Anxiety is unpredictable, confusing and intrusive. It’s tough. Not just for the people who have it but also for the people who love them. If you are one of those people, you would know too well that the second-hand experience of anxiety feels bad enough – you’d do anything to make it better for the one … Read more 19 Things Anyone Who Loves A Woman With Anxiety Should Know
When I think about some questions such as what is happiness and what is self-happiness, I decide to think about all of the little things that make me happy and put a smile on my face. Some days I feel so overwhelmed with my to-do list, so it’s nice to have a list to reference and … Read more Things that Make Me Happy
Okay ……. So how many of you guys have suffered at the hands of your parents , when you were a little person. Just to clarify when I say suffer : I am talking about feeling as if you didn’t get everything that you needed or felt that you may have or may not have … Read more PARENT Vs. ADULT (INNER CHILD) problems
Guilt is good. Yes! Guilt actually encourages people to have more empathy for others, to take corrective action, and to improve themselves. Self-forgiveness after guilt is self-essential to esteem, which is key to enjoying life and relationships. Yet, for many, self-acceptance remains elusive because of unhealthy guilt. Unhealthy guilt causes anger and resentment, not only … Read more How to Forgive Yourself: Learning to Accept Yourself
Thanksgiving is the first “big” holiday my ex-wife, Caroline and I will share since separating last April, after 28 years of a mostly happy marriage. This year, a not-so-small army will attend. Besides our three daughters, Caroline’s five brothers and sisters, and their families, will join us. Along with my sister, her husband, and her … Read more Surviving Thanksgiving: Strategies for the Newly Divorced & Separated
There are some people out there, too often other women and mothers, who place judgment on women who choose to have a family and then dare to voice their dissatisfaction with a broken system. Instead, we bully each other and make each other feel like shit when what we should be doing is working together to change the system. Many women love their careers and pride themselves on the hard work they put in to get where they are, those same women often want families and are left wondering how they can possibly have both. Not every woman wants to give up their career after starting a family. In other cases, families are faced with the decision about whether it is financially possible to return to work because of insane child care costs. The problem isn’t that mother’s want to “have it all”, it’s that they’re forced to make tough decisions based on fear and finances.