How to Survive the Holidays with Toxic Family Members

It’s that time of year again! The holiday season is upon us, the time for families to reunite and spend time together. But what if your family members are toxic to you? Here’s how to survive the holidays with toxic family members.… Read the rest

How to Recover From Emotional Abuse in Relationships

Recovering from emotional abuse in a romantic relationship is a process of rediscovering one’s own true voice, instincts, beliefs, desires, needs and feelings. It is a process of rediscovering one’s true self, as opposed to how your abuser defined you. When you’re recovering from emotional abuse, don’t beat yourself up if you have found yourself … Continue reading How to Recover From Emotional Abuse in RelationshipsRead the rest

Verbal and Emotional Abuse in Relationships Defined

Verbal and emotional abuse take many forms. Some forms of abuse are more overt and immediately noticeable, and other forms of abuse are subtle and masked. Verbal and emotional abuse typically work hand in hand together. IF someone is emotionally abusive towards you, chances are they are also verbally abusive towards you.… Read the rest

When You Have Nothing Left, Pick up the Pieces and Trudge Forward!

When you have nothing left in you, what do you do? Well, either you give in and dive into the deep black hole pit of despair, or you climb out. So let’s climb out, shall we? Where to begin when you have nothing left?… Read the rest

How to be Happy After a Breakup

Breakups can be soul crushing. Depending on the length of time together, the nature of the relationship and whether you were married or living together, they can crush a person to the very core of their being. Here are some tips on how to be happy after a breakup, no matter what situation you are … Continue reading How to be Happy After a BreakupRead the rest

How to Communicate in a Relationship

Good communication is the cornerstone of a strong and healthy relationship. Relationships commonly break down and apart due to poor communication. To keep your relationship thriving, good communication skills are necessary. Here are some tips on how to communicate in a relationship.… Read the rest

Take Back Your Power

This post addresses how to take back your power. Sometimes we give our power away to others, but what does this really mean? Giving away your power Giving power away to another can translate to allowing another to: make all important or even minor decisions for us; either make us feel good or bad about … Continue reading Take Back Your PowerRead the rest

Break Up – How to Deal With a Break Up

This post addresses how to deal with a break up. A break up can be very difficult and very painful, depending on the length of time together and the nature of the break up. A lot of emotions can be involved including anger, hurt, resentment and even rage.… Read the rest

Unhealthy Relationships – Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships

Many of us wind up in unhealthy relationships, whether that be with a lover, a boyfriend/girlfriend, a spouse or a friend. An unhealthy relationship can and does impact our own well-being, happiness and mental health. No relationship is perfect, and each relationship can have both healthy and unhealthy characteristics, but when the negatives outweigh the … Continue reading Unhealthy Relationships – Healthy vs.Read the rest

Setting Boundaries Leads to Greater Self-Esteem and Happiness

Setting boundaries and establishing limits is a very important and necessary part of self care. Without any personal boundaries, people can take advantage of us, use us, abuse us, manipulate us, control us and trample on our self-respect, self-worth and self-esteem.… Read the rest