Not Everyone You Lose Is A Loss

Does the title of this post make you cringe? This post is meant to encourage you to reflect and review the people who are in your life. I’ve said it many times before: those who surround you will influence every part of who you are and who you will become.  Relationships are dynamic; they infuseContinue reading “Not Everyone You Lose Is A Loss”

Be The Change You Want To See In Your Relationship

The truth is, you can’t change someone who doesn’t see an issue with their actions. If you think that you will be able to change your partner and mold them into someone else you are in for a lot of disappointment. Simply wanting to change your partner is a red flag that you don’t likeContinue reading “Be The Change You Want To See In Your Relationship”

Healthy Relationships: Spark Notes Version

Relationships aren’t about having another person satisfy or fulfil you.I say this often but learn to appreciate solitude. You need to be comfortable being alone, and to accept and be at peace with the person you are, in order to be healthy in relationships. Relationships are about building each other up, and appreciating each other’s uniquenessContinue reading “Healthy Relationships: Spark Notes Version”

My 10 Commandments for an Intentional Life

Photo by Mark Duffel on Unsplash I recommend my clients to create a personal set of “rules for living” or their own “dogma for life”. Why? I find that it is important for us to have a standard in living. It allows us to know our limits, how we want to live our life, inContinue reading “My 10 Commandments for an Intentional Life”

5 Steps to Deal With Life’s Disappointments

Disappointment is a part of life. As much as we do not want to experience such emotion it is a part of the human experience. Rather than avoid or suppress I suggest we learn how to process it. The messaging that we should just be happy and think positive thoughts can be harmful and robContinue reading “5 Steps to Deal With Life’s Disappointments”

Co-dependency Continued

A co-dependent relationship can exist beyond a romantic relationship. (There are co-dependent parental relationships, friendships, sibling relationships, etc.)  Once you’ve recognized that you are in a co-dependent relationship, there are some steps that you can take to create boundaries. The first step is realizing that this relationship isn’t healthy. Ideally, if you find yourself inContinue reading “Co-dependency Continued”

Are you in a co-dependent relationship?

The definition of co-dependency is an excessive need of a person. Co-dependency is an unhealthy characteristic of a relationship ( I am using the word relationship to refer to all types of relationships). There are warning signs that may signal to you that you are in a co-dependent relationship. The co-dependent relationship doesn’t just happen,Continue reading “Are you in a co-dependent relationship?”

3 Ways to Getting a Self-Care Routine

At this point, many of us know that practicing a daily self-care routine offers many benefits. Some of these benefits include reduced stress, mental clarity, less muscle tension, and improved productivity. As a mother, wife, businesswoman I completely understand the ease in which we can put ourselves last on our list. Here’s the thing: ifContinue reading “3 Ways to Getting a Self-Care Routine”

3 Reasons Why You Need to Set Goals

I encourage goal setting. I applaud goal setting. This time of year many people make the decision to create change. I think that is great. Inevitably there are those that may roll their eyes or claim that it is a waste of time. Or that goals can be set any time of the year. ToContinue reading “3 Reasons Why You Need to Set Goals”

The Anatomy of Trust

  Trust is essential in all relationships. Without trust, every relationship will crumble, this includes the relationship you have with yourself. Often, I hear people, whether in relationships or not, tell me they want to gain trust. It is not at all impossible, but first, we must deconstruct trust. It is not this singular concept,Continue reading “The Anatomy of Trust”