How to Spot Gaslighting and Survive it

Have you ever listened to someone speak where nothing means anything and your reality seems to be made up? There is so much confusion, chaos and everything said is turned inside out? This is a phenomenon called "gaslighting" and I know we all had been hearing so much about it lately. "Gaslighting" is a term …

I’m Outgrowing People and That’s Ok

As we get older..we tend to outgrow things. We have outgrown our clothes, our tastes and there are certain things that we just aren't going to do anymore. Have you outgrown Santa and the tooth fairy? Maybe you have outgrown wrestling your younger siblings or dainty little tea parties (can't say that I have!)...it happens. …

My Top 5 Friendship Needs…

Science says that without friends, most people will die an early death. It's true! In order for us to live a long, happy life, we need each other. We need friends! What we don't need is a bunch of fair-weathered associates. We need some well-rounded, diverse and supported people to create our circle of friends …

Comparison Can Bring You, Joy, Too!

Sometimes we watch people "come up" and the green-eyed monster shows up on our shoulders making us wonder why they are getting the things that we have been longing for. Friends are getting new jobs, new lovers, getting engaged or married, having babies, buying nice things, becoming famous, getting promoted and/or getting recognized. We can …

Being Yourself Changes Everything

Whether it is a friendship, relationship, or situationship, we should always strive to be ourselves no matter what. There are people that no matter what we do, we feel like "ourselves" goes right out the window when we are in their presence. We go into these "ships" with everything we have...impressing them, drinking and searching …