When you get caught up in the chaos, it can be easy to lose sight of what matters. Get unstuck with these techniques.

by: E.B. Johnson

More of us are feeling more lost, confused and stuck than ever before. No matter where you look, you see someone dealing with hardship and someone looking for a light. We all want a future that we can depend on, but finding that future is hard when you’re overwhelmed by the stress, pressure and demands of your relationships and day-to-day living.

If you’re stuck in a rut, it can feel as though you’re suspended in time; forever looking outward at the lives that others are leading. This feeling is paralyzing and terrifying, causing us to collapse inward…


Even when you have plenty of justified victim in you.

A woman wears a worried expression and stares down at her phone.
A woman wears a worried expression and stares down at her phone.
A woman wears a worried expression and stares down at her phone.

by: E.B. Johnson

It’s undeniable. We’re living through one of the most unique and interesting times in modern history. In an age of trends and pandemics, chief among the discord is a new victim mentality. More and more people are waking up to the reality of their hurts and their traumas. Along with theses realizations comes a dangerous new temptation, however. Playing the role of victim can give you a certain level of power. But that power doesn’t pay in the long run. …


Is your relationship built on lust. Here’s why that’s a bad idea

A lusty couple flirts and pull one another close.
A lusty couple flirts and pull one another close.
A lusty couple flirts and pull one another close.

by: E.B. Johnson

Is your relationship built on lust or is built on love? When we center everything around sex and our physical connection with one another, we can end up frustrated, disappointed, and heartbroken. It’s important to be honest about what we want from our relationships, and to keep pursuing that even when the temptation for lust rides high. Want to create something more than a flash in the pain? Learn how to look beyond the lust trap into relationships and experiences that really bring you fulfillment and joy.

The problem with building a relationship on lust.

Is your relationship built on lust? That becomes a serious…


Feel like you’ve got a short fuse lately? This may be why.

by: E.B. Johnson

Do you feel like your short fuse is coming to a quick end? You’re probably walking around in a continued state of aggravation. You may snap at your loved ones and even get more critical of yourself. It might seem like nothing ever goes your way and your life is spinning down the drain. Are you irritable all the time? Are you overwhelmed in aggravation and a sense of anger and upset? Don’t let it get to you. Figure out what you’re actually so irritated and then take action to get what you want.

Why you’re actually so irritable.

Irritation and aggravation…


You need to take time to heal.

by: E.B. Johnson

As we roll into another pandemic summer, many of us are shaken and feeling unsteady and uncertain. We’re still reeling from the fear and the hurt of 2020, while confronting the continued assaults of 2021. It has all taken its toll on us emotionally, physically, and mentally. Like it or not, this pandemic has caused real and lasting trauma. And we have to treat it as such. That’s the only way we’re going to be able to move forward effectively and respectfully of our needs and our happiness.

We’re all dealing with pandemic trauma.

Trauma, loosely defined, is an event which causes a…


Is your relationship strong enough to stand the test of time?

A couple embrace one another on the sofa and watch a movie on a laptop.
A couple embrace one another on the sofa and watch a movie on a laptop.
A couple embrace one another on the sofa and watch a movie on a laptop.

by: E.B. Johnson

Forever relationships aren’t an accident. They are built up every day by people who make conscious commitments to one another. Within that commitment is a lot of work. You have to get up every day and choose the person who is standing next to you. This is where our resilience begins. It’s a choice to be with the person we know is in our corner. Is your relationship resilient? Is it going to survive the test of time? A few core traits could reveal the answers.

What makes a resilient relationship?

What makes for a truly resilient relationship? It’s not just a…


If you want a happily-ever-after you have to let go of these myths right now.

A couple talks happily in a window on a rainy day.
A couple talks happily in a window on a rainy day.
A couple talks happily in a window on a rainy day.

by: E.B. Johnson

If you are bouncing from relationship-to-relationship, then there’s a good chance you’ve adopted some beliefs along the way. Some of these beliefs are good and come from sound experiences. Others, though, are a lot closer to mythology than valuable values or thoughts that guide us. Believing that a relationship can “fix” you or make life more worth living is nothing more than believing in a fairy tale. Life is life. It doesn’t get easier or harder with a partner. Accepting this reality can change the way we connect with ourselves and our loved ones, too.

The relationship myths you need to let go of.

There are…


Is someone in your life copying you? Here’s how to handle this next-level aggravation.

A woman stares suspiciously at her friend as they work out together.
A woman stares suspiciously at her friend as they work out together.
A woman stares suspiciously at her friend as they work out together.

by: E.B. Johnson

There are few social aggravations worse than a copycat. We work hard to cultivate our perception of self, and it’s annoying to see someone steal it from us. Worse than this, some copycats try to copy our relationships and cause real havoc in our personal and professional lives. Are you dealing with a copycat? Arm yourself in understanding and take steps to protect yourself and the life you’ve worked so hard to establish.

Signs that someone is copying you.

Is there a copycat in your inner circle? While annoying, most copycats can be relatively harmless. Still, it’s important to be aware of the…


How to move on from the best thing you never had.

A man sleeps alone and rests his hand on the pillow where his partner used to sleep.
A man sleeps alone and rests his hand on the pillow where his partner used to sleep.
A man sleeps alone and rests his hand on the pillow where his partner used to sleep.

by: E.B. Johnson

It’s not easy admitting when someone doesn’t love us back. Things don’t work out and we miss each other on these crazy paths through life. Before you know it, the person that you fell for is the one who got away. You can spend the rest of your life stuck in toxic rumination patterns if you’re not careful. Still struggling to let go of that one great love? Don’t lose yourself. Accept that it’s time to move on and redefine your sense of love.

Signs it’s time for you to move on.

Are you still pining after the partner that got away? Maybe you dated…


Because waking up earlier is the superpower you didn’t know you had.

A man walks his dog in the early morning.
A man walks his dog in the early morning.
A man walks his dog in the early morning.

by: E.B. Johnson

Are you someone who gets up easily in the morning? Do you enjoy getting an early start to your day? Well, like it or not, becoming a morning person can have a lot of benefits for your mental and physical health. If you’re looking to give yourself one last push to get things done, then try getting up earlier. Establish the right morning routine and you’ll change the way you see yourself and your day-to-day life.

Why getting up earlier is good for you.

There’s a lot of research out there that shows getting up early is good for you. Besides making you more productive…

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