What I have found over and over again while helping people to recover from complex post traumatic stress disorder, symptoms of depression, feelings of emptiness, and unresolved anxiety... is that we expect ourselves to know. We expect ourselves to know how to be happy, we expect ourselves to know how to love ourselves, and we … Continue reading How to Love Yourself (Is self-love the answer?)
Is it Possible to Heal from an Abusive Childhood? It can feel overwhelming when you start your healing journey. It feels like there is so much to heal, like you are so broken and ashamed, and wonder if it can even be done. These are questions that cross the mind of nearly all people who … Continue reading What is Inner Child Work (and how to start healing)
There are some basic rules for nurturing happiness in your life. We break almost all of them everyday, and often unconsciously. Getting conscious of them will help you to take control and reclaim a naturally happy life. Here they are... We Doubt Our "Goodness" Many of us have a silent tape that plays out in … Continue reading Why You Feel Unhappy
When anger and fear are flaring up it can be hard to stay balanced. Losing your cool can happen when your ego is threatened. This often happens when you are facing values disagreements. If this causes you to act up in away that you regret later, but struggle to control yourself in the moment, there … Continue reading When Your Ego Takes Over
Being an empath is both a gift and a curse. Feeling helpless to the negative energies around you is never fun, while feeling oneness is a gift. You can trust yourself that you are feeling the energies around you, so don't go into self-doubt, and there are things you can do to make life easier … Continue reading Shielding Your Energy (Are you an empath?)
It's a difficult thing to feel out of place. The glass wall between you and everyone else can be torture when you're on one side trying to be seen, understood, and connect. If you are extra-sensory you may struggle even more to feel your true self, and this adds to feeling different. Many of us … Continue reading I Feel Different (and what to do about it)
Having trouble saying no, paying someone else's way before your own, and putting your energy into others before yourself are signs of codependent being. This way of being can lead to feeling out of control, empty, and never good enough. If your childhood was disorganised, stressful, and even chaotic, you could be living with codependency. … Continue reading Am I Codependent?
Spiritual Bypass Many spiritual principles provide us with ways to navigate life in a compassionate and progressive way. There are times however when these spiritual laws interfere with healing, and can actually be harmful. This is called spiritual bypass. Spiritual bypass is the use of spiritual ideals and practices to sidestep emotional pain or painful … Continue reading Beware the Spiritual Narcissist (Spiritual Bypass – The Spiritual Narcissist's Best Friend)
Your Vision Matters If you are an empath, chances are that you intuitively know what's best for you. This ability enables you to know your true path in life. However, maintaining course can be a challenge when you struggle to hold your ground against the emotional needs of others. Empaths are naturally sensitive to the … Continue reading Are You an Empath? How to Create Healthy Boundaries (for Empaths)
Healing Your Boundaries If setting your personal boundaries sends you running for the hills, you could be unnecessarily stressed, unfulfilled, and feeling the symptoms of depression and anxiety. You could even be living a life of exhaustion, low mood, and intermittent chaos. Reclaiming your boundaries is not just a matter of learning a magic phrase. … Continue reading Who Am I? The Confidence to Say "No"