/Toxic Relationships

Articles to help with healing from a toxic relationship

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 [...]

The 24-Hour Happiness Makeover

I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect happiness. Drew Barrymore When we’re feeling miserable, it’s human instinct to find the fastest source of happiness in the shortest amount of time. Some people turn to drugs and alcohol for this reason. But [...]

How to stay calm when someone is being aggressive

A man who is not afraid is not aggressive, a man who has no sense of fear of any kind is really a free, a peaceful man. Jiddu Krishnamurti It doesn’t matter who it is, if someone puts me on the spot, I find it really hard to know exactly how to respond – particularly [...]

How to make the right decisions – it will shape your life!

Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around. Cameron Crowe Everything we do and every path we find ourselves on is a direct result of a decision or a choice that we have made. In a world where opportunities are everywhere, possibilities are endless and temptation is never far away, it’s almost [...]

Let go of frustration with yourself

Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment. Dale Carnegie One of the most self-destructive feelings we can have is frustration – particularly if it has been around for a while about the same issue. Unfortunately there’s no quick fix to this – especially it involves falling out of [...]

How to regain your dignity

Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them. Aristotle In her song, “Better than Revenge”, Taylor Swift sings: No amount of vintage dresses gives you dignity. Well, damn, there goes that plan! So how does one regain their dignity when they feel they’re at a rock-bottom low? Well, kids, it’s time to [...]