4 Reasons Why Self Help Isn’t Helping

4 Reasons Why Self Help Isn’t Helping

You’ve been reading articles and books trying to improve yourself. You’ve even listened to audio courses or attended an event that was designed to help you change your life. And suddenly you realize that nothing’s different. You’re the same as when you started. You still have the same problem, self help isn’t helping. But before you give up, consider whether…

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4 Ways You Could Be Sabotaging Your Relationship & What to Do About It

4 Ways You Could Be Sabotaging Your Relationship & What to Do About It

Most of us want to have a successful relationship, and yet there are behaviors that we engage in that are surefire ways of wreaking havoc on our relationship. A likely cause is that we didn’t know that our behavior was unhealthy and destructive. For this reason it’s important to reflect on our actions and assess whether they’re harmful to our…

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Take These 5 Steps When Assessing Your Feelings

Take These 5 Steps When Assessing Your Feelings

Feelings are essential in our daily life. Unfortunately so many people shy away form their feelings, often out of fear of expressing them. While others end up giving their emotions free range and allow them to rule their lives. But feelings have an important function. They allow us to better understand our environment and our relationships. And research shows us…

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I Married My Husband 3 Months After Meeting And Here’s What I’ve Learned In Our 6 Years Of Marriage

I Married My Husband 3 Months After Meeting And Here’s What I’ve Learned In Our 6 Years Of Marriage

6 years ago I met my husband while vacationing in Italy. We married 3 months later. This time was filled with passion and excitement. It felt like something straight out of a romance novel. But, it was real. And because it was real, that period of utter euphoria didn’t last. What followed, was a life altering period of development and…

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Why You Need to Stop Avoiding Conflict & What to Do Instead

Why You Need to Stop Avoiding Conflict & What to Do Instead

Most people don’t like conflict.  They associate conflict with negative thoughts and don’t see how helpful it can be in their relationships. They don’t make the distinction between conflict and how people respond to it. What can be of concern, is how people address conflict. If someone yells or becomes defensive when faced with conflict, these are unhealthy ways of responding.…

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Take These 5 Steps to Address Your Difficult Boss

Take These 5 Steps to Address Your Difficult Boss

Difficult bosses are far too common, unfortunately. Gallop estimates that 82% of the time organizations put the wrong people in management positions. Which isn’t that surprising considering that only 1 in 10 people possess high talent to manage. This will likely lead to issues between managers and employees. And not addressing issues at work can lead to devastating health effects. So whether…

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Dealing with Difficult People? Try These Tips.

Dealing with Difficult People? Try These Tips.

Whether a coworker, family member or friend, we’re all dealing with difficult people at some point. They’re arrogant, argumentative, passive aggressive and/or negative. People maddeningly try to reason with them to no avail. We often struggle with these people because of fear of escalation, uncertainty about how to best handle the situation or discomfort with conflict.  But if you’re not…

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