How Complaining Rewires Your Brain for Negativity

“Spending today complaining about yesterday won't make tomorrow any better.” ~Unknown When I was about sixteen or so, one of my parent’s friends got into some trouble with the law. When we’d visit him he’d often shake his head from side to side and mumble, my life is in the toilet. He said it many times, for many years, even when...

Why Good Women Get Into Almost Relationships With Emotionally Unavailable Men

We think we can handle ourselves. We think we have good taste. We think we have finally stumbled across the perfect man who laughs at our jokes and spoils us with affection and is attracted to us on top of that. Then he hits us with the worst possible phrase: I’m not ready for a relationship right now. Excuses will come...

How to Mindfully Calm Your Anger and Stop Doing Things You Regret

“Neurologists claim that every time you resist acting on your anger, you’re actually rewiring your brain to be calmer and more loving.” ~Unknown One of the most impactful ways that mindfulness has changed my life is how I’m able to work with my feelings of anger. Anyone who has met me in recent years would never know how anger used to...

7 Types Of Women That Men Run From

In an ideal relationship, we’d only allow our partners to see the best version of us at all time. But in REAL relationships, we often allow them to see, both, the best and worst we have to offer. This is understandable. Living with someone, sharing money and toilet seats, seeing them day in and day out — it gets a...

5 Steps to Get Yourself Out Of A Mental Rut

Do you ever find yourself in a mental rut? Sometimes you have days, or even weeks, whereby as much as a part of you wants to be active, you just can’t bring yourself to do so. It can literally feel like you’re wading through quicksand! There’s one thing, however, that can not only help get you out of the rut but...

Nine Mind Games Men Play (That Prove He Doesn’t Want A Serious Relationship)

Why would anyone be so cruel to leave you hanging on? Well, maybe it's because sometimes having you hang on is convenient for him. It's not always so cut and dry. A man may not even realize that he's keeping you "on the line" because he's got so many other things going on in his mind. Maybe he's wounded and...

Ten Signs His Feelings For You Run Way Deeper Than You Think

The other night, I was drinking with a longtime friend of mine by the name of Buddy*. Buddy and I had known each other for years, and often had moments where we weren’t speaking to one another due to drama within our circle of friends. I always thought I’d end up running into Buddy every other day, but he had texted...

Marry The Man Who Sends You Morning Texts

First thing in the morning, you know he's thinking of you. You're yawning. You stumble to the mirror and examine your face, puffy with sleep. You're throwing out yesterday's grounds and setting up the coffeemaker when something dings. It's a text message. And you smile, because you know who it is. Because he does it every morning. "hey babe how'd u sleep?" You...

The Dangers of Being Too Busy and How to Restore Your Health and Sanity

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” ~Jim Rohn Busy doesn’t adequately describe my life over the past few years. Let’s say it was a hurricane of a schedule, with extra storms and a tsunami thrown in. Looking back from my current safe vantage point, I’m not sure how I survived. The Stress Of A...

3 Things to Remember When Facing Emotional Pain

“We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life. But we can decide what happens in us—how we can take it, what we do with it—and that is what really counts in the end.” ~Joseph Fort Newton Life is messy. Sometimes it's so beautiful that I feel blinded by the glory I have the privilege...

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