I usually cringe when someone says something offensive, then shrugs it off saying they’re just saying it like it is. I don’t count myself as a prude…… Read more “Telling it like it is… is it brutal honesty or just being an a******? (Or is it about instigating drama and then stepping back to watch the show?)”
Which is more important: being KIND or being NICE?
Being kind is often correlated with being nice, but is that true? What is the difference between the two? Being nice is when you are polite to…… Read more “Which is more important: being KIND or being NICE?”
Gentle ways to start setting boundaries
Setting boundaries. Does that phrase give you cold chills down your back as you think about HOW you may possibly stand up to someone in your life…… Read more “Gentle ways to start setting boundaries”
The skinny trend… going to any extreme is unhealthy… What anorexia taught me about recovery…
TRIGGER WARNING: This post talks about anorexia and self-harm.
4) The only person who was going to step in to save me, turned out to actually be myself!
The road to recovery and the road to becoming healthy is fundamentally ours to walk, sometimes alone, sometimes with support, but ultimately, we need to do it for ourselves!
There’s a fine line between positivity and denial
Edit: I found this funny/sad article about toxic workforce “positivity”, and I see how positivity has been weaponized against workers: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/people-sharing-most-cult-job-034503536.html What is Toxic Positivity? I heard…… Read more “There’s a fine line between positivity and denial”
Feeling restless so I unplugged this weekend!
Quote by Ralph Waldo EmersonMeme by – Unknown I’ve been feeling very restless this week. There’s been a lot of drama going around work for the past…… Read more “Feeling restless so I unplugged this weekend!”
Our best intentions often fall to the wayside…
Quote from Indian Hills Community Center sign We all know what changes we want to make in our lives and in ourselves, sometimes we’re actually successful at…… Read more “Our best intentions often fall to the wayside…”
Free Kindle book for Mother’s Day!
Wishing a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend to all mothers, parents, and caregivers! In honor of this day, I’m making the eBook of “Developing Happiness When You Can’t…… Read more “Free Kindle book for Mother’s Day!”
What is Toxic Femininity? Is it similar to Toxic Masculinity?
A brief overview of Toxic Masculinity We’ve been hearing about Toxic Masculinity a lot these days. in a recent post, I talk about “Boys don’t cry” –…… Read more “What is Toxic Femininity? Is it similar to Toxic Masculinity?”
“Telling it like it is”, it’s hurting us all…
Photo and quote by Tamara KulishClick to see on Fine Art America for all products available Recently I was attacked by a friend who had held onto…… Read more ““Telling it like it is”, it’s hurting us all…”
“Boys don’t cry” – a big lie that hurts men deeply
“Boys don’t cry” is an enduring lie told to boys which ends up crippling many men’s ability to handle emotions – all of them! Photo and quote…… Read more ““Boys don’t cry” – a big lie that hurts men deeply”
How can an ordinary person help Ukraine?
I feel gutted about what is happening in Ukraine and like many of you I wish to see what I can do. Some of my father’s family…… Read more “How can an ordinary person help Ukraine?”
Your emotions: the quiet lazy River or the roller coaster?
My emotions can occasionally go on the roller coaster rails, usually when I’m not happy. Usually when I’m stressed and feeling trapped. Otherwise, when my life is…… Read more “Your emotions: the quiet lazy River or the roller coaster?”
Anxiety Freedom – by Anthony Hopkins
Dear readers: A friend had posted this to her Facebook page, and since it’s a message I fully back and support, I wanted to share it with…… Read more “Anxiety Freedom – by Anthony Hopkins”