Fine tune the YOU that already IS

Family, Life, Life Challenges, Relationships

It’s the time of year when everyone vows that THIS is the year they will be better at EVERYTHING.  New and Improved.  The fact is, this goal is not only limiting, but also essentially contradictory.  If you’re “new”, how can you be “improved”?   A better YOU is always a good idea; after all, who doesn’t … Read More

Is Peer Pressure Affecting Your Choices?

Relationships

Peer pressure can happen at any age. Whenever a classmate, friend or anyone in your life, influences you to do something, you’re under the power of peer pressure. If you think of the word “pressure” it immediately implies impact, something that has left a lasting impression upon you and possibly your values and life goals.  … Read More

Paying Attention to Signs

Relationships

Our world is filled with signs. Signs in stores, street signs, signs on the highway.  All signs meant to inform us, to get us to take action or to avoid danger. Ignoring signs can have a detrimental effect.  For example, would you speed up or slow down when a highway sign alerts you to dangerous … Read More

You Have the Power

Relationships

DID YOU KNOW YOU HAVE POWER? YOU DO! We all do, whether we realize it or not. Power is about believing in your own personal worth enough to ask clearly and with confidence to be treated with value and respect by others.  It means NOT allowing yourself to be pressured or bullied into lowering your … Read More

My Girlfriend is Pregnant

Relationships

Worry. Anxiety. Panic.  All these emotions must be running through your head right now.  Neither of you expected a pregnancy to happen.  You are both scared out of your minds, but now is not the time to panic or quickly make a decision that will affect you both for the rest of your lives.  Understandably, you’re … Read More

What Does a Healthy Relationship Look Like?

Relationships

Do you feel safe in your relationships? Do you feel respected? If you have concerns, here are some things to think about… Setting boundaries is essential to be both physically and emotionally healthy. By recognizing the need to set and enforce limits, you protect your self-esteem, maintain self-respect, and build healthy relationships. Unhealthy boundaries can … Read More