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Surviving the Holidays With Healthy Boundaries

Tammy Plunkett | Posted 11.25.2014 | 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 11.20.2014 | 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 11.14.2014 | 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 10.29.2014 | 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 10.13.2014 | 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 10.13.2014 | 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 10.03.2014 | 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.

The High Price Of Being Crazy-Busy

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Being busy isn't a bad thing as long as it's purposeful, but too many people go from busy, to addicted to busy, to burned out.

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.

7 Secrets to Avoid Burnout While Working a Full-Time Job and Building Your Side Hustle

Kelly Lynn Adams | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Lynn Adams

Today's new reality includes more and more people having multiple jobs and wanting to create additional streams of income. I want to share with you the seven changes that I have implemented in my own life in order to avoid burnout.

The Six Mysteries of Grinding We May Never Understand

Unwritten | Posted 06.17.2014 | College
Unwritten

Being a normal college kid that likes to go to bars and parties, I'm pretty well versed in grinding culture. But there are still some things that I fundamentally don't understand about it.

'Shouldn't You Be Over That by Now?' How to Respond to Judgment on Your Grieving Process

Megan Devine | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

Sometimes it just makes it easier on you, easier on your heart and mind, if you simply stop trying to explain. Refusing to explain or defend your grief doesn't mean you let other people go on and on about it, continually telling you how you should live.

Beautiful Savage: The Man Issue Launches for Spring

Rai Mensah | Posted 06.04.2014 | Style
Rai Mensah

What does it take to push past the standard parameters of beauty and social norms? Who do you enlist to help you with such a bold and unconventiona...

How Much Do You Value Your Freedom?

Jo Warwick | Posted 05.25.2014 | Women
Jo Warwick

With each surrender of your attention, energy and time accepting other people's expectations, regulations and perceptions without question or resistance, you're slowly building a prison for yourself.

Have You Heard You're Not Alone in Your Grief? It Isn't Really True

Megan Devine | Posted 04.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

You alone carry the knowledge of how your grief lives in you. You alone know all the filaments of life and of love that fly through you. You alone know how deeply your life is now changed. You alone have to face this, inside your own heart.

What Happened to Our Primary Agreements?

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

We often have several "primary agreements" in our intimate relationships. We agree to take care of each other, as well as to be nice, to protect and not to hurt each other. "I've got your back! I wont hurt you, and I wont let any one else hurt you! You're safe with me!"