We typically think of our dream as something off in the future, at some time or place we may or may not ever reach.  We can focus so much on hoping for a better future that we overlook the good things in our lives today.  Often, even when we achieve some or all of our...

“You just need to grow up!”  “You shouldn’t be so sensitive.”  “Just get over it!”  Most of us have heard comments like these at some time in our lives.  Unfortunately, these are the responses we often hear from those closest to us when we try to express our emotional...

You can never take for granted the status of your relationship with another person.  Without continual maintenance and acknowledgement, relationships become weaker over time.  The relationships that are most valuable to us require frequent, perhaps even daily, confirma...

Every human being has a deep seated need for affirmation.  We need to feel that we belong, that we are valuable and that we contribute something meaningful to the lives of others.  That is what makes encouragement such a powerful force in helping bond friendships, marr...

Helping others has many significant benefits to your own mental health.  Giving of yourself to others helps you think less about the stressors in your life and allows you to give more attention to how you are alleviating some of the hardships others are facing.  This,...

Many of us face the same obligations on a daily or weekly basis.  Often, we handle these duties with a “fly by the seat of my pants” approach that keeps us feeling dominated by our obligations and leaves us feeling like we have little control over our lives.  This is e...

Sleep is a critical part of our lives.  It allows our bodies and our minds to recuperate from the events of the day and re-energizes us for the next.  However, according to www.consumerreports.org, 27 percent of U.S. adults said they had trouble falling asleep or stayi...

The path to personal growth involves a courageous self-examination, stepping outside our comfort zone, and taking on new challenges.  Here are some ideas to help you get started on making the changes you’ve always wanted to, but never quite followed through on.

Seek to...

Bullying covers a wide range of activities people commit in an effort to exert power and control over someone else, usually someone they see as some sort of threat to their self-esteem or insecurities and someone the bully thinks they can easily intimidate without fear...

Having goals is a necessary part of life. Without looking forward to something, life becomes stale and boring. Goals give us focus, enthusiasm and the energy we need to create, problem solve and feel a sense of accomplishment.

However, sometimes being too focused on fut...

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