Building Your Resilience to Shame

Building Your Resilience to Shame

This article originally appeared here on July 8, 2018 Shame doesn’t only reside in trauma. In fact, everyone experiences shame, according to researcher and author Brené Brown, Ph.D. You can feel shame about anything and everything. “And, while it feels li...

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How Successful Couples Resolve Conflicts

How Successful Couples Resolve Conflicts

This article originally appeared here on December 5, 2012 Author’s Note: This post is an excerpt of the book (click on title): “Seven Keys to Long-Term Relationship Success.” It’s normal for a couple to quarrel from time to time—just part...

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6 Simple Personal Commitments to Overcome Low Self-Esteem

6 Simple Personal Commitments to Overcome Low Self-Esteem

This article originally appeared here “Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.”  ~Iyanla Vanzant You...

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How to Tell You’re Dealing with a Malignant Narcissist

How to Tell You’re Dealing with a Malignant Narcissist

This article originally appears here on February 22, 2017. Narcissistic personality disorder is often equated with the selfie-loving, shallow boaster who wears on your patience. However, there is significantly more to the condition. Their behavior and moo...

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4 Ways to Set and Keep Your Personal Boundaries….

4 Ways to Set and Keep Your Personal Boundaries….

…and how to get yourself out when all efforts fail. This article originally appeared here on August 1, 2016. Madeline always prided herself in being “a nice girl.” As a child, she was taught that being kind to others was a virtue; she gr...

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Love Quiz: Is It Time to Leave Your Relationship?

Love Quiz: Is It Time to Leave Your Relationship?

This article was originally published here on September 2, 2016. The idea that the love in your relationship has expired is a difficult thought for one to stomach. When love turns into hate and fondness into bitterness, and when negative sentiment override see...

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Why Self-Compassion is Healthier than Self-Esteem

Why Self-Compassion is Healthier than Self-Esteem

This article was originally published here The great angst of modern life is this: no matter how hard we try, no matter how successful we are, no matter how good a parent, worker, or spouse we are – it’s never enough. There is always someone richer, thinne...

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8 Ways To Gauge a Healthy Relationship

8 Ways To Gauge a Healthy Relationship

This article was originally published here. Consider these attributes as some of the basic elements that are crucial to healthy relationships. Sometimes it’s hard to tell whether a particular relationship – whether a platonic friendship or an intimate rela...

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How to Heal from Toxic Relationships

How to Heal from Toxic Relationships

This article was originally published here on July 25, 2014 About a decade and a half ago I used to joke that for me all dating should be re-named ‘blind-dating”–and instead of saying I was “seeing someone right now”–I should be more honest, and sa...

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Celebrating the Good Guys

Celebrating the Good Guys

Good guys are all around us, we just need to feel worthy. This article was originally published here on June 3, 2019 As a proud feminist and champion of women’s worth, I have cultivated strong views around equality and how we should be treated by everyone (n...

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