James Van Der Beek Shares a Brilliant Furniture Assembly Hack

Assembling furniture can be frustrating and time consuming, especially when you don't have all the pieces you need. Thankfully, actor and handy dad James Van Der Beek just shared his MacGyver-esque hacks over on Instagram. Wednesday evening, the What Would Diplo Do? showrunner posted a series of Instagram Stories about assembling furniture. At first, he … Continue reading James Van Der Beek Shares a Brilliant Furniture Assembly Hack

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How to Cope When Your Kindness is Mistaken For Rudeness

Sometimes our best intentions aren’t always interpreted as an act of kindness. Case in point: A friend of mine recently posted on social media that good friends are the ones who care enough to point out life’s little embarrassing moments, from veggies stuck in teeth to a makeup mishap. However, it was clear that her … Continue reading How to Cope When Your Kindness is Mistaken For Rudeness

10 Reasons To C.O.M.P.R.O.M.I.S.E. In Your Relationship

Somewhere in a thesaurus far, far away, there is another word for marriage—and it is “compromise.” Each letter in this word, which has somehow gotten left out of the wedding vows, gives couples direction in how to take a relationship from the battlefield to blissful coexistence. C – Compromise is something that combines qualities or … Continue reading 10 Reasons To C.O.M.P.R.O.M.I.S.E. In Your Relationship

How Do You Keep from Going Too Far with Your Fixer Upper?

Oh, home improvements can be so much fun. Is there anything more satisfying than a dramatic before and after? Fixing up your home can get to become a way of life. There's always another project just waiting for your magic touch. But for those of us with a fixer-upper habit, there's a peril lurking on … Continue reading How Do You Keep from Going Too Far with Your Fixer Upper?

7 Steps to Sane Seasonal Celebrations

Source: TeroVesalainen/Pixabay May and June are months filled with abundance. As spring bursts forth, rains methodically wash streets and sidewalks. They rinse winter’s residue on the earth and prune awakening trees. Meanwhile, we confront calendars crowded with demands and opportunities. The clutter itself is an invitation to stress that can overwhelm and undermine all the blessings that these new beginnings … Continue reading 7 Steps to Sane Seasonal Celebrations

4 White Lies you Should Never Tell your Partner

When do we tacitly “permit” ourselves to use white lies? Research indicates that we are likely to tell a white lie for four common reasons (Camden, Motley, & Wilson, 2009). These are to avoid shame or humiliation; to keep conflict or disruption to a minimum; to end an inconvenient encounter; and to end a relationship … Continue reading 4 White Lies you Should Never Tell your Partner