How to Cope with a Toxic and Estranged Family Relationship

“Letting go doesn’t mean giving up, but rather accepting that there are things that cannot be.” ~Unknown     You two are family. Maybe you grew up with them and were by

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How to Connect with Yourself in a World Designed to Distract You

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.” ~Plutarch   We live in an age of information overload. Our televisions and the Internet are

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6 Things My Heroes Taught Me About Overcoming Hard Times

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” ~Christopher Reeve    It all happened so suddenly that it felt just

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The Gift of Imperfections

It is possible to not be perfect and still be loved. So many of us spend the majority of our lives in search for perfection because we think that is

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Why People-Pleasers Don’t Get the Love and Respect They Desire

“Niceness is the psychological armor of the people-pleaser.” ~Harriet B. Braiker     I used to think that being kind, gentle, and agreeable was guaranteed to win me love and acceptance from

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Fairy Tale Endings Don’t Exist (but Real Love Can Be Better)

“You cannot live with expectations because life has no obligation to fulfill your desires. You can live with an open heart, but you cannot live with expectations.” ~Osho   Will you

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How to Improve Your Work/Life Balance and Reclaim Your Time

“You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life.” ~Heather Schuck When I was two years old, my parents got divorced.  In other words, I’ve

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3 Self-Honoring Ways to Deal with Low-Energy Days

“Being who you are is another way of accepting yourself.” ~Unknown   A few months ago I woke up with what my good friend and I call “the rage.” I was

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Why We Push Ourselves Too Hard and How to Work Less

    “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” ~Unknown   I was sitting on the beach with my wonderful girlfriend, trying to relax

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How to Prevent Blame and Criticism from Destroying Your Relationship

“Who is it that’s unhappy? The one who finds fault.” ~Anonymous    If you are anything like me, you yearn to know in your bones that you are showing up in

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