Michelle L.

About Michelle L

Michelle is a freelance writer who loves all things about life. She has a broad range of interests that include literature, history, philosophy, human relationships, and psychology. When she is not busy writing her heart out, you will find her tinkering jazz tunes on her piano. She loves anything that helps her to grow as a person, including her pet terriers, Misty and Cloudy.

6 Reasons Your Grandparents Were Healthier and Happier Than You

By | 2017-04-26T20:31:51+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

Today's society has progressed. You have the Internet and fast food. But your grandparents were probably healthier then than you are now. In all likelihood, they were also happier. So what are their golden keys to health and happiness? Here are ten of their best-kept secrets. How Did Your Grandparents Live? Of course, your grandparents lived in places that weren't so developed. They went without many things. They would have

8 Signs of Toxic Friends and How to Relate To Them

By | 2017-04-24T21:54:00+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

We meet people every day. Real friendships make your days brighter. However, some relationships can leave you feeling drained. Everyone thrives on healthy relationships. Consequently, it's important to know when you're in one that's not. So, how would you recognize toxic friends? More importantly, how would you relate to them? Types of Toxic Friends Ideally, everyone would accept everyone else. However, it's important to set up boundaries and steer clear

4 Types of Bullies In Everyday Life And How To Deal With Them

By | 2017-04-21T20:11:29+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

Do a person's words sound insulting? Someone probably intimidated you. You met one of the different types of bullies. You may not know that you're a target because not all forms of bullying are overt. So, how can you tell that you're subject to aggression? Who are the different types of bullies, and how do you fend them off? What is bullying? Bullying is aggression that typically happens in schools,

Getting Over A Breakup Comes In These 5 Stages

By | 2017-04-18T02:40:48+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

  In the words of prolific sixty's songwriter Neil Sedaka, breaking up is hard to do. Getting over a breakup can seem to take forever. You must have spent countless sleepless nights thinking about the moments you shared since you said goodbye. Forgiving each other for past misgivings is tough. When you see your ex's messages popping up all over your social media feeds, it gets harder. Letting go is

Narcissistic Boss: The Signs and Ways to Deal with One

By | 2017-04-15T20:10:15+00:00 April 15th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

"You'd better get that done at once, or you'll have no job by the end of the week!" You may have heard the rants of a narcissistic boss before, perhaps more than once. A ballistic employer is not a welcome sight. If you're starting to feel uncomfortable when you're in front of your boss, you may want to know if he or she is a narcissist. Of course, you'll want to

10 Zen Habits That Will Change Your Life

By | 2017-04-14T19:58:20+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you are like many people, you'll think that life is more complicated than it is. By doing so, you line your way with unnecessary obstacles and pitfalls. Consequently, you impose stress on yourself. You'll need to simplify your life with beneficial Zen habits. What is Zen, and why should you turn to it? Which are the key zen habits that will change your life? What is Zen? Zen is

5 Signs of Verbal Abuse and The Best Ways to Cope With Them

By | 2017-04-11T13:22:33+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

The adage "sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me" is probably a familiar one. They are brave words that need adjustment. The truth is, words do hurt. Insults and sarcasm make up what experts call 'verbal abuse.' What is this form of abuse and what are its signs? More importantly, how would you cope with it if you are a victim?  What is Verbal

Are You in Love or Do You Just Feel Comfortable? How to Tell the Difference

By | 2017-04-08T13:25:37+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

It's easy to feel comfortable in a relationship, especially in one with familiar routines. You and your partner may have special places you both like going to, and there's nothing wrong with that. That said, have an awareness of getting too comfortable. Long-term relationships are stable but may seem mundane. With neither of you complaining, complacency may set in. The difference between comfort and happiness is a thin line but

5 Types of Emotional Vampires and How to Protect Yourself from Them

By | 2017-04-10T13:09:32+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

You may not know what an emotional vampire is, but you will probably recognize its constant grumbling. Also, your energy will take a nose dive every time you meet one. Emotional vampires, as the term suggests, suck the energy out of you. Some do so by surrounding you with their constant complaints, while others threaten your self-worth. So, how can you tell if you' have met one? What types of

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