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Laugh At Your Own Risk

I have to admit, when a long-time friend ended his story about an exceptionally crappy day with “And when I got home and got out of my car, a squirrel peed on me,” I laughed. Luckily, my friend laughed with me. Together we chuckled at how life can be so relentless and absurd. What else was [...]

BREAKING UP: 7 WAYS TO KNOW YOU’RE IN THE WRONG RELATIONSHIP

Do you ever wonder if you are in the wrong relationship? Knowing the difference between what constitutes a deal breaker in relationships instead of common areas of conflict can help you decide more easily if your relationship can last. Deal breaker #1: Physical Abuse This should be obvious but is worth stating anyway: If your partner has shown [...]

Living with a Depressed Person is Hard: Take These Steps to Make It Easier

If you live with a depressed person, you know how hard it can be—sometimes harder than being depressed yourself. Depression wreaks havoc on relationships and, according to one study, it makes divorce nine times more likely. While none of us can make another person get better or get help, it is crucial for you to resist [...]

3 Reasons Why Understanding Your Depression Triggers Will Help Heal Your Depression

You can usually spot the signs of depression even if someone's trying to hide the fact that they're suffering from it. Irritability, sleep problems, chronic fatigue, feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness, withdrawal – and, sadly enough, the list just keeps going on and on. If you're one of the millions of Americans who struggle with depression, [...]

Love Beyond Words: 3 Ways To Improve Communication

When you are speaking to your partner, does what you are saying, “go in one ear and out the other?” One of the biggest misconceptions about good communication in relationships is that it involves lots of talking. Frequently, quite the opposite is true: everybody is talking and yet no meaningful communication is taking place because nobody [...]

5 Ways To Deal With Difficult People At Work And Keep Your Dignity

We spend the greatest percentage of our waking hours at work. This makes having to deal with difficult people at work especially frustrating and often impossible to avoid. It would be wonderful if we could all be friends with everyone but unfortunately, life is not a sitcom. The diverse personalities, perspectives, and agendas in the workplace [...]

Battling The Procrastination Monster? Conquer It With These Strategies

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with life as your responsibilities pile up, your days fly by, and your motivation slowly but surely disappears. You might feel like there’s too much to do and not enough time to do it. Perhaps you feel overwhelmed and, like many people, you start putting off the things you should be [...]