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Setting Boundaries

Distancing Yourself From Toxic Parents

Kristen Brown | Posted 12.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kristen Brown

The decision to disengage from emotionally unhealthy parents does not ever come easy for a child even when s/he is grown. It is a heart wrenching, p...

Honesty and Grace

Mila Atmos | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Mila Atmos

Communicating clearly what I expect and accept is key. Prioritize yourself and your wellbeing, and discover what is true within you. Express your feelings and set your boundaries. The clearer the boundaries are, the fewer people will cross them. Expect more graceful, friction-free living.

Bridey, Don't Let Your Wedding Planning Become a Game of 'Monkey in the Middle'!

Bitchless Bride | Posted 11.18.2015 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

Bridey, I gotta ask you a question... Who's in charge? Who's wearing the pants? And, I'm not talking about your relationship with your sig other. Not only is it none of my business, but I don't give a sh*t.

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.

5 Workaholic Rules for Staying Out of the Emergency Room

PJVIncent | Posted 10.25.2015 | Healthy Living
PJVIncent

"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'...

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.

My Son Told Me He Hates Me and I'm Okay With That

Mommy Nearest | Posted 10.09.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Well, it's official. My third son officially told me he hates me for the first time this week. I walked past a gelato shop without giving into his tantrum for a cone. An elderly couple happened to be walking by us just at the moment I was explaining why we don't have treats on school days.

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.