/Surviving Bullying

Articles to support kids and teens who are being bullied

How to fast-track your way to acceptance

TOOT! TOOT!!! All aboard the acceptance express!!! Here's how you can fast track your way to acceptance of someone's behaviour/choices/character when no one around you gets it... (Or maybe they're too hung up on their own agenda to throw you an olive branch...) 1. Research it First profile the person so you can see on [...]

The importance of self-care (and how it can help overall)

When we're focused in on how painful a relationship is, we can get so caught up in that pain, hurt and anger that we completely forget ourselves. So why is self-care important? Why is it important to you? What does it mean to you? Self-care - when applied properly - can change your entire life! [...]

How to accept something overwhelming

TOOT! TOOT!!! All aboard the acceptance express!!! Here's how you can fast track your way to acceptance of someone's behaviour/choices/character when no one around you gets it (or they're too hung up on their own agenda to throw you an olive branch) 1. Research it First profile the person so you can see on paper [...]

What is self-care?

This week my free Facebook group – Screw you, I’m choosing me – and I are talking about self care. Why I’s important, what it is exactly (as you’ll see here) and then we’re going to come up with practical ways to practise it. Do you need some of this in your life? Join the [...]

The importance of self-care

I'm challenging my free Facebook group - Screw you, I'm choosing me - a lot lately. There's a self-love challenge many are struggling with and this week we're talking about self-care. WHY? Because when we're focussed in on how painful a relationship is, we can get really caught up in that pain, hurt and anger [...]

34 toxic behaviours and how to change them

Some people create their own storms and get mad when it rains. Unknown Toxic behaviours can be difficult to remember and easy to dismiss as “that person’s problem” rather than something that could affect you, in the short term or long term. In order to be completely mentally healthy, avoiding things that are toxic for [...]

How to make yourself happy

Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle Knowing how to make yourself happy is one of the most empowering things we can do, particularly when you are in a toxic relationship or recovering from one. Life is constantly changing and everything is unpredictable, which means the only person we can fully depend on is ourselves. If we’re [...]

Finding opportunities in challenges

Difficulties mastered are opportunities won. Winston Churchill The way we process things all comes down to our perspective on the events that have occurred and the lessons we take with us to grow and help others. The greater the challenge, the more we learn from it and the more opportunities appear right on our doorstep. [...]

Using frustration for positive action

When you feel the need to feel frustration, go ahead and be fully frustrated. Then, be done with it and get on with making positive progress. Ralph Marston. No one likes being driven to the point of frustration but is this emotion really as negative as it feels? Possibly not. Frustration is what causes us [...]

Personal boundaries: why we need them and how to set them

Good fences make good neighbours. Robert Frost Every healthy relationship needs boundaries, which is difficult for many of us to accept particularly when we care so much for the happiness and wellbeing of others. It’s easy to let boundaries lapse when we like someone, but it’s important to respect yourself and the other person enough [...]