You May Have Toxic Behaviors You’re Not Aware Of

I often hear people point out someone else’s behavior as “toxic,” but I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone say, “My behavior is toxic.” In reality, though, most all of us exhibit some toxic behaviors at some point in our lives.   What Makes Behavior “Toxic” Not all behaviors that upset another person are equally harmful.[…]

How to Cope With Passive Aggressive Bullies

Interacting and coping with a passive aggressive person is complicated. Most of the time, her actions are complex, confusing and often used as a way of coping with stress, anxieties, and insecurities. People who are passive aggressive often deny that they are hurt, angry or offended. Yet, they will lash out at you in subtle and puzzling[…]

How to Handle Political Bullying on Facebook

Everyone has one—that Facebook friend that posts obnoxious, and sometimes offensive, political statements, articles, memes and more every day, multiple times a day. You know—that friend that has a strong opinion about anything and everything political. Even if you agree with her political views, you cringe at the inflammatory way she states her opinions.  […]

Toxic Traits of Workplace Gossips

View PDF   Gossip is poison to any environment, but it is especially deadly to the work environment. Gossip creates disruption and is specifically designed for the demise of others. Gossip comes from the individual who has the largest, yet most fragile, ego and who feels the greatest threat to their job security, self-esteem, popularity[…]

Judging Others Hurts You

Whether silently disapproving or openly criticizing, our instinct to judge other people rears its head in countless ways. Like me, you’ve probably found yourself judging a person’s clothing, or parenting, or driving, or perhaps their lack of discipline, political views, home décor, choice of car, grammar—anything that can be criticized.   It’s eye-opening to start[…]

Do’s and Don’t’s of Dealing With Anger

Dealing With Anger in a Healthy Way Is Crucial   We all experience anger. Managed in healthy ways, anger can be a positive thing—a red flag that something’s wrong, a catalyst for change, a good self-motivator. Handled poorly, anger can cause health and relationship problems. For many, especially those who didn’t have positive role models[…]

Utilizing Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

5 Ways to Become More Emotionally Intelligent at Work Emotional intelligence, sometimes referred to as EQ, refers to a person’s ability to recognize, understand, manage, and reason with emotions. It is a critical ability when it comes to interpersonal communication—a hot topic not only in psychology but in the business world. The term itself was[…]

Habits That Will Strengthen Your Parent-Child Bond

Like any relationship, the bond between a parent and child can be made stronger with some habits that can be easily incorporated into your everyday routines.   Eating Together An impressive body of research has shown a link between regular meals with kids and an increased likelihood of positive developmental benefits such as better health and[…]

Healthy Coping Skills for Dealing With Uncomfortable Emotions

Emotion-Focused and Problem-Focused Strategies   Whether you’ve been dumped by your date or you’ve had a rough day at the office, having healthy coping skills can be key to getting through tough times. Coping skills help you tolerate, minimize, and deal with stressful situations in life. Managing your stress well can help you feel better physically and[…]