Signs of Growing up Too Fast
Why We Lose Our Childhood
When we’re forced to grow up too fast, we still have childlike needs that need to be met in adulthood.
Understanding what caused us to lose our childhood and ways to reparent ourselves in adulthood is the beginning.
How to Respond to Rude People
How We Respond Matters
Current life events can bring out the worst in others.
How we respond to people being rude has an impact on our emotional health and well-being.
Dysfunctional Societal Expectations
Why We Do What We Do
When we find ourselves doing things that ultimately drain us, it’s frequently because we’ve internalized dysfunctional societal expectations.
Poor Dating Advice
Our Desire for Dating Certainty
Sometimes our desire for certainty in the dating process produces some really poor advice.
Reparenting Ourselves with Love
Caring for Our Inner Child
No one has a “perfect” childhood but the need to reparent ourselves is especially critical when our needs were consistently unmet.
Childhood wounds can interrupt our lives into adulthood but thankfully we can still learn, heal and grow.
Don't Feel All Your Feelings
Finding the Right Balance
Anything taken to an extreme can become problematic.
We don’t need to attend to all feelings and all thoughts.
Finding What Truly Matters
Core Values Connects Us to What Matters
When we’re connected to our life’s purpose and prioritize this in our daily lives, we live more fully.
Sign You're Codependent
Characteristics of Codependency
When we experience being codependent, we miss opportunities for more enjoyable ways of relating.
Striking a balance between independence and autonomy while also having connection and togetherness is not easy to achieve — interdependence.
Words of Support for Depressed Partners
Showing up for our loved ones can be challenging when they’re depressed.
What do we say? How can we help?
Impact of Childhood Trauma
Childhood Abuse Impacts Us into Adulthood
An integral part of healing from childhood abuse is recognizing the ways that it impacts us in the present.