I'm so mad

I wa...more

I appreciate the feedback. We have a right to our feelings and hope that one day, we can all ...more

Charge it to someone else's emotional bank account

When work has been hell, your friends are not being such good friends, and things are happening around you out of your control, it’s easy to feel down about it. You might feel sad, angry, or helpless. You might think that by continuing to truck along and do your thing, into work at 8, out at 6:30 or 7, a drink or two with a coworker, and going to bed too late, that you’re taking care of it....more

Be careful what you wish for

   Years ago I made a list of everything I wanted in a man.  I pretty much got what I wanted.  The only thing I wasn't really expecting was the age gap.  He's younger than me.  I love him and he loves me.  I  know  there are other women out there who are dating right now who are struggling with issues like being confused about what went wrong or why he seemed so interested but now he is M.I.A.  I sure did.  ...more

A Happy Home: Tips for Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce

Lessons from Home Everyone is always concerned about the children when the parents decide to end their marriage....more

Divorced Parents: Friends?

Emotional Cheating

When we hear the word “cheating” in reference to a relationship, we often don’t even consider anything outside of a physical interaction. But emotional cheating can be as damaging to a relationship as infidelity. The problem, however, is that unlike infidelity, emotional cheating isn’t easy to catch, prove or even admit! Very often most people are not even aware of the fact they are cheating on their partner emotionally....more

on feelings

"Don't be so sensitive." I hate those words. What I hear is "Your feelings are not valid." My feelings are what they are. I might find them stupid, too. I might not know why I feel that way, or why I hurt like I do. But I can't change them...this is how I feel, and I'm not going to lie to you about them so you don't get upset. I'm telling you about them not because I necessarily blame you or want you to feel bad....more

Being Happy...All the Time

I’ve been thinking about happiness a lot this week. Happy. Sad. Angry. Peaceful. Confused. Resentful. I vividly remember spending the first 25 years of my life in an attempt to find and secure happiness. At times it seemed elusive, and at others, easy to find. But sometimes I wondered if my occasional blue feelings, disgruntled self, and mind-wanderings were normal....more

Owning Emotions: The Compulsion to Comfort

By Joy MazzolaWho doesn’t love a good cry? Turns out a lot of people don’t. Of course, there are safe spaces where we can own our tears … workshops, retreats, support groups, the Pink Posse. But there is still much of the world where the sight of someone crying will send an entire room into a silent panic....more

Fear is a Future Emotion

Empowered Women understand that fear is a future emotion.    “Fear is a future emotion.” A brilliant man said that to me during an intellectual discussion we were having about pleasure.   So many people live in fear of things that may never happen.  Fear of failure.  (What if it doesn’t work out?) Fear with a potential love interest....more