• 6 Ways to Develop Conflict Resolution Skills

    6 Conflict Resolution Skills for Work and Home

    Conflict happens in every area of life. Whether it’s at work, home or school, there will always be situations that require you to use conflict resolution skills to set things right. The bad news, if you want to have strong, healthy relationships with people, you can’t just run and hide during times of tension. The good news, you can learn how to use conflict resolution skills productively. They most important thing to remember is that no matter who you’re dealing with, they’re a person first. They have needs, wants and ideas just like everyone else. So, whether you need to finally speak up at work or are trying to resolve…

  • 5 Ways to help your husband find happiness

    5 Ways to Help Your Husband Find Happiness

    Finding personal happiness is an important, on-going goal everyone should focus on. But, when you’re in a partnership you’ve got to look out for your partner too.  I went through a phase where I was pretty stuck in my own head and my own needs. After a while I realized that my marriage was suffering because of it. No, we weren’t on the brink of divorce, but we were short with each other and were consistently failing to connect.  After realizing a big part of this was because I was only focused on myself, I realized just how important it is to help your husband find happiness.  Remember that you…

  • Looking to avoid the holiday blues? Here are 5 self care tips to help you avoid the holiday blues.

    How to Avoid the Holiday Blues Using Self Care

    Want to avoid the holiday blues? Regardless of what you call the after-holidays-letdown, it can be a crummy way to cap off the holidays. The good news is that you can set yourself up to avoid the holiday blues, or at least shorten how long they stick around, by putting some self-care into your holiday to-do list. *This article may contain affiliate links. That means when you buy something using our link, we get a commission at no extra cost to you. Read more in our terms of service. 5 Ways to Avoid The Holiday Blues For most of my adult life I’ve been the type of person to get the…

  • How to pick yourself up after failure - 5 tips to try

    How to Pick Yourself Up After Failure

    Have you ever crashed, burned and just kept crashing? Well, I have.  Between struggling with my wellbeing, quitting job after job (after job) and morphing into a person I barely recognize, it has been hard to keep my head above water. And honestly, some days I can barely even do that.  So, what do you do when you feel this way? What are you supposed to do when you’ve felt the panic, you understand the anxiety, you’ve sought professional help, and you’re earnestly trying but can’t seem to make any headway? The answer: Keep adjusting. Keep trying. Keep believing. Because, you are so worth fighting for. And, believe it or…

  • How to live in the present with these mindfulness ideas

    3 Simple Steps to Start Living in the Present

    I recently had a wake-up call that taught me about living in the present. I had been spending vast amounts of time thinking about things that would make me happy. Thinking that if I could just lose 20 pounds I’d feel so much better about myself. Wishing I could just fast-forward the next few months so I could skip to the good times. You get the idea. One day as I was spiraling in my thoughts of “if only…” I had a big realization. I was spending so much time wishing I was enjoying life that I wasn’t putting any time in to actually enjoying it. I was focused on the…

  • Taking Care of Yourself First – How to Actually Make it Happen

    Hands up if taking care of yourself first seems like a joke someone with too much time made up? I know the feeling. In fact, I used to be stuck deep in that rut. But continuously giving away your energy without replenishing your supply is a recipe for disaster. It’s something you can sustain for a little while – or maybe even what feels like a long time – but, eventually you’ll be left without a sense of well being and be buried deep in the burnout zone. That’s why you need to start taking care of yourself first. Not only will this help you feel happier and more fulfilled…

  • The one tip for connecting with your spouse

    The One Tip You Need to Reconnect With Your Spouse

    Since having kids, I’ve tried lots of different ways to strengthen my relationship with my husband. Because, while we have a good relationship, we’re only human and we need a little extra help sometimes. And, it turns out kids are amazing and soul-completing, but they make it hard to find time to keep your marriage strong. So these days, when I start feeling out of sync with my husband, and I want something to help us reconnect, I have one go-to tactic that really helps. I’ve put it into action enough to know that it’s a great way to help improve your marriage. While this practice won’t fix deep relationship issues, it WILL…

  • Crucial Money Questions for Couples Before Marriage (and After)

    “Will you marry me?” isn’t the only question that should be popped when taking your relationship to the next level. Only ⅓ of couples talk about important money questions before moving in together or getting married. Yet, money problems are cited as the biggest cause for divorce or separation. So, before taking the next relationship move, talk about your finances. Not just about the budget for whatever celebration you want, but about how money influences you and your relationship. While it’s best to ask these questions before you make a big commitment to someone, you can also ask these questions if you’re ALREADY married or committed. Regardless of your situation, it’s…