Why are you defensive? communication skills defensiveness relationships Jan 24, 2023

Defensiveness can mean you’re avoiding feelings of hurt or rejection

 

Do you often find you’re defensive in relationships? This can manifest in a number of ways, such as feeling like you have to constantly justify your actions or decisions, feeling like you’re always...

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Set Yourself Up for Success: Tips for Fulfilling Your New Year's Resolutions goal setting motivation new years resolutions Dec 29, 2022

Make 2023 the year you achieve your goals with practical strategies that set you up to succeed.

As the new year approaches, many of us start thinking about the positive changes we want to make in our life.

New Year's resolutions can be a great way to motivate us to do...

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Create Stronger Connections With Family This Season holiday stress relationships Dec 16, 2022

How to go from Contention to Connection with Loved Ones

Holiday gatherings with family can be a great opportunity to reconnect and strengthen relationships, but they can also be a source of stress and tension. To ensure your family gathering is a positive experience, here are some tips that will...

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How To Set Boundaries for Healthier Relationships boundaries relationships Nov 08, 2022

Q&A with Arda Ozdemir, Spiritual Mentor & Author of The Art of Becoming Unstuck

 
Q: Arda, from your perspective, why are boundaries important?

A: Boundaries are important to maintain our own individuality while creating beautiful, meaningful relationships with others. They are a key...

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Anxiety, a Human Condition anxiety Oct 18, 2022

A typical morning. My sister and I are headed to work. She’s driving and I’m in the passenger seat. She tries to converse, but I’m fidgety. I glance at my phone. I’ve been waiting for a response from a business partner for an important meeting this week and it’s not...

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Aha Moments: How Pausing Helps Us Understand Our Reactions emotional mastery life skills mindfulness relationships self awareness Oct 12, 2022

Last weekend, I planned to meet a friend at 7:45 on Sunday morning. I arrived a little early (growing up, I learned 10 minutes early was considered “on time,” but arriving “on time” meant you were just plain late). My friend pulled up on time (which means she was late). As...

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