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You’re not crazy. You came from a dysfunctional home.

When we take off the rose-tinted glasses of childhood, many of us find ourselves looking into the abyss of a broken upbringing. Childhood trauma, the juvenile exploits of our parents, and even unaddressed mental illness can destroy the baselines we build as children. And they can go a long way to create the negative patterns…

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Don’t push your positive thinking too far

Positive thinking can be powerful, but it can also be limiting and destructive too. While any successful endeavor we undertake requires a certain amount of positivity, it also requires realism. We can be stunted in our personal and professional growth by an overwhelm of positive thinking, or the belief that our positive thinking alone will…

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Start sticking up for yourself and do it now

It’s not always easy to stand up for what we want or what we believe in. Pressure is higher than ever to be liked and accepted by the people around us, but we rarely ask ourselves at what cost. Fitting in is only as worthwhile as the support, transformation and growth it offers you. If…

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How to confront that toxic family member

There are some disagreements in this life that are too great to ignore. No matter how hard we might try to make them go away, or appear smaller than they are, the pain and discomfort grows and grows until there’s a sudden eruption and explosive conflict. Some disagreements require this conflict, and some situations are…

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