Tag: boundaries

These 4 Things Could Be Leading You Astray

These 4 Things Could Be Leading You Astray

Whether we are consciously aware of it or not, there are currents of thought that run through our collective society. They can be embedded posts you see on social media, come out of the mouths of your friends or family or through storylines on shows […]

“You Wouldn’t Act Like That If You Loved Me”

“You Wouldn’t Act Like That If You Loved Me”

We have all either thought or said this at some point:  “you wouldn’t act like this if you loved me.” I have to tell you something:  this belief is probably causing unnecessary pain and suffering. There is this prevailing thought that people act one certain […]

Feedback: Take it or Leave it?  Here’s a Guide.

Feedback: Take it or Leave it? Here’s a Guide.

Everybody loves to share their thoughts on what and how you are doing. How are you supposed to filter through all that feedback? There are two ends of the spectrum here. There is the end of the spectrum where you trust what other people say […]

What If You Are TOO Accountable?

What If You Are TOO Accountable?

It’s a thing: being too accountable. The concept of being responsible for your actions is a positive and empowering message communicated by good parents, respectable organizations, teachers, mental health professionals, leaders with integrity and many others.  And it should be. It is an important skill: […]

This is What Happens When Anger Shows Up

This is What Happens When Anger Shows Up

The human emotional system is built as a messaging system. Each emotion has a general message it wants to convey.  Once that message is delivered, the emotion or the wave of that emotion can subside. Sometimes it takes a little time for the emotion to […]

These are 2 Reasons Therapy Works

These are 2 Reasons Therapy Works

We use this format of healing all the time: talking with people we trust. So, why not talk with your trusted friend?  Why pay money to talk with a therapist or coach? If you find the right therapist, it should feel like talking to a […]

How to Make Setting Boundaries Easier and More Effective

How to Make Setting Boundaries Easier and More Effective

Did you know you are setting boundaries all the time, maybe without even knowing it? In the personal growth world, there is a lot of talk about boundaries. First of all, what are they? Boundaries are a framework around relationship dynamics. They are the rules […]