20 Good Character Traits Essential For Happiness

Screen Shot 2014-10-12 at 4.37.09 PM“In temper he was Earnest, yet controlled, frank, yet sufficiently guarded, patient, yet energetic, forgiving, yet just to himself; generous yet firm.”

“His conscience was the strongest element of his nature. His affections were tender & warm. His whole nature was simple and sincere – he was pure, and then was himself.”

“Such a nature… Continue Reading…

Relationship Problems: 7 Ways To Protect Your Love From Stress

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A guest post by Sandra Pawula

How can our relationships flourish in this era of non-stop stress?  Stress can kill your joy, optimism, motivation and health.  No wonder it can cause relationship problems too! 

Symptoms of chronic stress include addiction, angry outbursts, overeating, disturbed sleep, crying, headaches, anxiety and depression. … Continue Reading…

18 Keys To Dealing With Difficult People

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A guest post by Jessica Heslop

Dealing with difficult people has been one of my biggest life’s lessons. A few years ago, my world was filled with unhealthy relationships that kept me trapped in a cycle of arguments, anxiety and discontentment. 

I look back now and see my relationships and… Continue Reading…

Vulnerability: The Secret To Close Relationships

vulnerabilityOnce when I was feeling particularly stressed and overwhelmed, my sister said to me, “Just fall back and let the universe catch you.”

When she said that, a feeling of peace washed over me. How lovely it would be to simply let go and feel completely safe, knowing that everything would be OK. That… Continue Reading…

How To Apologize Sincerely

How to apologizeApologizing is an advanced emotional skill.

It requires doing something most of us find extremely difficult — getting past the ego self.

The thought process leading to an apology is complex and involves pushing past many internal barriers. We must honestly examine ourselves, our behavior or words, the motivation behind the behavior or words, and… Continue Reading…

Too Trusting? 10 Warning Signs You’re Being Snookered

Trusting too muchYou feel like a complete idiot when it happens.

At first there’s complete shock and disbelief.

Then when reality sinks in, you want to punch somebody’s lights out.

“How could I have been so stupid?” “Why didn’t I see it coming?” “I can’t believe she would do that to me.”

We’ve all been there. We’ve trusted someone… Continue Reading…