Change Happens: 5 Strategies to Help You Handle It

Change. Such a relatively small word to be so scary sometimes. The definition of change is “to make or become different.” If you are anything like me then you are currently saying, no thank you, nothing around me needs to make or become different today, thanks anyways. But in reality, things around us are always changing...

Change Happens: 5 Strategies to Help You Handle It2016-06-23T06:00:40+00:00

Bullying: What is it and What Can You Do?

What do you think of when you hear the word bully? Some of us may have an image of a larger, mean kid stuffing smaller kids in trash cans and taking their lunch money. While that might be true in some cases, bullying is such a large and vast issue. Bullies now come in all shapes and sizes. There are bullies in schools, neighborhoods and even the workforce. With the increase in cyber bullying, it can make identifying this behavior even harder...

Bullying: What is it and What Can You Do?2016-06-03T08:00:49+00:00

Don’t Let Self-Esteem Problems Steal Your Happiness

What do you think of when you hear the word, self-esteem? Are your thoughts negative or positive? Personally, I imagine someone looking into a mirror. Self-esteem reflects a person's overall evaluation of his or her own worth. It includes beliefs as well as emotions such as pride, despair, and shame. The question I ask when discussing self-esteem is simply, how much do you value yourself...

Don’t Let Self-Esteem Problems Steal Your Happiness2016-05-03T13:10:14+00:00

Break Free from the Trap of Anxiety and Worry

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. For those who deal with anxiety, a thought can be worth 20 million! What kind of thoughts fill your head as you start your day? Some of you may be planners and some of you may be fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants types. Some of you might be the type like me – the plan out every possible scenario in your head before you make even the slightest move.

Break Free from the Trap of Anxiety and Worry2016-04-26T13:01:17+00:00

Divorce and Children: Dividing the Assets

Divorce happens. Depending on whose research you read, the rate is somewhere between 25 - 52%. Here are some tips to keep your children emotionally safe during this difficult time in the life of the family...

Divorce and Children: Dividing the Assets2016-03-08T10:59:57+00:00

Personal Responsibility: The Man in the Mirror

One of the basic tenants of our society is that we take responsibility for our own lives. However, responsibility is one of the hardest things for a lot of people to master. Being responsible for our lives and decisions calls for each of us to be aware of our own faults and shortcomings. In other words, we have to emotionally look at ourselves in the mirror, so to speak, and point out the flaws that we see. This is often hard to do.

Personal Responsibility: The Man in the Mirror2016-03-04T12:13:24+00:00

Get a Smaller But and End Your Excuses

We all have big buts! I’m not talking about the size of your backside. We all use the word “but” to make excuses. We use “but” to explain why we are not able to do things that we want to do. We use “but” as a way to blame others when we do something for which we need to apologize. We use “but” as a way to blame circumstances. Buts are big!

Get a Smaller But and End Your Excuses2016-03-01T14:45:29+00:00

Answer 5 Questions and Reduce Your Worry

Worry has a lot of effects. Take an honest look at these 5 questions. Answer them realistically and reduce your worry. It's not as bad as you expect...

Answer 5 Questions and Reduce Your Worry2016-02-23T14:54:39+00:00

14 Categories of Distorted Thoughts

Rational thinking is not always as easy as it seems. The truth is, we all have distorted thoughts in one way or another. If you don't think you do, guess what? That is one of your distorted thoughts!

14 Categories of Distorted Thoughts2016-02-18T12:07:53+00:00

Postpartum Depression: Interview with a Repeat Mother

Postpartum depression can linger around and make you miserable. Here are some tips from a repeat mother to help you cope and get through it faster...

Postpartum Depression: Interview with a Repeat Mother2016-02-15T13:29:54+00:00