Just Say Thank You

Have you ever noticed the difference between accepting a compliment versus giving one? Typically, when we give compliments to others, we mean them. However, when we receive a compliment, we are quick to minimize it or quick to question whether the praise is valid. For example, we might provide a backstory or mention that we... Continue Reading →

Moving On Takes Time

When we lose what we are used to, our mind focuses on the act of loss which causes us to overthink the situations at times. Sometimes it's hard to remove someone from our mind, someone who we used to talk to everyday and one day we just don't talk. Then, we go through a phase... Continue Reading →

Reframing Our Experiences

Many times, when we are discouraged or dislike ourselves, it is because of how we are looking at the situation, person, or event.  Have you ever heard the term reframing? Reframing involves seeing an experience in a different and more positive way. This does not mean avoiding or bypassing negative emotions; rather, it is feeling... Continue Reading →

It’s Not You, It’s Me

Everyone makes mistakes in life, but that does not mean they are bad people. Sometimes we will meet people who are not good for us, but they aren't bad people. We have to remind ourselves that sometimes just because we love someone it does not make them good. For example, when we talk about family,... Continue Reading →

Trauma Healing and Cupcakes

Trauma is defined as a threat to a person’s emotional, social, and physical wellbeing. The body goes into a fight, flight, freeze, or fawn response to the event. Trauma comes in many layers and people respond to it and carry it differently. Symptoms of trauma include hypervigilance, flashbacks, and extreme fear and distress. Many of... Continue Reading →

What’s My Type? Part 3

Welcome to the third blog post introducing the Enneagram, a personality typing system with nine distinct types. In parts one and two, we outlined the nine basic types and the three Centers where each type lies. In part 3, we will introduce the Wings. No one simply reflects only the dominant number they identify as.... Continue Reading →

Stay Close

As we grow older, sometimes our circle gets smaller. Sometimes it's really not personal, life just happens and we have other priorities. We get to an age in which we begin to realize who we want to keep in our close circle. Therefore, we work to maintain and grow those friendships. Below I wrote some... Continue Reading →

Step Into Your Power

Most of know what the word “control” means, but what is a locus of control? A locus of control refers to the degree to which people feel they have power over events that impact their lives. If you think you possess control over what happens, then you have an internal locus of control. If you... Continue Reading →

Recognizing Your Emotions

Emotions are signals our bodies send us to tell us what is happening in any given situation. Regulating our emotions is so important, especially if we tend to experience them intensely or we act out on them in unhealthy ways. Below are some questions you can cycle through when an overwhelming situation arises to slow... Continue Reading →

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