Francesca F.
Francesca Forsythe is a professional writer with a dual award Master's degree in European Law and Philosophy of Law from Leiden University. She has written for several websites on a range of subjects across lifestyle, relationships, and health & fitness, as well as academic pieces in her fields of study. Her main pursuits are learning new innovative ways of keeping fit and healthy along with broadening her knowledge to create a holistic approach to achieving success.

5 Good Conversation Starters for People Who Value Deep Communication

Forging a deep connection starts with deep conversations, which require good conversation starters. Good conversation starters are hard to find. When developing a relationship, creating a deep connection can feel difficult. This is especially true when we don’t know the other person very well as we can feel a little awkward and uncomfortable. First dates can be filled with self-conscious small talk and…

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Why Setting Healthy Boundaries in Relationships Is Important

Boundaries in relationships are key for success, but setting them can be difficult. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when a relationship starts. When someone captivates us, we tend to spend as much time as we can with him or her. As the relationship grows, we want to show them different parts of our lives and introduce them to friends and family. This can…

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How to Reply to a Compliment When You Are an Introvert Who Hates Praise

When praise makes you cringe, it can be really hard to find a good reply to a compliment without coming across as awkward or rude. Knowing how to reply to a compliment properly is a great tool in your personal and professional life. Proper receipt of compliments shows that you know you are good at your job without seeming over-confident. The trick is…

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7 Signs You Have Separation Anxiety, What Causes It and How to Overcome It

Separation anxiety is most commonly found in infants and toddlers and typically manifests itself in distress about being away from home or close caregivers. Most children grow out of this by the age of three, but it can develop later in life to cause significant problems when leaving to go to school or work. Separation anxiety in adults can seriously impact your day-to-day…

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8 Things Only a Highly Sensitive Person in Love Will Understand

If you are a highly sensitive person in love, there are a few things you will understand better than most and need others to understand too. Highly sensitive people experience the world differently. They see subtle changes in the environment in behavior much more quickly than most and process information much quicker. This allows them to attune themselves to the thoughts and feelings…

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5 Interpersonal Communication Skills That Will Help You Succeed In Life

Interpersonal communication skills are essential in creating success, and they’re so simple to learn. What are interpersonal communication skills? ‘Interpersonal communication skills’ is another way of saying ‘people skills’. In other words, they are the skills that we use every day when interacting with others. We use them in communication, collaboration and coordination, and a lot of the time we don’t even notice. The…

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Feeling Trapped in a Relationship? Why It Happens and What to Do

Feeling trapped in a relationship is more common than you think. Relationships can be tricky, especially long-term ones. People change over time and so does the relationship. Some changes, however, can lead to people feeling trapped with a person they once loved. There are a number of reasons that lead to people feeling trapped in a long-term relationship, and they aren’t always so…

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How to Spend More Quality Time with Family (and Why It’s Important)

Quality time with family is more important now than ever. We are constantly worried about work, focussed on technology and busy with everyday life, and quality time with family can be something we overlook.  It can be easy to forget the importance of spending one on one time with those closest to you. Spending time with family has been shown to be beneficial…

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What Is a Love-Hate Relationship and 5 Signs You Are in One

If you’re in a love-hate relationship, you will probably identify with some or all of the following signs. Although the words ‘love’ and ‘hate’ don’t seem like they should both be used to describe a relationship, sometimes it’s just the perfect description. A love-hate relationship can be intense. It can swing from being better than the best when things are good, then swing…

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How to Make a Coconut Oil Hair Mask with 5 Different Recipes

Here are five different recipes for a coconut oil hair mask which will help you enjoy the benefits of this miracle oil, depending on your hair goals. Coconut oil is the new health craze, with every recipe seeming to use it as a healthy alternative. But did you know that coconut oil is also good for beauty treatments such as moisturizers and masks?…

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