5 Small (Big) Things to Make the New Year a Better One

We all make resolutions to start a new year. But do we keep them or do we just make the same resolutions every year without results? Here's a new way to look at making change.

Five Tips to Help Accomplish Whatever You Want to Do

Change is inevitable. The step-wise process of change can be mastered to help you make the needed changes to your life and to accomplish desired goals.
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10 Things to Help You Stop Being a People Pleaser

If it's a good thing to do good for others, does it follow that the more you do, the better you feel? Not necessarily.

The ABCs of a Caring Relationship

The alphabet is a useful and fun way to find the words/qualities that define what you're looking for in a relationship.

Six Ways to Focus on What's Important in Your Life

While there's much we can't control happening around us there's always room to take back and refocus our attention on making our own lives as meaningful and fulfilling as possible.

8 Things the Most Toxic People Have in Common, Part II

The label "toxic" person carries with it many opinions and feelings. This blog tries to clarify various concerns expressed in the comments.

7 Key Points to Help You Transition Through Change

Change is inevitable. Yet for many, transition and change bring up uncertainty, fear, and anxiety. This piece offers helpful ways to cope, enjoy, and even embrace change.
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5 Ways to Strengthen the Intimacy in Your Relationship

Life has a way of becoming fast, busy, and routine. In the course of living our lives we may take our relationship for granted. We need to take the time to keep intimacy alive.

7 Building Blocks of a Great Relationship

So many have a hard time finding and sustaining good relationships. Perhaps, because we have not done the necessary work on ourselves to help us identify the essential qualities.
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Why Do I Feel Like a Fraud?

People sometimes feel that who they appear to be doesn't truly reflect who they are. In essence, they feel as if they are fooling people and that one day they will be found out.

5 Strategies to Relieve Anxiety

Anxiety is a state all of us will encounter probably many times during the course of a lifetime. Because it can cause much discomfort and worry, mastery of it is essential.

The Power to Change in Trying Times

The changes going on in the world are testing many of us to the limits. While many changes are seemingly out of our immediate control, what remains for us to control is ourselves.
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The 7 Signs That You've Found Yourself a Loving Relationship

The most challenging relationship in your life is with yourself. The second most challenging relationship is with your partner in an intimate relationship.

"I Think It'll Get Darker Before It Gets Lighter"

This beloved story is one of self-discovery and transformation. Every time we venture forward into unknown territory we change, transforming into a fuller expression of ourselves.
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9 Classic Traits of Manipulative People

Manipulative people prey upon your good and caring nature and then pull you into intrigue and drama of their own making.

Toxic People

Several people weighed in on 8 Common Traits of Toxic People. Here are some of their thoughts, and mine, that will hopefully help shed more light on the subject.

8 Things the Most Toxic People in Your Life Have in Common

Sometime in your life you will come across a toxic person. This post will help you identify and deal with these difficult people.

The Dance of Relationship

Relationships are often compared to dancing. When partners are on the same page the dance looks easy and effortless. But what about a partner who constantly steps on your toes?

The Benefits of Creative Visualization

Creative visualization is a tested tool to help us achieve our goals and overcome limitations. By accessing the subconscious we can change our beliefs & ultimately,our reality.

The Importance of Friends

How often do we really stop to think how fortunate we are to have certain people in our lives. Real friends inspire and encourage us, lend support and raise us up.

6 Ways to Re-new and Re-balance Your Life

Spring is a time of new beginnings and growth. Following the season as an example, we can reassess our lives, make change, start new projects,and begin again.

How to Not Pass Along Our "Stuff" to Our Children

We go through life dealing with our own anxieties, neuroses, issues, and problems.What happens when we don't fully deal with our own issues? Do our children "inherit" them from us?

Get Back to Where You Once Belonged

Our whole life has been spent living and interacting with other people. When do we finally get a chance to return home to ourselves and reconnect with our core self once more?

Who Is NOT a Replacement Child

The word "replacement" to describe a child that takes the place of another often evokes negative feelings and anger. This blog clarifies who qualifies as an RC and who does not.

5 Benefits of Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

We all have a comfort zone---that which is familiar and certain. But it's essential to step outside this zone and deal with life in order to grow, transition, and transform.

7 Tips to Create Healthy Boundaries with Others

Healthy boundaries help you form and maintain healthy relationships. Knowing what you need, what personal space is yours helps to to prevent unwanted overtures and violations of what you consider personally sacred.

When the Best You Can Be is Not Good Enough

There are specific times in our lives when we don't feel like we're good enough. But the challenges for a person raised to feel "not good enough" most of the time is a daunting one. Where do these internal messages come from, how are they generated, and what can we do to learn that we are indeed enough, just the way we are.

Famous Replacement Children

The replacement child is the product of many factors including unresolved parental grief, survivor guilt, and the search for an identity of their own apart from a deceased sibling. However, their special gifts and talents may set famous replacement children apart, helping them to creatively forge their own unique identity.

11 Ways Rituals Help Us Celebrate Our Lives

Rituals as we know them have the ability to move us into our spiritual lives. But personally created and performed rituals and ceremonies have the power to give us the freedom to take real responsibility for how we choose to live and help to create a unique individual and meaningful existence.

9 Secrets Happy People Already Know

Some people seem to be happier than others—more positive, more forward-looking, more willing to take risks and meet life. Is there a secret to finding happiness or is it available to all of us, if only we look in the right places?