4 Common Communication Styles In Love Relationships

Communication Styles

The odds are pretty high that you and your spouse or partner communicate differently. One of you likes to handle things right away. The other needs to sit on it a while. You prefer to talk through the issue, and your partner wants to think through it first, then talk. Sometimes it feels like you…  Continue Reading

INFJ Careers: 6 To Avoid If You’re An INFJ Personality

INFJ Careers

Are you an INFJ personality type? If so, does your career support your very unique motivations, strengths, and preferences as an INFJ? People often choose their careers for reasons that have little to do with their personality type. Sometimes their parents push them in a particular direction. Many of us choose a career path because of…  Continue Reading

10 Books On Mindfulness That Are Life-Altering

Books On Mindfulness

I don’t say this lightly. In fact, there are very few personal growth trends that I would describe this way — although this “trend” has been around for thousands of years. So here is my proclamation: the practice of mindfulness is life-altering. And it’s trending. Businesses are promoting it as a way to promote focus,…  Continue Reading

10 Signs You’re In A Love-Hate Relationship

Love Hate Relationship

Picture this. You’re in an intense romantic relationship that you’re excited about, and you love spending time with your significant other. When things are good, they are extraordinary. However, there are times you just can’t stand being around this person, and you feel such intense dislike for them that you wonder why you are in the relationship…  Continue Reading

9 Of The Best Board Games for Couples

Board games for couples

One of the things couples should never lose is their playfulness. The ability to bring fun into the relationship not only spices up your union, but it also creates room for bonding. In marriage, where life can often be pretty serious, games allow you to unwind while engaging with your partner. During a date night…  Continue Reading

7 Steps To Healing From Emotional Abuse

Healing From Emotional Abuse

You finally did it. You ended it. You left your abuser after years of manipulation, verbal assaults, control, and unkindness. You had the courage to say, “Enough is enough,” and make the excruciating decision to say goodbye to this person you once loved, maybe even still love in spite of everything. Part of you feels…  Continue Reading

10 Ways To Practice Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating

Two hundred years ago, the planning and preparation of meals dominated the time and energy of a family. Crops had to be grown and tended. Animals were slaughtered, butchered, and then the meat was dried and preserved. Women would rise early to prepare meals on the hearths of brick fireplaces. Every meal was prepared from scratch,…  Continue Reading

Constructive Criticism: Don’t Make the Truth Hurt

Constructive Criticism

Does anyone like to be criticized? I certainly don’t. But over time, I’ve learned how valuable criticism can be. When I was in my twenties and working in public relations, I sent a letter to a magazine editor suggesting a story idea related to one of my clients. I received a stinging reply from the…  Continue Reading

The Ultimate List of Emotions

List of Emotions

At some point, you may have wondered why you have emotions. Why do you feel happy? Why do you feel sad? Why do you experience every emotion in between? Sometimes, it seems easier not to feel at all — especially if you’re experiencing emotions like anger, fear, and despair. After all, it’s painful to have…  Continue Reading

Ambivert Personality? 10 Clues This Might Be You

Ambivert personality

I love having a career where I can work from home. I spend a lot of time writing, researching, and creating courses and other content. All of this is done alone but for the company of my trusty little Mac. Working from home gives me a ton of flexibility and allows me to focus on…  Continue Reading

How to Maintain Emotional Stability When Loved Ones Are Far Away

emotional stability

When you move far away from all your support systems, your community, and even your partner, it can be hard to maintain emotional stability. When I first boarded a plane across the ocean by myself, I realized all that I was leaving behind. The beginning excitement of my time overseas kept me distracted, but ultimately,…  Continue Reading

10 Healing Steps To Move On From A Relationship

Move On From A Relationship

Getting over a break-up is gut-wrenching. There’s no other word for it. I have been both the recipient and the instigator of ending a relationship, and both scenarios create their own brand of personal anguish. I still ache at the feelings of rejection I experienced when I heard the words, “I want to break up.”…  Continue Reading

50 Strong Women Quotes For Kickass Ladies Who Rock The World

Strong Women Quotes

You may have noticed recently that women around the world have been making their voices heard. From the five million women worldwide who participated in the Women’s March to the “Day Without a Woman” strike, women have banded together to express their concerns, challenges, and dreams. Women have struggled for hundreds of years for equality…  Continue Reading

Long Distance Relationship? 20 Ways To Stay Connected And Close

long distance relationship

So you’re involved with this amazing person. He is everything you want in a love partner. She is so exciting, loving, and beautiful. When the two of you are together, it’s magical. You want to spend every moment together learning more about each other and deepening your intimacy. But there’s just one problem . . ….  Continue Reading

10 Insightful Questions For Couples To Enhance Love And Intimacy

Questions for couples

In a recent survey of my blog subscribers, I asked them to share the number one challenge they experienced in their love relationship. I’m sure you can guess what the vast majority of the respondents said — communication. No matter how good your marriage or relationship might be, communication difficulties can erode your closeness and…  Continue Reading