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.
Today I will speak to you about accepting responsibility. (yay, everyone's favourite!) Can we solve a problem before accepting responsibility for it?
At the start, both parties are looking for compatibility. But are you seeing the other person really for who they are, or who you want them to be?
The lines between empathy and codependency are blurred for many of us. Are you feeling more than you have to, and can you assert yourself?
It's not always possible to cut negative people out of our lives, and neither do we always want to. Is there a way to manage our emotions more effectively?
'It doesn't matter what I say!' I finally realised after years of living with a narcissist. 'No matter what I do, I get attacked for it!'
When a friend brings up a hurtful behaviour, any defensiveness will result in a lack of trust in the relationship. It's easy to no longer feel safe with them. The "blame" lies with both here if they do not communicate this. Unfortunately, relationships cannot be salvaged by only one person accepting personal criticism. We can... Continue Reading →
Show me someone not terrified of becoming their parents. The only way most people learn to cope with their childhoods is to vilify their parents, in a childlike 'I-wasn't-given-what-I-am-owed' kind of way. Reparenting yourself often becomes a race against time to break the cycle, process your pain and heal your family - before you start... Continue Reading →
In the Greek myth, Echo was a cheeky forest nymph who was known for always having the last word. Goddess Juno punished her by removing her free expression (mass surveillance cough cough). When Echo encountered gorgeous Narcissus in the woods, she could only return his own words to him. 'Is anyone there?' 'there' 'Come here!'... Continue Reading →