Why Do Women Stay in Abusive Relationships?

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I’ll admit it, I certainly stayed way longer than I should have. I probably should have turned on my heels at the 3rd month, the first time he lied. But I didn’t. I stuck around for almost 8 more years (ya I know, what a dummy). Why do women stay in abusive relationships? The million […]

How to Stop Bullying and Why It Happens to So Many Of Us

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My whole life I’ve been surrounded by control freaks and bullies. My mom, ex-boyfriends, bosses, sisters. I imagine I even have control tendencies and bullying issues. Yup, my whole life. I’m sure I’m not the only one and at the time, I had no idea how to stop bullying. We’ve all had to deal with […]

How to Deal With Guilt When You Have to Say NO to Someone

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Learning how to deal with guilt when you have to say NO to someone I’m a yes girl. A people pleaser. I hate saying no to people. I will say yes first and then figure out a way to do the thing I just said yes to. But it’s not just that. I honestly don’t […]

How To Love Yourself More and 5 Reasons Why It’s So Hard

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If you need to learn how to love yourself more you’re on the right page…read on my friend and get ready for a healing journey of a lifetime. You know, I’ve come a long way from where I was, say, 5 years ago. I mean back then I really hated myself. Almost everything about me […]

8 Confidence Boosting Tips Every Woman Needs to Read

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8 Confidence Boosting Tips For Women As a woman, and also as a strong woman, sometimes my self esteem and self confidence slip. Even strong women have their bad days. We often need some confidence boosting but are too proud to reach out and get it. I talked a bit about being a strong woman […]

How To Stop Being Treated Like A Doormat After Divorce

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It happens all the time and you’re probably not even aware of it. Or you are aware of it, but you’ve just accepted it as a way of life. Being treated like a door mat.  Your boss just *assumes* you’re going to work late…even though you already made plans. Your ex texts you, saying how […]

Being a Mean Girl Changed My Life Forever (and I don’t regret it)

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My name is Iva and I used to be a mean girl. There I said it. You know, nothing changes if nothing changes, right? How many times have you yelled out at your spouse or partner or child “You’ll never change!!”? Chances are, if you keep shouting that to them, one of two things are […]

5 Signs You Just Might Be an Alpha Female

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To be honest, I had to Google just what an Alpha woman was. Someone called me that the other day and I was like whoa what? Who me? That kinda sounds fierce and ferocious. Well, guess what? It is. Apparently I am fierce and ferocious. Throw a little bit of kind, loving and goofy and […]