So. What exactly is “self care”?

So. What exactly is “self care”?

Survivors of bad things like drama, trauma, abuse and dysfunction can often struggle with understanding how to bring balance and authenticity to their lives Today a quick share on understanding the difference between self indulgence, self management and self care. An excerpt: Why you shouldn’t feel guilty for practicing self-care…

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Pain and Passion

Pain and Passion

The thing about emotional and psychological/mental pain? Is that we naturally look around us at what is causing us pain but we are not taught how to look inside for our solutions. Pain tells us that something needs to change in our lives. For those who come from healthy backgrounds…

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It’s In the Story (suffering)

It’s In the Story (suffering)

  I discovered an empowering solution when I understood that my level of suffering was directly related to the story I was telling myself about my circumstances. Was it “horrible” or “unfortunate” that I’d made that mistake? Was it “betrayal” or “their choice” when someone didn’t do as I thought…

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Emotional Health vs Mental Illness …A New Paradigm

Emotional Health vs Mental Illness …A New Paradigm

From a discussion on Facebook that generated a lot of interest and comments: Here’s an idea…let’s try talking about emotional health instead of “mental illness”. Let’s start teaching emotional awareness and resilience instead of teaching “symptomatology” and symptoms management. Let’s start seeing ourselves as human beings with issues instead of…

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Emotional Healing (Learning to Live)

I didn’t realize that the reason I continued to struggle was because I was looking for my answers in all the wrong places. I was searching for an easier way to do the hard work of emotional healing. I wanted someone to tell me what was “wrong” with me –…

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The task of this journey

The task of this journey is not to fix ourselves but to give ourselves what we did not get in the beginning. What did you NOT get that you needed? What DID you get that you did not need – or deserve? Owning our justified anger allows us to let…

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