How do I know I’m in a Healthy Relationship?

June 6, 2018Life, Love, Loving Yourself, Relationships

The exposure of abusive relationships from public figures and entertainment personalities has caused birth to hashtags movements like #NOMORE, #TIMESUP, and #METOO.  The need for these movements confirms that many of us haven’t grown up in a house with good examples of what a healthy relationship looks like. This leaves us wondering if the relationship … Read More

Fine tune the YOU that already IS

February 6, 2018Family, 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?

February 28, 2017Relationships

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

May 16, 2016Relationships

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

March 28, 2016Relationships

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

October 17, 2015Relationships

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?

December 8, 2014Relationships

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