizing our emotional state requires that we tune in and notice.

What I Wish I Knew When I Felt Stuck in a Toxic Workplace

Alanna Gillis | Posted 06.20.2015 | Business
Alanna Gillis

True story: I was once part of a toxic team at work. I was negative and complained a lot. I barely slept. I was constantly in fear of looking stupid. The office felt like a black hole. I was stuck. Now that I'm out on the other side I know that challenge was designed to teach me the most important lesson of my life.

What To Say To A Narcissistic Ex

Karyl McBride, Ph.D., LMFT | Posted 05.14.2015 | Divorce
Karyl McBride, Ph.D., LMFT

One of the most difficult aspects of being tangled in a narcissist's web is learning to set firm boundaries with them.

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.

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.

What I Learned About Parenting at IKEA

Raluca State | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Raluca State

My kids ran into that playroom and straight for that ball pit. We stood by the window for a moment, watching quietly, a smile on our faces. Then we realized we only had an hour to shop in peace and were wasting it at that window. So we slowly walked away, shopping list in hand.

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.

Revisiting Vulnerability

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Those of us interested in meaningfully supporting our personal growth seem to be increasingly aware of the importance of vulnerability. What exactly ...

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.

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.

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.

Grow Your Business by Protecting Your Life With Guardrails

Alex and Cadey Charfen | Posted 09.16.2014 | Small Business
Alex and Cadey Charfen

If you want a successful business, you almost always have to go through this intense startup period. When the business gains success and momentum, far too many business owners fail to recognize they can and should shift the intensity and begin to put up some simple guardrails.

Excellence in Executing: Business Owners' Code of Conduct

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 08.03.2014 | Small Business
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

I firmly believe that if these general rules are applied on a daily basis, growth and success are inevitable for your company as well.

It's Not Easy

Theresa Byrne | Posted 08.03.2014 | Women
Theresa Byrne

I needed to create a trail on this guy. Just in case he did it to someone else, the police would have a record of it. And maybe the next target would be helped. Could be helped. Because they've done it before, and will do it again.

Finding the Right Distance

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

If I'm to nurture a more fulfilling life based on authentic connections with a broader circle of family and friends, I believe there are a few challenging questions I need to ask myself before deciding to end a relationship or push someone away.

3 Signs Someone Is Toxic (and 3 Ways to Keep Them Out of Your Life)

Kathy Caprino | Posted 05.25.2014 | Women
Kathy Caprino

Those with healthy boundaries know their limits and are able to express themselves with quiet strength and authority.

Bad Communication Is Not the Problem

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 05.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Couples in committed relationships, as well as people working as a team, often want to improve their communication. In fact, nine out of 10 couples I ...