How to Avoid Other People’s Drama

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How to Avoid Other People's Drama

Don’t let other people’s drama become your problem! Instead, learn to avoid drama, set boundaries, and take care of your own needs.     We all know a person or two who’s overly dramatic. Perhaps it’s your mother or cousin, your coworker, or your neighbor. It’s draining to spend time with people who exude negative […]

Healthy Communication Doesn’t Include Justifying, Arguing, Defending, and Explaining

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What is healthy communication? Sometimes it helps to identify what isn’t healthy communication. And this post will focus on justifying arguing, defending yourself, and over-explaining — why they’re ineffective and unhealthy aspects of communication and how we can avoid them. Are you familiar with the acronym JADE? It’s a reminder to not justify, argue, defend, […]

5 Simple Ways to Strengthen Family Relationships

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5 Simple Ways to Strengthen Family Relationships

Are family relationships important to you? If so, try using these five ideas to strengthen your family relationships. Everyone I know is busy! It’s hard NOT to cram our schedules to the brim with our kids’ activities, volunteer projects, work, religious services, and social engagements! We all know that it’s easy to let our family […]

6 Effective Ways to Deal with Criticism

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6 Effective Ways to Deal with Criticism

Criticism can hurt, especially if you’re a perfectionist or sensitive person. In this article, you’ll learn effective tips to deal with criticism. Criticism hurts. Nobody likes criticism, but some of us are particularly sensitive to it. Do you take it personally if your boss tells you to be quiet during a meeting? Does it ruin your […]