Why Your Boundary is Not Working

September 28th, 2017

“I keep setting boundaries, but they are not working!” Said the distraught and frustrated person. Boundaries are often misunderstood and therefore, improperly used. Thus, having little to no effect on the disrespectful or hurtful situation you are trying to remedy. So, let's have a little Boundary 101 lesson on what boundaries are, why th... Read More

Why Recognizing the Common Theme in Your Failed Relationships Will Change Your Life

February 13th, 2017

The days, weeks and months post break-up are the most important part of our recovery process. Why? Because it is the time we are the most raw and do the most reflecting. During this time, we tend to replay conversations and scenarios in our head and examine all aspects of the relationship. It is also the time we tend to assign blame to our ex and... Read More

Stop Feeling Guilty for ‘Me Time’ – It’s Actually Benefiting Your Children

December 30th, 2016

I woke up the other day feeling a bit antsy and irritable. Since that is not typical Kristen character, I checked in with myself by asking: What’s missing? What do I need right now? The answer was emphatically clear. I need more me time. I knew immediately I had fallen into the guilt trap a-gain! Because guilt is the only reason I re... Read More

How to Know When It’s Time to End a Friendship- A Collaborative Column

June 27th, 2016

 Kristen Brown In my not-so-distant-past I had a terrible habit of staying in friendships long after the person had repeatedly shown me who they were or more importantly, who they were not. I’m fantastic at seeing below the surface of others’ behaviors and extending unending grace, compassion and acceptance. Although those traits make me... Read More

When Friends Unfriend Us- A Collaborative Column

June 20th, 2016

 Kristen Brown Losing a friend can make us feel like there is something wrong with us. After all, if there wasn’t wouldn’t they still be our friend? I used to think this way, but not anymore. Having gone through this situation/feeling a few times, I began to notice there was a common denominator that ran congruent with my “unfriendin... Read More

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