There are some essentials that we deserve to give and receive in relationships that help them function at their best.
Codependency is when we live our lives through over-identifying with others feelings, beliefs, and needs to the point where we lose our sense of self.
Don't Let Your Hurt Child Run Your Adult Life
How we show up for our hurt child makes all the difference in how much we enjoy our adult life.
6 Steps to Reparenting Yourself
The concept of reparenting yourself may seem odd but can be so instrumental in your process of healing, growth and enjoyment of life.
Feeling Satisfaction with Progress
Feeling a sense of satisfaction by our progress to date is a sign of healing. Here are some others.
Lead with Care & Kindness
The most dismissive and unhelpful thing we can say to someone who’s upset is “calm down.”
It’s another way of saying, don’t feel what you’re feeling, it’s making me uncomfortable.
Never Too Late
While it’s never too late to learn and hopefully we’re doing so throughout our lives, learning some lessons earlier can help us navigate life better.
Mental Health Awareness
Living with a mental illness is challenging, even if you’re able to function well enough to maintain a job and personal life.
Thankfully, there are many treatments and supports available. #mentalhealthawareness
Accountability Can Lead to Self-Empowerment
When accountability is operating at its best, it’s an empowering agent of change.
Recognize Signs of Gaslighting
Have you ever had someone question your reality when even the truth was observable and obvious?
This is likely an example of gaslighting where someone else denies the truth and tries to instill doubt in you.
Shorter-Term Relationships Can Be Successful Too
A common misconception about relationships is that the only measure of their success is how long they last.
Self-Awareness is Key
Red flags in new friendships and relationships tell us that something is potentially problematic about the other person or our dynamic with them.
Red flags can be things like:
The Art of Effective Communication
Learning the art of effective communication is key to healthier and more enjoyable relationships.
Part of that process is making simple, understandable and specific requests.
Sensitive People are Gifts to Us
Sensitive Souls are gifts to our world.
At their best, they teach us to be kinder, more generous and compassionate.
Self-Awareness is Useful
Do you have a habit of pleasing people while ignoring your own needs?
Understanding where this came from can be the first step to creating change.
Essential Core Values are Key
No person is 100% compatible with us and doesn't have to be for successful relationships but there are certain things that are crucial to have in common.
Evaluating what are relationship deal breakers versus what are the price of admission can be challenging.
Having essential core values in common are much more important than shared interests and hobbies.
Authenticity Takes Practice
Self-discovery and growth is a worthwhile life-long process.
When we do this internal work, with fierce self-compassion, we peel the layers we’ve created to protect ourselves from harm and reconnect to our most authentic selves.
Self-Reflection is Essential
Whether makeup sex is healthy or not requires us to self-reflect on the surrounding circumstances.
Ask yourself these questions:
Unrealistic Expectations & Obstacles
There are so many unrealistic expectations about the dating process that lead to increasing frustration and unnecessary obstacles.
Being Kind Spreads Love
Being kind means treating ourselves and others with a generosity of spirit and warmth.
When we care deeply we spread love in the world.
Misconceptions about Relationships
There are so many misconceptions about healthy long term relationships.
Your relationship may not look like a Hollywood romance but still float your boat.
Who Am I?
That part of us that we call “self” is our ego.
Our ‘ego’ is that part that makes conscious adult decisions, and essentially mediates between the more impulsive child-like part of ourselves (id) and the moralistic parent-like part (superego).
Britney Spears gave a heartbreaking testimony this week about the abuse and trauma she’s experienced from her multi-year conservatorship.
Body Awareness is Freeing
Returning to your body is the ultimate resource for finding freedom within.
When you’re activated, coming back to your body is a way of grounding yourself.
Recognition of Juneteenth is Progress Forward
I'm thrilled that Juneteenth will now be honored as an official US holiday!
While there is so much more to be done in the fight for social and racial justice, this is one positive and significant step moving forward.