Trauma can teach us that making decisions is dangerous. When the possible consequences are life-changing, how do we move?
Feeling lonely surrounded by friends
It's a strange time to feel lonely with lockdown easing. And yet, my heart aches for connection and validation.
Happy World Mental Health Day!
Today, I celebrated by cancelling all my plans and sleeping for hours. Sometimes, this is what depression looks like. Sometimes, it's self-care.
How I’ve lost all of my friends in a year and couldn’t be happier
With school and work, we get used to hanging out with who we mesh with best. But when we change, is it fair to expect others to change too?
And then I said no
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.
Seeing red flags where there are none
Why is it that we can only see our flaws when spotting them in others? Once the connection had been made however, I could not sit idly by.
This surprising lesson from 12-step fellowships
I entered the 12-steps fellowships hoping to get rid of my cravings. And I did!
My secret tip to DEACTIVATE your ego!
No matter our self-growth, once our ego gets triggered it's hard to see the bigger picture. Here's a trick to quickly disengage!
Reacting vs responding – how to keep your side of the street clean
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?
Practical tips to lighten your heart off anger
When wrong has been done to us, strangely we have a tendency to hold on to anger. It can feel like taking back power, but here are some tips to let go.