In any interaction, there is more than one party, and every party has their influence. In romantic relationships this is even more the case, yet we are often blinded by what we contribute to the funk we may get into at times…
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Is It Wrong To Feel This Way? – An Inquiry Into Emotions and Morality
We sometimes wish we didn’t feel the way we did, because it is painful, or because we feel that our feelings are inappropriate, that they are wrong. But is that even possible? Are some feelings ‘wrong’ to have?
When Children Fight, How Can You Help?
Even kids who are really close friends (especially kids who are really close friends) sometimes butt heads. Is there something you can do as a parent when that happens? And what works and doesn’t work? Here are some pointers from our own experience!
My (Conflicting) Stance on Conflict
Are you a put-your-head-in-the-sand person or a say-it-as-it-is person when it comes to conflict? And if neither tactic really seems to be helping to fix things, is there a better way to approach disagreement?
The Thing About Energy…
Energy is a tricky thing. We all have it, heck, we’re even made of it. And yet, sometimes it feels like it’s left us completely. But is that even possible?
Dealing With Depression: Practicing Radical Gratitude
A walk through the forest leads me, step by step, to a form of radical gratitude that helps me be where I am.
Dealing with Depression: Cultivating Joy
In the dark, little moments of joy can be the lights that help guide the way to a better tomorrow.
The Nasty Effects of Conflict Avoidance
When you avoid conflict, it has some immediate rewards: no conflict, you don’t have to deal with unpleasant emotions, etc. But there are also pretty bad negative effects that I want to dive into here…
Healthy Relationship Practices: Tackling the Taboo Topics
Some topics are hard to talk about, even with our partner, or especially with our partner. Most couples have ‘relationship taboos’ that are never discussed. But discussing the undiscussable may just be the next right thing for you!
Oh My God! It’s a Dragon!
Dragons have always fascinated me. I grew up celebrating Michaelmas ever year, and still do at my children’s school, but last year I also formed a personal connection to the idea of dragons and found out what they could mean for me.