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)
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"
They were on their way to the park, and waiting to cross the road. Beep. Beep. Beep - Tock! Green light. Mum held onto Marelise's hand very tightly. Too tightly. She walked briskly, pulling at Marelise's arm as they made their way to the other side of the road. The day before, Marelise and her … Continue reading PORTRAIT OF AN INNER CHILD
HAVING GOOD DISAGREEMENTS Disagreement is part of safe and healthy relationships. Many people worry that conflict is a sign of relationship failure. Relationships break down when communication doesn't happen. It's not about the fact that you disagree, it's about how to argue. Thinking about how to have healthy arguments is important, because this can make or … Continue reading HEALTHY ARGUMENTS & THE ENLIGHTENED COUPLE