Needy Friends and Shallow Bonds

Let's talk about those friends who we've had in our lives for years but do nothing but use you and waste your time. I've known too many people who want me to give them my undivided attention and then after years of knowing each other, ask me what my last name is to tag me in a photo on Facebook, or ask me what it is I do at my full-time job, or even better suggest I become a blogger when HOLY...

Why Casual Relationships Don’t Work

Being unattached and keeping your options open is awful. There I said it. Casual dating is so prevalent in today's modern dating culture, but does that make it a good idea? In my opinion, which no one asked for, the answer is no. "You have soul ties with the people you sleep with, and even when you are no longer in bed with them, they remain in your head. Your thoughts are consumed by their...

What To Do When a Friend Says They Are Suicidal

Not long ago I was walking out of Bed Bath and Beyond with my friend and one of the workers said, "my daughter is one of those suicide girls" and my friend replied, "like one of the models?" The worker replied, "No. She is obsessed with the idea of suicide." Neither one of us knew what to say after that. We looked back at the man and just told him to get her some help before she does...

How to Create Personal Boundaries for Yourself

Have you ever felt like people were taking advantage of your time, space, and energy? If you're feeling that way right now about someone or a certain situation in your life, it's probably time to draw the line and lay down some healthy boundaries. What are "personal boundaries" though? Well, they are the lines between what you will and will not allow into your life. Boundaries are your friend and...

How to Make the Most of Your Next Mental Health Day

Interview with Tonya O'Neill   There comes to time in all of our lives where we feel tired, uninspired, or unmotivated. The trouble with this is between our busy schedules and demanding workloads, whether it be picking the kids up from school, meeting deadlines, attending social events or spending quality time with loved ones, our lives tend to get a bit overwhelming. When this happens it's...