Sound Familiar...??? Your child makes everyone else in the family late for everything. They can’t get dressed and ready on their own. They seem to not hear what you say, or worse, appear to ignore you when you speak. They aren’t doing things you feel they ought to or that your other children, or their peers, may be doing at the same age.
Every time I wish my 96-year-old Uncle “have a fabulous day,” he answers enthusiastically with “every day is a great day.” Attitude is a major factor in one’s outlook on life but economic and behavioral research reveal that as we age we may actually become happier. In fact, contentment may increase in the later years regardless of money, relationships, employment status or children.
Mike Bundrant is a retired mental health counselor, practicing personal coach, co-founder of the iNLP Center, co-author of the AHA Solution for self-sabotage, and author of Your Achilles Eel. People do self-sabotaging things all the time, but these behaviors aren’t the cause of self-sabotage. They are the result of it.
As humans, we tend to label everything; but, what happens when we label others' sexuality? Expert Rick Clemons explains our unending need to label others to get us through life, and the dangerous effects labels have on our society, AND ourselves.
“It is said that we live in a democratic society, where people have more freedom and autonomy over their own life. Unlike in the past, today we have more flexibility to meet, evaluate and decide about relationships. In these terms, marriages should be happier and more balanced, but it is not quite so. Separations and misunderstandings still surround and haunt our hearts. To keep a long lasting relationship has never been so hard, even with the possibility of trying the most diverse relationships.
This guest article from Psych Central was written by Holly Brown, LMFT Here’s a quick checklist to know if you’re addicted to a toxic relationship: You have more bad moments than good but you can’t let go because you’re always chasing another fix of the good. The relationship depletes rather than energizes you. It takes away from other areas in your life.
"Who me? That can't be my fault. It has to be (him or her)??!!" How many us have said? All of make excuses in our lives for why things are not going the way we want them. We often do this without even realizing it, pointing the finger at someone or something else, anything or anyone but ourselves. It's hard to look in the mirror at ourselves and face the hard "truths."
Dear Annie, Sam broke up with me after we dated for three months because I was moving forward too quickly. I didn't handle it well. I still have strong feelings for him, but he ignores my texts, emails and calls. What can I do to win him back? Sylvia The ball is in his court. You've communicated that you want to get back together and he has chosen not to respond. It may sound counterintuitive, bur your best bet is to respect Sam's wishes to be apart.
You’re not imagining it. Mental illness is on the rise. It may be that it’s just being diagnosed more. Or maybe we live in such confusing crazy times as to push us all a little closer to the edge. If you are single, it can be a daunting time to make the effort to find someone you can be with. Intimacy is important to our health and happiness, so we need strategies for love in maddening times.
I must admit I never thought I would ever see temperatures in negative degrees in my lifetime. That notion will be shattered in a matter of days as I watch the forecasts dip down past the single digits in the area where I live here in the Northeast. It’s a sight for sore eyes as you watch people rushing to get indoors after running a few daily errands just so frostbite doesn’t catch up with them. Meanwhile as we settle indoors from the freezing cold, we sit and watch the forecast for the other warm weather states like California or Florida where the day time