How To Get Out Of Toxic Friendships

How To Get Out Of Toxic Friendships

Breaking up with someone you love is a complicated process. But what’s more difficult to comprehend is ending a friendship. When you consider the amount of history both of you share, you might feel tempted to stay put in a toxic relationship. That may mean putting up with a lot of drama, unhealthy events, and […]

12 Important Conversation Skills For Couples

12 Important Conversation Skills for Couples

When you’re a couple, your conversation skills can draw you closer together or drive you apart. Do you give each other love and support, or do you resort to nagging and shutting down? You might assume that loving your partner would be enough, but most of us can benefit from practicing interacting effectively. In fact, […]

How To Successfully Co-Parent With Your Ex

How to Successfully Co-Parent With Your Ex

Co-parenting children with your “ex” can be a difficult process. Your relationship has ended, but you still have a responsibility to take care of your kids. This is why it’s crucial that you learn to do whatever is best for the children. You can be successful in this endeavor by taking action to move forward. […]

Making Joint Custody Work For Your Family

Making Joint Custody Work for Your Family

A growing body of research confirms that kids are usually better off with both parents in their lives as joint custody becomes the preferred solution to child rearing after divorce. Familiarizing yourself with the benefits of shared custody and learning these strategies can help you make the best arrangement for your family. Basic Principles to […]

What You Need to Know about Alcohol and Anxiety

What You Need to Know About Alcohol and Anxiety

TV commercials encourage you to have a drink to relax. Social media constantly touts booze as the antidote to anxiety. We are barraged with messaging about how alcohol is the remedy for a hard day, tough parenting, stressful jobs, heartbreak, and on and on. However, the relationship between alcohol and anxiety is more complicated than […]

10 Critical Communication Skills for Couples

Top 10 Critical Communication Skills For Couples

Communication is the cornerstone of any relationship. The quality of any relationship is no greater than the quality of the communication. Increasing the quality of the communication within your relationship might be the best way to enhance it. Unfortunately, interpersonal communication skills are rarely taught in school. We learn them independently. If you’ve never tried […]

10 Hobbies That Can Help To Meet Your Emotional Needs

10 hobbies to meet your emotional needs

It’s great to be able to kill two birds with one stone. Or, to satisfy multiple needs with one activity. Most people could use more time each day, so it’s great to accomplish two things with one activity. For example, it’s possible to listen to a book on tape while walking on a treadmill. At […]

New Research Suggests that Meditation Can Alter Your Brain for the Better


Meditation is life-changing and affirming for the millions of people who practice it. Recently, there’s been some fascinating research into how practicing meditation can actually make positive changes to your brain’s structure. The academic journal Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging recently published a study about meditation. This study, completed by Massachusetts General Hospital clinicians, looked at a […]

What You Need to Know About The Physical Effects of Anxiety

The secret to living with social anxiety

The Secret to Living with Social Anxiety Do you often feel embarrassed, as though you’re being watched and judged? Social anxiety affects about 7 percent of adults, and it’s twice as common in women than in men. You may feel uncomfortable around others in general or in particular situations.  Common triggers include public speaking, eating, […]

The Ritualistic Path to Taming Anxiety

The ritualistic path to taming anxiety

Many athletes are superstitious. They wear lucky socks or carry around a special bottle cap to help them win a match. It may sound silly, but there’s some science to back up their habits. Research shows that rituals can be useful for soothing anxiety. That’s important because stress feels uncomfortable and hampers your performance.  At […]