Finding the right man – and getting intimate – feels impossible for women who have an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis a few years before my husband and I married. Now, 15 years later, I understand how a woman with… Read More »How Do You Find Love When You Have Ulcerative Colitis?
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Your mother doesn’t have to change – or ask for forgiveness – in order for you to be happy. Forgiving your mom for hurting you isn’t a gift for her…it’s for you. With forgiveness comes healing, freedom, and peace. Learning how to forgive your mother… Read More »When You Can’t Forgive Your Mom – But You Want to
How do you know if you’re a toxic girlfriend? These 12 signs will help you see the truth about yourself. Unfortunately, you have to rely on your own honest, ruthless self-awareness to know just how toxic you are! Other people aren’t always willing or able… Read More »How to Stop Being a Toxic Girlfriend
“The heart has reasons that reason cannot know,” is my favorite quote about the heart. “Your heart changes everything” isn’t one of the most popular heart quotes, but it changes how I do everything. And that makes it a truly transformative quote about the heart.
You don’t have to choose between your relationship and your travel dreams! Leaving your boyfriend or husband at home and traveling alone will increase your self-confidence and improve your relationship. Your partner may not want to or be able to travel with you, but this doesn’t mean you should stay home. You have a world to explore!
Feelings of unworthiness and self hatred are deep wounds that need emotional healing. Women’s circles are the balm, the elixir, the soothing embrace of compassion, of healing and growth. Whether they are women’s healing circles, professional career women’s circles or contemplative prayer groups for women — the companionship and acceptance you find in a circle of like-minded women will change how you see yourself.
Discouraging – often painful – setbacks are part of the healing process after a physical illness, injury, or surgery. Overcoming setbacks is a difficult but necessary part of the healing process. It’s the same with healing a broken heart after a loss; the setbacks are inevitable…but healing is still happening despite the paint.
He tells you he loves you, yet you feel anxious and insecure. How do you overcome insecurity in a relationship with someone you love — and may even be married to? These five things to remember will help you feel more secure and grounded in your relationship.