5 Ways to Practice Self-Care with Friends

Who says self-care has to be done alone? Let’s do it together! While there are many self-care practices that we encourage doing with you and only you, there are a number of practices, activities and ways to interact with our loved ones that directly aligns with self-care. Don’t be fooled by the wording, self-care doesn’t…

3 Ways to Help a Friend Experiencing Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If you are a friend, loved one, family member or coworker of someone who is experiencing domestic violence, thank you for taking the time to read this article. I cannot stress enough how important it is for you to continue reading. Domestic, dating and intimate partner violence relationships are…

The Key to a Long-Distance Friendship

Our friends are our chosen family. Making and sustaining close relationships with people that we love is a fulfilling and special part of our lives. Our friends know who we truly are, accept our flaws and have shared memories, experiences and moments that enrich our lives together. In this day in age, healthy and strong…

4 Reasons Why Conflict Can Be a Good Thing

Argument. Disagreement. Fight. Debate. Whichever word you choose to use, conflict shows up in nearly all of our relationships. Conflict can stem from a misunderstanding, a miscommunication, dishonesty or boundary-issues. Conflict can be caused by one action or series of actions that leads to one or all people in the relationship feeling well . ….

How to End a Toxic Friendship

Quite a few of my friendships have ended over the years. The reasons why these friendships ended vary from growing apart, to having unresolved disagreements to just not keeping in-touch after one of us has moved away. In adulthood, friendships can end naturally and sometimes for the better of both people. It happens. We are…