Self-Care Everyone knows what it is and that it’s important. We’ve all heard the “you have to put your own oxygen mask on before you can help others” routine. Yet most of us struggle to actually make time for it. I was watching Grey’s Anatomy (one of my guilty pleasures and personal self-care activities), andContinue reading “Self-Care: Why is it so hard?”
Category Archives: Healing Journey
Let’s Talk: Falling Back to Old Patterns, Spiritual Entertainment, & Overstimulation
To those following me here, I owe you an apology. I set out to share my journey with this blog, warts and all. My goal has been to help bring light to others fighting through the darkness of their own healing voyage. And yet, for months I have failed to deliver. For that, I amContinue reading “Let’s Talk: Falling Back to Old Patterns, Spiritual Entertainment, & Overstimulation”
So You Think You Have an Addictive Personality?
Throughout my life I’ve often said things like: “I have an addictive personality” or “I’m just an all or nothing kind of person“. Nobody, including myself, ever really questioned that. Until the last few years. Now I’m calling bullshit on myself. Give me a few minutes, and you might too. In my lifetime I haveContinue reading “So You Think You Have an Addictive Personality?”
Are you Waiting on Someone to Change?
Do you find yourself in a relationship, situationship, dating, or “talking” to someone that you care deeply about who is engaging in toxic behaviour? Maybe they are distant and emotionally unavailable. Maybe they are manipulative and controlling. Maybe they are lazy and expect you to put in all the work. Maybe they are leaving youContinue reading “Are you Waiting on Someone to Change?”
Claim Your Power Live – Initial Thoughts
This weekend I took some time for myself and attended a powerful virtual event. Day 1 of the Claim Your Power Live conference with Mastin Kipp was intense to say the least. Taking a polyvagal approach, one exercise involved shifting in and out of joy, sadness/depression, and anxiety/stress. People are often scared to allow themselvesContinue reading “Claim Your Power Live – Initial Thoughts”
World Mental Health Day
October 10th was World Mental Health day. Last night I saw an old post in my social media memories that I had made on October 10th several years ago. It was filled the usual positive motivational fluff: “Reach out to someone struggling.” “Leave people feeling better when they exit your presence.” “Be there for eachContinue reading “World Mental Health Day”
What does it mean to “love yourself”?
Prior to this year, the “self-love” buzzword used to really get under my skin. All the “just love yourself” statements always made it sound so easy. Just like how people commonly say “just let it go”, as though you can flip a switch on something painful and suddenly it will no longer hurt. For someoneContinue reading “What does it mean to “love yourself”?”
Importance of Trauma-Aware Relationships
I follow The Holistic Psychologist on Facebook, and she recently shared something that really resonated with me. If you are interested in psychology, trauma awareness, and/or self-healing, you should definitely go check out her page! I am always finding great information there and this likely won’t be the last time it sparks a post ofContinue reading “Importance of Trauma-Aware Relationships”
Why Do You Attract Emotionally Unavailable Partners?
I came across a video earlier and I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. It was someone sharing something that they learned about themselves on their healing journey. It got me reflecting a lot about myself, and I realized that I could relate to that message. If you consistently attract peopleContinue reading “Why Do You Attract Emotionally Unavailable Partners?”
Going Through a Rebirth
The intention for this morning’s KINRGY workout was “rebirth” and I was reminded of the lifecycle of a butterfly. This is such a powerful concept! We start out as caterpillars, growing and evolving, stumbling our way through life. Then as life unfolds, we learn through (sometimes painful) experiences, we often create these little cocoons forContinue reading “Going Through a Rebirth”