The importance of clear communication in conflict

I’m willing to bet that just about all of us have been in a situation in which a conflict presents itself and, as a result of muddled and misconstrued communication, messages were misinterpreted and the conflict became even more pronounced. Things were said, feelings were hurt, and the issue at hand only became more intensified … More The importance of clear communication in conflict

The beauty of remaining silent when you have nothing nice to offer

It’s a philosophy that we arguably all have heard at some point or another, but regardless of its prominence, the concept of staying silent when we have nothing nice to say is one that remains absolutely relevant, and likely will continue to be, infinitely. It’s a rather simple yet effective ideology, and I believe it … More The beauty of remaining silent when you have nothing nice to offer

Here’s why you should spend more time with your siblings

I should arguably preface this post by stating that I completely and entirely recognize that not everyone has siblings, and further, there are some of us who have tarnished relationships with our siblings. I do not mean to generalize, but rather, I wish to orchestrate this post in a manner that is relevant to those … More Here’s why you should spend more time with your siblings

Here’s how to help someone dealing with anxiety

Allow me to begin this post by stating that I am not, in any way, a mental health professional. I do not wish for this post to suggest otherwise, and, as always, please consult with your physician prior to making any major decisions regarding mental or physical health. Anyone who deals with anxiety themselves is … More Here’s how to help someone dealing with anxiety

Here’s why you shouldn’t resist sharing how you’re feeling about something

Emotions are, in my opinion, a blessing and a curse at times. They undeniably serve a purpose, and a rather important one; they’re a means to express and communicate how we are feeling about something to someone, and without them, life itself would arguably be a pretty confusing thing to navigate. Despite the significance of … More Here’s why you shouldn’t resist sharing how you’re feeling about something

The significance of accepting what we cannot change

There are things in life that are, inevitably, beyond any means of our control. Whether it be a situational outcome, a relationship, a familial dynamic or a job position, there are things we will come across while walking our path of life that cannot be altered, like a fallen tree blocking our way and forcing … More The significance of accepting what we cannot change

Read this to learn how to deescalate a situation

We’ve all been there. You’re having a somewhat heated conversation with someone about an issue of some sort, and while things may begin relatively calmly, after a while, the discussion takes an entirely new direction. Shortly thereafter, you’re dodging inanimate objects being launched at your from across the room. This is a rather dramatic example, … More Read this to learn how to deescalate a situation

Here’s why we need to stop changing ourselves to appease others

I’m willing to bet that just about all of us know someone in our lives who is a complete and total unjustified asshole and lives their life abiding by the “I’ve been this way for this long so I’m not gonna change now” mantra. Often times, this narrative applies to older folks, but not necessarily … More Here’s why we need to stop changing ourselves to appease others

The danger of getting too comfortable in long-term relationships

As many of us are aware, relationships tend to change a wee bit from when they first transpire compared to when they reach the status of being long-term. In the beginning, or ‘honeymoon’ phase of a relationship, if you will, sunshine, rainbows and puppies seem to blossom out of bodily ports and everything is covered … More The danger of getting too comfortable in long-term relationships

Venting: good or bad?

Venting, if you’re unfamiliar with the term, typically involves a person unloading their stresses, anguish or frustration with a given situation via conversation with someone. It is something probably all of us have engaged with at some point or another, and a lot of us associate the concept of venting with positivity; getting things off … More Venting: good or bad?

The beauty of straightforward confrontation

Confrontation is something I’m willing to best most of us would prefer to avoid. Addressing an issue face-to-face with someone isn’t necessarily the most pleasant thing to do, and while at times needed, most of us tend to shy away from confrontation whenever possible. That being said, there are times when confrontation simply cannot be … More The beauty of straightforward confrontation

The reality of friendships when you’re a young adult

Maintaining healthy, balanced friendships is a relatively tricky concept. If you disagree with me, consider yourself quite fortunate; for a majority of us, though, keeping up friendships isn’t always a walk in the park. Friendships, like relationships, require effort, time, commitment and sacrifice, and at times, staying on par with multiple friendships and friend groups … More The reality of friendships when you’re a young adult

Here’s why we shouldn’t judge someone based on their appearance

Judgment is one of those concepts that just about all of us agree to be detrimental. It isn’t right to do, and we know the implications that can present themselves as a result of judging someone. Yet, despite our recognition of the toxicity embedded in the act of judging a person, and our awareness that … More Here’s why we shouldn’t judge someone based on their appearance

Here’s why having good friends in your 20s is so important

Ahhhh, friendship. A conceptual relationship that can offer so much positivity, but also, unfortunately, negativity, depending on the quality of the bond. Friendship, while incredibly important to me in my own life, is something I haven’t had tremendous luck with. I’ve had a few people in my life that I believed to be good friends … More Here’s why having good friends in your 20s is so important