Signs You’re Proud of Your Identity

Whether you tend to wear your heart on your sleeve or you like people to unpack you like a series of Russian dolls before finding your core values, your identity is the point at which you are interpreted and respected by others. Naturally, those with high self-esteem, a healthy level of confidence, and an assertiveness to get what they want are proud of this identity and use it in a way that mesmerizes and impresses others. Here are some sure-fire signs that you’re proud of yourself without … [Read more...]

Healthy Ways to Deal with a Breakup

The end of a relationship can seem like a difficult thing to deal with. This could be because you’re experiencing feelings of nostalgia, failure, or even disappointment, depending on the reason for the breakup. In the days after the breakup happens, you may experience several negative emotions as well as days that feel like years. It can be difficult to overcome these feelings and also hard to find positive ways to do so. However, if you make a conscious effort to keep your spirits as high as … [Read more...]

Staying Independent Through Your Later Years

It's important to know your options for after you retire and begin to enjoy the life you've saved for and looked forward to during your adult years. Your retirement should be a period of time in which you can enjoy the finer things in life and enjoy a slower pace to living, one in which you can spend time with your spouse, friends, and family. Your independence is paramount to enjoying this free time to wind down. Now is your time, and you want to be able to remain as independent and as active … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Keep Your Relationship Alive

Relationships can be a beautiful thing when they’re with the right person. However, they don’t usually become beautiful overnight as they usually require a great deal of hard work and dedication. Although it isn’t guaranteed that every relationship will work, most of the time you want to put your best foot in to ensure that it does. If you don’t, it’s likely that the fire that usually blazes in the beginning of a relationship may quickly fizzle out. Making a conscious effort, however, to keep … [Read more...]

Eight ways to reduce your stress levels

In life, it is important that you aren’t sweating the small stuff and making yourself ill with worry. Instead of fretting about the obstacles that you are facing, you need to take control of the situation and create a clear plan. It will help you to stay calm in the face of adversity and to put your problems into perspective. If you are determined to reduce your stress levels, you should evaluate the different areas of your life where it is possible for you to make a positive change. Below are … [Read more...]

The Best In People And Understanding Human Differences

Everyone you meet has struggled at some point with something in their life. Some have struggled with a crisis of faith or with an issue regarding self-identification and definition. These people have sought help and comfort from somewhere or someone, and it’s your duty to be respectful of that and kind to those you meet. Try not to form damming opinions of people upon first meeting them, ask questions about their lives and come from a place of understanding rather than of judgement. Don’t make … [Read more...]

How to Get What You Want

Modern society can offer so much to those who seek it. As consumers and producers not only grow in numbers but continue to conflate, it is easier than ever to reach out and grab what you want. Or so it would appear. While phenomenon such the celebrity YouTube star and the self-made millionaire make it seem as if simply wishing for your dreams to come true is all it takes, the solid achievement still requires effort, determination, and the generating of your own luck. Here are some useful tips on … [Read more...]

4 Ways That Women Can Help Other Women

Women should always try to help other women. Help in life, in the home, at work, and in general. Women have to face a lot of problems, so knowing that there are people out there who understand, who are going through the same issues, and who have advice is something that can boost confidence and push them forward into becoming someone they’ve always aspired to be. With this said, what are the ways that a woman can help other women? Don’t Judge Women are judged – rightly or wrongly – all … [Read more...]

How to deal with a gray divorce

When the kids finally leave home and you quit work, it should be time to start enjoying your life more and spending quality time with your partner. However, for an increasing number of couples, the prospect of spending time with only each other for company is more than many can bear. In the United States, the rate of divorce for those aged over 50 has increased by 700 percent since 1960 and the same phenomenon is being repeated around the world. In the United Kingdom, such divorces are so … [Read more...]

Looking After Your Mental Health During the Holidays

Whether or not you suffer from emotional difficulties or ill mental health, Christmas can be a stressful time of year. For many of us, the holidays are full of triggers like difficult family members, over-indulgence, and financial strain, so it’s easy to become overwhelmed. On top of this, there may be long-distance travel, increased household chores, darker mornings, and the pressure to “make merry” when we're just not feeling the cheer. When you consider the emotional weight of all of these … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Raise Your Self-Esteem

At some point, everyone will experience feelings of low self-esteem and a depletion in confidence. Whether these feelings last for a day or are more long-term, a loss of self-esteem can be psychologically and physically exhausting; plus, it can greatly affect your social life and even your job. When feeling low, you need to counter this emotional state in a proactive manner. Rather than wallow or succumb to such distressing thoughts and feelings, try to beat them. Of course, this easier said … [Read more...]

How to Teach your Kids about Gratitude

The holiday season is about sharing goodwill with family and friends, and being grateful for all that you already have. However, some children struggle with this concept, especially if Santa hasn’t given them the gifts that they asked for. Children learn all behavior from their parents, so if Mom and Dad feel frustrated and irritated, then the chances are that your kids will pick up on this and reflect it. So, if you want to prevent temper tantrums and tears this festive period, then its … [Read more...]

How Physical Clutter Is Impacting Your Mental Health

How Physical Clutter Is Impacting Your Mental Health and What You Can Do About It If you’ve ever heard the term “clutter” used to describe an excessive amount of possessions, you’ll know that minimalism has taken the hotspot of home décor trends in recent years. These days, so-called experts claim that by buying less and de-cluttering more, we could enjoy better mental health and get more done; but is there any truth to these claims? According to Psychology Today, physical clutter can … [Read more...]

Confidence in Women going through Child Birth

Giving birth is one of the largest events you’ll experience in your life as a woman. You are literally bringing a new life into this world, it is a beautiful event and though the initial process is stressful, time-consuming and painful, any mother would tell you that it was worth it, no question. However, a lot of women have more trouble after the birth, it’s a huge strain to put your body through. Postpartum depression is a huge problem in those that have just gone through a childbirth and … [Read more...]

What Makes a Confident Woman?

A confident woman is a successful woman. A confident woman is a happy woman. A confident woman is the kind of woman who can take over the world – if she chooses to. The point is, being a confident woman can open all sorts of doors, and make life a lot more interesting. What is it that makes a confident woman? They’re Not Perfect Being a confident woman does not mean being perfect. It simply means that they embrace their flaws and either live with them without letting them be a concern, or … [Read more...]

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