Internalizing the Critical Parent
When we have a parent or caregiver that’s overly critical of us, we can internalize these messages into adulthood and do it to ourselves.
Instead of judging ourselves for being judgmental, we can use the tool of mindfulness to notice how this impacts us, where it comes from and be curious so that we can begin the process of increasing self-compassion.
It's not worth losing ourselves!
Our mental health matters WAY more than, “Winning the gold!”
When we neglect our mental health in the pursuit of success we put ourselves at risk of losing ourselves in the process. So not worth it!
Urgency Culture Leads to Burn Out
We’re living in a society that demands that we’re in a constant state of urgency.
Recognizing this auto-pilot way of doing things gives us a pause to shift our pace so we can slow down and choose differently.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Diversity within Diverse Communities
Let's celebrate the diversity of sexual and gender minorities within the LGBTQIA+ community. Flags have been used to demonstrate just this.
Out with the Old & In with the New
There are many coping styles that we use depending on our creativity, resources and early modeling.
It’s crucial that we don’t judge them.
Trauma Response to Witnessing Events
Witnessing the insurrectionary riot on the US Capitol is traumatic.
Vicarious trauma is when our nervous system responds to seeing or hearing about a traumatic event as if it’s happening to us directly.