Toxic positivity and what you can do about people who say toxically positive statements to you

Toxic positivity is the flawed belief that people should only feel positive emotions and that just by having a positive attitude one can solve problems. Toxic positivity Scenario Recently, I spoke with someone who asked me if toxic positivity was a thing. She explained that she experienced something a not-so-close friend said to her that … Continue reading Toxic positivity and what you can do about people who say toxically positive statements to you

Ways that We Keep Distance in Our Relationships in Order to Manage Anxiety

We have ways to manage our anxiety by distancing ourselves from others, which may be a quick way to relieve stress, but the behavior comes with consequences. We stay late at work to avoid our spouse, we might not share our true beliefs with friends out of fear that they will disagree, and due to … Continue reading Ways that We Keep Distance in Our Relationships in Order to Manage Anxiety

5 Ways That You can Set Boundaries without Explaining Yourself

A lot of times we dread or feel anxious about when we need to set a boundary because we feel like we have to explain ourselves or worry that we're going to hurt the other person. These are 5 ways to go about setting boundaries without having to explain yourself and saying them in a … Continue reading 5 Ways That You can Set Boundaries without Explaining Yourself

Teachers Pay Teachers and Autism Adventures: The best child resources

Two awesome places to find resources for teachers and parents to best support their children are Teachers Pay Teachers and Autism Adventures. Teachers Pay Teachers Teachers Pay Teachers is the go-to platform created by teachers, for teachers to access the community, content, and tools they need to teach at their best. Founded in 2006, TpT … Continue reading Teachers Pay Teachers and Autism Adventures: The best child resources

Just Listen: don’t worry about giving someone the perfect piece of advice

Just being a listener is powerful. Depending on the person who needs listened to and the situation, listening can be the only thing needed to help somebody. We're bombarded with messages about listening and responding in a particular way. That we must follow A, B, and C or we aren't being effective or that we … Continue reading Just Listen: don’t worry about giving someone the perfect piece of advice

Reflective Listening for Couples

Practice reflective listening in your relationship for better communication. A few reasons why couples argue and struggle to communicate well: Real-world issues: different opinions on finances, family, raising children, and things going on within the home. Attachment issues: this can be presented as couples fighting about how they fight. Communication itself: a person has lack … Continue reading Reflective Listening for Couples