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Setting Boundaries

How to Deal With Difficult Family Members Around the Holidays

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 12.16.2014 | 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 12.04.2014 | 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 12.02.2014 | 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 12.01.2014 | 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 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.

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 ...

Brené Brown: 3 Ways To Set Boundaries

Posted 12.09.2013 | OWN

Dr. Brené Brown As our calendars swell with obligations, it's important to recommit to one thing that can help keep us sane: boundaries. T...

The One Piece Of Advice All Stepmoms Need To Hear

Peggy Nolan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Peggy Nolan

Be yourself. Sounds pretty simple, right? This isn't just the best advice for stepmoms but for almost every woman who's trying to morph herself into the expectations she thinks other people have of her.

Is it Possible to Give Too Much??

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

t's amazing how much more you can give when you're careful not to give too much. It's also pretty remarkable just how much more support you receive once you open yourself up to it and let the universe know you are ready.

Joan Moran: Take Center Stage: 5 Techniques to Reclaim Work/Life Balance

Red Room | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Red Room

By Joan Moran A healthy balance in all facets of life--physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually--is the key to maintaining optimal wel...

Beware The Overshare: Why You Shouldn't Always Open Up

Posted 10.03.2013 | OWN

Your new friend confides something very personal. Do not -- repeat, do not -- second that emotion. Martha Beck on how to manage people who play ...

Can I Teach My Son to Have Boundaries When Mine Are So Flimsy?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 11.04.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

There are many ways to help a child establish better boundaries, but the most important one is built upon what he observes in the behavior of those he watches most carefully -- his parents and primary caregivers.

The 7 Truths About Motherhood

Mia Redrick | Posted 04.20.2013 | Parents
Mia Redrick

The word that keeps me grounded as I raise my three children.

Are a Lack of Boundaries Turning Our Children into Criminals?

Ashley Ryan | Posted 04.07.2013 | Parents
Ashley Ryan

If we use punishment, this is the kind of communication our children will get used to, and, in turn, learn. Punishment sets an example of fear, aggression and pay back.

A Boundary Letter From the Parents to the Child

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

My clients often need reminding that the world does not revolve around what the alcoholic/addict is doing -- whether they are staying clean and sober, living up to their promises or are successful or unsuccessful living life on life's terms.

The One Thing You Must Be Able to Do to Be Holiday-Ready

Rosie Molinary | Posted 01.21.2013 | Women
Rosie Molinary

n short, is someone, under the auspices of loving me, going to make me feel utterly unlovable with their judgments?

Why 'Me Time' Is A Vital Aspect Of Healthy Living

Meg Wolff | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Meg Wolff

Don't get me wrong, helping others can bring us great joy, but we have to watch that we don't overdo and risk being of no help to anyone. By scheduling time for ourselves, we are able to be both helpful and healthy.

The Guilt of Dealing With an Imperfect Mother

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 09.10.2011 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Sometimes we have to come to terms with imperfect mother and set boundaries to maintain a reasonable relationship.