As the saying goes: Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer...but we're willing to bet that Joy McCall's BFF wishes she would have put some extra distance between her and her supposed friend — who had been sleeping with her 12-year-old son behind her back. Yikes!
I decided to trust Eric, believing his relationship with Angie was clearly innocent. Yeah, that didn't work out so well — they got engaged last month.
In order to NOT be that girl, Essence has gathered 20 ways for you to not ruin your friend's wedding. Find out which lines not to cross and how to have a good time on your BFF's big day.
FIVE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS Happy 2014! Here are five simple New Year’s Resolutions for anyone who wants proof that human connections promote health. 1. Practice radical empathy: Listen with an open heart and non-defensive stance 2. Move toward attunement: Be curious and really feel your partner’s experience. Reach for her or him emotionally. 3. Take your emotional pulse: Be honest about your feelings. For example, is anger or anxiety covering up hurt? Shame?
We need our connections and our relationships as much as we need food and water. We yearn for love, for belonging and for safety in our relationships yet it seems so difficult when we are around our families during the holiday period. What is that? The holiday season often brings up emotions from our past. Often our emotions around the holidays are sad, nostalgic and tinged with bittersweet feelings. For example, I miss my dad especially at Christmas, he was a lovely pianoplayer and I miss him playing christmas music.
This expert explains what to say when your friend's child is suffering from mental illness. Learn how to handle suicide, depression and other hard to talk about topics.
“A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.” – Aesop When you are on your journey toward the love of your life and the life of your dreams who you have around you really does matter. Who is around you, especially in your “inner circle” really matters. One of the reasons why the women who work with us state again and again how important the loving, uplifting, and supportive community of other women is on their journey is because that “inner circle” has influence on you.
I have always been a very positive, outgoing woman but I've lived most of my life without positive female friendships. So, I decided to make a concerted effort to cultivate friendships with healthy, inspiring, communicative women, and here's what I have learned.
Buried in between all the unhealthy relationships that never turned out the way I wanted them to, in between all those heartbreaking dramatic episodes with guys that could never give me what I was so looking for, there were a few men who were what I now recognize as really healthy, relationship material kind of guys. But at the time I was just not open to seeing them that way; instead I continued to chase the unhealthy romantic fantasies about love that I had in my head.
Bullying can best be defined as an imbalance of power. Whenever there is an imbalance of power or strength that is either real or perceived there is a potential for the greater power to intentionally threaten or harm the weaker one. This power struggles usually takes place over a sustained period of time and has the potential to escalate into violence.
Words can hurt or heal. Choose the words you say so your voice will be one of encouragement and praise, rather than demeaning and negative. Change the way you talk to others, and change their lives and yours. Empower those you incounter with encouraging words and phrases. I want to share a story with you about why I am so driven to teach, guide and mentor parents, coaches, counselors, police, teachers and other adults who are in a position to work with young people. Tell Me The Words To Say
Did you know that female friendships could help you live longer? If not, consider these results of research conducted at Rush University Medical Center and published in Science Daily in 2011...
If I could offer any advice to young couples today it would be to find friends like we are blessed to have. Find friends who share or honor your faith. Find friends who are committed to their marriages and families. Find friends who are brave enough to keep you accountable. Find friends who accept you, believe in you, and build you up. Find friends who want to have fun.