Five Reasons You Get Angry

Trouble managing your anger? Here are five common causes and their solutions.

Relationship Trouble? Go Bold, Not Timid

When problems flare in your relationship, it's easy to try and lay low, to calm the waters. But this is an opportunity to step up, get things on the table, stop going on autopilot.

6 Stages to Empowerment

Going from being victimized to becoming free and empowered is a often a long and difficult multi-step emotional and physical process. Here are the common stages and evolution

Boundaries: Where Do You Draw the Line?

Boundaries: Some folks are too rigid and inflexible, others are too soft and accommodating. How to find draw the lines that are just right for you.

Time to Put Your Childhood Demons Behind You?

Everyone has baggage from the past that haunts or handicaps them in some way.

How to Be More Spontaneous

Many of us who tend towards the routinized or cautious would like to be a bit more spontaneous. Here's tips on how to get started.

Time to Leave Your Therapist?

Therapy is a different kind of relationship but a relationship none-the-less. Like other relationships it's good to periodically step back and see how well it is working

Self-Critical? Time to Lighten Up on Yourself

Self-criticism can erode your self-esteem, keep you constantly anxious, sap you of any of life's rewards. Time to calm those scolding voices.
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Time for a You 2.0?

It's all too easy to go on auto-pilot. Maybe it's time to re-evaluate and update your life's software. Tips and tools
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Managing Life’s Traumatic Events

The effects of trauma are unique and often subtle, but the healing process following its own logic.

Do You Build or Discover Your Life?

You can approach to your life as a builder, blueprint in hand, or a discoverer, where you see where a path leads you. Qualities of each, and a possible middle ground

Managing Your Life in a Dysfunctional Relationship

Dysfunctional relationships, whether they are filled with anger or addiction or mental illness, often create a flood of contradictory emotions within you. Tips on how to navigate.

10 Questions to Assess the State of Your Relationship

Before you marry, make that serious commitment, or just want to assess where are as a couple, here are 10 questions to ask yourself and each other

The 3 Most Dangerous Topics in Relationships

Sex, money, and kids—the three power issues in relationships, the ones that cause power struggles and acting out. How to navigate them and use them to help you define your needs.

Lying in Relationships: 3 Steps to Making It Stop

Lying is always destructive to relationships. The causes and ways to stop it.

5 Causes of Sibling Rivalry at Home and on the Job

While some sibling rivalry is normal, it can easily get out of hand both at home and in the workplace. Tips on how to put it to rest.
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6 Steps to Leading a Life of Integrity

Bringing integrity into your life means having your outer self fully represent your inner self. This is not a matter of character but one of intention.

The 3 Stages of Dating

Like marriages, dating too moves through stages. Here are the common dangers and challenges of this changing landscape. Knowing the terrain can help you navigate the process

Panic Attacks: A Four-Step Approach to Prevention

Panic attacks easily lead to hyper-vigilance that can fuel further panic attacks. A four step model for putting panic attacks to rest.

A Choose Your Own Adventure Guide to Building Relationships

We build our relationships upon the strengths and weaknesses of our parents, as well as our own. An exercise in discovering the challenges and the keys to overcoming them.
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5 Steps to Rewrite the Story of Your Life

We have a relationship with our lives and a story that we've created that shapes its outcome. You have the power to nurture the relationship and change the story.

Six Signs of Incomplete Grief

While the grief process is painful, it is also healing. When it gets stalled, there are emotional consequences.

How to End a Relationship Without Regrets

Breakups are always painful, but all too often they are burdened by regrets. Here are ways to put those regrets to rest.

Why We Can Change Our Minds at the Last Minute

Why do we suddenly change our minds at the last minute? Here's why and how to avoid the crisis

5 Essential Tips for Getting Along with Your In-Laws

Relationships with in-laws can be a blessing or a curse. Tips on how to make it more the blessing.

How to Help (and Deal With) an Anxious Person

Struggling with a person who is easily anxious? Here's how to help you and them.

What Has Life Taught You So Far?

Problems teach us what we need to learn; success is life in a process of learning from our mistakes.

8 Essential Emotional Skills for Every Adult

What does it mean to be adult, grown-up? It starts by asking yourself that question. Some thoughts and the skills you need to get there

The Most Common Relationship Problem

One of the most common relationship problems is the competing needs for closeness and space. The problem is anxiety, and the solution is breaking the pattern. Tips on how to do it.
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Attracted to Someone Not Your Type? Here’s Why

Sometimes you find yourself suddenly attracted to someone who is not your usual type. Here's why and what to do.