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Remove Toxic Ties from Your Life

By: Gloria Marie

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Toxic relationships can poison your life. Would you put toxic chemicals in your body? More than likely, you try to avoid them. Toxic relationships drain your time, your energy, and your self-esteem. You know when you are in this type of relationship. You may feel tired, mistreated, and give more than you receive. These relationships can be with a lover, a friend, a family member or an ex-husband. You have the power to remove toxic ties from your life.

Recently, I cut a toxic tie with a friend. He continually disappointed me, and I allowed it. It took one last huge disappointment, and I said enough! I would no longer tolerate this type of treatment. I kept hoping for a change that may never occur, and the only one suffering was me. Once I made that decision, I felt more in control of my life.

A toxic relationship is like a computer virus that grows and grows. It may start small and go unnoticed, but, eventually, you see that your computer is not working quite right. The next day you may notice something else different about your computer as the virus continues to evade your hard drive. While in a toxic relationship, you may not be aware of the compromises initially, they will grow gradually, but, one day you realize you can no longer put up with the lies, the lack of respect or the constant drain on your time and energy. When that day arrives, you then must have the courage to cut the tie.

What you tolerate will happen again and again. It is like watching a movie or reading a book and hoping for a different ending. That is not going to happen. Releasing this type of relationship requires courage. It is not your fault that you are in a relationship of this type. But, you can do something about it because there is a huge cost.

1. If you are stuck in a toxic relationship ask yourself why you are stuck?
2. If it is a romantic relationship, do you believe that you do not deserve real love?
3. Set healthy boundaries and do not feel guilty about it. Or you may have to avoid contact altogether.
4. Ask yourself, what difference would it make in your life if this energy drainer was out of your life?

Have the courage to release. Do not tolerate mistreatment.

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5 Habits of Strong Women

By: Gloria Marie

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These are 5 habits of strong women. Strong women can be in all walks of life: a career person, a mother, a wife or a student. It does not matter what your do, it is to develop these habits and begin incorporating them into your life.

1. They start the day with a purpose. Strong women have a plan for the day with goals and clearly defined objectives. They do not get up and just “wing it”. They also understand that the first hour of the day sets the tone for the rest of the day. This is a time for inspirational reading, reflecting, and/or meditation.
2. They surround themselves with supportive people. Their immediate circle of friends and colleagues are supportive and positive. They inspire them to achieve great things. They are not “energy vampires”. You know this type, when you are with them, you leave feeling drained and tired. The people you surround yourself with should leave you feeling fantastic and ready to conquer the world.
3. They do not live in the past. The only thing we have control over is the present moment. We have no control over the past. We can learn from our past, but, we cannot change it. Strong women realize that the past does not define them.
4. They are not concerned of how others judge them. They have their own clearly defined values and goals. Their self-esteem is intact and they interact with others without letting their ego get involved. We can all listen to our hearts and we all know what is best for us in life.
5. They balance their life: physical, mental, emotionally, and spiritually. If we balance these 4 aspects of our life: we will have a more balanced life. Physically- take care of your body with good foods and exercise. Mentally – never stop learning, reading and visualizing. Emotionally – be of service to others. Spiritually- find a practice that works for your life.