Life Skills

  • 3 Steps To Remove The Clutter From Your Life

    By Advisor Jessica Hello my name is Jessica. I have taken a clutter coaching course that helps you with your relationships, work environment, and so much more. I can help you understand what needs to be removed – almost like Feng Shui. Feng Shui is a Chinese form of balancing out energies which could be…

  • The Problem with Forgiveness and What I Now Do Instead

    By Annette Roberts “Change is the end result of all true learning.” ~Leo Buscaglia I cringe writing this. I have eaten so much humble pie that my pants don’t fit. This was a really hard lesson to learn. I had a forgiveness problem. When I was a kid, I learned to say sorry when I messed…

  • If Only I Knew My Worth…

    By Sara Fabian “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” ~Albert Einstein Looking back on my past, I see that I have spent most of my precious time striving to improve myself instead of celebrating…

  • 3 Things That Cause Unhealthy Food Cravings & How to Stop Them

    By Arantxa Mateo “Reminder: food is fuel, not therapy.” ~Unknown I learned about food cravings at a young age. My parents divorced when I was six years old. My older brother and I ended up living in another city with our grandmother. We used to spend long hours alone, and we learned soon enough how food…

  • How to Keep Your Marriage or Relationship Strong and Beat the Statistics

    By Marwan Jamal “Good relationships don’t just happen. They take time, patience, and two people who truly want to be together.” ~Unknown You can`t take it anymore. Life’s getting boring, you fight over everything, your relationship has lost its spark, and you can’t look each other in the eye without feeling regret. Many marriages and relationships get…

  • What to Do When You Want to Feel Closer to Your Partner

    By Hannah Brooks “By letting our deep longing for love and connectedness be exposed…[we are] opening up the channel through which love can enter.” ~John Welwood When we feel disconnected from our romantic partner what we often want most is to genuinely feel their love again, to feel connected. And yet, it can be so difficult to…

  • What Annoys Us About Others Can Teach Us About Ourselves

    By José de la Torre “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” ~Carl Jung When my wife and I had children, little did we know that we’d be creating little bundles of nerves. Between my wife’s depression and my own anxiety, we created two anxiety-ridden, depressed balls of mess, and then some. Don’t get…

  • 15 Ways to Raise Your Vibration

    By: Advisor Amee What are some ways you can raise your vibration for your highest good? Here are some methods I have personally tried when I was sad,  angry, frustrated, anxiety ridden, depressed,or just in a funk! 1.Music. Upbeat, positive lyrics can make your day and moments brighter as it boosts the dopamine levels. 2.Dance….

  • The Power of Perspective: A Simple Way to Ease Anxiety

    “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking.” ~Eckhart Tolle One of the first ideas I learned in law school was “the reasonable third person,” a legal fiction created to help figure out if someone has acted unreasonably. There’s no clear-cut…

  • Put Down Your Phone: Why Presence Is the Best Gift You’ll Ever Give

    By Will Aylward “When you love someone, the best thing you can offer is your presence. How can you love if you are not there?” ~Thich Nhat Hanh The only thing worse than not listening to someone is pretending to listen. Giving the vague murmur of agreement, or a quick nod to communicate “Yes, I’m listening, totally,” when…

  • Accept and Value Yourself: 11 Ways to Embrace Who You Are

    By Johanna Schram “You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” ~Brené Brown I can’t remember exactly what it was she was trying to convince me I could do, but I had an argument to counter every bit of encouragement. There was no shortage to the ways I believed…

  • 4 Ways to Get Your Mind Off Yourself and Replace Worry with Joy

    By Michelle Meadows “The only way to be truly happy is to get your mind off yourself and help somebody else.” ~Joyce Meyer A couple of years ago, I was dealing with two major life changes at the same time. The first change was that my husband and I moved from Maryland to Delaware after our…

  • Highs and Lows Are Part of Growth and It All Makes Us Stronger

    By Lauren Madden Sometimes we need to journey into the deepest, darkest, scariest, most painful places inside in order to reach the next level. This is what happened to me earlier this year. When I was younger, I was in an abusive relationship that created a lot of stories in my head. These stories became beliefs…

  • 3 Tools That Can Help You Calm Your Mind and Let Go of Anxiety

    By Joanna Ciolek “I vow to let go of all worries and anxiety in order to be light and free.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh  I’ve struggled with anxiety throughout my life. A difficult childhood and my highly sensitive personality meant I grew into an anxious kid—there was just too much pain and emotional overwhelm for my young brain to…

  • 7 Vital Choices for Happy Relationships

    By Lori Deschene “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~Lao Tzu A little over a decade ago I thought I was going to marry my college sweetheart and become a young bride, which made it all the more devastating when happily ever after didn’t pan out. When…

  • 10 Powerful Tips for Building a Deep, Lasting Love

    By Joel Almeida “We are a work in progress with a lifetime contract.” ~Phyllis Koss The priest at our wedding advised us, “It’s not enough to say, ‘I want to marry you’ just today. You’ve got to be able to say that every day.” Problems and challenges in life can be like the wind, which blows…

  • How to Use Comparisons for Growth Instead of Feeling Inferior

    By Hannah Braime “The heart is like a garden: it can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will you plant there?” ~Jack Kornfield Comparison is something we all struggle with at one point or another. Although it’s something that conventional self-help wisdom urges us to avoid, it’s also a way of gauging where…

  • When We Hold onto Relationships That Hurt Us

    By Evie Drake “Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than hurt yourself trying to put it back together.” ~Unknown Human beings are genetically programmed to desire love. Embraces are as important to us as food and water. Perhaps that’s why when we find someone—the wrong someone—we’re often too blind to see it. We…

  • 3 Simple Steps To Stop Worry In Its Tracks

    By Lia Carroll Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow.  It only saps today of its joy.” ~Leo Buscaglia For as long as I can remember, I’ve been the worrywart extraordinaire. Worry: verb: To give way to anxiety or unease; allow one’s mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles. Fret, be anxious, brood, stress, panic. If…