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How to Mindfully Cope With Difficult Parents

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How to Mindfully Cope With Difficult Parents

Whether we like it or not, our relationship with our parents while growing up affects our future relationships with not only ourselves but others as well. This can be from friends to loved ones to other family members and even the future relationships with our parents themselves. If you struggled with difficult or even destructive behaviors from a parent when...[ read more ]

Utilizing Compassion to Communicate Effectively With Nonviolent Communication

  An integral part of building healthy relationships is not only learning to communicate but learning to communicate effectively and efficiently. Although there are many different communication styles, we’re going to focus on one in particular - nonviolent communication. With it’s emphasis on listening to ourselves and others, nonviolent communication helps us learn to really understand the deeper needs of...[ read more ]

Five Signs You are in a Toxic Relationship

1) You feel exhausted or drained after spending time with them. Someone who is toxic is typically demanding and self-centered, which can understandably deplete your energy, causing fatigue. Spending quality time with someone you are close with should make you feel energized and leave you looking forward to your next meeting. 2.) You are not able to be vulnerable or...[ read more ]

Ways to Practice Gratitude at the Holidays

The holiday season is often a time when people reflect on the things that they appreciate most in life. Research suggests that gratitude has a variety of benefits including improved mental and physical health as well as more satisfying social relationships. A recent article published by the Greater Good Magazine suggests that gratitude may also help individuals cope with stress...[ read more ]

What’s “NO” got to do with it?

What's "NO" got to do with it? ​  EVERYTHING! Boundaries. Such a small word for such a large task.  I often wonder why there wasn’t a class in school or a manual handed out?  In a world that urges us to say “yes”, “no” has become a four-letter word.  When did boundaries become passe’ instead of necessary? Boundaries teach people...[ read more ]