Keeping Your Boundaries During the Holidays

The holidays are here! One of the most important parts of this busy season is self care. We get incredibly busy and often the most talked about part of Christmas is how frazzled people are from the shopping, wrapping, baking, writing out cards, attending plays and concerts, and figuring out how to pay for and … Continue reading Keeping Your Boundaries During the Holidays

When Family Members Push Your Boundaries

Are you utilizing boundaries in every aspect of your life? Boundaries are important in each and every relationship, whether it's with your children, parents, siblings, colleagues, neighbors, significant other, friends...everyone. Sometimes folks hear the word "boundaries" and think "confrontation", but that's not accurate. Boundaries aren't so much about confronting someone. It's not about arguing or … Continue reading When Family Members Push Your Boundaries

5 Signs You’re in a Healthy Relationship

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Indicators of a healthy relationship should be easy to spot, but they aren't always. We often confuse behaviors in relationships...sometimes due to inexperience or unwillingness to see what's really there. That can rub both ways: you might not recognize just how great your mate is and end up taking him for granted; or you might not … Continue reading 5 Signs You’re in a Healthy Relationship

Helping Your Colleague with Their New Mental Illness Diagnosis

Receiving any diagnosis isn’t easy, but being diagnosed with a mental illness must come with some unique challenges as well as produce an array of feelings. As a colleague, you can be supportive if a coworker has a new diagnosis. Here are 5 ways to show your support: Create a judgement-free zone: If your coworker … Continue reading Helping Your Colleague with Their New Mental Illness Diagnosis

Why We Should Be Talking About Emotional Abuse

Domestic violence. What did you picture when you read those words just now? A woman cowering in a corner, hands over her head in a protective stance, with a violent man standing over her with voice and fist raised? That's a reasonably accurate depiction of many people who are in abusive relationships, and the roles … Continue reading Why We Should Be Talking About Emotional Abuse

Why We Should Be Talking About Emotional Abuse

We should be talking about emotional abuse because it's equally as horrific and dangerous as physical abuse, or any other type of abuse. Sometimes we think "it's just emotional abuse." "At least he's not hitting me." "It's only words. I can take it." "He's just mean, but if he ever lays a hand on me, I'm out … Continue reading Why We Should Be Talking About Emotional Abuse

Successful Travel While You’re Fighting Anxiety

Traveling is supposed to be fun, right? When I hear the word, I instantly imagine some place exotic: a beach with white sand, a gorgeous European city with amazing shopping, delicious food, and complete relaxation. But for many folks, myself included, it also brings a wave of anxiety. Travel anxiety crops up for many reasons. … Continue reading Successful Travel While You’re Fighting Anxiety

5 Habits That Help Build Self-Discipline

Having self-discipline can be pretty tough sometimes, whether you're trying to get in shape, lose weight, achieve specific goals, or work at home. For 20 years, I was a work-at-home medical transcriptionist and to work at home, self-discipline is an absolute must. There were some things I needed to put into practice to be successful. Communicate clear … Continue reading 5 Habits That Help Build Self-Discipline