This week, while dealing with loss and guilt, self-care took on a different form for me. A tattoo that was waiting to be finished had to make way for me to get some sleep. Continue reading And then I said no
I entered the 12-steps fellowships hoping to get rid of my cravings.
And I did! Continue reading This surprising lesson from 12-step fellowships
There’s a lot of lists with good virtues, tricks that get you far in life or psychological growth secrets. However, there is nothing as simple and life-changing as this. Continue reading These 2 letters are your greatest superpower
It’s a primal itch pushing us away from others: the reluctance of being relied upon. Continue reading Why we hate people depending on us – or boundaries 101
Whatever is going on in my life is not an excuse for how I’m feeling, and especially not for how I’m acting.
But how to stop reacting and respond instead? Continue reading Reacting vs responding – how to keep your side of the street clean
How come I managed to completely jump to conclusions THREE TIMES this week, each tragic and comical time resulting in me crying and waves of sadness? Continue reading Breaking my own heart by expecting the worst
It’s like my soul has these gorgeous church windows, but I can’t see the colours. By being introspective about my resentments, I’m wiping them one by one. Continue reading Our flaws are superpowers yet not controlled
Children of dysfunctional homes often end up repeating the same relationship patterns they learned early on, first of all with themselves. This is what feels safe and known; our nervous system and brain is still stuck in fight-or-flight mode and … Continue reading How to never practise self-abandonment again
“A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.” – Dave Barry I am a stubborn gal. Blame it on me being a taurus, but I hold grudges. Treat me badly and show the slightest … Continue reading Judge people by how they act to people apologising to them