Are the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves healthy or harmful?
The other side of the coin of the fear of letting go is the jubilation when we spread our wings and fly.
If you struggle with telling yourself a story that you’re ugly, consider changing that story. It’s painful in the extreme to think that we’re too ugly to live our best lives, yet so many of us feel this way. But that’s a prison we create with our minds…
For World Mental Health Day, let’s cultivate compassionate self-awareness for ourselves and others who struggle with staying balanced.
Why is happiness so important, and is it, in fact, even sustainable? And if we were happy all of the time, how would we learn to surf the waves of our emotions, and to gracefully dance with our shadows?
When we feel that we only fit into one definition – when we believe how others define us or when we define ourselves narrowly – we lose parts of ourselves or feel that we can’t give voice to parts that don’t fit with that definition.
Shaming others is a way we can often get people to do what we want, but is it worth it?
Disappointment means we haven’t accepted that the person who disappointed us is not, in fact, us.
When we experience low moods, it can be very difficult to do what we need to do to be succesful in life. But we can learn to use the times when we feel balanced to get done what needs to get done.
When we struggle or feel lost, one easy way to ground ourselves is to use our personal values as a compass to guide our way.
Valentine’s Day: the day of chagrin for singles and the imperfectly coupled everywhere (even when we pretend we don’t care.) How can we use this day as a reminder to generate love every day?
So often in self-help and therapy, we forget the most important step to being able to live happily with our own minds: the deep self-awareness that flows beneath judgment.
We so often use words to clarify, but what happens when more words just confuse?