Apologize Too Much? Stop!

11
Aug

  Do you apologize to keep the peace? To minimize confrontation with others? Do you apologize too much? This is powerful stuff. My daughter tells me that I apologize so often that she has learned to over apologize as well. I am deeply sorry that I passed on
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Your (Bossy) Ego: Oh, The Stress It Can Cause!

09
Aug

  Most of us could care less about the ego. Problem is, we misunderstand it. And we dismiss its huge influence on our emotions, perceptions, wellness. “Acting like a giant control panel,” says Jonathan Wells, “our ego can direct how we interpret everything that goes on in our daily
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Why People Pleasers Avoid Setting Boundaries

29
Jul

photo: Anton Repponen Is your self-esteem low? How would you know? A good barometer is whether or not you set boundaries in your life. Especially in relationships. “Relationships need boundaries,” says Sharon Martin, LCSW. “A boundary delineates where I end, and where you begin. It says: ‘This is how
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Anxiety Disorders: 7 Things You NEED to Know

15
Jul

Everyone thinks they know what anxiety is. The occasional butterflies in the stomach, worries, tension. Then there are anxiety disorders. These are regular battles with anxiety that oscillate from mild and moderate, to hard core and impossible.    What An Anxiety Disorder Feels Like Even in its mild state, an
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You Take Things Too Personally: 9 Ways To Toughen Up

01
Jul

    You have feelings. Your feelings often get hurt. You take things personally. You end up feeling like S*it. Why do you do this to yourself? Imagine being tougher about the nasty, irrational things people say or do.   First: Why Feelings Are Hurt Easily “We have been
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