How to Own Up to Your Mistakes & Why It’s So Hard for Most People

Let's be honest with ourselves; that old cliché about nobody being perfect is true! So, why is it so darn hard to own up to your mistakes and how do we change those ingrained behaviors to become more authentic? Why Owning Our Errors Matters The reason it's so challenging to admit…

When an Aging Parent Becomes Toxic: How to Spot & Deal with Toxic Behaviors

Toxic parents don’t just grow out of their heinous behavior. Even an aging parent can remain, or even become toxic and hard to handle. We’ve all heard about toxic parents and the influence they have over their children. But did you know that some parents remain toxic well into old…

What Is Emotional Reasoning and 5 Signs You Rely Too Much on It

The danger of emotional reasoning is that our feelings overrule the facts. This can be overwhelming and unhealthy. I call it analytical behavior, and yet, it’s actually emotional reasoning. Maybe the two are connected when toxic thinking rules our brains. I must admit, I can sit for hours and reason,…

How to Practice Self-Forgiveness When You Are Too Hard on Yourself

We must forgive others and sometimes we must practice self-forgiveness. No one is perfect. We all make mistakes. Feeling bad for doing something wrong is normal. We should seek forgiveness when we’ve made mistakes or even been purposely cruel in the past. However, dragging yourself through the mud for a…