The Childhood Wounds that Keep us from Setting Boundaries – Guest Article

The Childhood Wounds that Keep us from Setting Boundaries – Guest Article

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4w4L18i7kt/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_rid=1b7806b4-0aca-4bc9-b617-051fec6f45b0 Many of us struggle to set and enforce healthy boundaries. This is particularly common for empaths, highly sensitives, and those suffering from codependency, because we have not developed a strong sense of self. Often, we don’t know what our needs are because we are used to putting other people’s needs first. Having a strong sense [...]

Improving Your Attention Span When ‘the World Is Sick’

Improving Your Attention Span When ‘the World Is Sick’

If you're still being affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent quarantine, you are not alone. Nearly six months have past since the dreaded COVID-19 outbreak halted the U.S. economy, and yet here we are, still dealing with the stresses at home and at work. With school starting and remote learning in full swing, [...]

Setting New Boundaries In Old Relationships

Setting New Boundaries In Old Relationships

I talked to a fellow mama bear this morning, who was finding her way through self discovery, and rebuilding her self esteem after a rocky parting-of-ways between her family and her mother. I listened and nodded my head, scooting farther and farther toward the edge of my seat, sharpening my focus on the journey this [...]

Parental Alienation: 3 Strategies To Overcome Manipulation and Combat Relationship Damage

Parental Alienation: 3 Strategies To Overcome Manipulation and Combat Relationship Damage

One of the most painful byproducts of a high conflict divorce and child custody battle is watching your ex manipulate your children into believing that you’re a bad parent. "Parent-child relationships that were strong before the divorce can be damaged almost overnight when an alienating parent lures a child into the Cult of the Bad [...]

Codependency: An Inside Look At Unhealthy Blended Family Relationships

Codependency: An Inside Look At Unhealthy Blended Family Relationships

"Codependency can be defined as any relationship in which two people become so invested in each other that they can't function independently anymore," Dr. Becker says. "Your mood, happiness, and identity are defined by the other person. In a codependent relationship, there is usually one person who is more passive and can't make decisions for [...]

Navigating Child Custody With Your Children

Navigating Child Custody With Your Children

Child custody battles can be messy, and it can feel like your walking on glass when it comes to things. But what about our children? It's hard enough to go through a child custody battle with a bitter ex, willing to drag out dirty laundry and proceedings, at the end of the day our children [...]

8 Ways To Spot Gaslighting

8 Ways To Spot Gaslighting

ThoughtCo "Gaslighting is a form of narcissist abuse distinct from widespread use of words to attack and hurt another as a result of frustration and conflict. It is perhaps one of the most insidious tactics of emotional manipulation because of its intent to disturb a target's sense of self and agency, safety and wellbeing, sanity [...]

Self-Care Is Not Selfish

Self-Care Is Not Selfish

“It’s backed by science and not just feel good self indulgent sentiments” (Lee, K., 2019) In the age of anxiety, where burnout is the new normal, self-care shouldn't be considered optional. Science reveals it's critical nature as something we should be devoting ourselves to, for ourselves. "Self-care is a regular, intentional process of devoting oneself [...]

Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator: Fact or Fiction

Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator: Fact or Fiction

MBTI Personality type Indicators and what they stand for If you've ever taken an intro to psychology class, you've heard of the Meyer's Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI). Though chances are, if you can't remember those class details, you've stumbled upon the MBTI on the internet like millions of others. Learning about yourself based on [...]

Stalking and Cyberstalking 101

Stalking and Cyberstalking 101

In the name of awareness and prevention, I've dedicated a special post to stalking and cyberstalking, chalked full of information and helpful tips. There has been an influx of people to some of the stalking posts and I want to make sure we all know some of the big resources available just for this specific [...]