Parenting Styles that Contribute to Perfectionism

Posted on
Is your parenting style causing perfectionism?

Perfectionist parents and demanding or controlling parents can causes perfectionism in their children. Learn about all 4 parenting styles that contribute to perfectionism.   Are you a perfectionist – someone with impossibly high standards, who wants to please others, and is afraid of not measuring up? Sometimes, we mistakenly believe that perfectionism is the same […]

Why You Over-Apologize and How to Stop

Posted on
Why you over-apologize and how to stop

  Do you over-apologize? Over-apologizing refers to saying “I’m sorry” when you don’t need to. This could be when you haven’t done anything wrong or you’re taking responsibility for someone else’s mistake or a problem that you didn’t cause or control. Here are a few examples of over-apologizing. The waiter brings you the wrong order […]

11 Winter Self-Care Ideas

Posted on
11 Self-Care Ideas for the Cold Winter Months

Self-care is Always Important Self-care includes all the things we do to maintain or improve our wellbeing. We all know how important basic self-care activities such as adequate sleep, exercise, healthy eating, hobbies, and spending time with friends are. And we know that when we don’t prioritize self-care, we feel lousy. Our health suffers. We […]

17 Ways to Validate Yourself

Posted on
Ways to validate yourself

  It feels good to be praised, to have your feelings affirmed, to be told you did a good job, and to be appreciated. It’s normal to want validation from others – your parents, spouse, boss, friends — but some of us seek external validation to an unhealthy level. We rely on others to make […]

12 Daily Reminders to Change Your Codependent Thinking

Posted on
12 Reminder to Change Codependent Thinking

Codependent thinking and behaviors can sabotage our health, happiness, and relationships. Here are some examples: Codependents neglect themselves in order to take care of others. Codependents lose their individuality trying to please others. Codependents don’t ask for what we need – and often don’t know what they want or need. Codependents get obsessed with other […]

Choose Excellence Not Perfection

Posted on
Choose Excellence Not Perfection

  The difference between excellence and perfection People often confuse perfectionism with excellence. When we strive for excellence, we have high standards. And in general, there’s nothing wrong with having high standards. In fact, it can be a good thing. High standards can encourage us to make improvements, solve problems and do quality work. Perfectionism, […]

The Difference Between Codependency and Caring

Posted on
The Difference Between Codependency and Caring

What’s the difference between healthy caregiving and codependent caretaking?   It’s natural to express love by taking care of others, especially when you see a loved one struggling or hurting. However, the difference between codependency and caring isn’t clear. Certainly, not all caregiving is bad or unhealthy. When trying to determine if our caretaking is […]