Striving for Balance

Life doesn’t always move us in the directions we want to go, and sometimes it takes us to places we never imagined we’d find ourselves. Navigating this world can be difficult enough without unexpected roadblocks, but we humans are capable of adapting in ways that are equally surprising. Even so, finding balance on such uncertainContinue reading Striving for Balance

Toxic Relationship Red Flag Checklist

We may hear a lot about toxic relationships and the effects they can have on us, but many people who are in the midst of them aren’t even aware that they’ve fallen in. We can overlook the red flags, despite their broad and bright waving, for multiple reasons. When it comes to relationships, we humansContinue reading “Toxic Relationship Red Flag Checklist”

The Power of Positivity

Have you ever been around someone who seems to light up every room they enter? Everyone around them brightens a little for their presence, and they’re the person to go to when you need help recovering from moments of confusion and despair. Negativity and positivity work in a perpetual tug-of-war dance that influences every oneContinue reading “The Power of Positivity”

Checking Our Perspective

It’s amazing what a difference even a tiny shift in view can sometimes make. Most of us do our best to see ourselves and others through balanced lenses, but nobody’s perfect, and even the most rational and reasonable of people can have irrational and unreasonable moments. It’s easy to misjudge situations, other people and theContinue reading “Checking Our Perspective”

The Importance of Healthy Boundaries

Most of us do our best to balance our time between friends, family and work, but we may still face demands that push beyond what we have to give. Some of us, no matter how well meaning, might still be learning how to set, follow and/or enforce healthy boundaries. That’s okay; there’s a learning curveContinue reading “The Importance of Healthy Boundaries”

How to Cut the Social Media Cord

Whether you just want to take a break, or you’re looking to cut out social media completely, backing away can be easier said than done. We all have different reasons for the decision, but the general goal is to improve mental and physical health by increasing the overall balance in our lives. Getting started isContinue reading “How to Cut the Social Media Cord”

Real Self-Care

Today’s hectic world can have us so caught up with getting or staying ahead, we can allow our own needs to fall to the wayside. We may view self-care as an optional add-on to our busy days, and then we wonder why we feel like we’re attempting to tread water in quicksand. We need toContinue reading “Real Self-Care”