Anger Management

Anger is a natural reaction to unwanted, unexpected or fearful circumstances. The feelingĀ originates in the primitive part of the brain which is concerned with survival. Acknowledging when we’re angry is an absolute requirement for maintaining a healthy...

Neutralizing Bad Behavior

No matter how rude or insensitive someone may appear, it’s rarely personal.They could be experiencing serious emotional pain and acting out. While we can’t know what’s prompting their behavior, it’s likely that it originates from some kind of...

Boundaries for Balance

Authentic giving is done without anticipation of reward. When we expect something in return, it’s conditional and more like a trade. There’s nothing wrong with wanting something in return, it’s just not true giving. Even real giving can cause...

Relationship Power Struggles

Our egos employ tricks to help usĀ hide our insecurities from ourselves and others. During power struggles in relationships, we might subconsciously use various tactics to gain and retain control, such as: being critical, using subtle threats, withholding approval,...

Disguised Gifts

If someone has a problem with your behavior, you can respond by feeling bad, fighting back or, if you want to benefit, consider their opinion as valid information that could help you improve your way of being in the world. The willingness to entertain their...