We live in stressful times. Each one of us has our own struggles in life. Everyone, at some point or other, in their lives, is looking for ways to increase their happiness, sense of peace, and to create as balanced a life as is possible. Spirituality, for most people, plays some role in their understanding of their journey in this life. Key on this journey of life is learning to forgive – to forgive yourself and to forgive others. What is forgiveness? What makes forgiveness so important? Life Coach, A.J. Mahari, interviewed David S. Wilde to mine his wisdom and experience on this topic. A central ingredient in all healing and well-being.
It is once again Mother’s Day. A day that for many is one for celebration and for others a day of grief. There is such a duality to Mother’s Day for many. It is a day of love and companionship for many mothers and their children and/or adult-children. It is a day mixed with both [...]
Much of what it means to truly grow, personally, as an individual, means letting go. Letting go is often required in order for us to grow. Whatever we hold on to will hold us back. Whatever we hold on to will limit us in some way. When we can let go of the past, let [...]
Today marks the one year anniversary of my dog Mandy’s death. It has been a long year of very profound grief for me. It has not been an easy time at all. And yet, ironically, as I come to meet this day, as I had feared to some degree, the meeting and experiencing of this [...]
More often than not what sustains the foundation of toxic relating inside of a person is a personality disorder or some other form of mental illness. Borderline Personality and Narcissistic Personality Disorder are the two most common sources of toxic and abusive relating. Both personality disorders seem to be on the increase. We also seem to be living in what are very narcissistic times.
Toxic relationships are everything that defies the word relationship. They are not about love – they are about relationship addiction – being addicted to chaos, drama and/or the other person. They are not desirable. They are painful. They are compelling in that given certain unresolved emotional issues from childhood, adults frankly get addicted to toxic relational schema. These toxic relationships are the vehicles of verbal abuse, physical abuse, and often domestic violence.