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The Perfectionism and Anxiety Link

The Perfectionism and Anxiety Link 0

Perfectionism creates anxiety. 

Not all people who have anxiety are perfectionists, but many people who are perfectionists have anxiety. Perfectionism is a tough taskmaster. The drive to be perfect and have everything around you be perfect is a ball and chain that holds you back and bogs you down. 

The truth is, you can’t be perfect. Other people can’t be perfect. Things can’t go perfectly. Perfectionists are chronically frustrated, disappointed, overwhelmed, and anxious.

Portion Control Affirmations for Weight Loss and Healthy Living

Portion Control Affirmations for Weight Loss and Healthy Living 0

Portion control is one of the challenges of leading a healthy lifestyle, losing weight and maintaining ideal weight, and optimizing your health and fitness.

Portion control can help you feel good, look good. At the same time, it can be difficult to achieve. 

Positive affirmations can help inspire you and motivate you to reach your goals, especially when it's challenging to keep moving forward or pick yourself up from a set back.

Click "Read More" for 6 motivational affirmations to help you reach and maintain a healthy living lifestyle through portion control. You can mix and match them to suit your goals and personality.

  • Ann Silvers
How to Make a SMART Goal

How to Make a SMART Goal 0

Setting goals doesn't achieve much unless that goal is doable. If you don't make your goal a reality you can end up feeling like a failure -- but maybe your goal was doomed from the start. 

Some smart people came up with the SMART method of creating doable goals for business. You can use the same method for creating doable personal goals.

What is a SMART goal?

SMART stands for:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Relevant
  • Timed

Click to read more and set yourself up for success!

  • Ann Silvers
Does abuse of men by women really happen? What does it look like?

Does abuse of men by women really happen? What does it look like? 0

There are more abused men than you might think and there are more abusive women than you might think. 

The idea that women can't hurt men is a cultural myth.

Just because women on average are smaller than men on average doesn't mean women can't hurt men. It turns out -- size doesn't matter. (Well, to be more specific, size matters somewhat, but it isn't everything.)

A woman can hurt her male partner in all sorts of ways: psychologically, financially, spiritually, legally, physically, and sexually.

Yes, I said physically and sexually.

How women financially abuse men

How women financially abuse men 0

When people focus on financial ways men abuse women, they often talk about men who exert control by limiting their partner’s ability to work or access to family money. While those same abuses may occur when the genders are flipped, there also are financial abuses that are available for women to use against men that take advantage of traditional gender roles.

The female-on-male financial abuse ways and means of manipulative or abusive women are diverse:

How women physically abuse men

How women physically abuse men 0

Physical abuse of a partner is the category of abuse that gets the most attention. When I became aware of abuse of men by women, I wasn’t expecting to see or hear much about physical abuse, but I have been surprised by how many examples of physical abuse by women I have encountered.

Men’s size and strength advantage over women has been among deciding factors that have led many people to conclude that physical abuse of a man by a woman is a non-issue. However, women who physically abuse men can overcome their strength disadvantage in many ways.