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

10 Questions to Ask About Your Relationships

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When you’re in a romantic relationship, it’s always good to check the health of it, just like you get a checkup for your physical health. I’ve compiled a simple list of 10 questions to ask yourself that will help you determine if you’re in a relationship that’s not in your best interest. When you read … Continue reading 10 Questions to Ask About Your Relationships

5 Reasons Women Stay in Unhealthy Relationships

A classic question from people when they realize you are or were in an abusive relationship is “Why did you stay?” It’s an incredibly complex question and the answers are probably different, depending on who you ask. Here are five reasons to consider: They don’t know how to leave: It sounds almost silly, doesn’t it? They … Continue reading 5 Reasons Women Stay in Unhealthy Relationships

Behind the Eyes of Chronic Illness

Have you heard the phrase “But you look good!”? It’s often directed towards someone with an invisible illness. And the person who says it is well-meaning. All they’re telling us is “I’m sorry you’re sick, but at least you don’t look bad!” But it doesn’t really feel good when those words are directed at you … Continue reading Behind the Eyes of Chronic Illness