Setting Healthy Boundaries with Family

Do you struggle with difficult relatives? Is there someone in your family who always manages to take a shot at you, or manages to find some way to put you down at every family...

Assumptions Can Damage Relationships

"…whenever we make assumptions, we're asking for problems. We make assumptions, we misunderstand, we take it personally, and we end up creating a whole big drama for nothing." ~ Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four...

Teen Dating: Healthy Relationships

When teenaged girls are dating, they often have not had enough life experience to know if a relationship is healthy or not. There are some definite indicators that are trouble signs, and they include...

Honoring the Souls of Our Children

"As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others." ~ Robert H. Schuller Parents often think of their children as blank slates onto which they can “design” the person the...

Releasing Resentments

Out with the old and in with the new! That is a slogan we associate with the beginning of a new year – creating a fresh start. It occurred to me that the beginning...

Improving Relationships With Adult Children

"No one, however powerful and successful, can function as an adult if his parents are not satisfied with him." ~ Frank Pittman Do you have adult children from whom you are estranged, or with whom...

The Problem with Being a Pleaser

Are you a pleaser? A pleaser is one who negates his or her own needs for fear of ever letting anyone else down. A pleaser is usually a genuinely nice person, but to a...

Part of Growing Up is Realising We Cannot Change Others

Love heals all things. This is one of those guiding principles that works.... most of the time. If it were just that simple! If the world was that simple, then we certainly would...

Let Others Speak For Themselves

There is a practice that has the power to sabotage communication and relationships. We all do it or have done it. It is so prevalent in the way we think about others...

Human Aggression is Counter-Evolutionary

“Mankind must evolve, for all human conflict, a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.   We are all distressed by what is...

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