Has Your Parent’s Addiction Hurt You? Here is What You Can Do About it.

Addiction and the Naturally Lit personality ___ She describes herself as “Naturally Lit.” Then she went on to list her personality traits: I am doing well and then somehow I manage to screw things up I move from not giving a shit to fanaticism I’m either really good or really bad I can be impulsive … More Has Your Parent’s Addiction Hurt You? Here is What You Can Do About it.

Recovery and How to Deal With Your Energy Vampires

9 Ways to deal with the energy vampires in your life ___ Energy Vampires. Porcupines. Kryptonite People. No matter how you describe them, they are exhausting people. In my article, Your Healing Manifesto, I wrote: We leave behind exhausting people, porcupines who delight in making attacks and sticking it to other people. The names we … More Recovery and How to Deal With Your Energy Vampires

Why is the Type A Person’s Mental Health at Risk?

The Type A person needs to pay attention to their mental health. ___ So why does the Type A personality need to be concerned about their mental health? It’s a good question. Type A’s are driven, successful and talented. But they are also flawed and vulnerable. I am not a Type A person but in my counseling … More Why is the Type A Person’s Mental Health at Risk?

Men and the Resting A**hole Face: Smiley Face Not Required

Sean Swaby admits that he isn’t always happy. His confession may result in a flurry of people telling him to smile, recommendations for antidepressants or offers of food to make him feel better. ___ Editor’s note: This piece was previously published and is currently being revised. Recent research has shown that RAF (Resting asshole face) … More Men and the Resting A**hole Face: Smiley Face Not Required

Quiet Leader: How Do You Know if You are Being Too Quiet?

When your superpower becomes your kryptonite ___ So you are a Quiet Leader. You are an introvert who leads and whose thoughtfulness is a strength. Have you ever wondered whether you are being too quiet? You know you are being too quiet when: You can scare a cat by sneaking up on it. You need … More Quiet Leader: How Do You Know if You are Being Too Quiet?

Nine Ways that Ghosting can Improve Your Relationships

I am a personal Ghoster and here is my story. ___ I love my family, I enjoy my relationships and I receive a great deal of satisfaction from my life. But sometimes, I just need to disappear. Juggling the demands of life can wear at you. Life can be like sandpaper, constantly scratching your edges. This is stimulating … More Nine Ways that Ghosting can Improve Your Relationships