Building Emotional Awareness

Recognizing and naming our emotions can be tough. Sometimes we are so busy we rarely notice our feelings. Other times, our emotions can be so intense that we don’t even take a moment to recognize them before we react to them. Maybe you grew up in a family where you didn’t talk about your feelings,... Continue Reading →

Stop and Grow

As we grow older, we want to better ourselves, we want to do what is best for us and not for others. We have to understand that we can’t please everyone and take care of ourselves. If we really want to grow then we need to pause and reflect on life and how we are... Continue Reading →

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 →

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