goals, Relationships, Sadness, self-esteem, Wellness, Women, written by Kim Openo

Perfection or Happiness? You’d be surprised at which one women are choosing…

download (1)Today, women are so ridden with responsibilities, worries, self-esteem, and getting everything done– all while trying to take care of themselves. Kim discusses the reasons behind why women are unhappier now than they were 40 years ago. She also dives into ways that you can combat perfectionism and lead a healthy life.
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Anger, Depression, Forgiveness, Relationships, self-esteem, Wellness, written by Kim Openo

The Power of Forgiveness

Everyone has been faced with some sort of painful situation that has resulted in anger, sadness, rage, and guilt. Kim discusses some powerful reasons as to why you should forgive the person that has wronged you. Here’s a hint: The forgiveness is for YOU– not the other person!
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Mental Illness Stigma, Relationships, Sadness, written by Kim Openo

Dangers of Denial – The Reality of Mental Illness Stigma and How We Can Help Change This

We have seen how mental illness has been portrayed by the media: that anyone with a mental illness is dangerous. Certainly, denial-edit21if you or someone you know has a mental illness, you know that this is simply not true. Kim discusses how mental illness is no different than an illness like Diabetes and that denial could be life-threatening. Here, she lists different ways we can go about ending the mental illness stigma.
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self-esteem, Wellness, written by Kim Openo

What is Lack of Self-Care Costing YOU?

2nd-blog-relaxation27It’s so great that we can have access to and see advertisements of great self-care resources. Passing by a spa or massage place always gives us this warm feeling of almost immediate relaxation. But if it feels so good to just think about it, why don’t we always indulge in self-care? Kim goes into detail about which part of the self needs the most care and the repercussions of not tending to your own needs.
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Anger, Relationships, self-esteem, written by Kim Openo

Is Being Vulnerable a Weakness?

stock-footage-african-man-and-woman-expressing-emotionsWhy does vulnerability and showing emotion make us feel so weak? It’s so difficult to allow our emotions to show out of fear that we will become mocked or laughed at. Kim provides several reasons and scenarios that not only prove that showing emotion is a strength, but also how this makes a person more stable and better off than someone who doesn’t show emotion!
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Communication Skills, Relationships, written by Kim Openo

Boundaries: What is Your Fence Keeping Inside?

fenceBoundaries are always setup with good intentions to protect ourselves. However, your high fence of emotional boundaries might be doing more harm than good. Kim discusses how you can deal with someone who has a Fort Knox style emotional fence. Kim also explains that if you are the one with the high fence, understanding how to communicate those reasons could be half the battle.
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Children, Family, Infertility, Pregnancy, written by Kim Openo

Staying Sane in the Face of Infertility

infertilityInfertility can be one of the most painful experiences a woman and/or a couple experience. Anger, sadness, and resentment towards others who have achieved pregnancy is a common emotion. Kim goes into detail about how you can manage your emotions and the additional help that exists should those emotions become too much.

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