Tips on how to make friends, build trust, and form bonds with the people in different areas of your life, including social circle and workplace. Articles about recognizing and handling toxic and negative people among your social connections.

What Happens When You Surround Yourself with Empowering People

It is said that you are the average of the five people that you spend the most time with. So what if you surround yourself with empowering people? People you hang out with do matter for your wellbeing and personal development. It’s important to think about whom you are spending your time with, as they will directly influence who you are as a…

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Why The Millennial Generation Is The Most Misunderstood

The millennial generation is often seen as entitled and narcissistic, but is it possible they are just misunderstood? The millennial generation, or Generation Y, includes people born in the early 1980s to the early 2000s. Born into a world of advanced communication and technology, this generation has been raised differently than anyone before. People of this generation aren’t afraid to fight for what…

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What It Takes to Be a Perfect Woman in Today’s Society

I am not a perfect woman, and far from it. But in case you’re looking for her, society has a distinct blueprint. I’m going to try not to get too emotional while writing this, as I am not the ideal mother or the perfect woman. I am deeply flawed and far from the female, bragged about in Proverbs 31 (It’s a book in…

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7 Things That Separate True Friends from Fake Ones

Have you ever wondered if the people you surround yourself with are your true friends? Here are some things to help you know for sure. When we are younger we believe the more friends we have, the more popular we look and ultimately the happier we will be. But as we get older, start working and have busier lives, we realize that actually…

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3 Reasons Why Unhappy People Aren’t Always Meant To Be Fixed

When you know and care about unhappy people, it’s your first inclination to do whatever you can to fix them. Believe it or not, unhappy people aren’t always meant to be fixed...by someone else. Much of the time unhappy people need to find their own path out of the darkness and it’s not going to happen until they are one hundred percent ready.…

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6 Signs You’re in Bad Company (Without Even Realizing It)

Sometimes we are in bad company without even realizing it. Being around the wrong people can steal your happiness and hinder your progress. You may find yourself working hard to be a positive and happy person, yet, somehow something keeps dragging you down. Why can’t you seem to get this sense of negativity out of your life? Rather than asking what it could…

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7 Signs That Your Self-Love Is Turning into Self-Absorption

You have found self-love – congratulations, you feel confident and powerful! Be careful, don't become self-absorbed instead. I’ve been many things throughout my life, innocent, abused, neglected, appreciated and much more. And I have gone from self-hatred to self-love, abounding in the newfound confidence of being independent. I have been within a family unit and been completely alone as well. During these transformations,…

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Why Gaining Respect Is Better Than Getting Attention

It seems like today, people seek attention more than anything else. However, respect is much more precious than attention, and here is why. We have a mainstream culture which supports instant gratification, from posting on Instagram only to count your “likes”, to fishing for approval when talking to others around you. Have you ever paid a compliment to a friend just to see…

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Mansplaining: the One Thing Men Do Which Irritates Women Most of All

Mansplaining is probably one of the most annoying male behaviors towards women. Even if you are not familiar with the term, most likely, you have experienced it. The irritation spark sets off gradually. First, you are in a casual discussion about common everyday concerns around you. Then it starts. The male pulls himself back and starts to blurb out a lecture. You get…

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5 Signs Your Personal Boundaries Are Too Weak (and How to Fix It)

Personal boundaries are important guidelines we set for ourselves in order to feel safe, secure and happy. These boundaries are formed based on many variables such as social experiences and personal preferences and can be physical, mental, spiritual and more. Some people form strong personal boundaries without even noticing, while others have to constantly work at defining these regulations. Some people may even…

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