Parental Fears

We are unknowingly taught to fear the world at a young age when our parents place their own fears on their children's shoulders. Whether unconsciously or not, we grow up believing these fears that weren't ours. What were you told to be afraid of as a kid that haunted you?

Moderation is Key(ish)

Why do those of us who are more heart-centered consistently find ourselves in the role of moderator during a conflict? Is this constructive or destructive behavior?

Boxes of Trauma

If you want to build healthy and strong relationships with others, you can't start them off by opening the proverbial "Pandora's Box" of your past trauma history.

Safety Nets

Being stuck in your comfort zone is like being a trapeze artist who needs a safety net to perform; sure you know you're going to be safe, but you'll never soar to new heights or challenge yourself if you don't take those big uncomfortable leaps sometimes...

Emotional Crutch

A look into how standing on your own two feet instead of being dependent on others to hold you up strengthens your relationships.

Growing Gills

Most men I interact with would rather do just about anything than process their feels, and many women aren’t all that great at it either. It occurred to me that it can be intimidating or even downright scary to pull back and look at giant emotion swirling in the body and I had this thought – WE WOULDN’T BE SCARED IF WE KNEW WE COULD BREATHE UNDERWATER.

Why empaths are like canaries in a coal mine

You’re not weak if you’re sensitive. It’s your superpower. Empaths are like canaries in a coal mine; your reactions signal something is off… maybe even gravely wrong. But it’s still YOUR job not to let the toxic haze overtake you and create a replica of the virus within you that you then unconsciously transmit to those around you, thinking you have no control over the situation.

Toxic Love

“I GET IT, BUT THAT SUCKS,” I told Tamara this morning, referring to the way the flow of love can be constricted or even shut off by things like addiction, trauma, or other mental/ emotional/ physical illnesses etc.